Curious Crapper said...
Yeah I don't think the data is there to suggest it works but given that many try ensure or boost doesn't make me very confident in the studies. But there are also studies where individuals had a temporary ileostomy and went into remission but once reversed and reconnected they eventually went back to flaring. So temporary changes that may help but can't be sustained may not be the best plan of attack for UC. For you it may be worth the try and may allow your meds to be more effective over the short time frame. I would look into orgain drinks which are essentially ensure and boost but with cleaner ingredients. The have a pea protein and milk protein version so you could mix it up if you want. I'm not sure if they would be sufficient enough to supply all of your macro and micro nutrient needs though.
When you say " I don't think the data is there to suggest it works" are you saying EEN in general? Because there are loads of studies showing EEN works just as well as corticosteroids (~80% of participants going into remission).
Also I just looked into the Orgain drinks and there are a bunch of gums, sugar alcohols, etc.
-Proctitis 10/2010. Later diagnosed with Crohn's. Then Pancolitis. Now they call it 'indeterminate colitis'
SCD Diet. Asacol HD. Pentasa. Lialda. Rowasa enema. Uceris. Entocort. Hydrocortisone.
-Hydrocortisone enema. VSL#3DS. Canasa. Slippery elm bark. Astaxanthin. l-glutamine. Psyllium husk. Bee Pollen. Peppermint Oil. Oregano Oil.
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