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Lantana
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   Posted 9/22/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
so my dr says to stick to a bland diet. the problem is I don't know what to cook or what to eat. I am scared to eat anything. last night the only thing i could think of to eat was some plain elbow noodles and plain boiled potatoes.
I was just wondering of you guys could help me. maybe give me some ideas of what you eat. i am from the south so all I know is how to fry things and add lots of seasonings to things.
 
thanks
tammy

kops2da
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   Posted 9/22/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   

I followed this - you have to consider any allergies or sensitivites like milk, etc.

 

FOODS RECOMMENDED

FOODS TO AVOID

 

 

MILK & DAIRY 2-3 servings each day

All milk and milk products

Plain mild cheeses

Cottage cheese

MILK & DAIRY

None

 

 

VEGETABLES 3-5 servings each day

Mild flavored vegetable juices

Cooked, frozen or canned vegetables as tolerated (asparagus tips, beets, carrots, green or waxed beans, mushrooms, pumpkin, green peas, white or sweet potato, spinach, summer or winter squashes)

Lettuce in small amounts

Salads made from allowed foods

VEGETABLES

Raw vegetables, dried peas and beans, corn

Gas forming vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, cauliflower, cucumber, green pepper, corn, rutabagas, turnips and sauerkraut

FRUIT 2-4 servings each day

All fruit juice

Cooked or canned fruit without skins, seeds, or tough fibers

Avocado and banana

Grapefruit and orange sections without membrane

FRUIT

All other fresh and dried fruit

Berries and figs

BREADS & GRAINS 6-11 servings each day

White, refined wheat, seedless rye breads. Plain white rolls, white melba toast, matzo, English muffin, bagel, pita bread, tortilla

Saltine, graham, soda or plain crackers

Cooked, refined cereals such as cream of wheat, oatmeal, farina, cream of rice. Dry corn and rice cereals such as puffed rice or corn flakes

Potatoes

Enriched rice, barley, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, and other pastas

Couscous

BREADS & GRAINS

Whole grain and very coarse cereals such as bran

Seeds in or on breads, and crackers

Bread or bread products with nuts or dried fruit

Potato chips, fried potatoes, wild rice

MEAT & MEAT SUBSTITUTES 2-3 servings each day

All lean, tender meats, poultry, fish and shellfish

Eggs, crisp bacon

Smooth nut butters

Soybean curd (Tofu) and other meat substitutes

Soups

Mildly seasoned meat stock, broth bouillon, or cream soups made with allowed foods

MEAT & MEAT SUBSTITUTES

Highly seasoned, cured or smoked meats, poultry or fish such as corned beef, luncheon meats, frankfurter and other sausages, sardine anchovies, strong flavored cheeses and chunky peanut butter

FATS & SNACKS (use sparingly)

Butter or fortified margarine

Mild salad dressings such as mayonnaise, French or vinegar and oil

All fats and oils

Sugar, syrup, honey, jelly seedless jam, hard candies plain chocolate candies molasses, marshmallows

Cakes, cookies, pies puddings, custard, ice cream sherbet, and Jell-O made with allowed foods

FATS & SNACKS

Highly seasoned salad dressings with seeds or pickle relish

All sweets and desserts containing nuts, coconut or fruit not allowed

Fried pastries such as doughnuts

MISCELLANEOUS

All beverages as tolerated

Herb teas, fruit drinks

Iodized salt, flavorings

Seedless jams, taffy, sugar, honey, jelly

Marshmallows, molasses

Mildly flavored gravies and sauces

Pepper, herbs, spices, ketchup, mustard and vinegar in moderation

MISCELLANEOUS

Caffeine-containing beverages (coffee, tea, colas, orange soda, Dr. Pepper)

Alcoholic beverages

Strongly flavored seasonings and condiments such as garlic, barbecue sauce, chili sauce, chili pepper, horseradish, pepper, chili powder and other highly spiced foods

Pickles, seed spices, olives, popcorn, nuts and coconut

Aspirin and aspirin-containing medicines


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


Socalsd
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   Posted 9/22/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
great tips
Prednisone 40mg a day
Clotrimazole Troche (keeps the thrush away from the Pred.)
just started Remicaid hope it works

Just back from 19 days in hospital with 2 blood transfusions for Anemia


Christine1946
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   Posted 9/22/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lantana,
     I am currently in a flare too.  Yesterday was a horror, today much better.  This is what I eat while flaring....breakfast: decaf tea (do not drink anything with caffeine!!!) preferably green tea, rice krispies with Silk (this is a soy derivative).  Lunch: activia yogurt without berries.  Dinner: cooked carrots (make sure they are soft), baked sweet potato and baked salmon.  My colon loves it when I feed it salmon.  For some reason or other it must have a soothing affect on the colon.  If you get hungry in between meals try plain (I eat the unsalted tops) saltines and green tea.  Make sure you take a multivitamin.
 
