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Sniper
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   Posted 7/6/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
 I've been hearing that cinnamon can help with diabetis and cholesterol  so I started taking some in pill form. Thats because with diabetis I cant eat enough cinnamon rolls to do the trick. Pity because thats what i hunger for every time I open the pill bottle. The down side I guess. The upside ? Well, when I burp it taste like french toast and when I fart it smells like sweet rolls. If this doesn't work, I'm going to have to raid a bakery...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


grumpygi
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   Posted 7/6/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Ahh Sniper, welcome back . . . missed you!



Symptoms since Jan 2009, Dx UC vs crohns May 2010 but probably small bowel Crohn's dz, biopsies all "normal"

Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin

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Zanne
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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I could think of a lot worse things to burp and fart. Let me know when you want to raid that bakery though, I might be willing to be your partner in crime for that, man I love me some good pastry and an excuse to break out my ninja suit!
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!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


junerainbow
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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL
40 yo...mom to three wonderful kids, and wife to an amazing , supportive husband of 18 years..
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Diagnosed with gluten intolerance April 2009

Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2010- Mayo Confirmed May 2010
Back on Prednisone, Colestipol.Nexium, Propranolol, Vivelle patch
No longer on Imuran due to pancreatitis
Have taken Entocort, Bentyl, Flagyl, Lomidil, Pentasa
Have had myriad of health problems attributed to many different things over the past ten years. Our family has a history of Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Bowel Cancer.


Sniper
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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Suzanne, we dont need ninja suits, we go as bakers. I know, I know, you galls just love any reason to break out that little black dress , right ?
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


mdf34
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   Posted 7/7/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am leading that charge!
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
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jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 7/7/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm been taking cinnamon for a while now, i decided to start it because it's the most effective antibiotic against mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (in case that's indeed the cause of Crohn's)

ABSTRACT


Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Oct;74(19):5986-90. Epub 2008 Aug 1.
Antibacterial activities of naturally occurring compounds against Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis.

Wong SY, Grant IR, Friedman M, Elliott CT, Situ C.

Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AG, United Kingdom. ywong04@qub.ac.uk
Abstract

The antibacterial activities of 18 naturally occurring compounds (including essential oils and some of their isolated constituents, apple and green tea polyphenols, and other plant extracts) against three strains of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (a bovine isolate [NCTC 8578], a raw-milk isolate [806R], and a human isolate [ATCC 43015]) were evaluated using a macrobroth susceptibility testing method. M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis was grown in 4 ml Middlebrook 7H9 broth containing 10% oleic acid-albumin-dextrose-catalase, 0.05% Tween 80 (or 0.2% glycerol), and 2 microg/ml mycobactin J supplemented with five concentrations of each test compound. The changes in the optical densities of the cultures at 600 nm as a measure of CFU were recorded at intervals over an incubation period of 42 days at 37 degrees C. Six of the compounds were found to inhibit the growth of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis. The most effective compound was trans-cinnamaldehyde, with a MIC of 25.9 microg/ml, followed by cinnamon oil (26.2 microg/ml), oregano oil (68.2 microg/ml), carvacrol (72.2 microg/ml), 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (74 microg/ml), and 2-hydroxy-5-methoxybenzaldehyde (90.4 microg/ml). With the exception of carvacrol, a phenolic compound, three of the four most active compounds are aldehydes, suggesting that the structure of the phenolic group or the aldehyde group may be important to the antibacterial activity. No difference in compound activity was observed between the three M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis strains studied. Possible mechanisms of the antimicrobial effects are discussed.
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc


j_web
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   Posted 7/7/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
omg, lol
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CD diagnosed in 2007
Spent a whole year wondering why no drugs worked for me, only to find out it was probably c-diff (which didn't show up with the regular tests) the entire time. Now I'm retrying all the meds and finding success!
Started Imuran in June 2010


grumpygi
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   Posted 7/7/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
jputrition: but has it helped or made a difference?



