The IBD-AID diet emphasizes avoidance of certain foods that may be disturbing the normal gut flora. Foods that contain lactose, wheat, refined sugar, and corn are avoided in all phases of the diet. Avoidance can starve out the bad bacteria.
Yeah, no. I'm not giving up tea with (cow's) milk, chocolate, sweets, bread, cereal, noodles, beer, etc. To be honest, I'd be surprised if I had any gut bacteria left but if I do the 'bad' ones (has anyone actually identified what these bad bacteria in IBD are yet?) must be having a party every day.
And I don't really care. I don't think on a large scale diet will be any more of a solution than meds are, i.e. it'll work some of the time for some of the people. From the few dietary interventions I tried before surgery (one an ultra-strict elemental diet), I have no reason to believe that diet would be any more effective than meds for me, i.e. not at all.
Edit: The IBD-AID diet hardly seems any different to the SCD. Thought potatoes and rice were allowed, but they're not. Yeah, double
nope then. Meanwhile, some of its allowed foods would absolutely slay me, e.g onions. I love onion, but it's not actually worth eating for me at the moment.
Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 11/5/2015 7:32:21 AM (GMT-7)