Anti-inflammatory vs. pro-inflammatory foods...

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kops2da
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Rather than add to the help for recipes post I would like to state here that I must be backwards or ? 
 
Anti-inflammatory:
Turmeric (mild curries) - best anti-inflammatory property found in nature
Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach)
Salmon
Ginger
Garlic                    (The only things  here I can eat are cinnamon and very well 
                                     cooked small amount of greens)
Cinnamon
Berries

Pro-inflammatory:
Eggs                                  (I live on these - a lot of dairy, cheese, not too
                                             much red meat, too much sugar - which I am
                                             trying to cut back, no substitutes but Splenda,
                                             no spicy food or fried and love my tomatoes
                                             occasonal hotdog or bologna sandwich)
Dairy
Red meats
Sugar and sugar substitutes
Processed foods
Spicy foods
Fried foods
Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, eggplant )
 
I do fine on these and no wheat (only white bread) or high fiber - kills my colon.  Told to stay on this low fiber, low roughage until in remission.  Hope it is not holding me back but I tried adding a little salad and WOW!!
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
 
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that diet with UC is so highly individualized that lists like this don't really work for all. So, I say eat what makes you feel ok and avoid what doesn't! :) So far, it doesn't seem to make much difference what I do and don't eat, except that foods high in roughage tend to come out in an identifiable form!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Southernbelle
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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm with you Fruitgirl, I can eat just about anything as long as it's not too greasy or spicy. (I really miss Mexican food! )And there are a few fruits that bother me. Even salads are fine.

So if it doesn't bother you...enjoy!!
58/F/Hairdresser
Dx leftsided UC July 08.Can't handle any masalamine or 6-MP
Been on steroids twice. Do well on those.
Suppliments: Aloe MPS, probiotics, enzymes, C and E, Curcumin,CoQ10,Grapeseed extract, Selenium, Cal.-Mag w/D, Multi., Vit.E enemas, Three-lac
Meds: mild blood pressure. Prilosec, Wellbutrin, steroid suppositories
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ElaineNY,

If certain anti-inflammatory foods bother you, then don't eat them.

I can't eat applesauce (due to its fructose content), and it's listed in the BRATTY diet for helping to rid diarrhea. I can eat bananas, rice, toast, and tea; so I eat those. I don't eat yogurt, because I don't like it. Thank goodness for Probiotics.

I've never heard of anyone not being able to eat turmeric though. You can't eat rice with turmeric added to it? How about turmeric supplements? Do these bother you too?

I do stay away from pro-inflammatory foods when I'm flaring. It just doesn't make sense to eat something that exacerbates inflammations.
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)


kops2da
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Joy - how would I know if it bothered the inflammation in particular?  I eat what doesn't give me gas or indigestion since I have a hiatal hernia and GERD plus IBS.  Not sure what makes inflammation worse but when I eat anything "rough" it goes through the rectum that way - OUCH!

I can't stand tumeric - never thought of pills!  By the way, I eat unsweetened applesauce - only fruit that really agrees - can't drink juice.  Dairy is my best - especially cheese!  AND, I eat lowfat peanut butter every morning on white toast for breakfast.  I am doing fine.  Like you say - we are all different - just thought it was strange that I seem opposite from recommended - can't eat anything RAW!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008  Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc.  Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
kops2da said...
Joy - how would I know if it bothered the inflammation in particular? I eat what doesn't give me gas or indigestion since I have a hiatal hernia and GERD plus IBS. Not sure what makes inflammation worse but when I eat anything "rough" it goes through the rectum that way - OUCH!

I can't stand tumeric - never thought of pills! By the way, I eat unsweetened applesauce - only fruit that really agrees - can't drink juice. Dairy is my best - especially cheese! AND, I eat lowfat peanut butter every morning on white toast for breakfast. I am doing fine. Like you say - we are all different - just thought it was strange that I seem opposite from recommended - can't eat anything RAW!

ElaineNY


Hi ElaineNY,

That must be very difficult to have to eat for other problems too. I'm finding it difficult, but necessary, just to not eat anything high in fructose.

I'm glad you're doing fine.
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)


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   

It is like trial and error.  I KNOW I am addicted to sugar and anything sweet!  So far I have cut back on refined sugar, artificial sweeteners (just use Splenda lightly) and buy unsweetened fruit, etc.  I also cut way back on cured meats, sugary cereal and my favorite cookies!!

WE all have to do what we have to do if we want to feel good or pay the price!  I do miss salad and had a little last week - most went right through but I was not sick.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008  Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc.  Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 

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