Need help with a diet plan

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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Was just wondering if anyone could help me hide a diet plan that would help me. I ask the Dc and he told me if I eat something and it bothers me dont eat it again. I have try to look on line for some Ideas but have had no luck. There has to be something to help me I just cant find it.
33 year old female. Married with one sweet little girl.
I was diagnosed with crohn's in 2007. but have been living with for seven years. No meds at this time. Just have surgery about three weeks ago (aug 18, 2007)

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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
You might check out the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which was formulated for people with IBD.

I'm on it 1 1/2 months now and am doing well.

Since you recently had surgery, this would be a good time to start.
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Tapered down off Entocort mid August. Now on Asacol 2400, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and slight burning, gastritis symptoms, horrible right hip and low back pain.

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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I will look in to that
33 year old female. Married with one sweet little girl.
I was diagnosed with crohn's in 2007. but have been living with for seven years. No meds at this time. Just have surgery about three weeks ago (aug 18, 2007)

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   Posted 9/9/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest the Maker's Diet and probiotics too. The Maker's Diet is basically about eating natural foods, prepared in a less processed way.

Meats (no pork), veggies, fruits, yogurts, sprouted or fermented grains, sourdough bread, natural butters and oils (olive oil, coconut oil), honey instead of sugar, etc.

No fast food, processed food, preservatives, white flours, or sugar.

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   Posted 9/9/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
There used to be a good general guideline about diet and CD online. When I went to give you the link, the page was not available. I had it saved so sent you a copy to your email address. I hope it helps.
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I find low roughage works best for me it is easy to digest and that's a big plus no pains and I don't worry about what foods to eat that is a good feeling when I don't have to sit and wonder what would bother my innards all the time like I had to before of course now I also have meds. I didn't like the stress of analazing everything that went into me so now I have a much better attitude towards foods and myself. This is a great stress releaver for me.Not only that I feel that I can better see how the meds are working without the bother of changes to my diet. Hope you find a plan that works for you gail

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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Doctors are very quick to tell you, "Eat whatever you want, until something bothers you." The fallacy here is that you may not have an immediate, obvious reaction to foods that are encouraging inflammation in your digestive tract. For most CD patients, a good rule of thumb is to avoid anything that's going to scratch up and irritate your intestines (popcorn, nuts, corn, husks, seeds, whole grains, the skins of raw or cooked fruits and tomatoes), anything that's full of caffeine (which stimulates your digestive tract to empty itself) or sugars (ditto), anything that's incredibly fibrous and hard to digest--and sometimes things that are highly acidic (tomatoes, citrus fruits) or contain milk products (if you're lactose intolerant). It's also a very good idea to avoid alcohol as much as possible, especially considering its interaction with many CD meds, and vegetables that increase flatulence (uncomfortable!).

Even if you don't feel it at the time (or afterwards), some of these things can irritate your digestive tract and make your inflammation worse.

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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was in the hospital they had a nutritionist who came in to talk to me about my diet.  She gave me some handouts that I still have... somewhere.  If I can find them I'll scan and email them to you.  It's all just guidelines- there are things on the "recommended" list that don't work for me, and things on the "not recommended" list that I can tolerate without problems- but at least it's a place to start.
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