I know this diet sounds boring but it is great while flaring.  You can also eat baked or broiled chicken (not fried and NOT the skin) and other vegetables...string beans, spinach.  Just make sure you don't eat anything stringy or crunchy.
 
What meds are you on?

kops2da
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Christine - you are lucky you can eat salmon.  I love it but it doesn't like me - no fish or seafood no matter how it is cooked.  I can eat beef though and some can't.  We have to try a little of everything we like but no fried or really spicey.  The above list is a good place to start.

Also, I can eat ANYthing with dairy - have no problems with ice cream, cheese, etc. - all quite bland to my tummy.

Main thing that bothers me from the list are spices and high fat - including any raw veggies or fruit.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


Lantana
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
oh thank you both so much for your help.
it really helps when you can see some type of menu.
I was first Dx'ed four years ago while pregnant with my last child. after the pregnancy It went away. then Feb of this year i had a really bad flare up and have been dealing with it ever since. Before the flare i used to smoke and the only thing i drank was sweet tea. well i got a bright idea to stop smoking and start drinking water and then i flared up.
my cousin has had UC since he was 19 and he said that it was because i stopped smoking that made me flare up. Guess i should have kept smoking and drinking tea lol
i am currently on Sulfasalazine and Folic Acid

this morning i went to the drug store and saw something called Digestive Advantage Revolutionary Crohn's and Colitis Therapy that contains Patented probiotic bacteria so i bought some to try. then I came home and made some Tea and smoked a cigarette. i am so at the end of my rope. i will try anything.

kops2da
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh, please don't go back to smoking!  My husband has lung cancer and believe me you don't want any part of that - you will be begging for UC.  I know some are using nicotine patches to help - maybe you could try that - ask your doctor.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


natty34
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Total Posts : 37
   Posted 9/22/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Tammy.....

I am a UC sufferer and a constant reader of posts on this site, but I rarely respond or post my own thoughts. I felt a need to respond to your plea for help in regards to your "bland" diet. I do realize that many people suffering from this disease benefit from different things, but the best thing I ever did for myself was go on a strict diet. Now let me tell you that my disease is severe (pancolitis) and I have been through every med possible. I am currently on remicade, but that med alone did not completely put me into remission (which is scary b/c surgery was looking like my only other option). Anyways....I started seeing a naturopathic doc and with his recommendations for diet and supplements, I received complete remission. Now the diet is no fun, but well worth the scarifice. I hear you say you do not have food allergies or certain foods dont bother you (ie milk products). I too have no problems with food sensitivities unless I am flaring and even then I can tolerate most foods like milk products, soy etc. The diet I experimented completely cut out all diary, soy, sugar, gluten, lunch meats, condiments etc. I basically lived on rice products (cerals, pastas, breads, milk), chk or light seafood, cooked veggies. When I started feeling better, i added fruit and uncooked veggies with no problems. I was on this diet for about 2 months, achieved remission and was able to return to a fairly regular diet, but I still tried to be cautious. I was doing great for approx 6 months until an antibiotic threw me into another flare up. The flare started about a week before my next remicade tx, but despite my tx, my flare continued to get worse.I immediately returned back to my diet, increased my supplements and I am slowly getting better every day. I am not one to say that a good diet prevents or cures anything, but it has definitely made a difference in my life. I am hoping one day to be able to come off remicade and manage my flares with diet and supplements, but I am not quite there yet. I wish you the best and keep your head up. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Natalie


29 y/o female diagnosed with UC 2/06
Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
Currently in remission with the help of a naturalopathic doc
Meds currently taking:
       *Remicade 500mg every 8 weeks (10 tx under my belt)
       *Fish oil, Natren Probiotics, Vitamin D3, L-Glutamine Powder, DHEA
   


soundlady
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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
This has been so helpful. I am convinced that a good diet should help me.

