I'm pretty convinced that when I stop eating - symptoms calm down. This is the second time it happened. Why?
The only symptom I suffer from right now is bleeding. When I go back eating bleeding pops out to say hello...
Congratulations, you may have discovered on your own what might be closely related to what is known as the elemental diet
. It is commonly given to severe Crohn's patients who require hospitalization. In more severe cases it is the use of a gastric feeding tube or intravenous feeding, of liquid nutrients in an easily assimilated form.
It can be an effective non-toxic alternative to corticosteroids. It consists of all the essential nutrients with protein provided as predigested or isolated amino acids. Of course it isn't a long term solution and relapse is common when patients resume normal eating.
A more long term solution might be the elimination
diet that is the conventional treatment for common allergies. I don't follow the true elimination diet but keep a food diary that seems to work for me. Start out with something that you know is safe such as chicken broth or apple sauce. Then add one food at a time to determine if they are safe to eat.
Everyone is different but you can check our signatures to see what works for us.
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Fish oil, magnesium, multivitamin, extra D3. When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin, E complex.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys