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   Posted 6/9/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
My naturopath has me on an anti-inflammatory diet:

NO wheat, meat, corn or dairy (yogurt ok) and I'm to eat wild salmon 2-3 times a week. As well I eat about 2 tblsns of ground flax everyday with yogurt.

I'm also drinking 6 oz of Aloe JUICE a day to promote regularity since C. is problem.

Does anyone else stick to a similar, vegan and anti-inflam diet? Sometimes, when I feel discouraged, I'm tempted to, and do cheat, thinking what the hell difference does it make. Yet I know it does make a diff and that I'd be a lot more sick if I didn't stick to it.

I'd like to hear from people who have made major eating adjustments -

thanks so much,
Uni G
40 yrs.
Diagnosed Jan 2008 ulcerative proctitis 9" of lower colon.
Last sigmoidoscopy Jan 2009, 17" inflammation of lower colon.
Naturals: probiotics, ground flax, salmon oil, Glutagenics, Aloe Vera juice, mega vitamin supplements, Curcumin and a Vegan diet.
Pharma: Salofalk enema and oral
My brother had UC and ended up with an illiostomy after years of struggle.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I do.
all I eat is fruit during the day, veggie juice, coconut water, aloe vera juice, I eat wild salmon, and veggies/salad. only thing i eat cooked is the fish.
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.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats where I am heading too herbalgerbals I do eat potatoes but am gradually giving it up. but not immediately. I will soon only eat cooked fish as well. And again I love also the wild salmon. Im scared of chicken and red meats. Before I was diagnosed with IBD I started to go vegie except for fish. This was what I naturally did with out knowing why.

I am now heading towards remmision agian. I have no D at present could always change, no blood no mucus.
Female 32 years old
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1X 500mg pentasa in the morrning 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

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   Posted 6/9/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I had been eating mostly baby fruits and veggies but I have progressed to avocados, canned spinach and really ripe pineapple. I eat chicken, noodles, white rice, cooked shrimp, grilled salmon, rice cakes for munchies. I still have baby fruit as my first meal each day. It gives me a gentle base. Later on, I'll have some rice or corn organic cakes with margarine. For lunch it is gluten free soup or shrimp or rice and avocado. Dinner is chicken or fish. For an extreme treat I have a tootsie pop!
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 4 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 4 weeks
                   B12 every 4 weeks              
                   15 mg. Methotrexate/injection weekly
                   12 Asacol daily
                   10 mg. Celexa daily
                   Zofran as needed

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   Posted 6/9/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   

I guess we are all affected differently by what we eat - food diary will help to find out.  I was told to eat a low residue diet while flaring - that is all the change I made - nothing raw, no grains, nothing that might make it to my colon rough!  Works for me. 


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
No foods seem to bother me at this point. It's important for you to figure out what bothers you, not just listen to what someone else tells you. I'm not bashing your nutritionist, but only you know how you feel after eating or avoiding certain foods.
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).

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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
     When flaring I try to stick to a low residue diet.  I do take 1T of ground flax in my rice cereal in the morning.  I sweeten the cereal with a bit of honey and use Silk instead of my usual 1% milk.  I stay away from caffeinated coffee (which I dearly love), as it does a number on my colon for some reason.  I am able to drink one cup of decaf.  For lunch I usually eat half a turkey sandwich.  Right now I only have whole wheat bread in the house but it hasn't seemed to bother me.  Supper is mostly salmon with a baked sweet potatoe and well cooked vegetable such as carrots or green beans.  I am able to eat frozen yogurt.  Basically, I think if you just stayed away from high fiber foods, greasy and spicey foods too.....they are the culprits.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
One of my weaknesses is sweet beverages. I now drink an anti-inflammatory tea from Celestial Seasonings. It's called Tension Tamer. It really helps reduce my sugar cravings (probably because it contains cinnamon) while providing anti-inflammatory ingredients to calm my colon.

While it's true that there is no one diet for any of else, there are certain foods that are anti-inflammatory. It is good to try these out while maintaining a diet journal. If any of them bother you, then you can always take them out.

Soybeans, tofu, and soy milk
Whole grain products (if not wheat intolerant)
Nuts (if you can handle nuts)
Green leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach)
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working

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