I cured my Proctitis/Colitis

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bambinou
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   Posted 5/3/2012 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Friends,

I am 32 years old, have been suffering with ulcerative Proctitis for 5 years, I went 3 times in emergency in hospital due to serious bleedings and pain, my weight was at the time from 81kg down to 62 kg.After this, I had my gall bladder removed and sinus operation, no idea why but my whole body went mad. I felt lonely, stressed and unable to cope with the disease. I really suffered, many colonoscopies had been done, gastroscopies, blood test, steroids, enemas and many many more.
After seeing 4 specialists in 2 different countries, the same answered came up...Mezalasine and steroid enemas till the rest of my life. NO ONE ASKED about MY DIET!!

I could not believe there was no way out, so I decided to do a lot of research and found a cure for myself, I hope it will work for you too.

1)I have stopped all dairy products, I am not allergic to them but it helped. Stopped cheese, creams, ice creams. I have learned that you have antibiotics in many of them which will destroy your guts bacterias.

2)This is the big one....I changed all my diet from Acidic to Alkaline, this is what really sorted out my disease. I never heard of this before, so I research and read a lot about it.
I have found out that most inflammations start when your body becomes a too acidic, you blood should be 70% alkaline and 30% Acidic, any variations below or above that will cause havoc in your body.

3)Started to take probiotics 4 times per day.

4)Took a long cure of ZM3 from Vega, with all the necessary minerals and vitamines my body lost.

I now feel totally different, my skin looks perfect, no more acne nor weird spot coming out at anytime on my back nor chest. No more pain in my guts, no more bleedings. I feel reborn again.


I urge everyone to download an alkaline food chart from internet and read/learn seriously about this type of diet.

I used to eat tomatoes, cabbage, rice, eggs and others without knowing this would make my disease worse.

When you eat a meal, try to make is 70% alkaline and 30% acidic.

Just go anywhere on the net and try it, for me it worked in about 3 weeks, I felt incredibly better after 2 weeks.

Do not give up, this type of diseases are here because of our lifestyle/diet, just change it, forget about coke, beer, pizzas, ice scream, change everything you eat now and your health will be back again.

As I said this worked for me and my case was really bad.

I went back up in 6 months from 62kg to 74kg and look even younger by eating my new food.

Also you will notice that eating properly is cheaper.


Good luck to all and hope this will work for you.


Ben

Old Mike
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   Posted 5/3/2012 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
That is great Ben:
Looks like you cut out a lot of linoleic acid, and arachidonic acid from yur diet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_diet
Old Mike

bambinou
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   Posted 5/3/2012 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike,

Yes I did, and I still cannot believe how well it worked

Hope others will see this thread, I wish I could help people because it is really a disease that changes your whole life.


Ben

killcolitis
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   Posted 5/3/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats and thanks for the info. We worked with a wholistic practitioner who had us check my daughter's PH daily and it was always where it should be (can't remember the details). Did you check yours prior to the diet or after to monitor for change?

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 5/3/2012 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Bambinou! Sounds like you have a perfect regimen down and have learned alot in the process. It's definitely a fact that when your body is not alkaline, your immune system becomes susceptible to major diseases and illnesses. Aloe Vera Juice is a great fix for this, as well as sticking to an alkaline diet.

I'm an ice cream fiend! So it's very hard me to give it up, but there are other options out there: choosing organic, making your own ice cream, etc...

It's too bad studies will never be conducted on dietary changes vs. medicine (for maintained management) of these illnesses, probably because if everyone were to switch to a working diet, big pharma would be out of $ $ $ !!
College Senior, diagnosed severe Chrons/UC - Sept. 2011

Meds: 800mg asacol 3xdaily, NO more prednisone!
Dietary: Aloe Vera Juice, Multivitamin, L-Glutamine, Omega3 Fish Oil, Gluten-Free, VSL Probiotic
Amazing Herbs: Slippery Elm, Licorice & Marshmallow Root / Peppermint & Chamomile

Remission achieved in february by the SCD!

Somedude
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I looked at the link Old Mike posted and, I don't know what to think anymore

It states:

Diet composition

In general, the alkaline diet involves eating certain fresh citrus and other low-sugar fruits, vegetables, tubers, nuts, and legumes. The diet recommends avoiding grains, dairy, meat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and fungi. Proponents believe that such a diet maintains the balance of the slight alkalinity of blood without stressing the body's acid-base homeostasis.

Scientific evaluation

A selectively alkaline diet has not been shown to elicit a sustained change in blood pH levels, nor to provide the clinical benefits alleged by its proponents. Because of the body's natural regulatory mechanisms, eating an alkaline diet can, at most, change the blood pH minimally and transiently. In addition, the mechanisms by which an alkaline diet would produce the alleged benefits are vague, unknown, or nonfactual.

