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Anna9563
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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi all, My Dad has Colitis. Do any of you know where I can find some recipes my Mom can fix for him?

Your friend,

Anna

Christine1946
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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
     Hi Anna....tell your mom to look up low residue diet on the internet.  They will give her some ideas.  Good luck and I hope your dad is feeling better real soon.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


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   Posted 3/15/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   

This website gives you some good guidelines...

 

 
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Check out this recipe site for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet:

http://scdrecipe.com/


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.
 
 


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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Diet is a very individualistic thing. What one can tolerate another can't. It's all trial and error. But keep in mind that even a diet can not cure someone who has Uc. It can only keep symptoms down to a minimum. Does your father have Uc or another form of colitis?
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry - I will try to behave!  ElaineNY

 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc.  Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone. March 9 - spoke too soon - bleeding returned.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
 
 
 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Anna,
How long has your Dad had colitis? It sounds like it might be some new in his life. Since diet is a very individual thing it might be a good idea to slowly re-introduce foods like you would with a kid (simple stuff first like mash potatoes <no peel>) and see how he tolerates those things. It also might be a good idea to eat small amounts and see how it goes (3 big meals might hurt, just simply because the volume is too much).
Good luck,
Navy
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Anna9563
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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Red 34, The Dr. just said he had a Classic case of Colitis. They just found he had the Colitis when he go to sick they had to put him in the hospitial? On top of the Colitis he's had cancer for almost 11 years. He has Multiple Myeloma. A cancer of the blood, bones and plasma. Due to not eating much lately cause he didn't feel like it then going to the bathroom a lot he's lost weight which is not good for someone that may have to go back on chemo soon. He's been off chemo cause about 6 months ago he had to have some of lower left jaw and teeth due to bone strengtheners he's taken for the cancer.

Your friend,

Anna

Anna9563
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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi MMMNavy, He found out last week he has Colitis. Read the post I did to Red 34 for more info I told him.

Your friend,

Anna

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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Anna. I'm very sorry to read that your dad has multiple myeloma. I know something about it because a cousin of mine lost his wife to it when she was 44 yrs old. Probably the chemo affected your dad's digestive system & gave him "classic colitis". It's not the same disorder that we're writing about here, ulcerative colitis. However, it's likely that in his weakened state, your dad would be more able to tolerate low residue foods, which can be very helpful to ulcerative colitis patients, too. Items like farina (cream of wheat), plain boiled white rice (or cream of rice cereal), puffed wheat or rice cereal, egg, white toast, chicken or fish without skin, plain noodles, and steamed or baked potato without skin are basics on this diet; the idea is to prepare them with minimal fat & seasoning so that there is less chance to irritate the colon lining. Can he tolerate dairy products? If not, he could try soy milk, tofu, etc. It's great that you're trying to find information to help him. Best wishes to you all. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 3/16/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine1946 said...
Hi Anna....tell your mom to look up low residue diet on the internet. They will give her some ideas. Good luck and I hope your dad is feeling better real soon.


Fiber is good for the colon and it should not be eliminated if your dad has no issues with eating it. A low-residue diet is low in fiber. Therefore, your dad should not be on it if he has no issues with eating fiber.

Colitis is very individual. Your dad should keep a food diary to see whether or not he is sensitive to any types of foods before he decides to eliminate any of them from his diet.

Many of us have trouble with one or more of the following:
yeast
wheat
gluten
lactose
fructose

However, there is no reason to eliminate any of these types of foods if he is not insensitive to them.

It is good though to eat more foods that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients when flaring and to avoid foods that are pro-inflammatory. This is just good common sense.

Anti-inflammatory:
Turmeric (mild curries) - best anti-inflammatory property found in nature
Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach)
Salmon
Ginger
Garlic
Cinnamon
Berries

Pro-inflammatory:
Eggs
Dairy
Red meats
Sugar and sugar substitutes
Processed foods
Spicy foods
Fried foods
Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, 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)


Anna9563
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Old Hat, Thanks for what you said. Sounds like you do know some of what we're going through. Wow 44 is young. Dad was 55 when they found his MM.

