I have the hypothroidism and crohn's disease what kind of diet i should take.

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jean9
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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
 
i got my hypothroidism  from i got pregnat of my old daughter. I took the syntroid pills for 28 yrs.  I have crohn's disease longtime  more than 36 yrs or long .  Right now i took the treatment remicade every 7 weeks since two yrs.     Tell me what kind of diet i should take.. I know i cant have high fiber  but how could i lose the weight without painful.

newfoundsun
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   Posted 5/24/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I lost 50 pounds when I changed my diet to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  Basically, I cut out all of the crap.  It wasn't and isn't a hard diet for me, but others say it's hard to stick with.  The weight loss is starting to slow down now, which is good.  I can safely lose another 10-15, but anything beyond that would be too much for me.  I'm working on getting more good fat in my body through the diet now.  :)
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Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements as per my ND.


jean9
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   Posted 5/24/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
that s for only thyroid.. look what i have crohn's disease, hypothryroidism, fatty liver and acid reflux.. it is not funny.. what of kind diet safe for all four above.

ZenaWP
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   Posted 5/24/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
jean9, I have three of your problems (Crohn's, hypothyroidism and reflux) and a few others to boot.  The Crohn's and reflux should be about the same in terms of your diet and what works for one should work for the other, for the most part.  So, limit fat, caffeine, spicy foods, acidic foods, greasy foods, etc. 
 
The only diet restrictions I can even think of in regards to thyroid disease has nothing to do with the disease itself but the medication for it...don't eat grapefruits for breakfast before taking your meds, but you shouldn't have grapefruits anyway with your other problems.  I've never heard of food affecting your thyroid at all, so I wouldn't worry about it in regards to your diet.  Focus on what you can eat without aggrevating your Crohns and reflux. 
 
Everyone is different as to what bothers them and what doesn't, so you will have to try different things and keep a log of what bothers you.  I could never follow a typical "diet" like Adkins or South Beach because the foods they recommend hurt my stomach and the foods that don't hurt my stomach are not allowed.  I think it works better to create your own diet using trial and error with healthy food choices and exercise in any way that your body will allow you to.      
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


newfoundsun
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   Posted 5/24/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Jean, I was not making fun of you.  Please forgive me if my comments led you to believe that.  I have hypothyroid as well.  I simply say that the SCD worked for me.  It is something you can look into, if you wish.  There is a ton of info on the web and right here on the forum about that diet.  It worked for ME, but everyone needs to find what works for them.
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Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements as per my ND.


jean9
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   Posted 5/25/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
i learn that south beach diet is bad for crohn's disease because I cant have high fiber and lots water to make u diaharra.. I could diet limit two weeks but no more i did tried and did worked but i lived in restroom for a while.. not worth.
I forgot i have also diabete.. i took glacide and met for diabete since one year now. i dont have problem with diabete it is fine.. but i want lose.. without diaharra.

jean9
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   Posted 5/25/2010 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I didnt said that food affects thyroid but i know some shouldnt eat like cabbage, beets, other i dont remember... i lose easy without diaharra or sick in stomach

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/25/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jean,
Welcome to healingwell I have both crohns and thyroid conditions too. Basically if something is hard to digest then be careful about eating it. One of the things that might help you is the low residue diet. Diet is highly individual, so I encourage you to keep a food journal to see what bothers you.

This is a sample of the low residue diet:
* Refined breads, cereals, crackers, chips and pasta with less than 1 gram of fiber per serving (Note: Ideally, look for products with zero grams of dietary fiber per serving.)
* White rice
* Vegetable juices without seeds or pulp
* Fruit juices with no pulp
* Milk, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, and cream-based soups and sauces (strained)
* Tender meat, poultry, fish and eggs
* Oil, margarine, butter and mayonnaise (be aware that greasy things can sometimes make cramping worse especially with a fatty liver, but it slows down the intestinal tract)
* Smooth salad dressings
* Broth-based soups (strained)
* Jelly, honey and syrup


This is a safe food list that some of us has put together...
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1669119
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jean9
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   Posted 5/25/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Good idea i should start to write my own journal to see what i could agree with my digestion or not.
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