Anyone have a good site with diets for flares?

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 1/7/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having trouble finding a good site that says which foods should not be eaten during flares. Can anyone help me?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


kickboxer
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   Posted 1/7/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Look up a low residue diet for what is recommended to eat during a flare.
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princesa
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   Posted 1/7/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd recommend the following books:

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet - eliminates all grains and certain other carbs
Listen to Your Gut - provides levels of dietary recommendations, based on symptoms
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut - offers advice on foods generally reported as "safe" and "problematic" by IBDers, special chapter on omega3 supplementation
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.
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 1/8/2009 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't recommend eliminating any foods that don't cause you trouble. Fiber is good for the colon. I'm lucky. I can eat as much as I want. Fiber helps me to have better formed poo. However, if you find that fiber bothers you, then by all means try the low residue diet.

The following may cause trouble:

Gluten
Dairy
Fructose
Yeast
Wheat

Keep a food diary to find out which, if any, of these bother you.

The following site talks about anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory foods:

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood.htm

I eat lots of chicken curry and rice when I have a flareup. I also add lots of garlic to my food. And I avoid any foods that are pro-inflammatory. Colitis is inflammation of the colon; so it makes sense to do these things during a flareup.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the help. I read up on a bunch of sites. I am confused on whether I can eat ham and similar meats to make sandwiches. Can I eat them?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


quincy
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   Posted 1/8/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
of course you "can" eat them....they are high in salt and some have additives or flavourings, It might be best to get them from a grocer/deli who will slice them rather tha in bulk.

I'm not a sandwich eater and ham isn't my fave, but I wouldn't hesitate to eat it if I was served it or needed to make sandwiches for a situation.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


princesa
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   Posted 1/8/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to the deli department, preferably at an organic market, and have them slice ham, turkey, chicken and beef for sandwiches. Where you get into trouble is with prepackaged cheap lunchmeats that have all kinds of by products, additives and preservatives.
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.
 
 


DesertDance
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   Posted 1/8/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no insurance, but after 25 years of remission, it hit me hard, therefore I looked on the web. Here is my little compilation. Just what I found so far ( and the list will surely grow), no guarantees:

Ulcerative Colitis Info

Over The Counter: Equlactin, Imodium

Supplements of calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and iron
vitamins A, C, E, B12, and folate (a B vitamin) Lily of the Desert Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel, PURE encapsulations 950, NOW probiotic, and zinc.

Milk of Magnesia for constipation, also: Metamucil. Coconut Oil 3 x daily plus ground flax seed.

Foods: Bananas,plain yogurt,proteins, chicken or fish, vegetables, sunflower seed butter, spinach

Pro-biotics Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Primal Defense Reuteri pearls..teeny tiny, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime ~various digestive enzymes as needed Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri

Prescription - Anti-Inflammatory medicins called aminosalicylates (sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Rowasa) and Olsalazine (Dipentum) Lialda, Colazal
Bently liquid, nux vomica 6c, 3 tablets dayly, boulardii (probiotic) 2 tablets 2 x daily. Nicotine Patches work http://www.personalmd.com/news/a1997030310.shtml

Exercises
Abdominal crunches

Other, more powerful anti-inflammatory medicines are helpful, but they suppress the immune system, which causes an increased risk of infections. For this reason, they are used less often for long-term treatment. These medicines include prednisone (sold under several brand names), methylprednisolone (Medrol), budesonide (Entocort), azathioprine (Imuran), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), infliximab (Remicade) and cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune).

Common symptoms that require a doctor's immediate attention are fever, which could indicate infection or a ruptured intestine, and heavy bleeding from the rectum.

Gastrointenologist


Despite the fact there is no scientific proof, many people with ulcerative colitis have found that one or more of the following foods can trigger their GI symptoms:

* alcohol
* caffeine
* carbonated beverages
* dairy products, if lactose intolerant
* dried beans, peas, and legumes
* dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds
* foods containing sulfur or sulfate
* foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products
* hot sauce, pepper
* meats
* nuts, crunchy nut butters
* popcorn
* products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies)
* raw vegetables
* refined sugar
* seeds
* spicy foods, sauces

subdued
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   Posted 1/8/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to avoid high-saturated meats when I have a flare. They are hard to digest and pro-inflammatory. I don't eat processed meats during a flare. I will eat chicken.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose

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