What food(s) are safe for you?

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Canadian Chick
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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, it's eggs. I seem to be able to eat plain eggs while flaring and it doesn't cause any problems. Everything else so far, does. I'm interested to know what others go to as their safe foods while flaring. I am quite sick of eating eggs as I've been flaring for 4 weeks now.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring real bad baked potatoes seemed to be easy on my stomach. Just plain ole potatoe.
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   Posted 5/21/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Canadian Chick,
My safe foods are usually really soft foods like oatmeal, eggs, the cooked spinach everyone talks about on the forum, pretty much in my mind it is always things that don't require a lot of chewing. For me personally if it was hard for me to chew then its hard going through my colon.
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I can eat cream of rice and chicken nuggets without much issue. Same for bananas and applesauce.
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Raw leaf baby spinach has been getting me though work with out any urgency’s. I would love someone else to try this.

Try eating baby leaf spinach when your stomach is really rumbly and acidy feeling. You think it is the last thing you want to eat but you do. You chew the leaves really slowly.

I was really feeling unwell last night and thought I would need to go to the loo. I did this and it calmed my stomach right down. I really thought I was going to be sick, but after the raw spinach I felt so much better. If I was to be in a flare I would juice the spinach and drink it.

Crazy I know.
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Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Tried raw food diet with 80% raw foods, found some pro's and cons. Started to add more products to keep up weight as mine did not balance. Still eating raw spinage and still am combination eating. No dairy No gluten.  
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Gonna have to get some spinach. I love greens and others upset my stomach. When I am sick, I eat soups like chicken and rice or chicken noodle. Bananas are usually ok and sprite. That's about all that is safe for me when I am real sick. I am trying to eliminate wheat from my diet and dairy bothers me too. A lot of people on this site seem to be bothered by high fructose corn syrup but I think I am ok with it (I think). I am still new and trying to figure things out. Good luck and I hope you feel better.
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm at my worst:

Rice with a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of turmeric added.

After that it's:

Mild chicken curries

Eggs and potatoes are pro-inflammatory.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
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Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Get some ginger and chew on it too, or you could do the supplement version. Just read a article on this study they did on cancer patients and they discovered it helped relieve nausea. I could have told them that for alot less money.

Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
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Canadian Chick
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   Posted 5/22/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Just bought some spinach... Hopefully I can stomach it and hopefully it'll help. It's so frustrating trying to figure out what is OK or not.

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   Posted 5/25/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My go to foods are plain baked potato with butter and some bacon salt, white jasmine rice, oatmeal (even though I don't like it much), scrambled eggs, bananas, applesauce and this homemade chicken noodle soup a friend made with all the onion and veggies strained out of it for me!

I cannot drink any type of coffee products, any carbonated drinks and anything with artificial sweeteners. I am down to water, tea and juice and milk. I have to jazz things up with my iced tea. I use the cold brew tea bags and often put a flavored herbal tea bag in with it to keep the routine from being boring.

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   Posted 5/25/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My flare food that causes the least amount of issues - Chicken cooked in some olive oil, then add plain white instant rice w/ some garlic salt... Salmon broiled w/ light amount of olive oil and lemon juice. Sometimes fried talapia in olive oil. Salmon patties (with spinach and feta cheese from Giant Eagle)... Baked potatoes. Bananas are good. Water. Applesauce works. Other than that, most anything else causes problems.
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Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

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