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spluxa
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, it maybe a stupid questions, but I'm trying to create a diet for myself. However, the food I eat doesn't give me any affects...not better or worth. I don't have D, but i still have blood and mucus, nothing can get rid of it (haven't try steroids or anything like that yet and don’t want to use them!!!) Ok, I decided to get rid of fruits, diary product, gluten, and sugar (at least as much as I can for as long as I can sad   Now, my question is can I substitute the following foods which is really difficult for me to give up (almost inpossible):

Bread (what kind can I eat?) smhair

Cheese (any kind of cheeses can be nice to my gut?)

Morning coffee (just one cup per day?)

Sugar or equal?

Oh, what kind of fresh veggies can I eat? Or all of them should be cooked?

 


Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 (about 45-50 cm). Never has been in remission.
First has Colazal 5x2day, then switched to Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 sup. every nigh
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules.
Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You sound kind of like me. I don't take any serious drugs and I have a little flare going on. I have tried all the diet stuff so I know nothing significantly helps me... I have noticed that corn is a trigger for D for me so I have cut it out of my diet recently.
 
  • As for coffee, I have herbal tea instead.
  • I use plain old sugar but no corn syrup. Artificial sweetners kill my gut.
  • I eat cheeses although I have read that cheese that is aged longer has less lactose and should effect the gut less. I also heard hard cheeses are easier on the gut than soft.
  • I eat bread and crackers but none that contain corn syrup, most seem to contain corn.
  • I personally don't eat lactose.
  • I usually eat cooked veggies but once in a while I will have raw.
 
I don't think anyone can tell you what will work for you.
 
Another thing I notice is, I am better off eating smaller meals more often. If I eat a huge meal I get bloated and it ends in D.
 
The diet you want to do sounds like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. If you look for SCD Diet on google you will find a ton of info and recipes. I tried it already and it wasn't overly effective for me although some people have had incredible success with it. It is definitely worth a try. Goodluck.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


subdued
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't see any reason to give up nutritious foods if they don't bother you. Try seeing if taking Probiotics, eating anti-inflammatory foods, and avoiding only pro-inflammatory foods helps. See http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedicaldisorders/a/antiinflamfood.htm for more information about foods that are anti-/pro-inflammatory.
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


spluxa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Joy, I will definitely try it, but I thought I have to find out why I'm bleeding...To tell you the truth, I don't Think I can go for long with it...2-3 days...:(
Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 (about 45-50 cm). Never has been in remission.
First has Colazal 5x2day, then switched to Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 sup. every nigh
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules.
Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)


subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/12/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah, I remember trying to figure out why I was bleeding. According to my GI, know one knows. But after allergy tests, food experimentation, trying Probiotics and fecal transplantation..., I figured out many of the things that make my colon inflamed and some things that help reduce the inflammation. You just have to experiment.
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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