I'm curious about the smoking though... I quit smoking almost 4 months ago and just got diagnosed... thinking back on my medical history, I think I had UC all along and was being misdiagnosed, I smoked for 15 years, and trying to stay healthy and avoid more sinus infections and bronchitis, and now I read some patients actually use cigarette patches... this is insane!!

On a whole different note, I drink this fermented chinese tea, called KOMBUCHA. It comes in many flavors (including the original) and it is filled with probiotics and all kinds of good natural things. During my chronic bronchitis days I used many antibiotics that depleted my system and that tea always help, I still drink it and I hope it helps with this a bit. In case any of you are curious, you can find it at whole foods stores.

Danni.
Diagnosed Sept 15th.2008
Using Rowasa 4gm

kazygirl
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   Posted Yesterday 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
ive been on a bland diet a few times... didnt help me in the end, but when i did have to eat that plain old crap.. i had steamed/grilled fish a lot. rice and risotto went down well. ooh, and chicken quesadillas with only chicken n cheese... avocado and tuna spread on saltines was quite good too. found it easy to eat when i was really bad.

if you're just put off food like i was for a bit, chocolate sustagen mixed with water are good and resource fruit drinks are a complete meal in a juice box. tasty too.

jello and fruitcicles are good.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
oh so close to remission... 5 days i am, 2 days not so sure, 5 days i am, 2 days....
Blood and D are gone, with only 1-2 bms a day! woot!
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?) all done
tumeric capsules x3 a day
i eat what i want, when i want, and i get better every day!
 
 
 


toriblue
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   Posted Yesterday 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Natalie
Are there any more specifics to your diet? I am starting my fast tomorrow with a bland diet - i am told 6 weeks should start to help. No drugs are working and i am getting very frustrated. I have only found that fasting and lots of supplements have every put me int true remission. Thanks for any more advice.

Lantana
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   Posted Yesterday 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you all so much. i am learing so much about UC from this board.
Natalie I too would love to learn much more about your diet. see i had no idea lunch meat wasn't good for us. this past weekend I went to a baby shower and had a few little finger sandwiches thinking that it would be ok. I love turkey meat. Is turkey something i should stay away from? I have cut milk out but i do still eat cheese. I guess I will have to join my little girl in using the rice dream. she is allergic to milk so i switched her a long time ago.

so can some one tell me something. I have seen that you should cut out "sugar" exactly what does that mean? does that mean regular ole white sugar?

kops2da
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   Posted Yesterday 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard/read that about sugar here too.  I assume it means plain old white sugar - and in anything you might eat. I love sweets and try to eat less but don't think I am ready to give it up entirely yet.  I used to used artificial sweeteners (still do in my coffee - one cup in the morning) but avoiding them is good also, I think.  Hey, we know we are all different.  I heard/read sugar feeds whatever is in our colon that ulcerates or ?  I am getting so confused - just want to feel better. ElaineNY

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


Christine1946
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   Posted Yesterday 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I use one sweet and low in my decaf in the mornings.  I used to have a sweet tooth and sometimes I eat one or two pieces of hard candy to snub out those cravings.  Some people like dark chocolate and say it is good for you.  I don't care for bitter chocolate myself.

natty34
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   Posted Yesterday 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Toriblue and Lantana.....
 
In response to your request for more information. First, please do not feel I am an expert when it comes to this, but the directions I followed came straight from my naturopathic doc and thank goodness it worked for me. I was extremely sick and my doc had started talking about surgery b/c he felt I shouldnt be so sick while receiving remicade tx. I sought second opinions from the cleveland clinic and they too agreed and sent me for a surgical consult. Being 29 years old, I was not ready to lay down and give up. The last thing I ever wanted to have to do was change my diet b/c I love to eat, but I had to try it being the last option.
 
