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damo123
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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having a real good month with my UC. Pretty much symptom free. During that time I really cut down on my sugar intake and avoided red meat. I finally gave into my temptations over the weekend and had some honest-to-goodness irish stew (ie red meat) 3 times in the last 4 days. My colon really seemed to object last night. Lots of gas, some cramps and a kinda washed-up feeling all day. I'm wondering if I've finally unearthed a food intolerance in red meat. Anyone else have issues with red meat? I really hope I havent set off my UC again. I know that food doesnt cause the disease but that it can trigger symptoms! Has the damage that UC did to my colon caused such an intolerance?
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princesa
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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel better when I stick to mostly white meat of organic chicken and turkey. It's definitely in your best interests to buy your meats at an organic food market, if possible to avoid added hormones and fillers. You might also experiment with grain-fed vs. grass fed beef to see if you see any difference. Here's some info on that debate: http://www.mercola.com/beef/main.htm


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
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quincy
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
There's a lot more in irish stew than just meat. What are all the ingredients?

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tjf
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
How long had you gone w/out red meat? Do you have IBS in addition to UC?
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damo123
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   Posted 10/3/2007 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I did up a food diary about 2 months ago and I think I was a bit biased becasue I was assuming that dairy and wheat would be my intolerances. But I noticed that milk never gave me a problem and that it was my high sugar intake and seemingly red meat that led to my bad days. So i went off sugar and red meat for a month and things have been great. So yeah I am kinda thinking I do have IBS problems.

The stew is pretty basic Quincy. Maybe not like your grandmothers but prob doesnt as taste as good as her stew either! It's just a thin soup mixed with the red meat. I guess its got all those additives too like MSG and those sulphites.

I wonder is it possible for constant irritation of the bowel to produce inflammation. I guess this wouldnt be classified as UC but some other form of colitis. If I had some skin irritation on my hand and I kept brushing it against whatever was irritating it then it would eventually bruise and bleed. Just a thought.
2400 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Acidophilus
No Stress and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
My colon appears to be acting somewhat normal (ssssshhhhh...don't jinx it)
 
 
 
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 10/3/2007 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
You can get healthy organic broths and soups that don't have MSG or other harmful additives. I buy organic canned veggie soups and add my own shredded grilled chicken breast. Of course, cooking from scratch would be best, but it's alot more work... particularly when you're ill.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 

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