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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 9/14/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a newbie to the forum but not a newbie to Crohns.
I have tried alot of things in my struggle with CD but never any diet changes.
Has anyone tried this diet and if so does it work?

Crohn's disease for 20 years
1 bowel resection, 2 fissure operations
Having taken or taking:
prednisone, azulfidine, azathioprine, valium

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 9/14/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not tried the SCD however I am just now trying the Maker's Diet. I just started so I can't tell you if it has been working for me however I have heard some really good things about it. The guy who created it, Jordan Rubin, had a very severe case of CD and he was very close to death, however from the Maker's Diet, he is now healthy as can be.
When I talked to my doctor about it, of course she said since there was no study that proved any diet can work that I shouldn't count on it. But you should totally buy the book and read it. You can get it for five bucks off of Amazon.
I got a couple books on the SCD but I haven't read through them yet. I figure if this diet doesn't work, I'll go for the other. I know the SCD is very strict.
Good luck though! Let me know how it goes!
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
I'm currently on Cipro and Entocort (3mg/3xday). The Entocort has given me lots of issues. Really puffy cheeks, the inability to lose any weight while working out constantly, lots of acne, weird hair growth, and these random stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I told my Dr. I thought I had Cushings Syndrome, which is an effect of Entocort, but she doesn't believe me.
This site is great for support.

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1811
   Posted 9/15/2007 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I did it for 6 months. It totally worked for me. It is strict and takes some getting used to, but I say it's worth a try. I noticed IMMEDIATE results (like within a week no more bloating, bleeding, cramping, and D) and I was severely ill at the time. I wasn't magically cured, but it really did heal my gut to a large degree. Not permanent, but enough to snap me out of the severe 3 year long flare I was in. So, I say go for it. I hope it helps you feel better.
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