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follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Why not give it a try and see how you feel in a month?

Simply eat 20 to 30 bananas a day for a month. If you dislike bananas so much that you can't stand eating them, try it with a different fruit. Eat 3,000 calories in watermelon for 30 days etc.

If you are worried you are going to be deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral, take a multivitamin daily.

Many of you would probably think this is "extreme" or just plain crazy. Why?

Why is extreme medicine alright, but eating a diet of raw fruit wacky?

Why is suppressing your immune system with extremely carcinogenic medication perfectly acceptable?

Why is removing your colon perfectly plausible and a reasonable solution but switching to a diet of only raw fruit and tender greens just not feasible?

Why do most people choose "Extreme Medicine" over "Extreme Diet"?

I expressed my views on how a low fat raw vegan diet has helped me (see thread: "Vegan cure" ) and how I believe it will help the majority of people on here. I would really like to keep this discussion going and see if others have similar success.

What's holding you back from trying something like this? Lets discuss it!

Dsm4life
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   Posted 2/19/2011 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Whats stopping me from trying it ? Excessive Potassium.

Red_34
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
What stops me from doing it is that I can not tolerate fruits or vegetables. I can't eat watermelon, it gives me D. I can't eat more then one ripe banana a day or it gives me D. I can't eat Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Kiwi's, strawberries (I'm allergic), apples, pears, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, etc...or it gives me D. I think I will stick with my extreme medication.
SHERRY
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follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dsm4life, the potassium contained in bananas is potassium ion, which is water soluble. Any "excess" potassium would by flushed out of the kidneys without creating any sort of burden. Most people are in fact potassium deficient.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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Hellokitty
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
its not the potassium you need to worry about. your body will know what to do with this potassium. The only potassium you need to worry about is the ones in health food pills.Bananas natual potassium. How do i know this is that i have already done this. (and had blood tests when i was doing it)
 
 I have done the raw food diet and i learnt how to eat with the support of the (www.rawfoodsupport.com) and also (giveittomeraw.com) I noticed amazing engery and bananas are also a very powerful fruit they also have all the amino acids in them so they are a protine.

The reason why it didnt work for me is that i was suffering from candida, and bananas are a really high sugar. So the bleeding i still had every day. I couldent stop it. you can find my posts on those sites from somewhere

I even did some juice fasts with some steamed vegies in the evening the stupid thing i did though was use carrot juice (duh carrots are a sugar) in result i had a lot more bleeding and it actually made me alot worse. My weight went down to about 95lb. Not good at all. but my own stupid fault


So that is why i swiched to this meat diet and the bleeding stopped. The reason why the bleeding stopped is i stopped feeding the candida. but i do have to work on the mucus. I dont have alot but i have not yet cleared that 100%. I thought I did. but this is UC. The other truth is if i eat a banana i would have bleeding immeidatly. I know this for a fact. Dont get me wrong i loved the raw food diet and if i can get rid of the candida completly i will go back to eating alot more raw fruits. but for now it would be a bad thing

What webs sites are you on. Have you used giveittomeraw or rawfoodsupport?
female/ 34/ From the UK but grew up in the States
dignosis: Ulcerative Colitis 2007 currently they dont know the extent of it
treatment: anti candida diet by Gerald Green, now also doing an anti cadida program
drugs: none at present, due to anti candida diet

quincy
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
bwahahaha.....doesn't even deserve justification. The suggestion is plain ludacris.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

pauly123
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
follyism good for you i mean that, but i do think ur bananas lol, people in here have been through the mills with diets and belive me 30 bananas a day is not the anwser.
 i have colitis 5 years now. med asacol, suppositories,
 part gluten free diet, multi vitimins,fish oil,aloe vera,
 seems to be in rectum {pro***is}

follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Quincy, it doesn't deserve a response but yet you felt compelled to respond and mock it? Thanks for your mature contribution.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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quincy
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
You're most welcome....and I mean that sincerely.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hellokitty, I'm familiar with those websites. There is a HUGE different between a raw food diet that is high in fats and one that is low in fat. A high fat raw diet promotes the growth of candida. You can never fully get rid of candida, it's impossible. What you can do is regulate it through diet. Candida is actually beneficial for you at the right levels. It's a symbiotic relationship. I would encourage you to examine low fat raw veganism as a better way to control your candida issues then the path you are choosing now.

Here are videos part 1 & 2 on the issue of Candida that I think you would find enlightening and helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMjcXQyiSQw & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cDlAejxIY0

If you want some more resources on the diet I follow, please check out this previous thread where I discussed it: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=2030185

All the best to you!
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry, I remember you from when I very first joined this board. :)

Your intolerance to fruits and veggies is not something that is just specific to those with inflammatory bowel disease. Many people who eat a diet rich in fats and protein experience the same intolerance to even a modest amount of fruits and veggies.

