Well as I advised in a previous message, I will post my results from my new diet plan I started a week ago.
First of all I would like to point out, that I haven't eliminated all the nasties at this stage as I did not want to put my body into 'shock'!
I firstly eliminated all soft drinks, chocolate, sweets, snacky foods and as much processed foods as possible. I have 1 cup of coffee and 1 cup of tea per day with a small amount of cows milk and have reduced my sugar intake significantly. I have raw cane sugar only with 1 small teaspoon.
I have really increased the water intake easily drinking between 8-10 glasses per day + which has helped (also reducing headaches!)
I mainly eat beef, lamb, chicken with vegies at night.
I have small fruits (apple, banana, watermelon, pears and peaches)
I have a small amount of bread (organic) where possible with unbleached flour.
I am limiting bread intake.
I also tried to eat early and give myself around 4 hrs before going to bed.
I try to get 8 hours of sleep each night as this really helps! (*This is in line with Crohn's Boy website)
I felt quite well for the first 3-4 days with a reduction in bm's and diarrohea. YEA!
I did notice problems when I had a small fruit salad though and had to rush to the toilet. No pain. Might just have been too much for my system. I am testing for fruits at the moment as well for any fruit intolerances.
I also had stomach pains on the 5th day after I did have frozen fish (supermarket packet) which was my first processed food and this gave some discomfort. Don't know if this may have been the fish or any one of the ingredients they add to it. I have kept copies of the box so I can continue my investigation.
I am next going to have a food sensitivity test (AS PER PREVIOUS POST) and am going to see a dietician / naturopath to assist me with diet.
I hope to bring you more results next week but I am encouraged by the results so far.
35 yo male. Diagnosed in 1988.
Daily Medication - 5mg Prednisolone (7 - 8 years), 200mg Azathioprine, 20mg Pariet.
1 major bowel resection, fistula surgery (Sept 1990)