"Eat to Live" by Dr. Fuhrman?

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   Posted 7/18/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone read this? Know anything about this diet? I hadn't heard of it at all, but was curious if anyone has tried it?

F/42 • Ontario • UC Dx Sep/09- 50cm (far as flex would go).
- Pred dependent (on pred for 14 months leading up to Remi)
- Remicade Jan 24/11 - up'd to 10mg/kg Apr 14/11.
- May 2011 - back on pred until 3rd double-dose of Remi (July 20)

- Tried: SCD, VSL, other diets, budesonide enemas, cortifoam • Fecal Transplant
- Can't take 5-ASA or Imuran
- Calcium, Synthroid, Pantaloc, Iron Infusions

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   Posted 7/19/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the book and read it about a year ago. It is a good read and he has a lot of interesting information concerning cancer and meat consumption. I really didnt stick to his diet but I think you should read the book to gain some better understanding of what food does to us.

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   Posted 7/19/2011 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
His office is in my town. When I was at the end of my rope with my UC I went to see him. He gave me a diet to follow and told me I had to give it atleast 3 months to work. The problem was I was soooo sick at that point I couldn't follow the diet. It was all vegatables! (Juicing them) Sorry but a major UC flare and veggies do not mix. I think maybe it would work if you are already in remission to keep yourself in remission. A lot of what he said made sense but it just didn't apply to my condition at the time. I was too far gone at that point. The other thing that kind of bugged me about him was he treats everyone's condition the same way. In other words he would give the same diet to a person with cancer or someone with arthritis. And I spent a small fortune that day in his office! But atleast I tried. The only thing that has gotten rid of my UC is surgery. :)
DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery!
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