Dr. David Klein, self healing crohn's and colitis

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Lizard99
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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone read or followed Dr. David Klein's advice in his book "Self Healing Colitis and Crohn's"?  I'm on the diet now and it's amazing and helping me so much! I feel alive again. Does anyone else have experience? For those unfamilar it deals with a vegan diet, eating fruit and drinking fresh vegetable juices. I've never felt better, I have more energy, and I feel love for the world and life again. It's hard to explain, but I just feel alive!! I'm wondering if anyone has tried this way of living?

Ladybugs
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not familiar w/ Dr. Klein's book or diet but I've been sticking to a strict vegan diet for about five years, vegetarian for over 15 years. I was diagnosed with Crohn's about 3 1/2 years ago and I've never been able to achieve remission.  I guess some things work for one person and not another.  I'm glad you're feeling well :-)

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
yes but it just did not work for me
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Lizard99
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you follow it 100%? What did you eat if you don't mind me asking? I'm very curious about other people's experience with it. Thank you!

MikeB
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
There's no universal one-size-fits-all panacea for a disease that manifests itself in many different ways and levels of severity, folks. Diet can be helpful for some, neutral for others and maybe even harmful for a few. I confess I am always a little uncomfortable seeing posts, well meaning as they may be, which seem to promise wonder results, especially if they seem to suggest that no maintenance medications are necessary. Unfortunately they are for most Crohns patients and will continue to be until the One Great Cure arrives. I also view very skeptically any book that suggests it has the One Answer. So try it, sure, but with eyes open.

29Lancelot
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   Posted 1/23/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Well said Mike.
  • CD dx '86. Re-section '93. Dx Crohn's Colitis '98.
  • Participation in Remicade trials (fistulae) late 90's.
  • Manifestations of fissures, fistula, scleritis, polyarthralgia and erythema nodosum.
  • Presently on Imuran, Cipro, Flagyl
  • Remicade (2nd attempt - after 10 yrs - failed).  


Lizard99
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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope I did not offen, I was just curious if anyone else had tried it. That's all, just curious. I see this site is not very supportive. Again, Sorry if I offended anyone.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Lizard it is not that we are not supportive, it is just we have been badly burned by people trying to sell some sort of cure. That is why the site has rules against stuff like that. The issue with my case is that I have severe crohns. Like I have plans in the works to get six feet chopped out of me. It is just beyond the stage of being able to be fixed or even assisted by diet at this point in time.


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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


newbie00
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   Posted 1/24/2009 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
How do you not atrophy into nothingness eating a vegan (no protein) diet?

Every vegan I've ever known has looked like a skeleton.

Nanners
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   Posted 1/24/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Lizard I am glad to hear you found something that works well for you. I personally eat a low residue diet, easy to chew, easy to digest, and it works well with me. For many of us Crohnies we have found that one diet that works well for one doesn't always works for all. Hope you continue feeling so well.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Ecoabundance
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   Posted 3/26/2012 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lizard,

It's worked for me, too. If you are still on here, it'd be great to chat about it sometime.

petittarte
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   Posted 3/26/2012 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Newbie - I follow a vegetarian diet and am about 30 pounds overweight. I get protein from plant sources such as beans, soy and quinoa and get iron from leafy greens.
Jodi

Crohns, Crohns related arthritis, Crohns related neuropathy, Hashimotos. Meds- Synthroid, Remicade, Methotrexate, Vitamin D
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