Recent systematic reviews of the published medical literature have found no indication that an alkaline diet can prevent osteoporosis, nor that such diets produce any beneficial effect on bone health whatsoever. As a result, alkaline diets are not widely accepted by the mainstream medical or scientific communities, and their promotion is sometimes described as pseudoscience.[6] Alkaline diets are described as "nonsense" on the alternative-medicine watchdog site Quackwatch.


It states you should avoid meat....SCD and Paleo are meat based
DX Ulcerative Colitis (panchocolitis) - May 2011.

"Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you' gonna get. " by Forrest Gump

Bacon Girl
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
somedude, i think as long as you don't eat a lot of meat, eggs, dairy, then the alkaline foods you do it will balance your body out. personally, i think SCD and Paleo are a death sentence because the majority of these diets are inflammatory. who would want that??
Joanna, 22
no meds. doing fecal transplant soon.
i'm taking- earth powder, probiotics, vit d, marshmallow root
tried- canasa, pred, 6mp, remicade, rowasa, lialda, cortico enemas, l-glutamine, vit e enema, VSL enema, aloe vera, NAG, prilosec, zofran, psyllium
diet- no meat, dairy, eggs, gluten. include-fresh juices, fruits, veggies, greens, grains, soy, beans, nuts/seeds

Edbar
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn’t think the ph of your blood could change too much otherwise you would die. It has to be between 7.35 and 7.45. This is slightly alkaline. The problem is if your body is too acidic the blood will do everything necessary to maintain the slightly alkaline state. This means your blood will suck calcium out of your bones and nutrients out of other organs to make sure it remains slightly alkaline. I also believe certain pathogens/virus/infections prefer an acidic environment.
8 yo son diagnosed severe UC April 2011.
Four bad flares in 9 months. Steroid dependent.
Started fecal transplant Dec 3, 2011.
Did daily FT for 60 days. Now tapering off FT.
Medication free for 9 weeks.

killcolitis
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually looked at the diet and my daughter basically ate this way from birth so it didn't do much for us. Stereo, Standford U and another university called Rush are studying the SCD. The Rush study is pretty flawed from the little I've seen but I'm sure the Standford study will be better thought out. Unfortunately there isn't much money for this type of research and we all have opinions as to why but there are researchers looking at different treatment modalities.

Old Mike
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I have no idea if the alkaline diet is sound or not. But in addition to my UC I have some kidney problems,so I watch my urine with dip sticks. Anyway I also take 1/8 teaspoon baking soda most days.
If I do not take the baking soda and with a normal american diet my urine ph is about 5.5, if I take the baking soda it is around 6.5-7. This is the body maintaining blood ph by getting rid of excess alkalinity. As a side note if I do not take baking soda but eat whey protein my urine ph is also around 7.
What this diet really did was to eliminate/reduce linoleic acid and arachidonic acid,plus I guess other things like
eating lower glycemic index foods,and who knows what else.
I have some of my own theories on why SCD and or Paleo work on some people,I have no real proof and do not want
to stir the pot.
Old Mike

ColitisMastery
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
No proof that the alkaline diet works the way it does... But notice how coke, pizza, junk food etc aren't allowed on the diet. So eatting healthier (under guidlines of alkaline diet) can work too. And note, you're not cured, but in remission... Nicely done! Hope more people take their diets under control.
Diagnosed at age 12 with ulcerative colitis in 2002. 21 years old with recent gallbladder surgery!.
Current daily meds
5-ASA
Vitamin D 6000 ui
Calcium 600 mg Magnesium 300 mg
1 packet of VSL #3
Vitamin B12 1000 mcg once a week
Raw cabbage apple juice daily :)
Avoids: Eggs, gluten/wheat, aspartame, sucralose, food colouring and larges amounts of meats

Somedude
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   Posted 5/3/2012 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Old Mike said...

I have some of my own theories on why SCD and or Paleo work on some people,I have no real proof and do not want
to stir the pot.
Old Mike


Please tell why it works on some people and it doesn't on other. I'm curious about your theories.

Old Mike
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   Posted 5/3/2012 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I would love to, but won't. Like I said, have no proof.
Lets just say some people have different genetics,or are perhaps farther gone,have more intestine damage than others,
different bacterial makeup,ferment in differnent parts of colon,more/less efficient small intestine,more or less stomach
acid/enzymes.