I also could not tolerate most fruits and veggies, they would send me running to the bathroom. Once I eliminated everything from my diet, that changed. What I was challenging people to do is eat ONLY raw fruit for 30 days. That means eliminating everything else you consume, even the teas, coffees, alcohol, pasteurized juices etc. Perhaps this will cause days or weeks or even months of diarrhea for some people as the toxins and excess fat leave your blood stream and your bowels adjust. Is diarrhea really a good reason to not give something a real shot that may just help your bowels regain health?

It's not for everyone I suppose. If you feel you are on the right path with your medications, so be it. I definitely hope you do well and heal yourself with your medications. I honestly mean that, I wish you the best. I still challenge others who don't believe these medicines or surgery are the right path for them to look into some of the stuff I am saying, read the books, do the research and most importantly: try the diet!
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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McGut
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   Posted 2/19/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally think you are just trolling for negative feedback. Kinda like stirring the pot. Like your last topic. That's just my opinion though and I hope it's ok to give my opinion.
Chris
47,male
Asacol, 3@800, twice a day
Salofalk, 1@1000, nightly lately. Was off them for a bit.
Salofalk enema, 2 times only so far.
Ativan 1mg x1
Metoprolol 50mgx2
Lipitor 20mgx1
"other stuff", occasionally for pain relief, gain apatite, sleep
Currently on a roller coaster ride. Good one day, Bad the next.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 2/19/2011 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
who has done this? why don't you try it and let us know how you do. 30 bananas a day is expensive.
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03/07: Diagnosis: Mild Proctitis | 08/08: Diagnosis: Pancolitis - FLARE & Anemic! Asacol (3600mg) + Canasa (1000mg morning/night) | 01/10: FLARE! Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol + Canasa + Rowasa | Currently: stable - Asacol (3200mg) + Canasa (nightly) + 6mp + Allopurinol + Prednisone + Ponstel + Klonopin + Ambien

follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi McGut, what in the world would make you think I'm "trolling" for negative feedback? I've been on this board since 2006 and met some of the people on this board in person. Like i said in my previous post, I am trying to challenge people to think differently and to then take action on it to improve their lives. I can assure you I take no pleasure in mockery or coy insults to which I have been received by some. I certainly do enjoy when people question or challenge some of the tenets of the diet I follow. That's great. It opens the door for dialogue, in my view.

notsosicklygirl, bananas are not very expensive. You can buy bananas for 19 cents each at Trader Joes. That's about $6 a day or $180 a month. Most people spend more money on that on eating 1 fast food meal. Is $6 a day really that expensive when you think about how much money you/we have spent or are spending on medications, specialist visits etc? Is that not a fair question? The last drug I was on was Humira. The retail price of 1 Humria shot is around $1,100. I was on it bi-weekly. Some people are on this stuff every week.

As to the question, "who has done this?" I have. Please read my previous posts in the "Vegan cure" thread where I elaborate on that. 30 bananas a day is not such a radical notion. There is actually a whole website called "30bananasaday" with thousands of people who eat a low fat raw vegan diet and with many people there who have also healed their inflammatory bowel disease with this way of eating and living.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Why not give it a try? Well, I like food too much. I just tried some of those baby Reeses pnut butter cups earlier today, yum... am now scarfing down a huge salad & a homemade roll. Another yum. Made spicy tofu in pnut sauce over rice, with a side of pineapple last night. Had baked haddock & roasted sweet potatoes the night before. My diet is alright. Not to mention, what if it did work for a month? So I'm supposed to eat nothing but bananas for the rest of my days? Ha! Talk about something being not feasible.....
diagnosed 2002
Asacol
Remicade-10mgs/kg- from 4/07 thru 1/10
Humira
Imuran- 150mgs/day
homemade kefir, probiotic supplement, turmeric

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
180 is more than I spend on all my prescriptions. besides I am too stable right now to try bananas, i won't know if it's helping. I would have to try this while in a flare to see if it did anything. Maybe next flare I will give it a shot but I don't see how I could possibly eat that many bananas. I don't even like bananas.
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03/07: Diagnosis: Mild Proctitis | 08/08: Diagnosis: Pancolitis - FLARE & Anemic! Asacol (3600mg) + Canasa (1000mg morning/night) | 01/10: FLARE! Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol + Canasa + Rowasa | Currently: stable - Asacol (3200mg) + Canasa (nightly) + 6mp + Allopurinol + Prednisone + Ponstel + Klonopin + Ambien

follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eva Lou, there are literally THOUSANDS of different kinds of fruits.

