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Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/8/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 

I don't know if people are interested in my experiment with raw foods or not, but if so  I am letting you guys know my progress.

 

I have been experimenting with a raw food diet for 7 weeks. So heres the verdict so far:

 

No inflammation found in blood

Still in remission

More energy

 

Im still working on my strength to get it back to where it was 2 years ago. but this is going to take along time. How ever this week I climbed ben Ghlas and ben Lawers which are 2 mountains located in Scotland near a town called Killin. Not bad considering.

 

Please keep me in your prayers. I am hoping that this will continue to give me strength
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- jumbed back on pentasa 500mg 1 asacol- remember always treat from both ends- this is really good advice and dont ever doubt it.
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


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/8/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It's great that the raw food diet is working well for you...and well done with the mountain climbing!

The raw food diet's a tough one to be on, but since you've gotten through 7 weeks you're probably getting the hang of it well. When you can, could you post what kind of foods you are eating in a typical day?

Hope that you continue getting better and stronger.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/8/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes of course i will post what foods I eat. The raw foods diet is really hard to start. This is because we are used to cooked foods and can not imagine life with out it. I was worried about all sorts of things when I started but I seem to be doing ok so far.

 

 

I will start working on other recipes but here is what I eat on an average day.

 

 

1 whole melon

 

5-8 bananas

 

1 large salad with spinach , bean sprouts, avocado

 

500 grams of strawberries

 

5 bananas

 

3 or 2 zucchini’s grated into a pasta (paul nison’s receipie) 

 

It sounds like a lot of fruit but your body apparently knows what to do with this fruit. Yes bananas have a lot of potassium but again your body knows what to do with it. I had my potassium checked and it was 4.8 which is fine.

 

 

Paul Nison says to me that I do eat too many bananas but I haven’t found out how to do the raw foods diet with out them. So I will keep you posted

 

I do also occasionally eat fish,

 

 

Here is what Utopian Life eats in a day. Utopian life has helped me lean how to eat

 

Whole papaya
3 bananas
4 c. blueberries
3 c. strawberries
whole cantelope
6 c. grapes
3 zucchini, noodled (:))
Fresh & sun-dried tomato sauce with lemon juice, basil, dates, a bit of pink salt
Green juice with cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, parsley
about 15 dates
7 large lettuce leaves

 

 

Or

 

 

7 bananas, whipped with 1.5 c. each raspberries and blueberries
2 c. honeydew melon
1/2 c. kiwi
1/2 c. strawberries
1/2 c. mango
1/2 c. grapes
2 c. pineapple
4 bananas, whipped with blueberries
green juice with cilantro, kale, cucumber, celery, seaweed
1 pear (yeah, I know, seems like a diet compared to the rest)
12 c. spinach with grapefruit salad (they put ground black pepper on it, nothing else)
2 c. blackberries
1/2 c. bluerberries
1 c. mango
1/2 c. raspberries
1.33 c. dried strawberries (with pineapple juice)

 

 

 

So you can see I do need to eat a bit more, but my weight is holiding so I will keep you up to date. The raw foods diet takes a wile to learn


Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every 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
 

Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/9/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the info. That's a lot of fruit you're eating in a day, and it's great that you're able to manage it well. I haven't eaten fruit in a while as most fruits seem to make things worse for me.

Good luck with the diet. It's always interesting to know what's working for others.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/10/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rio- I appriciate your support.

I used to have trouble with fruit until I started eating it on its own. I used to think fruit made you go to the loo all the time, but now Im doing this all my bms are formed and there is no D. Strange I cannot describe it.

My blood tests showed there was no trouble with eating like this. Im in a fase where im thinking when man began did they eat like this. You know before we stated to learn to cook. - Although I eat cooked fish as well. When we were hunting and gathering i am wondering if we ate like this. Im going to try to chicken but im very careful over what i chose, my body seemed to reject chicken at one point and I havent eaten since. Im thinking if I buy organic from a buther not from the supermarket. I don't like the fact that supermarkets palce harmones in chickens. If i do have it I will have it with raw green vegetables.

there is alot of people who eat like this. Im actually suprised how many ive met with UC and chrones
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every 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
 

fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/10/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you eat peanut butter, or is that not allowed on your diet? It's a great protein source and has a lot of fat, so it might be a good addition.

As to your questions about early man, I'm sure they ate a lot of stuff raw, including meat! They of course wouldn't have had the variety of fruits and veggies that you consume and probably ate grains as well.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/10/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I love nut butters. Im having touble finding a raw nut butter so sometimes i eat organic roasted nut butters. I don't tell the raw fooders I do that because it is supose to be a proublem for UC if you eat the roasted. but Im ok with it. I do avoid peanut butter with sugar. I avoid all refined sugar.


Im sure that early man ate fish raw, and eggs, but I would not do that as you can get worms from it. I do cook my salmon which I have once in a wile like every week. As for grains I don't know if early man would have had the grains such as bread or rice. They wouldent have leant how to produce it. they however would get carbs from fruit.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every 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
 
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