Old Mike

lookforcure
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   Posted 5/3/2012 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Dr. Young's book about the PH diet. To tell the truth, I had I very hard time to figure out what to eat. It is a very strict diet, so I do not really follow it. There is something to it though, in sense of keeping the urine Ph alkaline.
I checked my urine PH when I was sick a few times and it was acidic, less than 6. When I got better (in remission), thanks to taking 2 specific clays internally (which is alkalizing minerals), my urine PH usually around 7.6. By the way, I do not eat meat or dairy, do not drink soda and do to eat sugar at all. According to Dr. Young those are highly acidic foods.
By the way, Terramin and Pascalite clays work better in alkalizing the body than baking soda and it is much better for GI system.

bambinou
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   Posted 5/4/2012 2:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

Nice to see so many replies.
I did not say this will be a cure for colitis but "My" Cure for my colitis and also, my wife's IBS which totally stopped and I can tell you she was struggling with this for a long long time.

My wife was suffering from pretty bad IBS and myself from a nasty Colitis(Proctitis) that did not stop bleeding for over 3 years none stop.
Nothing was working, not even mezalasine. Since we are both on this diet we do not have a single pain, or bleeding(for myself).

This is why I call this a cure because nothing else has worked on me.
I just had a fluoroscopie done this morning, everything is perfect.

Yes Alkaline diet or let's call it the "Healthy diet", do make a lot of change in a person, I do not believe this wiki post as I have spoken to many who have followed one and they all came back with excellent results. The skin looking better is one of the first effect.
Some of you mentioned that an alkaline diet could remove your calcium, this is why in my post I recommended a multi vitamin + minerals(I am taking ZM3 from Vega), I like this brand because the dosage is low.


In order to feel great I stopped all of this, remember:
-Fizzy drinks.
-All the products with Es in it(E322 and others).
-All milk products
-All sweets
-Less red meat(only once every 2 weeks)
-Beer
-Wine(with Sulphite)

I have met a few people saying they were eating well, but then forgot to mentioned the saturday night kebab, or night out on beer drinking, this is wrong, you have to follow the diet perfectly.


-Plenty of green tea
-Turmeric (or curcumin) in pretty much all my meals(1/8 of a tea spoon).
-Small meals
-a little weight lifting and use lentils for the proteins
-I have been recommended to increase my proteins intake to repair my intestines, I eat a lot of green lentils as part of my diet and it helps with my weight lifting.

Eating properly also means removing all the "sugar free" food as they are full of aspartame.

My own dad of 63 years old has also decided to start the same diet, all his gastric problems + duodenom ulcer have gone.

A professor a little while ago told me:

The country of India did not have many colon cancers or Colitis cases in the past, since they have started to eat some of our western food, the number of this type of disease is increasing.

My wife and I have also taken other steps, another specialist told us that Apples and some vegs were full of insecticides and other nasty chemicals. He told us to always wash them in vinegar or bicarbonate of soda to remove it. Apparently they use oil based chemicals which cannot be removed with the rain so you can forget about washing them with simple tap water.

Vapor is another great way to remove it, make sure your vegs are not in contact with the the water at the bottom of your pan, this is where all the nasty chemicals will be falling.

If you take probiotics(Boulardi are the only ones that work well for colitis) with all of that, then you will be all good.


I am a great believer that pharmaceutical companies do make a huge profit out of all our sicknesses, this is why I never believe who ever comes up with statistics because many of them will have been created by people or private companies who own shares or have an interest to remove the truth form the reality in order to stop people from believing.

All I can tell you is that we were 3 persons with 3 different digestive disorders, we all suffered, we were all taking tablets that only hide the real problem.
After taking this diet, we can all say that it worked perfectly, we are now enjoying life and enjoying good food.
Eating well is not just going Alkaline, but doing all of this above, believe me.
Our kids are now eating like us and look very healthy.


I hope some of you will give it a try, it cannot kill you, this is actually the way we should all be eating.
Hope this helps and I also hope your own disease will one day go away.


If some of you have never heard of it, please research Ayurvedic medicine which have both really helped us.

Good luck all,


Ben

zdenka
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   Posted 5/4/2012 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Bananagirl   How is the scd highly pro inflammatory?  The top 10 inflammatory foods are not legal on scd except red meat but if you by grass fed then you are avoiding that.
 
 
proctsigmoiditis 50cm
salofalk supposatories,scd,l-glutamine,folic acid,biotin,omega 3

Edbar
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   Posted 5/4/2012 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bambinou,
I was actually saying that an ACID diet removes calcium from your body since the blood must remain slightly alkaline and will do anything to remain alkaline including pulling calcium from your bones and muscles. I actually agree that eating an alkaline diet is much better.
8 yo son diagnosed severe UC April 2011.
Four bad flares in 9 months. Steroid dependent.
Started fecal transplant Dec 3, 2011.
Did daily FT for 60 days. Now tapering off FT.
Medication free for 9 weeks.

bambinou
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   Posted 5/4/2012 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Edbar,

Thank you for the reply, I did not read properly your message.
The main reason I took a multi vitamins + minerals is because I looked terribly bad, after 3 years of constant bleeding I was like a bone, lost all my muscle mass, had rash on my scalp, back, chest, acne on the face and bad sinus allergies........all in one, I also felt terribly tired, depressed and felt like being the only one in the world with such misery......

