The thing about
Crohn's is this. Different people have it at different levels of severity. What's suitable for mild disease will be hopelessly inadequate for severe disease.
In those cases which are chronically mild then you probably don't need to be on meds at all or only occasionally. You probably don't need to follow any special diet.
Unfortunately most cases of Crohn's aren't like that and, if you ignore it, damage will be done in the form of strictures, fistulas, etc. Diet has never been subject to any serious kind of study, so nobody knows whether a strict diet, started at the beginning, can prevent those kind of complications. Not even meds fully prevent them - they can make flare-ups go away or increase the time you spend in remission, but they are not miracle workers. (Well, they might be for some people but not for everybody.)
How bad was your Crohn's when you were diagnosed? And how widespread is it? If your doctor didn't say, you should find out.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)