Im just speaking from experience, and research studies, wich have proven that remission rates have been achieved without meat in the diet especially red meat, and a much higher percentage flare up with higher meat in the diets then vegetarians..
protein is also very hard to digest, and the energy spent digesting these types of foods, can be used for our bodies to heal itself. ya know? makes sense.. protein is sort of just a big marketing scheme, I mean, as I said, its scientifically proven, that amino acids are what the body breaks protein down to, and its been scientifically proven that protein is just a long chain of amino acids linked together, and its been scientifically proven that our bodies Really dont need all that much protein to be healthy nor to build muscle, also been scientifically proven that eating vegetarian diet has ultimatly lead to a higher success of remission in IBD patients, also been scientifically proven that soy is also hard to digest, and may be a common allergin in IBD patients, along with gluten products. It takes about 4 to 6 hours for meat to leave the stomach, so you it would make sense that you wouldnt feel like crap right away, but that over time the amount of energy for your intestines to break down the protein, and absorb the nutrients, you would feel discomfort most likely the next day, or couple days later.. when you cook meat at high tempatures, it changes the protein and alters the way it is absorbed. Ive read some studies that have reasearch to back up the evidence, that meat actually causes many to be anemic, and pushes many needed nutrients, vitamins, and minerals OUT of your body, from my understanding, the kidneys, liver etc..
So, just somthing to think about, and obviously since its not common to hear or believe this type of information, look it up yourself. Go to the library as I do, and read the many medical books and medical journals from thruout the years.. Ive done pleanty of research so I stand firm on my beliefs... also, I learn from experience, and what I see, not by what companies and pharmacutical companies tell me. I SEE much more atheletes on vegan diets, winning the olympics, body building competions, marathons etc. with much energy after the competion then I do athelets who eat enormous steaks and whey protein.. so just a thought.
Quincy, You said that you feel great after steak quincy, but arent you still in a flare? and loaded on all sorts of medications? just wondering how you think that makes sense, that your doing well eating those types of foods but still in flare and so many medications? tell me if Im wrong please..