Any experience with Ulcerative Colitis and Juicing

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mjw82704
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   Posted 12/28/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I would just like to know if anyone has experimented with juicing for UC check out the you tube videos.

UC Advice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1aRxy5P6jM&feature=related



UC Advice Vegetables:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGygOxEvOg&feature=related
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


Crohny93
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   Posted 12/28/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I personally have not tried myself, However, I heard that juicing cabbage , carrots, and spinach is a huge help.   Any thoughts?

Joma
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not tried it myself because I have been busy trying a BUNCH of other natual meds and diet things. But I have a friend who swears by juicing when she is flaring - she says that it puts her into remission. One thing though - she has a very mild case of Colitis and has never had to be medicated to put it into remission so I am not sure if she is the best example. But I go by the thought that even if it makes a small, positive difference it is better than no difference at all. I try not to get into the 'all or nothing' mindset about my flares. This year I have been doing alot of natural meds in conjuction with my tradidiotnal meds and it has made my usual fall flare far milder - not the silver bullet I was after but better than it has been in the past.

jo

Chester_Lampwick
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   Posted 12/29/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
For some reason, I thought this thread would be about anabolic steroids.
Male, Age 36
UC since July 2006 - entire large intestine
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ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/29/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Just my experience- Juicing (carrot and spinach) causes initial discomfort during a flare but it is very helpful before and after the flare.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/29/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
UcWarrior do you do any juicing during a flare?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/29/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to. Spinach and carrots were the weapons of choice. I liked the nutritional profile of the two. The glutamine and cholorophyll in the spinach seemed to help out greatly. I noticed that the greatest benefit was just before the flare.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the information UC Warrior. How long have you been med free? What have you been doing to stay med free?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I quit taking my meds in '96 after I realized they seemed to do more damage than good. I was a sophomore in college and felt that it was keeping me from healing and doing the things I wanted to do. I would recommend doc supervision when making decisions like this. I've taken pentasa 3 times since then but only to control bleeding and got off them ASAP. I focus now more on prevention and recognization of early warning signs of flares and act quickly to subdue the flare before it gets worse.

Food diary is key here. Find the foods that agree with you the most and switch onto them before and during a flare.
During remission I eat anything I want but stay away from popcorn, lactose, too much fat, and NSAIDs. When my meal deviates from my comfort food list (even during remission) I take a digestive enzyme with my meal. I also take fiber supplements combined with a strong dose of Bifidus/Acidoph everyday. Take these two together for best benefit. I feel that I live at about 95% pre-UC with 1-3 solid BMs per day. My stools don't look like they used to pre-UC but I can live with that...

I feel that I am lucky to control my UC naturally with knowledge and experience. I wish everyone were able to do the same but IBD is very individualistic.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


mjw82704
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the information even though UC is very individualistic I find your story motivating. Sorry but, what does the acronym NSAIDs mean?
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema and Rowasa Enema rotating days for the next thirty days
Prenatal vitamins


ucwarrior
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   Posted 12/30/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug- the nonselective categories like advil (ibuprofen), aleve (naproxen), and aspirin.
Tylenol is the best choice for someone with IBD when a pain reliever is absolutely necessary.

All NSAIDs irritate the gut and can possibly cause bleeding. The most dangerous is the slow-release forms as they can cause ulceration and/or preforation of the colon and sm. intestine. There are risks that they can cause flares in people with IBD so I choose to avoid them altogether.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


timber55
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   Posted 6/10/2015 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Background of doctors using Cabbage Juice - http://www.how-to-diy.org/wrl-mFiX3BFPGK/Cure-Stomach-Ulcers-using-Cabbage-Juice-with-Jay-Kordich.html

Documentary that uses Cabbage for UC (fellow shown right at the start of trailer)
and by the end of the film he feels great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwAC6EEx2Y4

