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lucasJ
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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
ok ya'll.  I was feeling pretty good yesterday, symptoms pretty mild, still watery d., but no blood and pain....I was feeling so good, i decided to cheat bad.  I had a big mac, an order of fries and a coke and within a few hours, i was in terrible pain, bleeding and running to the toilet.  That confirms to me that no matter what the doc says, diet plays a huge role.  I got back on track today, fasted most of the day with only water, and symptoms have drastically reduced, blood is gone again, no pain or urgency.  If you have not tried this diet, please do, it is hard if you are used to a lot of bad carbs, but i think for many it can hold great hope.  The intro diet is very restrictive, but i think it really does work.

Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Im trying someting a bit more extreme called raw foods diet. Paul Nison and David Klien have tried this diet. I feel great today colon is normal. I wouldent even risk cheating with Mc Ds. I once had an allergic reaction to a quater pounder with cheese, I ate one about 3 years ago and my skin felt it was on fire. I started getting red sploches on me. I had to run for cold water and put it on me. Mc Ds is dangours.


For me at the moment i go once to twice a day. No blood no mucus all poo is well formed all of the water is retained. No urgecyes. i chose raw foods over SCD as Im allergic to many animal products.
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- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


lucasJ
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hellokitty said...
Im trying someting a bit more extreme called raw foods diet. Paul Nison and David Klien have tried this diet. I feel great today colon is normal. I wouldent even risk cheating with Mc Ds. I once had an allergic reaction to a quater pounder with cheese, I ate one about 3 years ago and my skin felt it was on fire. I started getting red sploches on me. I had to run for cold water and put it on me. Mc Ds is dangours.


For me at the moment i go once to twice a day. No blood no mucus all poo is well formed all of the water is retained. No urgecyes. i chose raw foods over SCD as Im allergic to many animal products.

i had looked at that as well, but for me, it is too restrictive.  I seem to be handling meats quite well.  I am glad it is working for you.  How long have ;you been on this diet.  Were you in a flair when you began it. 

Hopingforacure
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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on SCD for almost a month.  It is hard to follow, but I am ready to start tapering my prednisone.  I feel amazing on this diet, once you detox all the carbs and sugar, your body begins to adjust.  I will admit to fantasizing about bread....so I will heed your warning and not cheat. :)
Jamie : 32 : Female
Diagnosed 12/97
Started SCD this month : 40 mg of prednisone : Rowasa
 
 


blueclassring
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
This diet is the greatest thing for my UC, and I'm in remission. Lucasj, you see the correlation between complex carbs and your UC. It's spot on to what Elaine Gottschall's theories are. Our guts can't process complex carbohydrates which subsequently lead to all these problems. I know from experience that going off the diet causes major problems for me(bleeding, mucus, watery D). My only concern at this point is to gain back the 10 lbs I've lost, and I'll work with kidney beans to do that!!
Pharmacist as of 6/12/2009.
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 lossed so many years to this disease.

MED-FREE!!!

Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! Currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  I'm in remission and life is like it always should have been.


Zippy123
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny thing is McDonald's food does that to people without UC even hehe. Well, not quite that bad, but it does have a bit of that reputation, at least the one in my town.

I been trying to follow a modified SCD diet myself, but I eat some rice, oatmeal and spelt, pretty much no wheat though. I think it helps. Maybe I would do even better if I followed it completely, but I hate to lose any more weight.

Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/25/2009 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
ive only been on the raw foods diet for 2 weeks. It is really strict and you have to watch your weight all the time. But saying that I do eat salmon so Im not 100% raw foods. Saying this I got a little mucus last night at 2 am in the morning. It was 1/2 a pennys worth. I feel fine again this morring. The thing is it takes your colon months to sort out. I cant say if it works yet because ive only been doing it for 2 weeks. There is alot of great raw foods out there that are soo good.

zippy if you eat oatmeal, and spelt and rice I think you may have problems. The majour problems with the UC appeartly are the grains. Rice is not diegestable for humans its only digestable for birds.
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- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/25/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
is there a good web page about the scd diet. i would defintaly like to learn more about it.
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- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


Christine1946
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   Posted 6/25/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
    What...no bagels allowed? cry
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****.


Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/25/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry no bagles. i dont kow much about scd. but bagles are not a raw food so none more me. i live on fruit and nuts and occasionaly fish
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- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


princesa
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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hellokitty said...
is there a good web page about the scd diet. i would defintaly like to learn more about it.

The official Web site is:
 
 
The general concensus is you should try the diet strictly for at least a month to determine its effect for you personally. If you cheat before you've given the diet a fair shot, you'll never get the full benefit.


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.
 
 

Post Edited (princesa) : 6/25/2009 7:49:30 AM (GMT-6)


Arc
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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oatmeal seems to help me out when I am flaring up. Soda is a definite bad thing. Last time I drank it, about 2 years ago, I was almost hospitalized. Bad stuff. Maybe it is the way the grains are cooked and such? I cook my oatmeal, which is the really cut up kind not the old fashioned, over a low heat till it is very creamy and add nothing to it.
Diagnosed in November of 2006 with UC (ileitis) though I had symptoms ,which were misdiagnosed as IBS and hemorrhoids, nearly 6 months before I finally went to a GI. Also have a bad arthritic right leg that hurts in my hip joint....at least I think it is arthritis though it could be directly tied to IBD.
 
Colonoscopy in November of 2006 and took part in a Prednisone and Asacol taper program.
 
No serious flare ups just moderate ones for nearly 3 years. It was nice....
 
May 2009 experienced first serious flare up and now on prednisone 30mg daily and waiting for my next colonoscopy....yay.


AmyWaffle
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not surprised at all that a big mac, fries and a coke made you go to the bathroom. I am surprised it didn't put you in the hospital!
I don't exactly count that as proof towards the success of the SCD diet...
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.
My life is one big flare.

Asacol, Azathioprine, Prednisone, Rowasa
First Remicade 6/22/09


princesa
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
No, I'd consider it proof that a diet of pro-inflammatory junk food high in sugar and unhealthy fats is bad for UC. Sugar, starches, carbonation and wheat (gluten) are all possible irritants to an inflamed colon.
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.
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Just an observation here (and I'm NOT being mean), but when one types "SCD Diet," that actually turns into "Specific Carbohydrate Diet Diet." :) It just makes me giggle.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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