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Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
What is this diet. I think I will end up trying all diets before I let this UC take me.
Female 32 years old
 
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.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a website that explains it:
http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/

I've looked through it, and it looks pretty time-consuming to follow it to the "t."
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 every other night, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


princesa
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The official site is www.scdiet.org.

Basically, it restricts certain carbs that are difficult for a compromised digestive system to digest and that feed the overgrowth of bad gut flora.

It doesn't HAVE to be time consuming if you learn how to eat simply and take advantage of certain shortcuts. On the other hand, it IS a radical departure from the Standard American Diet.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
What if you have a problem with lactose. I do so I don't know if it will work.
Female 32 years old
 
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.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
The SCD diet doesn't allow lactose. You can eat certain cheeses and such, and make your own yogurt that's lactose-free.
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 every other night, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


PrednisoneJunkie
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Total Posts : 33
   Posted 6/1/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
According to the website, lactose is a no-no on this diet

Somebody said...
Dairy: All variations of milk are not allowed: whole, skim, 1%, 2%, chocolate, etc. Some cheeses contain a high lactose content and are restricted: ricotta, mozzarella, cottage cheese, cream cheese, feta, and processed cheeses and cheese spreads. Commercial yogurt contains a high amount of lactose and is not allowed. Heavy cream, buttermilk, and sour cream are not allowed.


What I don't understand is how they can say honey is the only allowed sugar, and then say all fruits are allowed. Fruits have tons of sugar.
27 / Male
UC Diagnosis May 2003
Survived 9 flares
Used prednisone, asacol 6/day
Alternatives: have successfully tamed 1 flare and counting without prednisone with massive doses of probiotic (along with asacol)
Diet: paleolithic (but I often cheat), non-smoker, non-drinker
Other problems: Childhood asthma


Ghena
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   Posted 6/1/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Honey and fruits have mostly Fructose which is a monosacharide, (those are allowed) It is the complex carbs and certain indigestible foods which r illegal on the diet (rice, potatoes, grains..)
And Lactose isnt allowed on the diet, that is why we have to make our own yogurt which ferments 24-30 hours (this allowes the good bacteria to digest all the lactose and make more probiotics) versus store yogurt which is fermented for 6 hrs only and has left in it alot of lactose.\
the cheeses allowed have to be aged for at least 30days for same reasons

princesa
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   Posted 6/1/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe honey is the only allowed natural sweetener. The diet does allow saccharin, but I never used it. My sweetener of choice is stevia which wasn't widely known or used when Breaking the Vicious Cycle was written.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


blueclassring
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Total Posts : 385
   Posted 6/1/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I love this diet. I have achieved remission with it.

Do a search on google.  Lots of info on pecanbread.com or healingcrow.com. 

I want to see all my colitis bros. & sis  healed from this dreaded disease. 


Pharmacy]<B><FONT color=blue>Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lost so many years to this disease. <FONT color=red>HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!
<FONT color=green>MED-FREE!!!
Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! For me, diet works...

Post Edited (blueclassring) : 6/1/2009 9:53:56 PM (GMT-6)


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/2/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried it. I spent a lot of money and energy eating the way the author says you should have it didn't help me. It actually made me lose a lot of weight which was bad considering how sickly I already  was.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa at night + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!!
 


lucasJ
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
sickly girl, were you 100% committed, it says you must be fanatically committed....also, she says that not everyone is helped by it, a certain percent have no benefits for some reason.....maybe the raw food diet would help you...maybe you are sensitive to meats.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I didn't cheat at all. I spent a lot of money buying the right types of ingredients. It was a let down.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/2/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
The only thing about the Paul Nison diet is that it made me constipated. I was doing normal looking poo but it was really hard. I was also loosing weight, I went donw to my teenage weight of 98lb @ 5 foot 1 inch tall. It did help me with my remission, and because of this diet I started chewing raw spinach if I was worried about an urgency. I was too skinny on the diet. My daily diet at the moment is


Morning= 1 bowl gluten free porridge
1 slice of gluten free bread

mid morning= 2 or 3 bananas

lunch usually= raw baby leaf spinach salad with salmon.


Dinner usually= potatoes and raw leafed salad, with bean sprouts, spinach, avocado, ect.

After dinner I used to have puddings but now I don’t now I just have a fresh squeezed juice.

There were a couple of occasions where I have eaten gluten free, dairy free, wheat free cookies, but these are not recommended as they still are not good for you.


My diet sort of sounds healthy but I don’t really know.
Female 32 years old
 
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.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/2/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Bananas can make you constipated, so maybe that's what caused your constipation.
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 every other night, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


AmyWaffle
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 6/4/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I did SCD diet for 5 months a few years ago and it helped a little with gas but not with primary UC symptoms. And YES I followed it religiously, fanatically, and to the T. I was down to 102 lbs--I think weight gain on this diet is difficult, so if you are skinny already, be careful. That said, it does seem to work for some people. I believe the 'success' rate is higher with Crohn's than UC.
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.
My life is one big flare.


princesa
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   Posted 6/4/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Following the diet fanatically can be a problem if there are "approved" foods that are problematic for you personally. As with any low or restricted carb diet, you have to increase healthy fats to compensate if you don't want to lose weight.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 

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