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baby230802
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   Posted 1/2/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Drinks - does it matter if you drink fizzy drinks, soft drinks, milk, pure juice etc??
has any 1 found out if it bothers them more?
 
and with liquid diets, and spinish diets etc how do they help?
 
say i started the spinish diet, is tht all i eat?? can some 1 say there normal day of eattin for like a week so i cn c and understand abit more.
Was told i had colitis in May 08.
Still have no clue about what sets me off
HATE THIS !!!!
 
took enemas  - NEVER again
 
Now takin 2 Asacol in mornin, 2 at night. (400mg )
Also take Co-codamol 500Mg for pain
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/2/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not drink carbonated beverages because the gas causes me gas!

I do drink milk. I am not lactose intolerant. However, during a flare I will limit my intake as a flare can cause me to have some intolerance to it.

Fruit juice is okay in moderation. I find that too much of it can cause me issues because of the sugar. I will often mix fruit juice with water to help that problem.

When you have D, lots of water is recommended to stay hydrated.

Diets can do different things. These are best discussed with a doctor and/or a nutritionist. A severe limitation of what you eat can lead to not getting the vitamins, etc that your body needs to heal.

When I am flaring, I find a diet high in lean protien the best. When bleeding, I make sure to keep it low residue. The lean protien helps give my body what it needs to heal. Low residue keeps things from "scraping" my raw guts.

It's best to keep your diet balanced even when flaring. Make sure that fruits and veges are cooked to "Fork" tender - meaning you can mash them with your fork without any resistance.
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unclebubba
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   Posted 1/2/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink ALOT of water. Decaff ice tea, occassional heineken, decaff coffee on the weekends. I don't like the sweet taste of juice, but my gut can tolerate, I just don't like it.
Now I am on the spinach/sunflower diet as well as gluten free sooo but I can give ya an example of a normal food intake for a couple days for me.

Day 1: 8:am- quick oats oatmeal with decaff coffee
10:30 am - 2-3 hand fuls of sunflower seeds, hand full baby carrots, water
noon - can of spinach with vinegar, a little butter, and salt and pepper, water
3: pm - Hand full of carrots and 2-3 handfulls sunflower seeds, water
6: pm - venison burger pattie on a plate, home canned green beans, and redskin taters, decaff iced tea
8: pm- couple pieces homemade jerky, heineken beer

Day 2: 7:30 am - scrmbled egg, olive oil fried redskin tater, decaff coffee
10:30 am - hand full carrots, 2-3 handfulls sunflower seeds, water
12:00 am- small serving plain brown rice, water
2: pm - Beef roast, fresh veggies, baked redskin tater, decaff iced tea
4:30 pm - can of spinach, vinegar, butter, salt and pepper, water
7: pm small peice of left over roast and taters, heinken beer

Hope this helps ya, this is actually two days copied right from my food diary. AM not even sure I'm eating right yet. LOL. Am feeling alot better and bathroom trip are waydown and mainly jus in morning. I'm on day twenty something of gluten free, and day 10 of spinach/sunflower seeds.
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
 
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
 
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update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08


beartooth
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I avoid carbonated drinks because I'm gassy enough without putting extra air in my body. I also take it easy on sugarry foods and drinks, which is just based on my own experiences. UC is a really personalized disease, so there are no set-in-stone rules for everyone to follow. One of the most useful things for me was to keep a food diary. Keep track of what you eat and how it makes you feel. That will give you a visual reminder of what foods do and don't work for you.

As for the spinach diet, I simply incorporate a half can of spinach a day into my regular meals, and I've started using Sun Flower Butter instead of peanut butter. I also snack on sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Not sure why it works, but it has really done wonders for me. I'm not saying that it will do the same for you, but it never hurts to try does it?
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
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baby230802
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/3/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
with the spinach, can it be raw? or cooked - does it have to be canned?
Was told i had colitis in May 08.
Still have no clue about what sets me off
HATE THIS !!!!
 
took enemas  - NEVER again
 
Now takin 2 Asacol in mornin, 2 at night. (400mg )
Also take Co-codamol 500Mg for pain
 


beartooth
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   Posted 1/3/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
The main reason canned or frozen is recommended is because it is more concentrated than fresh. If you had to eat the same amount of fresh spinach that goes into one can every day, eating spinach would be your only activity for the day. Look up the earlier spinach sunflower diet threads, a couple people have put in good recipes that make it easier to eat daily. I usually put mine in with eggs, cheese and bacon, like an omelette.
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
Meds & supplements: VSL#3, Lialda, Allegra, multi-vitamin, Wellbutrin XL, Prednisone, fluoxetine, Omega 3 caps, and vit B-12.


unclebubba
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   Posted 1/3/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally just tough my spinach intake out. Normally am in kinda a hurry at lunch time. I just open can add a little vinegar, butter, salt and pepper and heat. Not the most tastey way but it gets the job done. Your right though it tastes better if ya have time to prepare it. But break fast and supper is normally ate with the girl friend and she is not having anything to do with canned spinach. LOL... although she loves raw spinach. So I normally eat my spinach for the day at lunch by myself.
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
 
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
 
**********
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08

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