Its worked for me. You'll see many of my posts under the other spinach thread. I always eat frozen or fresh just because I dont like the taste of canned stuff. I ate about 2 portions (about the size of your palm) of cooked spinach every 2 or 3 days. Also I eat sunflower seeds every day or every other day - a couple of handfuls. The originator of this reccomends a whole can of spinach every day until remission then scale back from there. I believe the amount is different for everyone. I used less than a can a day because more caused looser stools for me, but everyone is different. I think you just have to try it and find the right amount for you. I also changed more of my diet. Once I began to see results I changed more of my diet to include a greater variety of fruits and veges and much less processed foods. I believe cutting out processed foods also helped as well. I now think more about getting nutients and vitamins into my body and how great I now feel.
And for anyone skeptical, and I was also in the beginning. Just like CfromUtah says if I go too many days without eating spinach or seeds I begin to get symtoms return. But once I eat seeds and spinach I am fine again the next day and every day after as long as I continue to eat spinach and seeds.
As far as recipes - I think you get the most from just eating spinach alone because you will get more volume of it that way. But you can try incorperting it into everday meals like baking it into lasagnas or into a quiche. If your afraid of eating seeds they can be put thru a food processor and used in dressings for salads or meats.
Please give me an idea on how to stop the bleeding. I am desparate. I cant wait another month.
Post Edited (Cfromutah) : 9/29/2008 7:53:46 PM (GMT-6)
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor BleedingMedication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.
I am going to try out the Spinch thing. I had been doing really well up until this last Sunday. I didn't know anything about the Spinich, but had been eating Spinich salad's at least 2 -3 times a week a couple weeks ago and hadn't had any symptoms. (I always toss on sunflower and pumkin seeds too). I haven't had a Spinich salad in over a week and Sunday, started bleeding again. I am willing to try anything!!!! :)
Will keep you posted!