Scotland trip once cured my UC.

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Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/7/2009 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   

I thought this was interesting and thought I would post it just to get your thoughts. Before I was dignosed with UC had the UC symptoms. So blood and a bit of mucus. My doctor told me there was nothing wrong, Im a hypochondriac and I had hemmorids, he was wrong because I now know it is uc.

 

Anyway I went to Scotland. I was still having the blood. But my husband and I stayed for a week. During that week the blood disappeared and I was really regular, even better than my husband. We did hike up mountains. My meals were like this

 

about 3 eggs and toast for breky

 

sandwiches for lunch- usually goats cheese, then fruit

 

flapjacks

 

fish potatoes and veg for dinner

 

or

 

haggis and potatoes for dinner (we loved haggis)

 

 

Hmmm! I just don’t know. When we came back to London the symptoms re appeared. I was diagnosed with UC later I had to spend another 6 months with blood before the diagnose.


Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa 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.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe it had to do with stress?
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...


suebear
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Most likely stress related.  Maybe this means you need a permanent vacation in Scotland!!

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


kretinist
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   Posted 6/7/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I second the permanent vacation in Scotland!!
Mom to:
 
Number One Son -
Sigmoidoscopy followed by full bowel study 3/2008
DX with ulcerative colitis 3/2008
Blood transfusion 3/2008
Hospitalization for two weeks
Stroke caused by colitis 3/2008
ICU for two weeks
Second blood transfusion
Rehab in-hospital for two months
Colonoscopy 6/2008
Not in remission
 
 


Lonie
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   Posted 6/7/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I think a permanent vacation in Scotland! So....what is haggis? :)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I also agree that it seems like your UC is stress related.

Or, try eating like that again.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
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 twice weekly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


herbalgerbals
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
the air, the enviorment, the water, the dairy, and the meat Im sure are much cleaner then in the city.

suebear
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   Posted 6/7/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

And how do you explain to a parent of an infant who has UC?  That the air, the diet, and the dairy influenced the disease?  I don't buy the food angle.  Too many children who haven't had the environmental influences that adults have.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


herbalgerbals
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   Posted 6/7/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
You lead by example I imagine.

I mean, if you look at the majority of the world, they eat fresh fruit and vegetable diet. no processed foods like in western society. And they dont suffer from IBD.

Vaccines, antibiotics, dirty air, nasty water, pollution, CRAP food ,full of hormones, and chemicals, pasturized milk, disease ridden cows, poor living conditions on factory farms, it all makes perfect sense to me.. I dont see how you can keep feeding your child such food, and then complain that he is sick.
Medicine fixes SYMPTOMS, not the CAUSE of the disease, sure you can control the symptoms for a little period of time, but ofcourse it will come back if you continue the same life style you are leading before you got the disease..
you dont think so?

Science has been proving more and more that all our auto immune diseases and conditions we suffer from all start and manifest in the digestive system.

As I said, just look at history, cultures from thru out the world. Its no big secret and a simple, natural based diet, as nature intends is what works. Our bodies are an amazing healer! it does not want to destroy itself, but when it is out of balance, and filthy from a life long of abuse and mis treatment, I dont blame it for acting out of funk, its asking us to give it to the tools to restore itself.

Ask your doctor the same question you are asking me. All he will says is that medication is the answer, he doesnt know a thing about nutrition or diet. they arent trained in that area of study. they are trained in surgery and medicine. How to make money for themselves, the pharmacutical companies, insurance companies, that is All. they arent trained or even licensed to heal. If you look at the majority of these doctors eyes, there eyes are filthy. A clean person has white pearly eyes, with clear and clean pupils. Our medical doctors are not someone to go to advice for for everything.

I mean, the food we eat in this country *america* is CRAP.
you take meat, dairy, bread, processed sugars, and then pile it down with fried starchy potatoes, and then eat a cake wich we call desetrt, and then you wonder why we are suffering from digestive disease??
Antacids, and digestive aide medications are the HIGHEST seller and biggest profitier right now, because the horrible horrible way people eat! I mean, evidence is everywhere.. you dont see animals eating this way and dieing from disease do you?? No. they eat natural. as nature intended... I mean its obvious, and, if your blidn to see it, and you decide to keep feeding your child junk, then you will keep seeing unhealthy results, disease, and conditions that you will be sadened. All I know, evidence speaks for itself. Just dont ignore somthing, or sit in disbelief, Just becuase its different, or you were raised differently. America is a very new country. It doesnt have much experience.

