Colitis Diet Plan. Has anyone tried it?

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Jnr
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   Posted 4/23/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I am quite new to this forum but have been suffering from colitis (LHS) for about 10 years.  I am currently on 6x Sulfasalazine tablets a day and Predsol Enema's nightly.  I'm in the search for other solutions and came across this website http://www.colitis-crohns.com/book.html.  Has anyone tried out the diet?  I'm not sure what the diet consists of but from what I read, it sounds quite restrictive (such as no meat, fish, chicken, fish). 
 
Also, I have been on and off the predsol enemas for the last few months.  This time round, I've been on it for about 1.5 weeks.  Does anyone know how long it takes for the enema's to kick in?  I normally have about 2x BM's a day plus one at night which looks to be almost all mucus and some blood.
 
Thnx
Junior

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   Posted 4/23/2008 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jnr, welcome to Healingwell :) I can't comment on the diet since I've never been on that but as for the enemas, sometimes these can take at least a couple weeks to start working. The more severe the flare = harder it is to control sometimes.
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/23/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

I can't comment on the diet either; however, there is a recent thread about being vegetarian and how it effects a few specific member's UC.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1099877


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princesa
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   Posted 4/23/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I looked at it but didn't try it. Klein is a raw foodist. The tough fiber of raw fruits and veggies would have killed me when I was flaring. I also majorly disagree with a diet that calls for no animal protein. In my experience, a diet high in lean proteins, healthy fats and low carb cooked veggies and no grains or dairy is what works for me.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


marty1976
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   Posted 4/23/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I too couldn't handle such a restrictive diet.All the veg would kill me.But if you are interested in it, try it for a few days and see how it goes.
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$360
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   Posted 4/23/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't be lazy people, being vegan is easy. The vast majority of animal products have horrible amounts of hormones, anti-biotics and such that are far more damaging to you than any roughage. This diet makes a lot of sense. I said it in the other thread, Since I've become a vegan my UC has been significantly better than before. Not healed, but the strict attention to diet is an important part of staying healthy and on top of it. There is an abundance of other healthier, easier to digest sources of protein out there.

I'm probably going to add this book to my wish list as I dont have the cash for it right now. I've started a thread about trying this type of diet here:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1102561

I haven't officially started because I'm still on prednosone and have no control over my eating, and I want to make sure I've researched enough before I get into something like this.
EGDOL KCALB EHT NI MI

Post Edited ($360) : 4/23/2008 5:42:39 PM (GMT-6)


potty girl
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   Posted 4/23/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry but for me it has nothing to do with being lazy. It would be a whole lot easier to eat raw fruits and vegies then cooking every day. Are even cooking vegies would be easier then cooking meat. But If I eat raw anything I feel it going compleately threw me. and will take three days to get back to normal. I would love to be able to eat salads, because I really miss them in my diet. But I dont like the pain it causes me when I do eat them. So no lazy is not the reason. And I also cant eat any kind of beans, but chicken, turkey, and fish set really well.
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Winter
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   Posted 4/23/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Chicken seems to agree with me also. But I do eat lots of beef since we raise our own & have it process at a small family ran processor. So I know that the beef has no additives in it.

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winni
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   Posted 4/23/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to also throw in that it is not being lazy that may keep people from this diet. I was vegan for over 10 years before being dxed, and being vegan was sooooooo much easier then whatever it is i am now. Not eating soy, or beans, or hummus or salad or vegan cookies or any of the other things i loved and enjoyed and instead eating plain cooked fish and steamed veggies with nothin' on 'em all day long takes a lot of discipline, and a lot more work.
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pb4
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, lazy would run more along the lines of constantly eating out of a can, box and bag...that's lazy and about the most unhealthy way to live.

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$360
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I apologize for that comment. It was pretty *****y. I didnt mean to imply that people here are lazy. I like this community a lot and I'm sorry if I offended anyone.

I've been pissy all day. I think its a prednizone thing.....
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potty girl
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
you are forgiven, on my part anyway. We all have those type of days.
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pb4
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   Posted 4/25/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Here's an interesting link about eating raw foods compared to always eating cooked....

 

http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/enzymes.htm

 

 

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princesa
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   Posted 4/25/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
$360 said...
Don't be lazy people, being vegan is easy. The vast majority of animal products have horrible amounts of hormones, anti-biotics and such that are far more damaging to you than any roughage.
Okay, lazy accusations aside, you purchase your meat and eggs and an organic market where they are free of hormones and antibiotics... the chickens are free range and the beef is grass-fed.
 
A diet high in lean protein, healthy fats, and low in carbs, dairy-free and mostly grain free has worked very well for me and alot of other IBDers.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 4/25/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing actually very awesome on my UC diet plan.

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