Okay, to answer some questions and respond to some of the post. I have UC. Yes, I have seen 2 GI doctors. The first one did my colonoscopy and put me on the Entocort, Depentum and Mesalamine enemas. The second GI I saw wanted to put me on Asacol, but I was pregnant at the time and refused.
Yes I have tried many of the suggestions on the SCD, except I believe Aloe Vera Juice has natural healing and detoxifying powers so I drink it. At least 4 oz a night. I eat Stony Fields, Horizon or Brown Cow yogurt. I decided to quit the Activia because I noticed the high fructose corn syrup. Other than that I have not had a bread, wheat or pasta product in over a year. My diet has been a lot of yogurt, spinach, asparagus, sauerkraut, chicken, fish, turkey, Maranatha creamy peanut butter and raw honey, eggs, soy milk, the green vegetable juices, bananas and applesauce. Yeah I know there are a few things, that don't go along with the SCD or the Vitamin E enema diet.
I feel something must be working because I am feeling pretty good, just have the little blood in my stool. January/February I looked horrible. Too thin, and I had the urgency, diarrhea, blood, no energy and mucas. I have gained back 12 lbs and this was before I started on the 3 Asacol a day.
I haven't had a chance to call my doctor, but I will. I know we had discussed getting another colonsocopy and I will be going back to the second GI doctor to have that done.
Thanks for all your opinions. I really wish there was some other way to fight this disease with out the prescription meds.
Your diet could and should be tweaked more.
My suggestions would be to DROP GARDEN OF LIFE PRODUCTS-Waste of money. Garden of life founder shown to have degree from a degree mill university.
Drop oral glutamine-waste of money. Glutamine gets broken down to smaller peptides. Better off using glutamine suppositories. Don't try that by the way even though they are avail.
Drop DHEA and slippery elm. Don't mess with your hormones. DHEA converts mainly to estrogen. Slippery elm is not calming to the colon and is actually irritating to it.
Drop bromelain. It is not anti inflammatory contrary to what sales literature will have you believe and will further irritate the irritated colon as it is so high in proteases.
DROP DROP DROP DROP vitamin K unless your doctor says so. That is a HORRIBLE vitamin as it will mainly clot your blood instead of thinning it. You don't need to CLOT your blood. You are not bleeding because your blood is thin. You are at increased risk of a a heart attack or clot on that vitamin. I speak from experience.
Drop the aloe vera juice and gel. Aloe was never intened to be drank and it's quack medicine to take it that way. Plus it actually speeds up the bodies reaction to infection and you don't need your immune system ramped up.
Forget the SCD diet mostly. Yes avoid straight out sugar. Yes avoid wheat. However, you must start including resistant starches into your diet to get the anti inflammatory benefits of butyrate formed from the starch.
Quit eating applesauce. You'll be like a baby who is colicky. The acid conversion from eating applesauce is highly irritating.
Be careful with how much spinach you eat as it will make you have the runs because of the high amount of chlorophyll in it. But spinach is good. Just don't eat it close to eating calcium as you will get kidney stones.
Instead of eating peanut butter, eat walnuts. Walnuts are rich in omega 3's and peanuts are not. Get creamy walnut butter if you can find it raw.
Post Edited (Horus) : 8/31/2007 12:00:03 AM (GMT-6)