what are your "safe" foods

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J-
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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I know we all cant do it the same when it comes to diet but i was thinking it would be a good idea to get a list of some foods us crohnies can eat. i was looking around the net and nothing ever talks about the foods we can do. all i ever find is "everything's bad".

to start, i do good with white flour products (breads, pastas), i found i can do thin crust pizza if i let it cool down completely and take a enzyme with it.

also, what other wise normal foods trash you? (nacho's are a bad idea but i tried them anyway. lol)
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

<b>meds</b>
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

<b>supplements</b>
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


GDen
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   Posted 6/26/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently saw this:

Best & Worst foods for Crohn's
organizedwisdom.com/Slideshow:Best_and_Worst_Foods_for_Crohn%27s_Disease

Here's a synopsis of the slides:

best foods: rice, bananas, yogurt, soy products, chicken, fish oil, honey (raw), pizza (cheese), dairy products (for those not lactose intolerant), water, olive oil, coconut oil

worst foods: alcohol, butter, veg oils, mayo, margarine, carbonated beverages, caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate), fatty & fried foods, high fiber foods (nuts, seeds, corn, popcorn, whole grains, bran, some fruits & vegs), gas-producing foods (lentils, beans, legumes, cabbage, broccoli, onions), raw vegs (except usually for dark leafy vegs), raw fruits (often high in sugars/fiber), red meat, pork, spicy foods

I'm finding it to be pretty true in my case. Sugary foods seem to produce more gas. Fatty & fried foods aren't that agreeable. I don't seem to have a problem with spicy foods though. And as for giving up caffeine, well that's just crazy talk!

Post Edited (GDen) : 6/27/2009 12:01:15 AM (GMT-6)


spookyh
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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a hard time believing that dairy products are considered good for crohn's. Healthy people can have a tough time with lactose, let alone people with bowel problems.

I agree with several of the other "best foods" though. I've been eating coconut oil for a couple of months now, quite tasty!

One of my safest foods is eggs. Nutritious, and easy to digest. Plain yogurt is good too (I sweeten it with a little honey).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


Nanners
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   Posted 6/27/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't believe the soy products are good for us either. At least I cannot do any soy, it gives me cramps. My safest food is good ol fashion chicken soup. It seems to be very calming for me.
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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, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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LMills
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   Posted 6/27/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I stick with Blue Diamond's pecan crackers, silk soy milk, a lot of water but maybe this is obvious for any of us, and Greek yogurt. That is all I can think of for now. I'm still in the process of learning that myself.

I'm unsure about the rice though..I know some can handle it, but I can't digest it at all.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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J-
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   Posted 6/27/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
i found things like puffed brown rice is good. no fiber. when they puff it it looses the case that messes us up. check it out. dont know about you but i was missing cereal.


I MISS SPICY FOODS! I HOPE TO ONE DAY HAVE SOME THAI ANYTHING.yeah
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


paintedsongs
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   Posted 6/27/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
My gut is in love with applesauce.. I buy it at the warehouse store in a case !! I don't do well with coffee, so I am stictly decaf girl now which has been a huge adjustment. I can only do salads here and there also. I am still learning after 4 yrs whats the ok list and what is the not ok list !  

30 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.

Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenosum Nov '07. Used Prednisone and 3 more infusions to close up the PG.
I do believe everything happens for a reason, but I still am waiting to figure this one out :)


patientspiders
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   Posted 6/27/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My tried and true stand by is to buy one whole organic chicken and make my own stock.

The first couple days I'll just eat the broth, then I can add the chicken meat, and then eventually I add a bit of minute rice. It's a gradual progression that works really well for me. You could always try noodles if you can't get along with the rice. I also am a fan of home made dumplings with just flour and egg. It might be just a comfort food thing for me, but it really does ease my belly back into order better than anything else I've tried over the last 5 years. Ah, the magic of chickens.

That and good old J-E-L-L-O!
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Prednisone free, again! WHOOPIE!


Keeper
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Chicken is good, fish also works for me, but I'm on the coast, so I can get it really fresh. Lunch usually has dry curd cottage cheese in it somewhere and I use almond butter at breakfast lunch and dinner (but not all on the same day). One savior is SCD legal mayonnaise. It is used on bananas, added to the cottage cheese, used to coat the fish and applied to steamed veggies. And of course, I use spices liberally - basil, allspice, Chinese 5 spice, cumin, dill, and now that it's summer, chives.

My wife suggested that I consult a dietitian about getting more variety in my diet, so I finally contacted one. I had not even set up an appointment before they were telling me that the one thing that I needed for Crohn's was more fiber! Flax seed, ground up was the first in order followed by whole grains.... I never did make an appointment. If they can't stop to ask about food intolerances (I don't do flax or whole grains), I can't see any reason to rely on their advice.

meshice
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   Posted 6/29/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I can about always count on chicken - fixed about anyway - to be good to me. If I am on the road and know I need to eat right due to bathroom stops, I can always count on Chick-Fil-A - just plain chicken.
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J-
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   Posted 6/29/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
this is probably pointless but over the weekend i learned that just cooking/making the foods i eat at home makes a world of difference! Friday i was on the go all day and made the best choices for being on the road. needless to say i felt like death on sat. not feeling good and all i ate what sounded good all day Saturday. the foods were pretty much the same as friday. sunday i felt like a million bucks so i picked my mind for a while and came up with the fact that the only big difference was i made everything at home. this is my new stand by! also chicken just like everyone else.

-J
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


spookyh
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   Posted 6/29/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you're bothered by something like MSG, or some other additive. It's in an awful lot of restaurant foods.

I make almost all of my own food. It kind of sucks while you get used to it, but it gets better. I like knowing that my food only has the ingredients that I want in it. No unnecessary fillers!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


moedon1
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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Lean ground beef or turkey and baked potato(skinless) mashed together is my comfort food. It is the one thing that my system will tolerate without issue. It is also one of the best sources of protein for me. I have some trouble with chicken especially if it is cooked as a breast. If I cut the chicken into small slices or peices I'm fine. I generally rotate about 5 meals.(very boring and sometimes depressing)ground beef, chicken, mild fish(Haddock or Cod)eggplant(seeded), pasta usually plain. Anything with seeds causes a revolution.

One food that I cling to is Mexican! As long as I make it without the veggies(onions, tomatoes, corn, lettuce etc.) I save this for a treat. I've never had a problem(low fat or fat free cheese).
Donna
 Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds.  Chronic fungal infections.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds.  Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. June 08.- Intestinal blockage July 08 moved on from on Humira..now on Cimzia.
 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually do pretty good with a milkshake. It sometimes has been one of the very few things I could tolerate.
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