TroubledTurds
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   Posted 6/10/2015 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
howz it working for you 55 ?
dx'd with pancolitis 12/21/03
current supplements:probiotics, vit D, cal/mag, Psyllium Seed powder/Heather's Acacia fiber/ L-Glutamine/Hemp powder slurry 2x/week- no gluten, rice, corn, or soy & limited sugar - just good, healthy food, lots of all natural well water, exercise, sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with :-)

timber55
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   Posted 6/14/2015 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
seems to work well, just take a little at a time though
keep extra in the fridge, but not too long it has a short shelf life after juicing
UC for years untreated, blamed on "stress"
so reduced stress and changed diet which calmed down UC
Years later a major flare up after very healthy and active years
Medication seems to be helping

Hachiko
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   Posted 12/19/2016 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
During flare, I juiced organic cabbage, carrot, green apple 2-3x day (8-12 oz. ea). Continued for about 2 weeks after flare. This helped me along with vitamin C IV therapy, supplements, SCD/IBD-AID food list and lifestyle changes. In remission I juice 2-3x week. I use a "slow juicer" (Omega 8006) as I believe it retains more active enzymes in the juice.
Diagnosed UC April 2016
Rx: 2400mg Lialda 2x day (tapered off)
Alt. treatment: IV vit. C 2-3x wk. for 2-3 weeks
Supplements:1000mg vit. C 3x day, MicroPlex VMz 2 2x day, TerraZyme 3x day, Curcumin95 500mg 3x day, Boswellia 450mg 2x day, D3 2000IU 2x day, ImmunoG PRP 2x day, Restore 1tsp 3x day
Diet: SCD, Now IBD-AID no dairy (Umass Medical School), cultured veggies, kombucha
Remission October 2016

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 1/7/2017 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mjw,

I found success immediately after diagnosis when I started juicing red cabbage and carrot every morning.

Read up: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=19

But I would also consider making bone broth soup: http://glutenfreefix.com/the-soup-that-saved-my-life/955/
Male, 26 | UC-Crohns since 9/11
Gluten/Dairy Free, Curcumin, LDN, Asacol HD, Rowasa Enemas

climbsnowgirl
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   Posted 1/8/2017 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My favorite is (taste like apple pie!) : (Carrots+Apple+Ginger+Fresh Curcuma)+AlmondMilk+Cinammon
I also alternate with : Betts+Carrots+Apple/Pear+Spinach/Aragula+Celery+Lemon

But to heal the gut mucosa, cabbage juice seems to be the best for my ulcers!
You can have it as a 1-2 ounce shot before juicing your favorite juice to maximize the effect of the cabbage.

Ginger also have been a huge help for my UC.

Oh and I think it's better to have the juice alone, not with a meal.
It give me energy and I don't panic anymore about not eating any raw fresh vegetables!
Marie, 28 yrs old

Dx 2005. Flare frome 2005 to 2009. Remission from 2010 to 2015. Prev. med : Imuran, Pentasa, Mezavent, Enemas.
September 2015 to today : 2 salmonella and 2 c-diff
Current medication : Vanco, Salofalk, Prednisone, Remicade (10mg/kg every 6 wks)
Probiotics : Renew Life Ultimate Flora Colon Care, BoulardiiMAX
Others : Calcium, Vit D, L-Glut, Digestive enzymes

Natof9
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   Posted 1/11/2017 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Juicing got me through the toughest of flare ups, but also in tandem with other natural therapies- so I can only point it out as one healing factor and not the "cure all". It helped me absorb nutrients I needed to heal my gut without the burden of digesting solids and is a large component to my 'fasting protocol' if I ever feel a flare approaching. (Mostly due to un-managed stress and bad eating habits in my experience) Sometimes I just juice shots of turmeric, ginger, lemon + cayenne for maintenance.

Connor77
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   Posted 1/13/2017 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't seem to tolerate juicing or fresh veggies, even though I'm not flaring. It is a source of much regret, and I also worry that my health is going to get messed up long term from not being able to eat fresh food.

When I eat salads I am usually okay for a day or so, but if I keep eating them I start to get loose, bloody stool. The same thing happens when I try juices. I just don't get it, and I haven't read a proper explanation for what's happening to me. If I have just UC then why is this happening?

jars05
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   Posted 1/13/2017 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I like to blend some pineapple juice, baby spinach, and an avocado once a day. Tastes delicious and doesn't bug me too much.
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