Some keep asking for details:
I'mCured posted this on 9/19:
"Now to address the diet and anti parasitic remedies that got me healthy... It took approximately six months to get me healed and I was about
as bad as possible when I started seeing the nutritionist. My colon was ravaged and I had not eaten in a week. I was 100lbs, down from 165lbs, and could not digest anything. Before throwing all of my drugs away, I can remember seeing the capsules floating in the toilet water looking much the same when they came out of me as they did going in my mouth. I started my diet change after I had had no drugs for about
two weeks. I also fasted on just pure fruit and vegetable juice prior to starting the new diet because I could not eat anything solid. Then we started with some very basic foods. This consisted of very well cooked and plain root veggies and plain organic brown rice. The discipline required to do this was a real challenge for me. In addition to the food, I drank some aloe vera juice and started with very high quality probiotics and lots of them. I did this all under the guidance of a certified nutritionist. She also added supplements that helped to support and build up my immune system. Most of the supplements I took were produced by Standard Process. After some time other foods were added like Mana bread, which is made from raw sprouted seeds. Eventually my insides started to heal (which is exactly what the body does when whatever is causing it to become agitated and inflamed is removed from the equation). What causes UC is an imbalance of bacteria flora and parasites and poor western diet that caters to an create and environment in the intestines that promotes the spread of bad bacteria and parasite infestation. That is it. The high fiber simple diet I followed physically collects some of the bad bacteria and parasite nests and helps to move them down and out. It also starves the parasites somewhat since they primarily feed on meat and sugar, which is not longer entering the body. Once somewhat stable, more supplements and foods were added which assisted with the ratification of parasites. This included punkin seeds and punkin seed butter, and wormwood, clove, onions, garlic, and more. The diet eventually built to include all fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and some lean meats. Today I follow a diet that is 90% vegetarian. Yes, I do cheat and eat
cookies and bread here and there, but they are certainly not the primary basis of my diet. I start most mornings with a 30oz shake consisting of frozen blueberries and strawberries, and peach, followed by a handful of fresh lettuce and spinach, pineapple, two chopped full celery stalks, a banana, a scoop of rice protein powder, and a scoop of coconut oil. Then I fill it 3/4 of the way to the top with orange juice and blend it. It is very good and filling and healthy."
He also mentioned a book by Jordan Rubin. I have since reserved 2 books by J.R. (Garden of Life products) through the local library "The Maker's Diet" and "Restoring Your Digestive Health...". I intend to read them to see if I can find any new info that might be useful to me. Since each of us is different, the services of a Nutritionist who is familiar with UC treatments may be necessary to determine your individual diet.
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003, Colazal generic (balsalazide).
Benebiotic probiotic, multi-vitamin with iron, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, fish oil, whey shakes and transdermal LDN. Avoid lactose and most gluten products.
Post Edited (ItsAlwaysSomething) : 9/25/2012 7:48:52 AM (GMT-6)