Ever read Restoring Your Digestive Health?

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KarinB.
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I just picked up a book about how you can turn crohn's disease around by sticking with the primitive diet in this new book.  I love how the author tells his story about his severe case of Crohn's and how he completely healed himself through a primitive diet.  It's amazing!  I don't have a severe case, but I was thinking of trying this diet.  It's pretty restrictive yet it makes a lot of sense.  Anyone ever read or try about this?  Just curious!

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Not read that one but have several books about Crohn's. Its a good idea to post the ISBN number and Author if someone wants to pick it up from the library.
Tess

jenngrl81
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I know the one you're talking about and it seems really extreme. If i'm right it's the one where the guy had horrible Crohn's and he started taking all these probiotics and supplements and he says he's cured. I'm sure special diets work to an extent by eliminating foods you have probs with, but usually when things sound to good to be true, they usually are. I hope I'm wrong in your case and wish you the best of luck!
26 year old female; diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007.
Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Prednisone 30mg and tapering, back on the Entocort...
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Bentyl, 3x/day
Azathioprine 3x/day


pb4
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
There's also the chance that with this diet he started with that maybe he was eliminating foods he had intolerances/allergies to without even realizing it...thing is I'm guessing many of us are eating foods that we have intolerances to (and may not be aware of) and the symptoms of doing so could very well be exacerbating our crohns for us...

I know it happend to me with lactose intolerance, had no clue I became lactose intolerant (as many IBDers do) and once it was discovered and I dealt with the lactose intolerance it sure made a difference.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Krysta
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I was going to say what Pb4 said! Once I cut out wheat, dairy I noticed a huge difference!
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
yes. this is all true imho. i was told i needed a colectomy and i did the maker's diet (another book by this author) which is what he did to get better and "cure" himself (i prefer the word remission though cos i think this is something we will all live with for the rest of our lives). it has changed my life. i dont remember ever feeling this good and i did get the surgery cos i no longer needed it. i strongly encourage you, and any one reading this thread to try the diet. but you have to commit to it and do what it says to truly get the benefits from it and thus give it a fair chance. it may work great for you like it did for me, or you may have minimal success. who knows. but worse case scenario is that it just cost you the price of food which you need to buy anyway. it is intimidating but if you are diligent and committed i think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

let me know if you have any specific questions about the maker's diet as i have been doing it for just over a year now.
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


KarinB.
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   Posted 11/17/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that Crazy Harry! What I've learned since joining healing well is that there are so many people with crohn's like me who have tried the drugs and haven't improved that much, then out of desperation, tried eliminating certain foods and changing their diets and seen huge improvements! Now, why can't we get our doctors to see that you can get healthier by changing your diet. So many doctors just want to mask the symptoms with drugs. It's people like you who have brought me so much inspiration. Thanks!!!

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
doctors and any one in the medical field cant make money prescribing a diet. they get paid by prescribing prescriptions cos medication is patentable. notice on your food it says "does not cure or prevent diseases" or something like that. they have to put that on there by law so they can avoid getting sued by the FDA and such. western medicine is all about drugs and surgery. they have their place mind you, but i totally believe now that the first course to healing should be diet.
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

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