Your friend,

Anna

Anna9563
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Christine, Dad has been going to the bathroom a lot for a long time. As the other poster said some of his problem is probably all the chemo and pain med's and he had to have his gall bladder out a couple of years ago after the caner was found. It just wasn't working. And he's also had to take antibotics for years to. So all that combined really has messed up his stomach. So I'm not sure Fiber would be good for him right now. He was going to the bathroom 12-15 times a day before he was put in the hospital last week. What's hard is he loves to eat.

I do appreciate all the help though. I'm trying to help Mom cause she's at her whits end. Dad's nurse came today to give him a short and they asked her about what diet was best and she said what some have said here that they'd just have to play with things and see what works.

I knew when I came here this might not be the exact place but I didn't know where else to go.

Your friend,

Anna

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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Anna-- my cousin's wife was diagnosed with mm after she had trouble lifting her 6-month-old daughter. At 1st her doctor thought she hurt her back from lifting, but it was really mm attacking her ribs. She fought the disease very bravely for 3 yrs, then died of pneumonia from being on immunosuppressant drugs after undergoing a marrow transplant from her sister. When she died her husband had their 3 yr-old daughter & 10 yr-old son to look after. Thankfully, they're all doing well for a few yrs now. I'm sorry that your family, too, has to deal with this monster illness. There's an organization called Caring Bridge that has a Website for situations like mm-- in case you haven't heard about it. My cousin contributed often to it for a couple of yrs. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Anne, it might be best to look at diets for chemo patients then. There are many availible.
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Anna,

I am very sorry to hear about your dad. I am only going to tell you what "I" would do "if" I, or someone in my family had cancer. Over the years, I have learned that some cancers have a direct link to fungus and/or antibiotics. From your dad's history, I can see he has been on antibiotics for a long time, has been on chemo, and has cancer...all of which have a fungus link, in some way. Because I know cancer/fungus feeds on sugar (carbohydrates), and dies in its absence, "I" would definitely begin an antifungal (lo-carb) diet. As well, "I" would restore my bowel flora. Antibiotic use in any amount, let alone years of use, leads to overgrowth of yeast (which feeds on sugar/carbs), so I would start taking probiotics. As well, "I" would supplement my diet with antifungals (natural, if my doctor would not prescribe me any). I would know there would be no guarantees with experimenting with something like this, but I'd be willing to try, even if there was just a small chance my symptoms/disease was fungus related and I may eventually improve.

You can read more on fungus and cancer on www.knowthecause.com. Click on "Articles" and look for the article titled, The Role Of Fungus In Cancer. You can also find the diet under FAQ's.

Take care.
Kim

Anna9563
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Old Hat, I've heard of Caring Bridge. A friend of mine with ovarian cancer has a page there where we all keep up with how she's doing.

Your friend,

Anna

Anna9563
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Kim, Mom has tried to get Dad to take this: so I would start taking probiotics. A cousin of mine that had cancer gave him a bottle of it but he doesn't want to take anything but what his cancer Dr. tells him to. So what do you do?

Thanks for your info.

Your friend,

Anna

Anna9563
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
From Anna,

Hi Kim, How would I go about finding those cancer recipes? Just put in Cancer and Recipes?

Your friend,

Anna

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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
The recipes can be found here:
 
Anna9563 said...
From Anna,

Hi Kim, Mom has tried to get Dad to take this: so I would start taking probiotics. A cousin of mine that had cancer gave him a bottle of it but he doesn't want to take anything but what his cancer Dr. tells him to. So what do you do?

Thanks for your info.

Your friend,

Anna
 
Many of us here - including myself - would still be very ill if we did ONLY what our doctor told us to do. You have to be your own health advocate, do the research and experiment. It's common knowledge that courses of antibiotics - among other things - kill off good gut flora that are essential to our good health. It makes sense to restore the good gut flora with probiotics. The general public is finally jumping on the bandwagon now that various yogurt companies are promoting the beneficial effects of the probiotics in their product.


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.
 
 

Post Edited (princesa) : 3/17/2009 8:23:46 AM (GMT-6)

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