UC Diet???? If there is one?

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   Posted 3/19/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondered if anyone has a diet they were given by their doctor?  I was told to just stay away from popcorn and caffiene (SP?)  Since I am in my first flare right now since being first diagnosed in 2005 that just started.  I am eating brown rice, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese w/the active cultures, pudding, crackers, banannas, toast.  I figure just keep it light...Any suggestions???  A friend of mine who has a spastic colon was told to stay away from applesauce and the juice as well.  Said to eat Tuna and Chicken. 
Any help would be greatful!!!  : )
Have a nice day everyone!

Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Zoloft:1 daily 50mg.
Lomotil: 3 per day
Colozal: 9 per day
Ferrous Sulfate (Iron): 325mg-4 per day (Iron a little low and trying to build back up)
Prednisone: 5 mg-Tapering-every other day
Librax-3 per day before you eat for cramping
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   Posted 3/19/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   


I also have pancolitis and always on the lookout for diet ideas and information . so far i have only recently learned that white rice and white bread seem to be commonly used when having problems. It might be worth switching the brown rice to white .

anything dairy should be limited or avoided unless you are sure it isnt upsetting things .. fruit and veg also avoided unless well tolerated . i used to live on 3 bananas a day but found these to be a problem recently , id heard so much good about them and then found out they may cause me problems !! ..cant win . I guess its trial and error , if you have time stick to a very safe short list of foods and then introduce things slowly - not as easy as it sounds , i cant do it myself and just stick to what i know is safe right now

but popcorn for most IS evil , such a shame !


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   Posted 3/19/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told to stay away from anything processed.  Especially high fructose corn syrup.  To keep my diet as organic as possible.  All fruits and veggies should be well-cooked, but NO corn.  My staple meal is chicken and white rice.  Bland and boring, but easily digested.  I have a real problem with morning meals.....if anyone has something they eat in the morning that goes down well I would love to hear it. 

diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997.
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal
rowasa enema nightly
35 years old, white, female

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   Posted 3/19/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
IBD or not, avoiding processed foods/beverages, fast-foods, animal fat, caffeine, processed sugar is a smart diet and is strongly suggested for those with IBD, research has shown the above mentioned can exacerbate IBD symptoms.

I use, stevia as a sweetner when needed, instead of butter, I use extra virgine olive oil...instead of seasoning salts, I use fresh herbs to season my food, I eat natural foods, nothing out of a box or can....I mainly eat fish and chicken, beef on occassion (good for iron), I drink only chamomile tea and water, no coffee, pops, or juices with added sugar, on occassion I will drink 100% pure juices.

It seems obvious that what you eat will affect you, and depending on what you're eating will depend on how it will affect you...I'm able to tolerate all fruits and veggies so I don't have to ingest processed sugar.

The recommended daily amount of refined sugar and even salt are very minimal, people who mainly eat out of a box or can are getting hundreds of times more than the recommended amount and this I believe is what is leading to so many health issues for people, especially in north america compared to the rest of the world (which unfortunately in some countries are starting to jump on the bad diet bandwagon.

You are what you eat, that's for sure.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/19/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
There are several informative books out there with dietary recommendations for IBD: The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut, Listen to Your Gut, Breaking the Vicious Cycle are a few you might want to check out.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/19/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
do a search for the specific carbohydrate diet.  or eating for a bad gut by james scala.  i use the former diet and i am doing well. 

Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009.  Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission.  I feel fantastic!    I have lost so many years to this disease.  I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!  (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone.  Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications!  For me, diet works...

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