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   Posted 8/30/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Any thougts about crohns and scd diet??? My daugter was diagnosed with cd 2 months ago but we decided to try the diet before turning to medication.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/30/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
If you look up in our Crohns resources we have links that discuss the various diet choices many of us use. You might want to check that out. Also here is the link to a recent post about the diet:

I will tell you that I personally believe the diet can help with symptoms, but I believe to treat the disease adequately you need to use it in compliment with maintainence medications. I once had a long remission and it ended abruptly with an emergency resection due to a complete blockage. The medications help to deal with the microscopic damage the disease continues to do. My time without meds, caused me to go thru many painful years of trying to get the disease back under control, and I personally will no longer go without meds, and my Crohns is considered mild. I personally live on a low residue diet all time, and it works well for me. You can google it to get diet ideas. Hope this helps a little.


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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. 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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   Posted 8/30/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome! You don't say how old your daughter is. If she is young, you might find the recipes and information on helpful. Actually, there's lots of good information there for all who follow the SCD.

There are lots of additional online sites for the SCD, too, and of course the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle", by Elaine Gottschall. Hopefully you know about these!

You may see some of my posts here. The SCD has been a God send for us. I hope you have the same success! You asked for our thoughts, and mine say "go for it! Just do it 100%." In my signature below you can read a few previous discussions we've had here on the SCD. We discuss it often here.
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.

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