The vitamins and minerals have really helps a lot, especially my skin(with the diet of course) and my memory. I remember, each day I was sitting with my wife in the car and bang! Total loss of memory, I did not know why we were here and where we were going, I could also not remember and addresses nor phone numbers, pin codes and even once my own birthday, this is how bad I was.

Anyway, this is now behind :-) and I have learned a lot about my own body.
I think many of us do not take the time to listen to our own self, we always believe that doctors can sort out everything for us but most of the time they only patch the real problem with some sort of chemical.

Last time I was having a discussion with an Indian guy who was saying:
The western medicine is very useful when your body has gone to far, for example at the stage of a cancer. But as a preventive medicine, we have nothing really. This is why it is great to both learn a few Chinese and Indian plants and use them as prevention and also learn the Western medicine for a quick fix when needed.
But we both agreed that western people like me have to learn more about listening our own body and eat more plants or herbs to purify our organs.

pb4
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   Posted 5/4/2012 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
The reason why it works for some and not others (like pretty much everything) is we're individual and even researchers have found genes that define the severity and behaviour of IBD over time to be unique to each IBDer, which is why some things work for some but not all...and often it's a combination of things that will aid more compared to just using or doing one thing...altering diet alone may help some but for most it would be altering diet as well as a combination of other things (RX, naturals) that bring on more benefit.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

quincy
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
seems the cure fad is a dime a dozen now-a-days. We're getting the same old every few days.


q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

bambinou
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
But also don't you think specialists and doctor under estimate our diet.
All the specialist who looked at me in the past were all saying "Dieting has nothing to do with a proctitis", I was very angry to know many of us have changed their problem by just stopping certain food.

Also regarding the genetic, I don't really believe everything , why would we have far more cases of Colitis since the last 20-30 years? Why so many children now have Colitis?
Remember, doctors keep giving antibiotics for no reason, we still do not know the implications of such medicine in our guts. We do know that certain antibiotics completely kills our friendly bacterias. How many of us had antibiotics? How many of us is eating food with insecticide in it, aspartame and all these new chemicals that our great great fathers did not have.

We eat all the time when we are hungry, this is another big mistake, we should fast more, this cleans up our liver, gives less stress to our guts. How many time I heard my grandma saying "in the past we did not always have food in our plates", now she is 86, still drive, is living perfectly well, had her own vegies in the garden, her own meats, no antibiotics.
A friend of mine who is really good in this field had published a book years ago explaining that it took a huge amount of time for our guts bacteria to find a home in our guts(living in symbiosis) and suddenly(since the 50-60s) we bring all sort of chemicals in our system and changes the way our intestinal flora works, this ultimately has an impact on our whole system.

I have also noticed that many doctors can't be bothered to spend a lot of time with their patients anymore, they have too much work and just want to get their job done fast, this is another problem, we are not well looked after anymore.


One little thing, I have noticed from your signatures that many of you are taking Probiotics, I have heard that only one type do work(I tested them aswell), and they are called Saccharomyces Boulardii(got the name from Google as I can never spell it), I believe this is the name of the research guy who found them and it is not a brand. Another doctor here told me that the latest studies regarding them are very positive. Look into it and are far more beneficial than normal probiotics. Other probiotics did not help me.

Hope this helps.

quincy
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
yawn....
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

bambinou
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
tired?

bambinou
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Poor quincy, you take so much medicine, hope you are ok
I also was on the same products for 2 years apart form Effexor XR 37.5
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Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
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Bacon Girl
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   Posted 5/4/2012 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
zdenka, SCD is not a good diet in general for anyone who wants to be healthy. i looked at the list of illegal/legal foods and found over 50 foods that are inflammatory, acidic, moldy, contain toxins/pollutants, aspartame. you couldn't pay me to follow this diet. any diet that has "illegal" and "legal" is a total scam because no one diet is good for each person.
Joanna, 22
no meds. doing fecal transplant soon.
i'm taking- earth powder, probiotics, vit d, marshmallow root
tried- canasa, pred, 6mp, remicade, rowasa, lialda, cortico enemas, l-glutamine, vit e enema, VSL enema, aloe vera, NAG, prilosec, zofran, psyllium
diet- no meat, dairy, eggs, gluten. include-fresh juices, fruits, veggies, greens, grains, soy, beans, nuts/seeds
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