Now the diet I followed actually comes from Ultra Inflam program. This was designed as a nutrtional support for inflammation and it actually has a medical food for chrons and colitis patients. I never could do the shakes b/c they tasted nasty, so i just followed the diet. If you want more information I do have the booklet that I can scan for you and send over personal email if you provide it to me. Or try to look it up online-the company that produces it is Metagenics. It has foods to include/exclude as well as a sample grocery list. It is very helpful, but know everyone is different and can tolerate different foods at different times. I basically ate the same foods every day!! I trialed what i could eat and if i had a bad response, I took it off the list for awhile and retried it later. I was on the diet about 2 months total, but probably felt alot better after a month. I even got my bleeding to stop....Something that has never happened in the whole 2.5 years I have been sick. Now know too that in addition to the diet, I was taking mass amounts of supplements for healing as well. And of course the remicade that I feel had a small amount of influence too.
 
I do want to respond to the sugar question though. It is my understanding from research and such that sugar in all forms is bad, whether it is "white" or not. The theory behind this is that bad bacteria in our gut is at great quantities with little good bacteria to balance it out. This causes our immune system to believe are colon is foreign agent and attacks, causing the inflammation and such. Now bacteria feeds off of sugars and yeasts. By eliminating all forms of sugar or things that break down into sugars, you are starving the bad bacteria to get rid of it. You should in the meantime supplement with high doses of probiotics to balance you bacterial flora in your gut. Once you do that, you will see improvements. Please know that I did reintroduce sugars back into my diet once in remission, but I did it in small quantities. This bland diet can be temporary, but you always want to be cautious. Hope this information was helpful. If you really want to know my diet, I can let you know, but i was really basic and didnt experiment much.  Sample meal (breakfast-egg whites, which was diary, but allowed by the doc; snack-apple with peeled skin dipped in natural almond butter; Lunch-sushi, salad with balsamic vineagar and allowed veggies;dinner-chk with steamed veggies and brown rice). No sauces and condiments allowed so i added a lot of salt, which prob didnt help my sodium levels.
 
Please keep your head up and stay strong...You'll get used to it and your sweet cravings will go away=)
29 y/o female diagnosed with UC 2/06
Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
Currently in remission with the help of a naturalopathic doc
Meds currently taking:
       *Remicade 500mg every 8 weeks (10 tx under my belt)
       *Fish oil, Natren Probiotics, Vitamin D3, L-Glutamine Powder, DHEA
   


natty34
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   Posted Yesterday 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Lantana....

Sorry, I forgot to answer your question about lunch meat b/c I got so long winded in my last post. Anyways...All cold cuts are discouraged as well as beef, pork, sausage, frankfurters, shellfish and canned meats (other than water-packed fish). What is recommended is all fresh and frozen fish, chicken, turkey, wild game, lamb and water packed fish. Now I know many of the readers think "why would I give something up if it doesnt bother me while flaring?" Well let me tell you, I dont have any food sensitivities while not flaring and very few when I am, but cutting down to the basics for a short time was beneficial instead of playing a trial and error game with certain foods!! Good luck and let me know if you need me to send you a copy of the dietary guidelines in my booklet!!

 

Natalie


29 y/o female diagnosed with UC 2/06
Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
Currently in remission with the help of a naturalopathic doc
Meds currently taking:
       *Remicade 500mg every 8 weeks (10 tx under my belt)
       *Fish oil, Natren Probiotics, Vitamin D3, L-Glutamine Powder, DHEA
   


Sara14
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   Posted Yesterday 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Some ideas: bananas, yogurt, white bread, saltine crackers, cheese (if you're not lactose intolerant), peanut butter, eggs, rice, canned peaches/pears, cooked carrots
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


toriblue
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   Posted Today 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Natalie
I started today, i will try the metagenics sight, i have used their products before. If i cant find it i will let you know. Thanks for the offer.

Gigi1227
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   Posted Today 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny how different we all are with this disease!  My doctor told me no red meat, no raw veggies/veggies have to be over cooked - mushy, no dairy of any kind, if you can't see thru it you can't drink it, no corn or corn products.  Basically, we have been eating fish and chicken, mashed tats, white bread as to the fact I am not allowed whole wheat bread, steam my veggies soft.
 
I know what you mean, when your in so much pain your afraid to eat anything.  I have followed my doctors advice and religious w/ my meds.  I do feel that I am now headed towards remission.  I had a steak this past weekend and a salad and I have been fine so far.  Last night, I worked late so we ordered a pizza and today I am okay.
 
I hope you feel better soon!
 
Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted Today 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   

People and doctors are different.  The fact that I am 68 and also have IBS dictates what I can eat - nothing that causes gas, etc.  I eat a lot like Sara but I can't tolerate bananas because of GERD.  I also cannot eat seafood and most fish.  Goes right through!!  Chicken is best bet, little beef, soft veggies steamed and canned/cooked fruit such as peaches. 

I think we all have to try and find what works for us - I know less sugar woudl be good for me for more than one reason (I am obese).  When I first looked up symptoms of UC I found - weight loss, appetite loss, aching joints and other things I don't have.  I would not mind the weight loss part LOL!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


neednewbody
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Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/26/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot eat any vegetables at all. I miss salad soooo much. but if I eat a vegetable or fruit of any kind.. cooked or raw, I see it in my stool the next day in the exact way it went in almost in the same colour. (TMI.. apologies)

I am interested in your information about sugars, i eat candy every day. it is my guilty pleasure. But I dont know if I am worse after candy.

The best food for me is pasta with cheese and a bit of sauce... maybe some chicken. Bread and boiled eggs are also fine.

I dont eat all day at work because as soon as I eat anything.. even a timbit... I end up in the washroom. with 2 lomotils at 7am, 2 more at 11-12am and no food, I dont have to go to the washroom until after 4:30pm when I am home.

princesa
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   Posted 9/26/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Salmon is healing to the gut because it's high in anti-inflammatory omega-3 oil.

A diet high in sugar is a known risk factor for both UC and Crohn's. Even the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation agrees. It's best to cut back on all sweeteners, but if you must have something sweet, honey, stevia and other natural sweeteners are the lesser of several evils. Watch out for aritificial sweeteners and particularly sugar alcohols that can do a number on the gut.
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. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Lisa22
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   Posted 9/26/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Natty,

Hello, I was wondering if you could send me your diet. I'm in desperate need! Please let me know and I will give you my e-mail address.

natty34 said...

Tammy.....

I am a UC sufferer and a constant reader of posts on this site, but I rarely respond or post my own thoughts. I felt a need to respond to your plea for help in regards to your "bland" diet. I do realize that many people suffering from this disease benefit from different things, but the best thing I ever did for myself was go on a strict diet. Now let me tell you that my disease is severe (pancolitis) and I have been through every med possible. I am currently on remicade, but that med alone did not completely put me into remission (which is scary b/c surgery was looking like my only other option). Anyways....I started seeing a naturopathic doc and with his recommendations for diet and supplements, I received complete remission. Now the diet is no fun, but well worth the scarifice. I hear you say you do not have food allergies or certain foods dont bother you (ie milk products). I too have no problems with food sensitivities unless I am flaring and even then I can tolerate most foods like milk products, soy etc. The diet I experimented completely cut out all diary, soy, sugar, gluten, lunch meats, condiments etc. I basically lived on rice products (cerals, pastas, breads, milk), chk or light seafood, cooked veggies. When I started feeling better, i added fruit and uncooked veggies with no problems. I was on this diet for about 2 months, achieved remission and was able to return to a fairly regular diet, but I still tried to be cautious. I was doing great for approx 6 months until an antibiotic threw me into another flare up. The flare started about a week before my next remicade tx, but despite my tx, my flare continued to get worse.I immediately returned back to my diet, increased my supplements and I am slowly getting better every day. I am not one to say that a good diet prevents or cures anything, but it has definitely made a difference in my life. I am hoping one day to be able to come off remicade and manage my flares with diet and supplements, but I am not quite there yet. I wish you the best and keep your head up. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Natalie



Christine1946
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   Posted 9/26/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Princesa...totally agree about salmon.  I have been in this flare since April.  Cannot get off the prednisone.  As soon as I am weened...bam...two weeks later bad flare, bleeding, urgency, six to eight bm's a day.  Back on the pred and I eat salmon at least four times a week, fresh salmon, not frozen.  I include with that cooked carrots and baked sweet potato.  I don't use butter but Smart Balance.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.


natty34
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   Posted 9/26/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My email address is nkight34@yahoo.com. Send me an email and I will respond with attachments.

29 y/o female diagnosed with UC 2/06
Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
Currently in remission with the help of a naturopathic doc
Meds currently taking:
       *Remicade 500mg every 8 weeks (10 tx under my belt)
       *Fish oil, Natren Probiotics, Vitamin D3, L-Glutamine Powder, DHEA
   

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