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LeafsFan
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Well it seems like with UC, diets and everything are trial and error and you have to eat what's best for you. So....I thought, instead of trying to figure out the "miracle cure all diet", maybe we could all share what we like that doesn't bother us and tastes REALLY GOOD. I am new to this and still am looking for tasty ideas.
A couple things I've grown to like:
 
omelettes w/ spinach and cottage cheese.
 
smoked salmon is a good treat (higher in salt, but no preservatives-gives that lunch meat taste)
 
Smoothies - with acaida berry and fruit - or anykind
 
Still looking for better snack foods and some more ideas. I still eat regular food so to speak, but more moderation.
What are some really good ideas...what are your guys favourites?
Would love to see a big list!!!!
 
Happy Holiday's everyone!! Hope everyone has a good one!!
 
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
 
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Pentasa 500mg 2-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, Vitamin C


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is a gluten free diet. so...
Snack of choice is fresh salsa with CORN tortilla chip.... and a gluten free beer.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, with olive oil fried redskin taters, green peppers, mushrooms, top it off with a little MILD taco sauce.
Or cornmeal pancakes with maple syrup

Lunch is actually the hardest... am always on the road... lookin for ideas here. No refridge or microwave sooo?

Dinner is just about what ever I want. Love venison steak, and veggies. Pasta ( rice ).

I have lots of good recipes though... I make my own trail bologna, my own jerky. I make My own mustard ( peppers ). If any of these sound interesting I'll blad to pass them along. I also do Alot of marinating of the meats.... adds flavor.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten


kops2da
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Good thing it is apparent that gluten does not bother me.  I don't see a thing on that list of food I would enjoy (or don't think so).  After 68 years of white bread, etc. would be hard to teach old dog new tricks!  I would, of course, try if I had to.  For now - eating in moderation what I love most - too much sugar but working on that.  Staples like peanut butter and cheese work for now.  I don't eat anything raw but do eat well cooked veggies about 3 times a week and little canned fruit (don't really like either).  Nothing seems to make my symptoms worse unless really spicy but that has always been a problem with IBS and reflux.  AND beef hotdogs - I can eat those!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


LeafsFan
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   

I really want to try my luck with the Heinekin. I know beer bothered me a bit, but that is during my flareup. Not sure if it will or not. I have drank my share of beers with no problems pre-UC. I also find Vodka-water-bar lime to be an easy drink to handle 1 or 2 of. Mostly water and Vodka with a spash of barlime. I guess only time will tell how I will do with the alcohol.

What I really have troule with is lunches and snacks. Looking for tasty quick things people munch on.

I love peanut butter too. The organic has no sugar and all that junk. What do you eat it with most?

What are everyone else's favourites? it's the time of year for carvings and sweets...I need to fill the void!!!! haha.


 
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
 
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Pentasa 500mg 2-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, Vitamin C


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Heineken gets along with my gut real well. LOL. In moderation of course. My friend owns a bar and they have a redbridge beer for me to try tonight or tom that is distrib by Budweiser and is totally gluten free. Made from sorgum ( spelling? ) they just a got a few bottles for me to taste. My snacks are normally carrots (raw) or the salsa thing. Pretty much have been stayin away from sweets cause I don't know any healthy ones and with the pred, have been afraid of putting on weight. I do eat a fair amount of fruit though.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten


WhiteSox1
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Breyers Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. *drools* So wrong but oh so right.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


Happychic
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   Posted 12/22/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh how I wish I could eat a big ol' salad! But I can't so I stick to chicken, pork, and fish. Can't help you with the snacks as I have the taste of a 4 year old in that area! LOL - too embarrasing!

Peety
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Egg salad and salmon spiced with Seattle's Rub with Love salmon rub. Yummy, I eat it for breakfast and could have it every day.

Homemade chicken vegetable soup, maybe with a few gluten-free noodles. Very easy on the gut, and filling.

Ruffles potato chips, so salty and so good. Also easy on my gut.

Birthday cake with sweet whipped frosting (especially the blue stuff). I can't eat the cake, so I just eat the frosting!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


builttoride
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
OHHHH man, some of these suggestions are making me drool!

Top of my list has to be steak... oh yeah, sooo good. and it doesn't seem to bother my gut at all, even tho I like it bloody as hell!

snacks are definately the hardest one!.. I have taken to eating a lot of gingernut biscuits, as I was on a dairy free diet, and they are low residue I think. I aso like Potato scones, which are also pretty healthy, (Scottish/irish food which is kind of like pancakes, but made with potato).

My lunchtime special treat (although think it may make my gut feel worse...) is toasted bread with tomatoe puree spread on it, then mature cheddar cheese, jalapino tobbasco, oragano, and basil, then shove it under the grill... sooo good!

LeafsFan
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
builttoride, that tomatoey spicy thing sounds good.
I used to eat suicide wings till I cried, but I don't know if I'll ever do that again. I wonder how I went from an iron stomach to this.
My fav foods are tomatoey and spicy. I hope I can still eat a good majority of those things.

I really need to learn to make good soup too. Then i can freeze a bunch. I am not a bad cook I guess, but am clueless when it comes to making soup. I make a kick *ss chili tho,....but not sure when I'll do that again.

Keep em coming guys!!
 
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
 
-----------------------------------
 
Pentasa 500mg 2-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, Vitamin C


LeafsFan
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   Posted 12/22/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh---Unclebubba,

How do you make your own jerky??? I would love to make some. Does it bother your gut at all?
 