Lets say you did just eat only bananas for the rest of your life but regained your health, do you really think it's not worth it? Eating for the momentary pleasure you get from the refined sugars, fats, grains and spices you are indulging in is worth a life on the extremely potent and toxic drugs you are on? Is "I like food too much" really a thought out, reasonable response? That is very troubling to me. I really wish you would take me a bit more seriously but it's ok that you don't. I still wish you the best and in the future if you would like to give this diet a serious try, I'm here to help. :)
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 2/19/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
not to sound rough, but I think you need to get a hobby if my diet choices trouble you that much.... who cares what other people choose to eat? And overall, my diet is primarily whole foods, no refined sugars, very little to no processed foods... no red meat so to speak of, lots of wild fish, some chicken/pork... I dunno, I do like food, I like cooking, I like readingg cookbooks, I like menu planning & even grocery shopping. It is a big part of my life. I feel like thru the meds I've been on I've re-gained my health. If I truly felt I were sacrificing good health for a candy bar, yes I would make changes. But I don't.
diagnosed 2002
Asacol
Remicade-10mgs/kg- from 4/07 thru 1/10
Humira
Imuran- 150mgs/day
homemade kefir, probiotic supplement, turmeric

AKB
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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
People here would eat worms if it showed it stopped colitis. They will shoot other people's poop up their own butts, after sticking it in a blender mind you, if it showed it stopped colitis. Your suggestion is not getting a serious response because there's no reasoning behind it-- why 30 bananas and not 29? Why not 15 bananas and 15 pineapples? Maybe you've researched this extensively, but the tone of your post is incredibly dismissive of people who use/rely on medications, essentially calling them foolish, uneducated, lazy, or all of the above.

An important aspect of colitis is that it doesn't affect lifespan, but QUALITY of life. Eating 30 bananas a day (which basically would mean eating a banana every ~30 minutes of your waking day?!) is already gutting your ability to function. Now eat nothing else-- forget going out with friends to dinner, grabbing a snack, drinking some warm tea... what kind of life is that? What happens after the 30 day cleanse? More fruit, all day, every day?

Yes, sitting on the toilet and hooking yourself up to an IV every month is no great celebration either, but I think what people here want more than anything else is NORMALCY. Living 200 years with nothing to eat but bananas or living 70 with a full selection is a choice most people would not hesitate to make for the latter option.

I am one of the biggest proponents on this forum for natural solutions (go TURMERIC!), but I use my 5-ASAs religiously... use everything you can to get your life back. If that means you want to eat fruit all day, more power to you, but it's NOT a panacea, and people who choose not to do this are not somehow deficient.

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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's it then. For me it's a daily 30 bananas, 2 lbs of coconut macaroons, 2 lbs of spinach, 2oz of powdered turmeric, a jar of manuka honey, 1/2 lb of sunflower seeds, 2 oz aloe juice and a partridge in a pear tree.

Oh, and I'm gonna flush all my meds down the toilet.

30 bananas a day my arse. rolleyes

I'm not sure an ape at the zoo would be fed that many.

Blueheron
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   Posted 2/19/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Where is the protein in bananas and watermelon??? How can your body repair and maintain itself on this diet?

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/19/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
i think AKB has the right idea. Eating 30 bananas a day very well may be the cure for someone, BUT it would be a huge sacrifice! Giving up all other food, when there are other solutions.
I love bananas, i eat two for breakfast almost everyday, but i don't think i could eat 30, plus, 3000 calories is way too much a day.

follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am suggesting 30 bananas so that people get an ample amount of calories. Bananas have about 100 calories each. 30 bananas is around 3,000 calories. Bananas were a suggestion, I also stated if you get your calories from watermelon or some other fruit you enjoy then that's fine as well. The point of "30 days" is not to finish it in 30 days and that's the end of it. I suggested 30 days so you can measure how well you feel and then it's up to you on whether you think it's fruitful (no pun intended) to continue with this way of eating. There are thousands of fruits to your picking, eat several different kind every day if that is what you prefer but just make sure you are getting the proper calorie intake.

No you should not be eating a banana every 30 minutes. I never suggested such a thing. You should eat your servings of fruit just like you would traditionally eat a meal: 3 times a day. Eating a banana every 30 minutes would indeed cause precious energy that your body needs to heal itself to be diverted to digestive processes.

Perhaps you will not feel better in 30 days, maybe it will take months. Do I suggest you continue to eat a low fat raw vegan diet once you have rid yourself of your ulcerative colitis? Once you feel and witness the type of healing and radical transformation to your health a diet like this can have, I don't even think that will be a question. I continue to eat this way even though I firmly believe my ulcerative colitis is a thing of the past.

You get plenty of protein from eating fruit. Every fruit has protein. Bananas have 1 gram of protein, you eat 30 of them you get 30 grams of protein. A whole watermelon has 28 grams of protein. I've addressed a lot of these issues in the previous thread "Vegan cure" please take a look at it.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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follyism
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   Posted 2/19/2011 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
All calories are not the same. Are the 3,000 calories you get from eating BBQ or McDonalds the same as the 3,000 calories derived from fruit? Depending on the ratios of carbs, fat and protein will decide on how these calories are utilized by your body. If you simply just want to eat enough calories to "live" then yeah, 3,000 calories is way too much. If you want to thrive and reach new levels of health and fitness, eat 3,000 fruit fueled calories or more.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Michael

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   Posted 2/19/2011 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would try it if I had another roaring flare.

How long have you been in remission and detail how good that remission has been.
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