Low Residue Diet

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/13/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All:
Has anyone found any cookbooks helpful for low residue diet or anything other then SCD how does everyone eat?

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/13/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi par, and welcome,

Have you checked out th e nutrition link in my sig?
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 10/13/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an excellent cookbook/nutrition book. "Cooking Well for the Unwell" by Eileen Behan. It is out of print at this point but you can get used copies on Amazon for about $4 or so. She is a registered dietitian and really explains all the different types of diets that doctors might put patients on for any health condition. There are sections for low residue, clear liquid, full liquid, soft, extra protein, but also low sodium, extra calorie, anything that ANY patient might need. Then at the end of each section, she has recipes pertaining to each section. So for the extra calorie section she would have a recipe that would give you ideas on how to make each bite extra nutritious so that you would take in the most calories possible (important if when flaring and losing weight).

I refer to this book when I am flaring and eating the same things over and over. I get bored easily and then I don't feel like eating at all. She had some really good ideas that just jump start me into eating different foods so that I'm being a bit more nutritious when I have to be extra careful about my low residue or clear liquids. I actually have 2 copies because I was always loaning my copy out and never had it when I wanted it. It really does work for any sick person, chronic or acute.

You can also google low residue and get some good results. Personally I can't do the Makers Diet or SCD. I have had 3 resections and can not do anything close to the amount of vegies and fruit that would be needed to keep me alive. I can't do whole grains or I would be in the hospital with a blockage, so low residue is the only way for me to go. But like so many aspects of CD, what works for one, may not work for others. You need to find what works for you.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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