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mj8dokken
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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried an elimination diet? My naturopath just put me on it (I'm going to start on Monday) but I have to be gluten and dairy (I'm from WI are you kidding me?) free for 4-8 weeks. nono
 
I am wondering if you have any good suggestions of yummy stuff I can eat. I'm also wondering if you have any suggestions for cooking with someone else in the house to feed (whom I'm not going to subject this diet to smilewinkgrin )
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
Prednisone: 5 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day
 
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Osprey101
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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
For a few months, I subsisted on little more than baked chicken, homemade yogurt, blueberries, bananas, and honey. I've expanded my horizons dramatically since then.

Little tip: cut back on the carbs. You may tend to gravitate towards other starchy foods (potato, corn, etc.), as well as sweets. The starch in bread and the lactose in milk are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Believe it or not, fats- animal fats in particular- have been demonized, apparently in contradiction with an overwhelming body of data to the contrary. I highly suggest "Good Calories, Bad Calories" (the product of over 600 interviews by an award-winning science journalist). It's dense reading, and if you don't want to buy it, just read some of the reviews on Amazon.

The net upshot: animal fats aren't your enemy. If you cut back on one of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, or protein), you must consume more of the other two. In this case, getting away from carbs requires more fat and/or protein- which have been made the official Enemies of the People over the past 20-30 years. This is misleading; the data do not appear to support the strong assertions made by the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. (Heck, the American Heart Association killed untold hundreds of thousands by telling us trans fats were the way to go, despite evidence as early as 1951 this was not the case. They have never apologized for this misleading information.)

Good luck in finding good foods. Along with Good Calories Bad Calories, I recommend Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food."

EMom
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
mj8dokken said...
I am wondering if you have any good suggestions of yummy stuff I can eat. I'm also wondering if you have any suggestions for cooking with someone else in the house to feed (whom I'm not going to subject this diet to [img]/community/emoticons/smilewinkgrin.gif[/img] )


Oh yeah....that would be a bummer to have to cook two different meals!shakehead Maybe try some of the SCD compliant recipes? They are definitely gluten free, and any without cheese or yogurt would be dairy free, as well. Here are a couple sites with free recipes:

http://www.scdiet.org/

http://nomorecrohns.com/default.aspx

I also have two great SCD compliant cook books which I love:

"Eat Well, Feel Well", by Kendall Conrad

"Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet", by Raman Prasad

These recipes will be a big hit for your whole family. Best part? They'll never know they're eating a "different" way. Good luck!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)


mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/15/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the websites and advice. Hopefully I won't starve on this diet now! Any other suggestions would be appreciated!



Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
Prednisone: 5 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"

Post Edited (mj8dokken) : 10/15/2008 3:20:34 PM (GMT-6)

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