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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Everyone,


So far I have had good results with this raw food diet. I started this diet on the 29th of March and for these 2 weeks I have not had any blood or mucus when I go to the loo. And I have one BM a day.  My energy has increased and I don’t have stomach pain. Except when I started my period this week. I will keep trying this but I still need to perfect this diet. I am also still on ascol and pentasa so who knows it could be the meds. When I feel even better and have perfeted this I plan to reduce these and see what happens. Don't know it could be a bad idea.


I’m wondering if anyone can give me tips on probiotics. How do they work, what is the best brand to buy. Do they work?


I find English health food stores really expensive and they don’t have the options the American one’s do.



Female 32 years old
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning and 1 X250g Asacol in the evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! Welcome to Healingwell :)

I believe in probiotics. I currently use Culturelle. I'm not sure if it is available in the UK.

Probiotics work by restoring the good bugs to your guts. When you have lots of D or use antibiotics, the good bugs are flushed out or killed off. We need those good bugs - one reason is that they help build your immune system.

Have you tried shopping online for probiotics?
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics work best when taken as a enema. As for the brand it's best you try out diffrent brans and see which is best for you.
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