diet for crohn's disease

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   Posted 8/28/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I realize that all crohn's patients are different and what foods may bother one, may not bother another. I do believe though that there must be some common ground when it comes to diet. I would love to hear from as many people as possible on what works for them as I am recovering from bowel resection surgery and am trying to figure out a diet of my own.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Your right about us all being able to tollerate different foods. Some are definately more lucky than others, some like to live in the edge and really push their luck, LOL but I think one too many trips to the ER and one too many unpleasant needle experiences you start to be more aware of what you consume.
I'd recomend a book called "The new eating right for a bad gut" by James Scala Ph.D. isbn 0-454-27976-3. It may even be available from your local library. He lists a comprehensive range of foods, so you at least get some idea of what to comsume or avoid.
Good luck and I hope your recovering well from your op.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi yes we are all diffrent on what we could eat. I also agree with Tess about that book I have that book
it is good.
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I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
um... no salad?
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   Posted 8/28/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that there are definiately foods I avoid. No dairy, nuts, seeds, popcorn, spicy foods, sugar, chocolate, foods that are hard like beef jerky, uncooked carrots. This includes sees in vegies or fruits. Try to eat more cooked vegies than raw. If I eat something I shouldn't, a flare follows.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a good link regarding diet and crohns...
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   Posted 8/28/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
i do the makers diet. get the book. it will open your eyes to nutrition and a whole new way to eat. from following that diet i can eat virtually anything, within reason of course, meaning no fried, fatty, rich, spicy foods. but dairy, salads, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds - i can do it all. by dairy though i mean cheese and yogurt. CD has made me lactose intolerant so i cant do much milk besides a bit in a latte or with cereal for example.

best of luck to you!
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
been on basically every med available, currently on colozal & 6-mp
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon

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   Posted 8/28/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Crazy Harry :)

The probiotic Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way cleared up my severe lactose intolerance...I notice you don't mention taking a probiotic daily, this is a really good one and an asset for IBDers since we tend to have bacterial over-growth and the connection of it exacerbating our's also put my high cholesterol levels back in check as well.

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   Posted 8/29/2007 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi gmd I follow low residue foods easy to digest no seeds,nut . corn, popcorn, raw fruits,raisons, turnip.I started this in Jan. and eat well cooked easy to chew veggies,fish, minced meats I try to avoid steak, chops.This way I have been able to eat wihout pain now and when I add a new food I can tell if it is going to be alright for me and I only start off with small amounts when I add something new.I have switched from jams to jellies and honey.Gave up strawberries and blueberries that gave me problems and coconut.I have learned that it is far better for me to eat this way then live in gail

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   Posted 8/31/2007 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't do much in the way of greasy or fatty food, apples, popcorn, milk (pretty much all dairy products), spicy foods...those all send me running to the bathroom. I'm pretty limited on what I can eat, but I deal with it. Also, for some reason eggs make me very ill.

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   Posted 9/1/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Just a note here eggs don't do me much good but can tolerate french toast . lol gail

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   Posted 9/2/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
in regards to eggs...have you all just tried eating egg whites? It is the fat in the yolk that can cause the problems.

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