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   Posted 6/3/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Background: I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease during the summer of 2008. It seems to me like there is a correlation between Crohn's and allergies. I am allergic to pollen, dust, cats, dogs, but no food. I am currently on Humira which is a wonderful drug (if you can afford it). I have completely removed anything with milk in it from my diet except for Lactaid milk and have removed all caffinated and carbonated beverages from my diet. This has helped a ton and I'm symptom free as long as I'm on Humira. Humira is an injecatble that is taken every other week.
Method: I'm currently trying to get off Humira and I recently I tried a diet of only veggies, fruit, and meat. I was surprised with my results. I was able to get off Humira for a week before signs started showing up again (most of time I don't make it a day). I removed all bread, my lactaid milk, all juices, anything with corn syrup (basically anything that promotes parasite and bacteria growth.)
Conclusion: Diet plays a very important role in managing Crohn's Disease. I haven't found a cure but there is a trend. The more natural the food is, the better it is for you and managing Crohns. Stay away from man made food and beverages for ex. alcohol, soda, brownies, candy, chips, and stay away from milk.
*You attached to a very OLD post, I started a new one so you would get more attention*

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 6/3/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Eric! Interesting correlations with diet and symptoms. My wife read The Maker's Diet a while back and was saying just this morning how she wants to go completely natural on our menu for a while and see how it works out.

Oh, and Nanners - you get the Super-Moderator-Of-The-Week Award!!! smilewinkgrin
(not-so) Successfully In Denial of my Crohn's Disease since 1985!
Resection surgeries 1993 and 2004.
May 2010: Currently on Pentasa and enough Prednisone to revive a dead horse!

*Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."

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   Posted 6/3/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum!!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 6/3/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forums
im sure you will find alot of help input n support
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   Posted 6/3/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the board, Eric! I'm glad that you've found us, and I hope we can provide you with the support that you need... :)
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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