Posted 10/28/2012 4:32 PM (GMT -7)
If it is at all possible to escape a flare thru monitoring your diet then I am sure it must take a very long time. Diet did not snuff out my flare. Antibiotics put me into remission so maybe that means I did have a systematic yeast / bacterial overgrowth, or something that is not good. Who knows?
Some people find success with triple antibiotic therapy but others find it ineffective. So I recommend whatever is necessary to end the flare, and then hopefully diet and supplements might help to maintain remission. An ounce of prevention is worth 10 tons of 'cure'.
My diet and supplement protocol is a combination of trial and error, and blind, stupid luck. Christine1946 once posted that crab cakes triggered flares for her more than once. I was having Whole Foods clam chowder soup most days for lunch and noticed a lessening of symptoms when I stopped eating it. Then I noticed aggravated symptoms after eating mussels, etc. What threw me off was that shellfish is legal according to the SCD and Paleo diet.
I tried the strict SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement. Probably because I was still eating clam chowder soup. I do not notice any worsening of symptoms after eating starchy vegetables, corn, quinoa, oatmeal, and buckwheat pancakes. These are illegal under SCD and Paleo. But I did have problems after eating pizza and pasta and I later isolated these symptoms to a problem with all gluten foods. I can drink milk as long as it is free of lactose. Yogurt is OK.
Monitoring your diet is a constant work in progress. It took me years to discover that individual vegetables, one by one, were poisoning me until I realized that it was cruciferous in general that I cannot eat anymore. This really, really hurt because I had been trying to eat something cruciferous like kale or broccoli almost every day for years because they are so healthy. (Maybe that is why my body finally rebelled.)
Lately I have been even seeing signs that bee propolis might be causing me problems (sorry PB4). Everybody is different and you need to see what works for you. One man's food can be another man's poison.
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, phos choline, magnesium, boswellia, curcumin, glutamine.
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