AUSSIE MALE DIET TRIAL FOR CD - WEEK 1

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aussie_male
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   Posted 11/9/2008 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
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!
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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. tongue tongue
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)
B12 supplements.


Julie1014
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Aussie Male, the best of luck to you! I look forward to hearing your updates, and wish you continued success!:-) Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Margie11
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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Aussie,

 There has been some indication that sour dough breads may be easier to digest, possibly because the sour process begins to break down the binders between the proteins and starches. I have been experimenting with this myself, and they don't seem to bloat me up like a toad, the way other breads do. Just a thought that may help bridge the gap while you are eliminating foods, and would have the advantage of not consuming yeast. It appears you are trying the SCD. I followed that for an extended time. I think one year after symptoms are gone is the time Mrs. Gottschall recommended. After that I added back one food at a time, 10 days apart. It was recommended I do it this way because I have Crohn's Arthritis, and I was told arthritic symptoms seem to relate to more delayed reactions. I was almost not eating anything when I started, so I did not have to worry about shocking my system, or my energy level dropping (I had none) ,just getting something in there that did not hurt, and could be utilized.

    I hope this helps, and this way of thinking serves you as well as it has me, and  my family members who have these issues. Also if you want a great support group that follows the SCD, check this one out (some great recipes and ideas), but don't forget to keep us updated here.(I think this is OK, I did not post it in a link) If it gets edited out e-mail me and I will send you the links 

 http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/BTVC-SCD/

 

                                                                           Peace and Great Health be with you,

                                                                           Mary (aka Margie11)

 


              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11


Osprey101
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
While it is true that lactofermented products tend to go over better with Crohn's disease, it is easy to go overboard with the sourdough. Coming down of the huge concentration of carbohydrates in the diet of most individuals, it's an addiction- and breaking that addiction can lead to other bad habits. In this case, cut out the bread, and pick up the sourdough. It is likely that a small amount of sourdough can be tolerated, but how much is unknown.

Also note that ASCA (anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies, or antibodies formed to common yeast used in breads) can still cause problems with sourdough. As ASCA is common in individuals with Crohn's, if there are stomach pains after consuming sourdough (even without D), it should be discontinued.

yogaprof
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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I would really suggest giving up all gluten for awhile to see how you feel. it can take a few weeks to notice, but I swear by it. I wouldn't try sourdough, just because I am committed to avoiding all gluten. yp
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Margie11
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Total Posts : 467
   Posted 11/10/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I beleive in strict SCD for 1-2 years after symptoms are gone, I just suggested that for now, as he is not quite there yet, and in small amounts, yes.
              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11

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