Just read through the posts. At the beginning of this thread, there is a link to the first part of the spinach /sunflower diet. What it essentially boils down to is: Eat a can of spinach (or frozen spinach) and a bunch of sunflower seeds eavery day. You'll start to get worse, but after a couple of weeks, it seems that people begin to see great results, ie reduction in bloody bms, D, stomache noises, and regain some energy.
I've been giving it a try, but lately my UC has been in fairly decent control due to pred, Lialda, and VSL#3. I eat one half a can a day, mixed in with whatever meals I've been doing, and snacking on sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Lately I've been adding the spinach to my daily egg/fake bacon/cheese omelet, as well as topping off my baked potato/cheese/ground turkey chili dinners. I snack on homemade banana bread and Fritos. I've noticed some reduction in symptoms, but I also have bad days when I have completely irrational D. I call it irrational because I don't change my diet up, and the D comes out of nowhere, and then goes back to nowhere, no blood though.
Be prepared for your poo to be green and seedy though. That sounds ominous, or at least funny, but it is the truth.
As I said, read through the whole thread. Don't expect people to give you answers to questions that have been answered many times over. Do a little research, because knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better you will be able to judge what will and won't help you. Just about
any question you could have about
anything has an answer somewhere in HealingWell, it just takes some time to find the answers.
Cfromutah was the originator of this diet, and he is really good about
checking in on the forum despite his being in remission, so he'll probably be around soon to help you out. Take some initiative on your own and look around though. You'll learn about
things you didn't even know you had questions about
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.