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
 
-----------------------------------
 
Pentasa 500mg 2-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, Vitamin C


FitWithUC
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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat pretty much anything while not flaring, just no spicy stuff, no irritants...

My favorite food is seafood, specially octopus salad and shrimp in garlic. (sits very well with me)

Breakfast: Tuna sandwich! mayonaisse, lactose free cheese or swiss chesee, white bread and tuna :)

Drinks: I just drink water always and some 100% juices, SummerSong Kokomo Fruit Punch (hmm, yummy)

Lunch: Typical lunch, some rice, some meat (not always and no red meat), mashed potatoes... water...

Favorite homemade dinner: Some yellow rice with shrimp, olive oil on top... hmmm... and avocado.

HMMM... thinking about food made me hungry... darn pred, lol.
Male, 21. Puerto Rico
DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol® 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowasa® (when needed), 1MG Folic Acid, 30 MG Prednisone (tapering from 40MG), Remicade® 10mg/kg every 6 weeks, New Chapter® Only One, New Chapter® All-Flora Probiotics, New Chapter® Bone Strength Take Care, FutureProbiotics® Vegetarian Enzyme Complex 50+
Status: Recent flare, but getting better :) No urgency, no blood, good consistency :)

Post Edited (SiCk-CoLoN) : 12/22/2008 5:07:38 PM (GMT-7)


kops2da
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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Most of you make my stomach hurt hee hee!

I am 68 so over the years I have learned what causes me stomach problems.  However, UC is entirely a different problem.  If you don't have a digestive/GERD/hiatal hernia problem - you should be able to eat anything that will not irritate the colon when it gets down there.  Too many spices, etc. mess up my stomach - I get sick before it gets digested and to my colon.  Good luck to you young people and hope in the end you don't have to give up your favorites!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm fructose intolerant:

Rice with mild chicken curry and naan.
Bananas.
Toast with butter and cinnamon.
Tuna sandwiches with a bit of mayonnaise and some garlic.
Noodles with butter.
Salmon.
Spinach with garlic.
Herbal teas.
Pumpkin pie.
Walnut bread.
Fish cooked in ginger and garlic.
Seaweed.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06

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Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics (orally and up the but)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...


FitWithUC
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   Posted 12/23/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -6)   
subdued said...
I'm fructose intolerant:

Rice with mild chicken curry and naan.
Bananas.
Toast with butter and cinnamon.
Tuna sandwiches with a bit of mayonnaise and some garlic.
Noodles with butter.
Salmon.
Spinach with garlic.
Herbal teas.
Pumpkin pie.
Walnut bread.
Fish cooked in ginger and garlic.
Seaweed.


garlic rules blush
Male, 21. Puerto Rico
DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol® 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowasa® (when needed), 1MG Folic Acid, 30 MG Prednisone (tapering from 40MG), Remicade® 10mg/kg every 6 weeks, New Chapter® Only One, New Chapter® All-Flora Probiotics, New Chapter® Bone Strength Take Care, FutureProbiotics® Vegetarian Enzyme Complex 50+
Status: Recent flare, but getting better :) No urgency, no blood, good consistency :)


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Jerky.... I pick my favorite marinade. Normally liquid smoke mixed with worchestshier sauce, little salt and pepper. place cut meat ( normally venison roast sliced down ) in marinade for at least 24 hours. Pull meat out when ready... drip off excess marinade and place in electric smoker for about 10 hours. Still needs refriderated but will last for weeks. Lots of different marinades if that one bothers you stomach. Just google "marinades for jerky" or some such and lots of different recipe will pop up. And No the jerky doesn't seem to bother my gut.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/23/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     While flaring...fresh salmon broiled with a tad of olive oil and paprika on top with baked sweet potato.  When NOT flaring...just about anything but my favorite is crabcake which I cannot eat any longer as I suffered two flares the day after eating them.  Hmm...they say food doesn't contribute to flares but I don't think I will take another chance on a crabcake again.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


princesa
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   Posted 12/23/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
The book The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut basically answers the question you're asking with this thread in a much more comprehensive way. In it, you'll read the lists of foods that are reported by polled IBDers as generally considered safe or problem foods. It's well worth a read.
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.
 
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 12/23/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm flaring, there isn't a single thing out there that doesn't hurt my stomach. I could literally just drink water all day and STILL hurt and have to go to the bathroom. I try everything- bland, soft, sugarfree, whatever, and the second it hits my stomach, I'm cramping and running for the toilet.
SO, I just say screw it and eat whatever I want. I mean, if it's going to hurt anyway, why not at least enjoy my meals, right? The only thing I really moderate is *when* I eat. I can't eat breakfast or else I won't make the drive to work. Even if I eat a single piece of dry toast. I don't eat lunch at work if it's busy because I'm a secretary and can't be away from the phone all day. So I usually just have something light during the day and a big meal for dinner when I get home. Not the best eating habits I know, but there's not much else I can do I suppose.

Though, I do mostly stay away from dairy, spicy foods, and anything with seeds or nuts. I can't eat mexican food, hot wings, chili, or pizza without blotting the grease off with a napkin. Stuff like that. It doesn't just hurt me, it actually makes me feel slightly delerious and the dizzy kind of nauseous you get when you drink.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg

 
 

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