Posted 3/3/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)
Glutamine helps to protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract known as the mucosa. Because of this, some experts speculate that glutamine deficiency may play a role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), namely ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are characterized by damage to the lining of the small or large intestines, which leads to inflammation, infection, and ulcerations (holes). In fact, some preliminary clinical research suggests that glutamine may be a valuable supplement during treatment of IBD because it promotes healing of the cells in the intestines and improves diarrhea associated with IBD. Not all clinical studies have found this positive benefit, however. For this reason, more research is needed before conclusions can be drawn. In the meantime, follow the advice of your health care provider when deciding whether to use glutamine for IBD.

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Posted 3/3/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)
Hey Kasper, not judging, just truly curious, is it healthy to gain that much weight that fast? Could it strain your heart or your joints?
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

Posted 3/3/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)
kasper -
it is physically impossible to gain that much muscle mass in 2 months. you can gain that kind of weight, but it wont be all muscle. you need to increase your carb intake to put on mass more than your protein intake. calories is key and you need energy calories which are from carbs, specifically grain based carbs. but try your way first and let me know how it goes. if you dont get the results you wanted, then try increasing your carb intake and see if that gets you the results you desire.

snohare -
good fats are from nuts and nut butters, coconut oil, real butter, red meat (grass fed), cold water fish, olive oil, omega 3 supplement, avocados. the fat in chicken is in the skin. you should be ok eating the skin of organic chicken. if you can do dairy, do kefir, yogurt, and cheese from goat and sheep sources. raw is best.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

Posted 3/3/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)
Kasper did specify that most of that 20-25 lbs would be water weight, not muscle mass.

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