Posted 6/1/2012 1:18 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you to all of you for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I do feel inclined to share with you Part 2 of what my old HS friend who claims to have masterd her CD. Again, this is a copy of her email, and is not necessarily my oppinion as I have no oppinion on CD, I am far to new to this to really know anything at this point.
(I am very excited that I get to swallow the pill with the camera in it on the 5th :) don't know why that makes me happy, just hoping to know more I suppose.)
Here's part 2:
"ya, itd be great to chat in person, but we can chat over phone... not the best typer! I'm pretty sure we just got long distance added to our phone, so I'll check that & if I'm right I can give you a call sometime :)
Have you thought about using goat milk instead of almond milk in your smoothies? that's how i make mine... or you could just use yogurt & add some water to thin it out. I remember that was the 1st thing my doc told me- not to eat anything with guar gum or carragean. kefir is also really thin if you make it yourself & you could use that, though it has a bit of a zingy soury taste.
I'm the same way about cooking, totally stresses me out! I HATE recipies & get all tense! That's why I keep our meals simple, but simple really is the easiest for our bodies, so I guess it works out :) I swear by the ferments though... about 50% of what i put in my mouth has been fermented, so i'm crazy full of probiotics.
I take the same types of supplements as you, though I'm much better at taking minerals than vits, probably because i can feel the difference with the minerals. I don't take the goat protein, instead I drink goat milk, but even then not often.. mostly kefir & yogurts. I don't take the probiotic pills either, just too expensive & making ferments is so cheap & easy.
Once you get your body in a healthy balance, its really easy to keep it there. i don't even consider myself in remission, i just consider myself healthy. i'd eat this way even if i didn't have crohns, though maybe i never would have gotten this intense into health.. hard to say.
I don't know a lot of people who have beat crohns like i did, but most of them prefer to take the meds & eat & live more... conventionally. that's not an option for me. don't get me wrong, if something happened & i landed in the hospital like when i was a kid i'd take meds in a heart beat to get myself less inflammed. but i've gotten myself in balance & i'd rather stay healthy than live in that up & down cycle of sickness. once you know better, you do better. it breaks my heart when i hear of friends who have family members undergo major surgeries because of crohns. i wish i could tell them all that if they made changes, their taste buds would eventually become more sensitive & they wouldn't miss those doritos or mcdonalds or even those organic muffins. & they'd start to feel incredible!
you mentioned fear that damage could happen while you are trying to figure things out. Try to work through that! Fear/stress/anxiety... all those things mess up your hormones... fight or flight= adrenaline & cortisol. your body cannot create peace/healing/love hormones at the same time as the fight or flight hormones. love hormones are endorphins, oxytocin, relaxin, etc & those are VERY healing to your mind & your tissues, especially the oxytocin, it is literally involved in repair, which our intestines need. Every time you hug, kiss, hold hands, share a meal your body makes oxytocin, because it is also the hormone of love... so cuddle your child like crazy & it'll truly make you & your child healthier because of it! ... " -My old friend from High School, not me!