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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/11/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   

How important is day light eating. I have read this through Pauls emails. He claims this is very important. I ate late last night finished dinner about 9.45 pm. Then went to bed around 10.30 pm. I haven’t let go yet of my potatoes carb. Which I am gradually doing. Any way I had potatoes and raw vegetables. When I went to bed my hart felt a bit fast. Not pounding but just like I should not have been in bed yet. I couldn’t sleep until mid night. Then woke up at 5.00. I got in a panic about not sleeping and my digestion felt paniced as well.


This morning I have now done 2 BMs which for me is not regular. HMMM


Could it be that I shouldn’t have eaten that late. Im sooo tired now and Im at work emailing this.

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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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2204
   Posted 6/11/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
In general, it's not healthy for anyone to eat late at night, right before going to bed. It encourages indigestion, reflux and weight gain. I've had to break my husband - a musician - of eating burgers and fries at midnight before going to bed. This gives him heartburn and is counterproductive to his weight loss efforts.
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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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30976
   Posted 6/11/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah, reflux..ugh. Remember that digestion requires energy, and it only makes sense that your heartrate was a bit higher. As could be reflux, and digesting while laying down will be harder on your system anyway.

It's no biggie since you didn't eat lots of fats and would have been very hot as well...

I do snack later at night sometimes, but I do stay up a few hours afterward. If it would be too much, yes...I am more uncomfortable and a bit more "wired".

Common sense rules, really....probably if you went to bed around midnight, you wouldn't have had as much problems. As well...take a digestive supplement to help break down the food a bit faster in your stomach if you're going to bed soon...

*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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