from my experience doing the makers diet, avoid any and all processed/refined sugar (white and brown and all its derivatives - corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and anything ending in "ose" as it denotes a sugar) and artificial sugars like aspartame and nutra sweet, splenda, sucralose, etc etc. these are potentially worse. if sugar is one of the first 3 ingredients, i think twice about buying it or eat very very little of it. digestive enzymes do help. try to stick with the natural stuff, like raw unheated honey, real maple syrup, agave nectar. i use these very sparingly. stevia is a natural sugar substitute that is like 300 times more sweeter than sugar but is zero carb and low glycemic - the exact opposite of sugar. evaporated pure cane sugar is the natural form of sugar. that is more or less unprocessed and is better than the processed stuff i mentioned above. i've found that limiting my sugar and grain intake i feel a lot better and my sweet tooth is gone.
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