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babyby3
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
         Hi all  --- I'm trying hard to kick my prestzels and graham crackers in between meals.    Any suggestions.....I know I should do fruit  ....I also am topping my wine....I don't drink everyday....but when I do Iover indulge...Stomach dies for that!!!!
 
                 Sheri   mom of 3

LMills
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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Blue diamond makes really great pecan crackers that don't have wheat, gluten, or sugar in them. I've never had any stomach problems with them. I've also found Welch's grape juice, kefir, or some sort of soymilk are good in small amounts to kick the sugar craving.
And of course, last but not least, oikos or fage whole yogurt with peaches that don't come in syrup or yogurt with honey and/or walnuts.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal 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."


Margie11
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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Baby,
  Hope this finds you and the children well. When I added foods after following the SCD for 2years, I never could deal well with adding back refined sugars. I love the Fage as a dip with fruit as well. My grandchildren love this too, and their Mom (my Daughter) wonders why they love that sour stuff. I eat the crackers that Lmills mentioned, with some cream cheese and fruit, or the almond ones with Fage or cream cheese and some savory something like chives or chipotle. This would be a great reward with 1 (ONE) glass of wine after a meal when you meet your goals for a few days. The crohn's resources on the right side of the page has info about the SCD, a refined sugar and starch free way of life that has many food ideas. You can add in the things that you eat that are not used by the SCDers.
 
Here is a link to a page where some Mom's were coming up with ideas for crunchy snacks for their children who are on suger and starch free diets.
 
Have you ever been on the no more crohns site? Erin has many ideas on that site for snacks and quick meals, that are SCD "legal" and would be free of starches and refined sugars. http://nomorecrohns.com/default.aspx
 
Just some ideas-you take care, and remember to kiss those babys every chance you get! You will be helping them pack for college too soon.



  Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly! Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You I get by with a lotta help from my friends!    
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11

Post Edited (Margie11) : 2/22/2009 7:03:36 AM (GMT-7)


babyby3
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   Posted 2/22/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   

 

 

 

                Margie   When you say no starch refined sugar....Does this mean no starch or refined sugar in the ingredients at all???   I'm new to this..  Thanks Sheri


Margie11
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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes Baby,
   The SCD is a diet that removes all processed foods including refined sugars. The only sweetener that is used is honey that is sort of pre-digested by the bees. This leaves no sugars that can feed fungus (like candida) and few bad organisms can feed on this, the exception being Clostridium botulinum, the reason we don't give honey to babies. Many strict SCDer have avoided honey when they begin, sometimes we are as frail as babies when we are that ill, as you well know. Whole foods like fruit are an exception, and these are limited in the beginning to sort of jump start the healing process.
Post SCD, I have found that I do best with whole foods that have the fiber they were grown with. Whole apples for example, have the perfect fiber for slowing the transition of the natural sugars to the blood stream (as opposed to juice that spikes blood sugar levels very rapidly). This concept seems to have helped my diabetic husband a great deal too. he is now off all diabetes meds including injectables, for the first time after his diagnosis in 1990. I can't find the SCD info in the resources right now, but here is a link to the SCD site that may help you understand the concept better.

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/index.htm



  Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly! Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You I get by with a lotta help from my friends!    
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11

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