What is an anti-inflammatory diet? I am still suffering today. I have such horid pain in my stomach. I scared to eat. I don't get it. I am on 75mgs of 6MP. Is that enough??
An anti-inflammatory diet is basically eating/drinking plenty of anti-inflammatory foods/teas (the ones that your body isn't intolerant to) and avoiding any foods/beverages that are pro-inflammatory.
I eat mild curries, which contain turmeric--an extremely potent anti-inflammatory substance.
I drink a tea (Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings) that contains Chamomile, cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass, licorice, catnip, and Tilia. All of these ingredients are anti-inflammatory.
Other anti-inflammatory foods/ingredients:
soybeans, tofu, and soy milk
whole grain products (if not intolerant)
green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach)
spicy foods (hence very mild curries as opposed to spicy curries)
Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, bell peppers, chili, paprika, eggplant)
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)