did this diet help cause UC

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Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/22/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
when i was at Harrods as a pastry chef I used to eat
 
 
Cheese cake for breakfast
 
cookies and raw cookie dough
 
grilled cheese sandwhich
 
more cookies and or cake
 
dinner was pasta. and or hamburgers
 
 
this is a bad way to eat. yuck yuck yuck sad
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
 

jujub
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   Posted 8/22/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Diet does not cause UC. There's also absolutely no objective evidence that it causes flares. If you are flaring, however, spicy or fatty foods may make you much more uncomfortable.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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quincy
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   Posted 8/22/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
no, it wasn't a good way to eat and it didn't cause you to have UC.
There are millions of people who eat like that and survive without UC...although their arteries may be clogged and they may be overweight, etc.
 
One can have their cake and eat it too...just not as a main course.

Common sense rules, and it seems you've gone from one extreme to another.

balance....whatever happened to that concept?

q


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Malkavian
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   Posted 8/22/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's really gross. O__o

It may have intensified the symptoms of UC. But it wouldn't have caused it. You really need to change your diet though, regardless.
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently taking Asacol (1200 mg 3x/day), Rowasa and Calcium/D supplements


subdued
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   Posted 8/22/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the issue is that you used the word "cause." The medical community says that diet can't "cause" UC. However, the medical community also says that no one knows what causes UC. And they say that diet can reduce/increase symptoms in some people. I believe that in some people diet can reduce/increase the symptoms enough to either trigger a flare of put a flare in remission. It has happened to me.

I noticed you used the word "help." Yes, diet could have been your trigger if you have UC. You do have to be predisposed to UC in order to get it; otherwise, you have some other form of colitis and not UC.

In my case, I'm not predisposed to colitis. I have colitis and not UC.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had 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.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


Dr-A
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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
That could kill ya if you did it long enough, lol. I haven't heard any specialist say exactly what causes UC, so I can't say diet doesn't. I know I can eat myself into a flare though. The toilets the only objective evidence I need for that one.
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pb4
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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
The CCFC has not ruled out diet/food as being a possible trigger for IBD...

Triggers/ Environment

Disease is not 100% genetic so it requires a trigger
Many theories and investigations into the role of microbes
Other factors could contribute: food, environment etc.
 
from this link...
 
 
So, in essence, if researchers have not yet ruled it out, no one else can either.
 
 
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blueclassring
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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
IMHO, it fosters bacterial growth or fungal growth which may be the cause of our UC.  I know that going on the SCD/Raw food diet puts me into remission.  I know that is your experience as well. 
 
It's so hard to follow the diet to a T. 
 
 
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.


Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/23/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats the way I ate 7 years ago not now. Im now on a raw foods diet.
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
 

Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/23/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Im now down to 1-2 bms a day at the moment, but it doesnt mean i will be perfect or anything.
 

Im really sceptical about the medical world at the moment. Im wondering if they could help with UC more than they do. I think that maybe there is soo soo much asacol they want to sell it off first and then maybe they will find a breakthrough drug. I don’t trust the medical world. It is a business, they have sales targets. Everyone has sales targets. There are people in control of these durg companies who sit in a board meeting watching figures and predicting sales. Im wondering if we can be helped and trained through diets, but that would not please the companies. Even if UC can not be cured through diet then people could improve their symptoms. I know this I really really do.

 

 

I asked my specialist why doctors dont train by using scd or raw foods, no comment was made. I got silence makes you wonder


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
 
www.rawfoodsupport.com

Post Edited (Hellokitty) : 8/23/2009 11:31:27 AM (GMT-6)


blueclassring
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   Posted 8/23/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
IN my experience in pharmacy school, we heard little about these alternative treatments. The focus was on the pharmaceuticals, and I suspect it is the same in medical school.

Understand this, there isn't any money in diets; there is billions to be made in drugs. One thing to investigate. Find out who is backing the CCFA and you'll see why they aren't completely clean of being our advocacy group. This is not mere speculation, it is fact!
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.

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