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   Posted 12/28/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have this book?  What good advice is in it?  It is expensive and our library doesnt have it.  Is it worth reading?
UC diagnosed 1991
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   Posted 12/28/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I read it shortly after I was diagnosed and didn't know anything about UC... it's okay. I got it from the library, but wouldn't spend any money for it. It has an interesting section on elimination diets, with details on how to re-introduce various foods. I did try eventually try an elimination diet, but differently than she suggested, since I had seen advice on the subject from different people.

She has some ideas on diet and alternative therapies, including the mind-body connection, but nothing I haven't seen elsewhere since, with the exception of some weird enema ideas.

In the end, I think the only thing I got out of it was taking aloe every day, but I would have come across that advice later anyway.

So... it might be worth reading, but not worth buying, at least for me. If you can't find it at your library, then I suggest taking a few minutes at a bookstore to peruse the book, to see if it has anything that interests you.
Diagnosed summer of 2006 with ulcerative proctitis; was flaring for a few months, seems to have subsided for the last two weeks. We shall see how long that lasts...
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   Posted 12/28/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not familiar with that book, but I HIGHLY recommend "The New Eating Right for a  Bad Gut" by James Scala.  It is a great resource and I read it often and am glad I bought it.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade,ulcer shrunk in 3 months August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis? & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks ( had a reaction will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Back to Prednisone again :( for joint pain

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