Remicade and Acai Berry

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   Posted 7/2/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnozed with Crohn's in 2003. I am currently taking Remicade every 8 weeks and am doing good. The only thing is I beleive Remicade does increase your appetite and ability to gain weight more rapidly becuase your body is absorbing nutrients and fat.
I have been looking into Acai Berry as a appetite surpressent but am unsure if taking both remicade and acai berry will cause side effects. Does anyone have any info or know where I can get more info. Medical Doctors don't know too much about natural supplements and naturopaths vice versa.
Any help would be great.

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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been drinking Acai Berry juice on a daily basis. I notice a difference with it, it calms down my stomach a lot. I dont see why it would cause a problem with Remicade.  When I WAS on Remicade I was never told I couldnt limit anything in my diet. I dont know if your talking about an actual surppresent or just the juice.  If it just regular Acai Berry juice I dont see a problem, but if its a "drug" of some sort Id ask my doctor before taking it.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   

i have bin in the alternative health industry for over 6 years now. in my honest opinion acai is a good antioxidant, like noni, goji, ect... it is a ok appetite supplement when taken in the right mg counts....

pills and tabs: $20-60. 400mg - 500mg per pill.
blends of juice: $15-45. 3000mg - 5000mg per oz.
pure juice: $35-50. all around 30,000mg per oz.

to keep cost down if i were you i would opt for the pure juice and take 1/3 oz before each meal. one oz a day. in a 32oz bottle you will get a month out of it. and thats still 2X stronger then the blend. pills are too week there for opera-ers... lol
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

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

multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, fish oil, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next

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   Posted 7/3/2009 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Can't hurt to try it.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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