Hi Concerned mom,
I am usually in the Colitis forum, but I was browsing around and saw your post...
I have the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" and it discusses the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), which has helped me tremendously. The diet is a little too strict for me to follow to the letter, so I follow a loose version of it.
Try having your daughter avoid all sweets/candies,
cookies, cakes or anything with processed sugar it, including coke and fruit punch. Have her avoid milk as well as it also contains sugar...simply by me following this diet I have been able to stop Remicade infusions AND ALL ulcers have disappeared from my colon (and there were a lot, the GI was shocked). I'm not cured...that I know, believe me...but I have more energy, no joint pain and about
3 or 4 bm's a day.
I try to read the ingredients on everything and I avoid products that contain sugar/yeast because they seem to make my condition worse; you may need to experiment with her foods to see what makes her worse and what doesn't bother her.
I am of the opinion that if I can reverse the damage on my colon to a degree, your daughter can too...I have my life back no more 15 to 20 bm's.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.
Post Edited (NuffinButtTrouble) : 2/3/2008 7:04:32 PM (GMT-7)