Any experience with Ulcerative Colitis and Juicing

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mjw82704
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I would just like to know if anyone has experimented with juicing for UC check out the you tube videos.

UC Advice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1aRxy5P6jM&feature=related



UC Advice Vegetables:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGygOxEvOg&feature=related
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


Crohny93
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally have not tried myself, However, I heard that juicing cabbage , carrots, and spinach is a huge help.   Any thoughts?

Joma
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not tried it myself because I have been busy trying a BUNCH of other natual meds and diet things. But I have a friend who swears by juicing when she is flaring - she says that it puts her into remission. One thing though - she has a very mild case of Colitis and has never had to be medicated to put it into remission so I am not sure if she is the best example. But I go by the thought that even if it makes a small, positive difference it is better than no difference at all. I try not to get into the 'all or nothing' mindset about my flares. This year I have been doing alot of natural meds in conjuction with my tradidiotnal meds and it has made my usual fall flare far milder - not the silver bullet I was after but better than it has been in the past.

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Chester_Lampwick
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   Posted 12/29/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
For some reason, I thought this thread would be about anabolic steroids.
Male, Age 36
UC since July 2006 - entire large intestine
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ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Just my experience- Juicing (carrot and spinach) causes initial discomfort during a flare but it is very helpful before and after the flare.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
UcWarrior do you do any juicing during a flare?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to. Spinach and carrots were the weapons of choice. I liked the nutritional profile of the two. The glutamine and cholorophyll in the spinach seemed to help out greatly. I noticed that the greatest benefit was just before the flare.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the information UC Warrior. How long have you been med free? What have you been doing to stay med free?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/30/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I quit taking my meds in '96 after I realized they seemed to do more damage than good. I was a sophomore in college and felt that it was keeping me from healing and doing the things I wanted to do. I would recommend doc supervision when making decisions like this. I've taken pentasa 3 times since then but only to control bleeding and got off them ASAP. I focus now more on prevention and recognization of early warning signs of flares and act quickly to subdue the flare before it gets worse.

Food diary is key here. Find the foods that agree with you the most and switch onto them before and during a flare.
During remission I eat anything I want but stay away from popcorn, lactose, too much fat, and NSAIDs. When my meal deviates from my comfort food list (even during remission) I take a digestive enzyme with my meal. I also take fiber supplements combined with a strong dose of Bifidus/Acidoph everyday. Take these two together for best benefit. I feel that I live at about 95% pre-UC with 1-3 solid BMs per day. My stools don't look like they used to pre-UC but I can live with that...

I feel that I am lucky to control my UC naturally with knowledge and experience. I wish everyone were able to do the same but IBD is very individualistic.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/30/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the information even though UC is very individualistic I find your story motivating. Sorry but, what does the acronym NSAIDs mean?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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Total Posts : 298
   Posted 12/30/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug- the nonselective categories like advil (ibuprofen), aleve (naproxen), and aspirin.
Tylenol is the best choice for someone with IBD when a pain reliever is absolutely necessary.

All NSAIDs irritate the gut and can possibly cause bleeding. The most dangerous is the slow-release forms as they can cause ulceration and/or preforation of the colon and sm. intestine. There are risks that they can cause flares in people with IBD so I choose to avoid them altogether.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  

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