Symptoms since Jan 2009, Dx UC vs crohns May 2010 but probably small bowel Crohn's dz, biopsies all "normal"

Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson


flowery
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   Posted 7/7/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   

This is Wonderful News! I heard men are attracted to Cinnamon too. My husband would actually be attracted to me....So, instead of burping and farting Crohn smells I would smell like a bakery! And lower my blood sugar too!! There's hope.
Flowery
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!
 
 
               
                        


nawlinscate
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   Posted 7/7/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, that was a much needed laugh! And I'm now totally entranced with the idea of cinnamon pills and the thought that they might make farts smell like sweet rolls. I'll go look for some (pills, not farts or sweet rolls) tomorrow! :)

Grandpato2
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   Posted 7/8/2010 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Cinnamon is an anti-biotic?
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 7/8/2010 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So I go and google cinnamon and find this "In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month" Last month I was at my local honey dealer who gave me a jar of cinnamon and honey and it's very strong. I'll bet it's the dose mentioned above. He's an organic producer who's very into the health benefits of honey products. So tomorrow the experiment starts, let's see how it works on crohn's arthritis which has been very active for me lately.
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.


Sniper
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   Posted 7/8/2010 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Grandpato, I really miss eating honey. Thats what you get when your a diabetic X bee keeper, but I cant run my blood sugar up that high so I must abstain from the sweet stuff. I know that being stung by honey bees helps arthritis and that the honey is sterile and pure. I know that local honey with pollen helps some people with allergie symptoms . I dont know if the cinnamon is helping yet but I will keep trying it. Not that costly and really not bothering my old gut so what the heck its worth a shot.
Flowery, maybe if you put a little honey and cinnamon behind your ear, husband would get interested, or, maybe not, it may just make him hungry . Tell you a secret though, that rolling pin in your kitchen can be used for softening up hard headed husbands as well as making biscuits .
Jpn, thanks for the info,, how has it worked for you ?
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


newfoundsun
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   Posted 7/8/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
ROFL!!!  Thanks Sniper.  smilewinkgrin
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Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that the arroz con leche is always good for my tummy...when I make it, I put in a lot of canela (cinnamon sticks, whole, www.gourmetsleuth.com/Articles/Exotic-Herbs-Spices-and-Salts-639/canela.aspx)

I boil the rice with the canela, and so I get all the flavours...oh, and when I am eating it, I pick out the cinnamon sticks after chewing on them...(the recipe I use only uses rice, milk, condensed milk, cinnamon sticks, and a bit of water)

I also know that when I was a child, I was given either cinnamon tea or mint tea to help with an upset tummy...
"The earth laughs in flowers"


jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 7/8/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
To be honest, I have not noticed much of a difference after using the cinnamon pills, but i keep taking them . . .
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc


Sniper
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   Posted 7/9/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, B Undone, that Tepache sound interesting , two days in the making though ???
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


newfoundsun
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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, I read your first post to my diabetic husband and he was ROFL also!!!  :)
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Crohn's diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements for all else as per my ND.


DaveF
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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure what the best medicianal cinnamon is but the best tasting in my opinion is Siagon cinnamon.. If you are making cinnamon rolls might as well make the best.
I am combining this with Madagasgar bourbon vanilla beans, and cooked apples  to make SCD frozen yogurt that is really fantastic.
 
David
 
 

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg


Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/10/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper...
Nah, for me, it doesn't take two days...only about 45 minutes...I boil the water with milk and the canela...but it is GOOD on the tummy!

You may also want to try a cinnamon tea as well, you can make it iced, since it is so hot in the US right now!
Oh and speaking of herbs that many people try...again, not that I am endorsing it, but just knew a LOT of people who swear by it (whatever that is worth)...is Uña de Gato...you can make a tea out of that too...I just grew up Latina...and so I know a lot of people in the community who tried it...

So in answer to your original post, yeah, the things we will try...
"The earth laughs in flowers"

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