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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know how restrictive you have to be with avoidance foods, (Crohn's). We were told to avoid corn, seeds, nuts and any type of hard skin on fruits or vegetables. What about breakfast cereals that have ground nuts in them?  Is there any other foods to be avoided? Thanks. 
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.

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   Posted 10/23/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that eggs and dairy products make my symptoms worse so I just dont eat them anymore. I actually dont even eat much of anything because everytime I do I get sick no matter if its just a cracker.
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade

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   Posted 10/23/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
if you are serious about food and what to avoid for CD, then i highly suggest looking into both the maker's diet and the specific carbohydrate diet. they should help a lot.

we are all different though, so what is a danger food for one person may be tolerated by another. i seem to be able to tolerate nuts, but since most people cant i eat them sparingly and dont push the issue. for like a decade i could not do many vegetables and thus skipped havingn salads. but now i can eat them no problem. go figure. unfortunately you'll have to get a food journal going and figure things out for yourself, but the 2 sources i mentioned above are great starting points and imho can help keep you feeling good.

the reason to avoid the skin on fruits and vegetables is cos of the insoluble fiber which your system has a hard time with. so peel your apples and the like.

if you want a good breakfast cereal, i recommend the ezekiel ones and nature's path granola cereals. i use yogurt instead of milk and add some raisins or blueberries or dried cranberries. tastes great.

most people with CD become lactose intolerant. for some reasons doctors know that but dont tell 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 10/24/2007 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I highly suggest the avoidance of eggs, they send me into such agony and it lasts a good day. Also, you asked about cereal with nuts in it, I would avoid that too, just to be on the safe side.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2006, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain), and Effexor

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   Posted 10/24/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tom how is the little one doing? With me I don't eat the corn,nuts or seeds at all .I also have to avoid coconut and raisons.Smooyh peanut butter is good.If I have a Mc Donalds I ask for no seeds lettuce or pickle. What foods is she able to tolerate now? Hope things have been going good for you and your daughter. lol gail
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