blueberries for crohn's

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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/6/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
blueberries help fight off crohn's disease? read the article....

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/04/blueberries-counteract-intestinal-diseases.aspx
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Zanne
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   Posted 3/6/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
If I ate a pint of blueberries, I would be in the emergency room.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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spookyh
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   Posted 3/6/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yum, sounds good! I usually only have blueberries in the muffins I make. I should try just cooking them up on their own. It would probably be tasty to add them to my yogurt instead of my usual honey too.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


Squattie
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   Posted 3/6/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I think a pint would give me the runs. But I can see adding about half a cup to a smoothie.
.....Squattie


Roni
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   Posted 3/6/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanne said...
If I ate a pint of blueberries, I would be in the emergency room.


lol. I know that feeling.

But when I'm not having problems with obstructions, I eat them anyway.

sickandlucky
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   Posted 3/6/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Blueberries taste delicious cooked down in a bit of water... and I seem to be able to digest them that way too (not sure why)
Interesting article!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


Wolfie40
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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I like them but I can't digest them.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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Nanners
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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I just had some delicious blueberry muffins yesterday. I have not had any bad effects from them at all. This is one berry I can eat without too much problem as long as I pace myself and not eat too many. Yummy!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

pb4
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   Posted 3/7/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Blueberries are chalk full of antioxidents and that's why they're beneficial for any inflammatory disease.

Blueberries alone (not in baked goods that are full of sugar and other inflammatory ingredients) would be more beneficial.


:)
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


spookyh
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   Posted 3/7/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My blueberry muffins are homemade, and I use almond flour and a little honey, so I should be good :-).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


pb4
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
yup, that sounds pretty safe sppokyhurst :) Most people don't though, too many buy store bought ones expecting it to be fantastic for them when the bad of store bought ones outweight the benefits of eating blueberries....or even making home-made ones with sugar and other inflammatory ingredients.

:)
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


spookyh
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you think it matters if the blueberries are cooked? Do they still have all the good stuff that raw has?

Oh, I just remembered I have a jar of Blueberry Juice in the cupboard (Knudsen's Just Juice). I think it's time to crack that baby open!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/7/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
cooking or processing of any kind breaks down and decreases the nutritional value of any food. be wary when cooking.

i like them in smoothies and mixed with yogurt and raw cream.

i am not a big fan of juice as i feel safe making the sweeping statement that commercial juices are junk - pasteurized, exposed to heat, added sugars and preservatives, etc etc. the best juice is made by you and drunk immediately. you are missing a lot of good stuff just having juice that is left behind in the pulp and skin. this where a blender comes in handy over a juicer as the blender will pulverize everything, hence my use of blueberries in a smoothie.

i am super glad i have no problem tolerating blueberries, or really any fruit for that matter.

oh, blueberries are also good for memory.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


pb4
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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, cooking them decreases their nutritional value, the longer cooked the less nurtition is left in any fruit/veggie is the rule of thumb.


:)
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I grew up on a blueberry farm (well from the time I was 13), so they must not do squat for UC! I'd eat at least a pint or two a day during blueberry season, then eat them regularly the rest of the year (mostly frozen in a bowl of Cheerios).
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spookyh
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
CrazyHarry, the Just Juice line was approved by Elaine Gotschall for SCD. No added sugar or other junk :-).

I'm still wary of adding raw fruit/veggies to my diet. Don't want to rock the boat when things are going well.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


artist guy
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
fresh organic are the best, I eat them in season in my oatmeal daily, when out of season, frozen organic are great. the key with blueberries is fresh raw if you can tolerate them

artist guy


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/7/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
if in the US, costco on the west coast sells a 3 pound bag of frozen organic blueberries for like ten bucks. nice deal.


spookyhurst:

i'm always sketchy with store bought juice. it most cases it comes in plastic that is not opaque and is pasteurized for your safety. to each his own of course. i guess i'm just a bit anal on the topic of juice.

i was super scared to add fruits and veggies to my diet when i started the makers diet, but as i was looking at a colostomy, i figured i'd give it a try. it had been a good ten years since i had a salad and only ate fruit on rare occasions and vegetables even less cos they ripped me up. they were all prime danger foods. funny though, when i began the makers diet i was able to tolerate them all again - even raw, except broccoli. i still have problems with broccoli. oh well. i dont get any abdominal pain, just bloating and some gas if i eat too much raw veggies. overall it was a very pleasant and unexpected and unexplainable surprise.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Nanners
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   Posted 3/8/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't care if their is sugar in my blueberry muffins (homemade by the way). They are delicious and I enjoy them! To each his own. What works for one doesn't mean its the same for all. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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