Just want to thank all of you for your helpful posts, but in particular Imagardener2 who has helped me enormously recording how diet got her into remission.
I agree. When first diagnosed I was in deep doo-doo because I was allergic to the milder mesalamines and I refused prednisone since I was pre-diabetic and afraid that pred would push me into full-blown diabetes. And I definitely did not not not want to escalate to immunosuppressants or biologics.
I had heard stories that sometimes people would experience spontaneous remission and that is why we no longer hear their stories on the forum. But there were a few, in particular imagardener2, who remained and posted that meds did very little for them but were able to attain remission thru diet.
Those stories were very encouraging and inspired me to find remission without taking meds. I have had only 2-3 short term flares in the past 7 years even though my first two initial flares starting in 2009 were as bad or worse than most flares that I have read on this forum. A recent colonoscopy showed that my colon was clean.
Diet modification can be very helpful for some of us and forums like this are one of the few ways to spread the word since most doctors don't have a clue. Diet can be important even if it allows one to remain on the milder meds rather than escalating to the very expensive and somewhat controversial “big guns”.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no shellfish. No processed foods with maltodextrin, sorbitol, polysorbate80 or carrageenan. No GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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