DeLamar Gibbons, diet for UC

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spluxa
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   Posted 1/24/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I was just wandering if anybody follows the Dr Gibbons diet? I heard a lot about it that it helps ti heal your gut. Does anybody tried it? Does it help? rolleyes
Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
***I'm not sick with UC, it's UC sick with me!***






subdued
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   Posted 1/24/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope. I'm fructose intolerant and avoid all fruit high in fructose. Eating fruit constitutes about 75% of the Dr. Gibbons diet. My system would not be able to handle it.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
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, artificial sweeteners


spluxa
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   Posted 1/24/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Subdued, I think you confusing him with somebody else. His major point is NO FRUCTOSE! And he says that you can eat it ONLY if you can tolerate it.
Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
***I'm not sick with UC, it's UC sick with me!***






princesa
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   Posted 1/24/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a link for this diet?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 1/25/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry spluxa. I thought you were talking about the Gibbons diet.

I don't know the particulars of the Dr. Gibbons diet. I did find something on the Web. It looks like the diet is for people who are fructose intolerant.

I'm fructose intolerant, but I have my own customized diet--one that changes depending on my condition at the moment. I have a list of foods to avoid under certain conditions and a list of foods to eat.

I'm particularly careful about fruits and sauces. Many are high in fructose. Some also contain sorbitol. The worst ones are: prunes, pears, apples, watermelon, peaches, HFCS, honey, dried fruit, canned or jarred fruits.

I am currently drinking milk and eating cheese. The lactose does give me gas; so I take Lactaid to reduce the amount of gas I get from it. I don't consume foods containing lactose when I'm flaring.

Apparently, I can eat the following fruits: bananas, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, and strawberries. I've tried eating bananas and strawberries. I seem to do okay with them. I eat a banana every morning at breakfast. I eat them when I'm flaring too. Pineapples are supposed to be good for gas; so I'm going to try eating these too.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
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, artificial sweeteners


spluxa
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   Posted 1/26/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
princesa- I don't have a link, I ordered his book at Amazon, it's called:” Self Help Way To Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions, Second Edition"

subdued- Thank you for you suggestion, I will try it. But apparently, I can not find connection with food. The food that I thought is safe and I had it many times, one day gives me cramps and blood. I'm sooo confused with the diet! And my GI told me that i have no food allergy (she checked for gluten and lactose). Btw, i was told that strawberries or any berries with small seeds are bad for you gut. These seeds irritate it a lot. I don’t know if it's true though.


Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
***I'm not sick with UC, it's UC sick with me!***






princesa
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
If you're in a moderate to severe flare, you're going to experience symptoms almost regardless of what you eat because of the amount of inflammation. Just about anything passing through is going to irritate an inflamed colon, unless you go on a predigested liquid diet to allow for bowel rest.

In my experience, you have to limit yourself to a very easily digested, safe diet while also healing the colon with supplements and rebalancing the gut with probiotics. And you have to allow plenty of time to heal. Cutting out a suspicious food for a few days probably isn't going to have much effect. For example, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet recommends faithfully following the diet for at least a month and up to several months before deciding it doesn't work for you. I'd also add that, although I've been tested for celiac disease and gluten intolerance and tests have come back negative, I know from my own experience and keeping a food journal that eliminating or severely restricting all grains helps me maintain remission.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
UC is so specific. The best way to know what foods to eat and not eat is to keep a food diary. I'm kind of lucky though. My body responds right away to food. I can easily tell what bothers me and what helps me.

When I was at the worst of my last flare, the only thing I could eat was rice with anti-inflammatory foods.

Some people can not eat foods with seeds.

I do not have any food allergies either. I have a food intolerance. It's different.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
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, artificial sweeteners


Kiss520
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   Posted 1/26/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I read his book and tried the diet and even had some success with it, but I absolutely could not stick to it.  I adore fruit and could not live without it.  It even started to really effect my moods.

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.
Status:  Remission
 
 
 
 

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