Posted 5/3/2014 8:52 AM (GMT -7)
Red_34 said...
High protein foods don't bother me but any of those protein in a bottle drinks do me in every time. I call them crap in a bottle. If you want to play it safe, I would recommend low calorie (unless you trying to gain weight too?)high protein foods. I have a good friend who was a semi professional lifter and he would have several small meals thru out the day that were high in protein and other helpful ingredients.


at the min im 5 6 and weigh 76kg tryin to compete in the 84 class for next comp but putin on weight isnt straight forward with uc lol, im eatin 3 big meals a day and snackin on almonds n fruit inbetween but doesnt seem to be getin me anywhere so i might try eatin small but often n see how that works out
Posted 5/3/2014 10:48 AM (GMT -7)
Pro Bodybuilder out there that had colon removed and warns against the lifestyle.

I just hit a personal best, since my L-5 is broken I have always been warned not to squat heavy and not to deadlift at all. Just did 315 down to low box 8 times, darn good squats for me, then hit my hip-n-leg sled with 800 on it. Been sprinting and biking lightly. Anemia vanquished working on iron stores now.

I am mixing real food with some NATURAL oats-n-why by ON.

BB and UC work together, more spinach less junk food.

Spinach to replenish iron stores ( RBC up but FERRITIN still low ). Helps UC too.

My body does not like all that pre-digested garbage, my body likes 'slow' food it has to work on. But after this workout that will be the first thing I eat.

www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/oatsandwhey.html

Only vanilla the chocolate is not as good.

This remission is going so well I am even able to consume the old workout drink that used to turn me into a firehouse, all that arginine instead of l-arginine-ethyl-ester would do me in, now I can tolerate it and enhance my workout.

Salmon, chicken fajita from Whole Foods meat dept, steak or 95% lean grass fed beef, barilla pasta and as much veggies as I want. Butter olive oil fine. I avoid dairy, chocolate and wheat but not sugar ( limited )

Post Edited (aguywithuc) : 5/3/2014 11:56:08 AM (GMT-6)

Posted 5/4/2014 2:58 AM (GMT -7)
oats n whey sounds like a good option, i might give that a go instead of beef protein for a while and see how it works out.
Posted 5/4/2014 6:35 AM (GMT -7)
I use Garden of Life protein shakes...Gives me lots of energy and is a meal replacement.
missk
mild/moderate UC
diagnosed 1992
sulfersalazine gave me a rash. no meds
turmeric,this works!
no dairy
no meat
lots of fish

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Posted 5/13/2014 3:41 PM (GMT -7)
I believe whey protein shakes actually helped bring me back from the brink of surgery a few years ago. It turns out my blood albumin levels were low, which the colo-rectal surgeon told me meant that I did not have adequate protein to quickly recover from surgery. I started drinking the shakes every day and decided to cancel surgery to try other options. I later realized that among other amino acids in the whey protein shakes many of them including Muscle Milk which I used have high amounts of L-Glutamine which can help heal tissue in the colon.
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35 year old man diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in summer 1999. Avoided surgery by using fecal transplants along with prescription drugs and nutritional supplements June - July 2011. Symptom-free without medications, supplements or restrictive diets since December 2011! A video interview about my story is here: bit.ly/1hdqfbK
Posted 5/13/2014 3:57 PM (GMT -7)
FecalTransplantForUC said...
I believe whey protein shakes actually helped bring me back from the brink of surgery a few years ago. It turns out my blood albumin levels were low, which the colo-rectal surgeon told me meant that I did not have adequate protein to quickly recover from surgery. I started drinking the shakes every day and decided to cancel surgery to try other options. I later realized that among other amino acids in the whey protein shakes many of them including Muscle Milk which I used have high amounts of L-Glutamine which can help heal tissue in the colon.


Which whey protein brand did you use by the whey? See what I did there. cool

Not a big fan of the preservatives in muscle milk, but understand the therapeutic value of the amino acid profile that it contains. Cheap solution to a complicated problem, however.

+1 for whey protein saving someone from surgery. smilewinkgrin

Whey protein 1, Colorectal Surgeon 0.
Posted 5/14/2014 12:04 PM (GMT -7)
Haha, next thing I know there will be a show called whey whey don't tell me. :)

Even though I was raised on an all natural diet, I now generally don't care as much, I mostly go for least expensive and most convenient. At the time I used Muscle Milk and still do for a convenient meal replacement shake. Admittedly the surgeon suggested Ensure, but Muscle Milk had much more protein per serving, I could mix it from powder and it sounded more manly. I now also either that or Fortress (cheap, decent and available at almost all grocery and drug stores) or Iso-100 which is a little more expensive (from Vitamin Shoppe) but mixes smoothly and tastes pretty good.

For an all natural meal replacement shake you could go with Absorb Plus which was designed by a woman who used nutrition to recover from Crohn's Disease, or for a cheaper alternative you could use Muscle Milk Naturals (which is about the same price as the one with preservatives and artificial sweeteners.)

I still can't believe n0 one had ever told me my blood albumin levels were too low. I think this explains why I was no longer having a speedy recovery once I went on Prednisone. It wasn't that my colon was damaged beyond repair, it was that I wasn't giving my body enough source material to heal itself. One reason the Specific Carbohydrate Diet could be helpful is that the home made yogurt would be a good source of whey protein, however the meal replacement and protein shakes can give you substantially more whey per serving which could dramatically speed up your healing time.
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35 year old man diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in summer 1999. Avoided surgery by using fecal transplants along with prescription drugs and nutritional supplements June - July 2011. Symptom-free without medications, supplements or restrictive diets since December 2011! A video interview about my story is here: bit.ly/1hdqfbK
Posted 5/14/2014 4:50 PM (GMT -7)
Interesting.

I did the paleo autoimmune protocol that eliminated dairy early onwards and did not seem to get better. For people who have major organ damage (as with the colon), I don't think it does enough, though it is well intentioned for people who want to lose weight or fix other metabolic problems.

I suspect it did not help for similar reasons, as the colon was not able to repair itself without the "raw materials" or the proteins found in dairy. Whey also seems to be the highest glutathione precursor out of anything else according to the readings.

For me, my special optimal combo for repair is a couple scoops of whey protein + 4-8 ounces of some milk (preferably raw goat or sheep milk) + cocoa powder/cocoa butter + some sugar to increase tryptophan bioavailability.
Posted 5/14/2014 7:16 PM (GMT -7)
This is what works for me and the details of finding protein that works was hard but you may be different.
Whey Protein - so many out there, firstly never buy mass market protein with fillers and flavours. Now here is the key fact for me. You have 3 types of Whey. Whey concentrate, isolate and then hydrolised isolate.
I have tried them all some within an hr I know I made a mistake. So my choice now is Hydrolised whey. I will explain. Normal isolate is micro filtered. Its not bad but still has lactose although not as much as concentrate.
The reson Hydrolised is better for me is it has 0 grams of lactose per serve, because of the process there is a finer protein which is absorbed faster and as a result is higher in amino acids one of which is l glutamine which is known to help digestion and the immune system.

I have also tried soy, pea and egg white protein. Soy and pea have a fibre content the does not work for me. Egg not so bad but very harsh taste and hard to take.
As I said this is what works for me, had servere Colitis from the age of 16 form I am now 30, I believe my deit and exercise plays a big role in my recovery when I have been facing the worst moments

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