Reintroducing wheat into diet..

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   Posted 12/18/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else here been a gluten-free or wheat-free diet and decided to go back to wheat??

While it was a great solution when I could not get my Humira approved, I think my energy is really suffering from a lack of complex carbohydrates, and I'd love to incorporate some whole grain bread and other snacks back into my diet. I've been on Humira for 3 months now, and it should have kicked in by now, so I'm thinking of giving a shot.

Any one else have experience reintroducing a food group back into the diet?
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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   Posted 12/18/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I don't know what others think but I'am staying away from whole wheat bread. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Same here. I think there are other great high energy foods without the risks of wheat...can you eat organic peanut butter or eggs?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
There are three macronutrients- proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Without fat, you die. Without protein, you die. Without carbohydrates, you do not die.

It takes several weeks for the body to adapt to carbohydrate restriction; your mitochondria need to get up to speed, which takes a little bit. But once it happens, the changes are dramatic. Odd things, like cold hands and feet go away. I don't suffer from "sugar crash" when working out or caving. Hunger after a meal develops much more slowly.

There's more to excluding wheat from the diet than just feeling better. If what Ebringer has to say is true, removing the starch from the diet gets to the root of the problem. It doesn't just treat the symptoms.
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