There have been studies compiled, american teens eating in abundance. never hungry or starving.
Compring these teens in america, to the starving children in india, who beg and only eat the simple fresh foods they get handed down to them, along with the starving kids in africa, and south america. However, these kids in "third world" countries have less mal nutrition and defeciencies then the fat living kits in america. Why is that? becuase the kids eat little in the "third world" countries, HOWEVER, when they eat, they have fresh food, as nature intended, fruits, vegetables and very little meat, and No processed CRAP food.

Ofcours,e Im sure you arwe going to challange my remarks here, that is fine. but as I said, go spend time at the library. read some medical journals, some medical books, nutrional magazines, dealing with natural rememedies, that have been used for CENTURIES in other countries, and you will see. I guarantee your eyes will start to open as mine did..

I grew up on mcdonalds and fast food and deserts, lots of sugar and fried foods. taking medicine for every little problem, since 5th grade I was on anti-depressents and anxiety medicine till I was 18. So, Im a living testimant of the way they treated me at such a young age, as a guineapig. and now, I have to deal with it.

But I tell you, I am in better health and feel more alive and cleaner eating this way, then I ever have in my life.

And there are millions of people who are doing just the same. Once your body detoxes itself, and starts to clean itself, you will gain weight again, but first it much rid itself of the filth and disease we have built up for years!
Balance is Key. Nature Intended.
Eat for Optimal Digestion.
Fruit. Vegetables. Meat.
Veggie Juice, Coconut Water.
Raw Honey, Raw Bee Pollen.
90% Raw. 10% Cooked.
5% Fat. 10% Protein.

Food Combining.
6mp. Colazal.
Oxycontin.


Malkavian
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   Posted 6/7/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Try eating like that again, I guess. The fish and fruit were probably wonderful for UC.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


kretinist
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Of course doctors know little about diet. That's why we have nutritionists and dieticians. I dont expect my general practitioner to preform heart surgery. It's kind of a given that it's beyond their realm.

Hate to burst your bubble completely but.....
my son was raised on organic, fresh fruits, vege and meats that we raised ourselves. (yes I'm a recovering farm girl :P). No one in our family has any kind of IBD or even just IBS.

As someone who has recently lived in the UK I can say that the food readily available there was of a higher quality than what you can find in the average supermarket in the US. That said, they get IBD as well, and at an increasing rate of incidence at this point in time. And IBD isn't unheard of in Asia a place canonised for it's consumption of fresh foods. So what does that mean?

I don't think it's something that you can classify as just diet, just genetic, just environmental. Sometimes poop just happens.
Mom to:
 
Number One Son -
Sigmoidoscopy followed by full bowel study 3/2008
DX with ulcerative colitis 3/2008
Blood transfusion 3/2008
Hospitalization for two weeks
Stroke caused by colitis 3/2008
ICU for two weeks
Second blood transfusion
Rehab in-hospital for two months
Colonoscopy 6/2008
Not in remission
 
 


herbalgerbals
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   Posted 6/7/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I can agree with that. =]
Balance is Key. Nature Intended.
Eat for Optimal Digestion.
Fruit. Vegetables. Meat.
Veggie Juice, Coconut Water.
Raw Honey, Raw Bee Pollen.
90% Raw. 10% Cooked.
5% Fat. 10% Protein.

Food Combining.
6mp. Colazal.
Oxycontin.


pb4
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Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 6/7/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes travelling can regulate a persons bowel habits (or even make people have C or D when they normally wouldn't)...as far as the diet/environmental issues that others have mentioned, there are tons of people that have eaten (and still eat) a lousy diet and NEVER end up with an IBD and the opposite as well (tons that eat healthy their whole lives and don't get an IBD), there are a number of suspected triggers (triggers being only part of the puzzle, genetics being the other part) for example smoking including second-hand smoke is one KNOWN trigger specifically to crohn's and many children are exposed to second-hand smoke including babies. There is also the fact that researchers strongly feel that for most or many IBDers it may very well be a combination of triggers (which likely vary from patient to patient) that sets their disease off.


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