Anyone have a good site with diets for flares?

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having trouble finding a good site that says which foods should not be eaten during flares. Can anyone help me?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


LMills
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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
The SCD diet site has some good recommendations for food light on the stomach. Mainly, chicken soup, yogurt if you can tolerate it, and so on. I find that consuming mostly liquids for a week or so really helps as well i.e. organic pure fruit juice, chicken broth, apple sauce, yogurt, organic pure fruit juice popsicles if you can find them, etc. etc.
You can look up the low residue diet and tweak it to your liking since you know best what you can and cannot have.
I normally will stay away from fruits, vegetables, most meats except chicken or organic lunch meat, and dairy high in lactose.
Avoiding refined sugar and gluten has helped me personally so...I know all of us are different anyway.
I've tried looking for specific sites but the only ones that really have helped have been the SCD information sites and then ones detailing the harmful effects of additives, preservatives and the like.
Good luck finding something!
Also, survivor suggested peppermint tea to me to help soothe and calm things down, and I really feel like it's made a difference. I usually will drink a strong cup before I go to sleep.
Are you taking any probiotics or other supplements?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Crohny93
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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   

When I am flaring really bad, here is what helps me...

I stay away from any spices, anything fried, no soda, absolutely no sweets no cookies, no tomatoes, basically nothing acidic. Nothing with caffeine in it, no coffee! I find that hard boiled eggs help bulk up the stool. Also I eat a lot of plain white rice (make sure that it is cooked very well) and plain white baked chicken breast, baked salmon. Eat plain mashed potatoes with a bit of salt, they also help. Also, turkey sandwiches on plain white bread a bit toasted. Absolutely no lettuce, no salads!!! Also, do not drink extremely cold or hot beverages. Try to drink fluids at room temperature. Do not eat fresh fruits with skins on them or seeds in them. If you must, then try a peeled apple,( I sometimes bake the apple or cook it in the microwave to soften it up) and maybe a very well ripened banana. (And chew them very well.) Also, stay away from salty and very fatty foods.

I know all this sounds sooooo restricting, but it gets me through a bad flare...hope this helps..


EMom
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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought I'd post the intro diet site for you for the SCD. You might get an idea or two from it. I know the home made chicken soup is very healthy, and most important--it's also very HEALING. Hope you feel better soon!

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/beginners_guide/the_intro_diet2.htm
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. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


hspenser
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   Posted 1/8/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I like to use CONGEE (rice porridge) to get my system back on track.  Even when I feel at my worst but I know I have to eat something I can almost always tolerate and really enjoy Congee.  there are plenty of recipes on line and I Ithink I posted mine on here a short time ago.

The really great thing, IMO, about Congee is that you can add various foods to the mix as you begin to feel better so this way you work way back to regular foods.  It is great for colds, the flu and especially for flares.  I have eaten it for breakfast, luch and dinner (sometimes in the same day)

As I begin to feel better I add in chuncks of chicken or shrimp.  It only takes about 25 minutes to make including the time it takes to cook the rice if you use pre-made stock.  I stay away from the beef stock and mostly use chicken stock and sometimes veggie stock.  the other night I used a stock that was a blend of chicken broth, coconut milk and curry.  I put in a touch of lemon grass and it was great.

if you feel you might like to try it and can't find a recipe you like let me know.....I can post it again.

good luck

 


dx IBS 1999   UC 2000   CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
 Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help. I read up on a bunch of sites. I am confused on whether I can eat ham and similar meats to make sandwiches. Can I eat them?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


hspenser
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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
NostraHistoria said...
Thanks for the help. I read up on a bunch of sites. I am confused on whether I can eat ham and similar meats to make sandwiches. Can I eat them?

if you feel bad when you eat it (that goes for any food) then don't eat it.  Not being a smart a__ but everyone is so different you could miss out on lots of great food if you stopped eating what makes everyone on here sick.  for instance...I have no problenm with nuts, seafood, all veggies raw or cooked.  but beef and dark choc send me into a tail spin.  I eat pop corn by the hands full no problem...and so it goes.....
dx IBS 1999   UC 2000   CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
 Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old


Allison77
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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Im in the middle of a horrible flare up right now, and here in Canada we have a place called Booster Juice, I think they have a few stores in the states? I have the Macha Monsoon made with extra macha (it's green tea) and soy. Keeps me on track. White rice, mashed potato's, gatorade, saltine crackers without the salt. Anything with a low residue that is easily digested. I have also just came across something called Arnica Montana (Wolf's Bane) that has reduced my aches and pains by at least 80%!! It's amazing.

-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, still kickin!!
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Chronicallyill
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Where do you find that Allison, (wolf's bane) ? Oh and I LOVE booster juice. I usually get the mango booster. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


Crohny93
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
For me, ham on a sandwich is really hard on the gut. I stick to what's safe, which is turkey sandwiches.
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