It is smart to take vitamin D but I recommend getting your blood levels checked so you know exactly how much you may need to take. It is probably a good idea to get your blood levels of iron, B12, and folic acid.
Many people have problems with gluten and dairy but not everyone. If these foods do not bother you then you do not need to avoid them. I am gluten sensitive. Food allergy testing does not work, the only way to determine if a particular food causes problems is to avoid it for a couple of weeks and see if things improve. That is how I found out that gluten is no good for me but that I can tolerate dairy. However I am sensitive to an eclectic list of other foods such as shellfish, kale, plums, and hummus. Many of the foods that cause flares for me are SCD legal, and many of the foods that are illegal under SCD such as non-gluten grains are perfectly fine with my body chemistry.
Crohn's is a chronic condition that demands vigilance at all times. Even though I have been in remission since March, 2010, I find that indulging in verboten foods can still cause problems for me. For example I had lobster for lunch last week and that evening experienced bloody diarrhea. I know when I am on the right track by monitoring my bowel habits. I am looking for solidly formed stools with no urgency or bleeding whatsoever.
Supplements are important for me to quickly nip a flare in the bud before it becomes out of control. But if I eat badly then it doesn't matter how many supplements I take, I will be headed to a flare. My most effective supplements that I take every day are probiotics, a soluble fiber such as psyllium (many use Metamucil as a fiber), fish oil, and vitamin D. I also take vitamins & herbs listed in my signature.
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, glutamine, magnesium, phos choline, resveratrol, S. Boulardii, boswellia, curcumin. Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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