Well, I'm going back to the GI soon and I'm pretty sure he'll try and push the old 6MP on me again. I'm not ready for it, not until I have tried everything. I really want to try a diet and stick to it, but I don't know which one to try. There are just so many different choices: low-residue, SCD, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, or a combination of some. I just don't know what diet to choose. I will follow any diet no matter how difficult it is, I just want some results. I realize it is different from person to person, but I need some advice. What diets have you tried that have not worked, and what diet would you recommend to me?
I joined just now to reply to your post because I didn't think I could sleep at night not telling you my opinion on it, letting you suffer with confusion!
And I also truly feel that I was guided to your post by some larger force cause I wouldn't normally join or post on these things, don't wanna take the time.
What I have found to be most effective for all intestinal disorders, every one of them - crohn's, UC, celiac even - is going GFCF, which covers the lactose of course but covers many many of the foods in the other diets you mentioned. A lot of people say it is a diffficult diet but not once you really understand foods well. Study and read a lot. Basically, to avoid gluten and casein, you can eat any veggie, fruit or meat but have to choose specific grains and there's plenty of other grains to choose from so thank goodness only wheat,rye,barley,oats are the 4 you'd have to avoid. We have been doing it for nine years and it is a very healthy and surprisingly not very restricted diet. We also try to avoid corn cause of mycotoxins. If nightshades (tomatoes,potatoes,eggplant) bother you just avoid them. You might try after being on the GFCF diet awhile to avoid nightshades a month then adding back to see if there's a change.
Of course avoiding sugars as much as possible helps everyone and esp those with IBD but the GFCF lifestyle will help limit sugars. If you like to sprinkle sugar on certain foods, use stevia natural sugar. Read about these things; use a search engine. It takes 3 days to remove dairy from your system and up to 8 months to remove the gluten. So don't give up after a short time. Best of luck and God bless.
What do you base your "experience" on?
I have no problem with sugar, wheat, or any of the above that you mention.
I think your need to spam is truly the larger force compelling you to post.
I cannot see how starving oneself can lead to controlling a flare.
Nothing like extremes......
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!