Healthy diet for Chron's Disease?

by Anonymous, for now
(Ontario)

I urgently need some help. My 19-year-old son has not officially been diagnosed with Chron's yet, he has a colonoscopy scheduled for March 10/08, but since his symptoms began in Sept, 2007 (he has every symptom of Chron's including recently problems with eyes)he has gone from 200 lbs. to about 150 lbs, he is weak from not eating enough because when he eats he obviously feels worse. I need to urgently know what foods I can prepare for him in the meantime, until he is officially diagnosed. He is getting weaker and weaker and I'm afraid he is going to collapse and end up in hospital. HELP, please.

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diet for crohns disease

by Cynthia
(Denver)

what diet can a patient with crohns disease take?

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The Makers Diet has changed my life with Crohns.

by Anthony Hawkins
(Cumming ,GA, United States.)


I have had crohns for over eight years. I took remicade for the first year after the docs cut alot of my small intestine out, then got tired of it. I should have watched what i ate more carefully after that but the docs diet plan wasnt that great. So i ate the standard american diet and felt fine until recently i formed a fistula from my small intestine to my bladder.The pain was unbearable.Constipation was awfull. I went through the worst experince of my life for three whole mounths with the docs, painkillers, antibiotics, and over 15 differnt painfull test that only seemed to make me worse every day. I was peeing my poo, gas, and bladder infection. I got to the point of wanting to off my self a week before surgery. Thank the lord above for hearing my prayers, Jordan Rubin's book fell into my hands. From that day i have been pain free and almost symptom free for the last two mounths without surgery or any meds at all on the all organic diet. I have the most energy i ever had. Even after i told my docs the progress i had made, they still wanted to take small intestine out. But i have a very bad gut feeling about that.So i cancled my surgrey. The only problem i have now is a little bladder infection that dosnt hurt or eneything, and somtimes when a bend a sertain way i pee a little gas. I feel if i keep up with the Makers Diet and natural supplements like fish oil, vitamins, and enzymes i might heal completly, and never have to see a doc again.Id like to hear any suggestions, tips, or any natural approaches to completly heal up my fistula faster. It gets better every week but my girl freind is worried it will not go completly away based on what the doctors told her. Any additional help or advice that could speed up the process could be usefull. Thanks

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childrens diet

by stephanie
(new jersey)

my son has been going throug testing to see if he has chrones. It is very possible, but where still going through some testing. we have already had an upper gi, endoscopy and colonoscopy. he has symptoms of abdominal pain and sometimes diareah. The symptoms are not always and always came in the form of constipation. he is on miralax and prilosec and seems to be responding well. Can anyone tell me a good diet and foods to avoid and foods he can have. Ofcourse he's ten and a picky eater to begin with. I'm not sure where to begin. Is there a specific diet to follow or books I can read? help please very confused and overwhelmed at this point.

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Diet for Chron's Disease

My thanks to those who responded to my enquiry regarding dietary essentials for my 19-year-old son who has all the classic symptoms of Chron's. In particular I would like to thank Julie whose 12 year old son was suffering some form of intentinal problem until it cleared in January. Julie, your advice helped to make me feel better. I too am concerned about "healthy" diet, i.e 5 fr. and veg. daily plus all food groups. At present, David seems most comfortable with Kraft Dinner and various soups. He has recently developed an eye irritation which they say can be a symptom of Chron's. Until he is diagnosed, there's not much more we can do. I do find though that reading from various sources offer contradictory advice as to diet choices. This can be very frustrating, however I suppose each person's body tolerates foods differently.
Thanks again Julie.

My name is Jackie.

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diet and chrohns

by melissa
(woonsocket ri)

is there any special diet for this disease. does certain food activate flare ups?

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Delayed Food Sensitivities

Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to tell you about delayed food sensitivities. It is basically where food particles fall from your intestine into your blood stream, which goes to your liver. Your liver sees the food particles as allergens, then plants them somewhere in your body causing inflammation--such as in Crohn's or colitis.

I had heard that Crohn's might be caused by allergies, but I did not get any testing done until this year. The testing I did was through Sage Med Lab. I am feeling a lot better now that I am on their diet! They tested me to see what I am allergic to, and now I have to be on a rotation diet and avoid those foods. But they have a chef who will talk to you over the phone and provide you with a sample four day diet plan. I can't say with one hundred percent certainty whether it is avoiding the food allergies (sensitivities, techinically) that is making me feel better or the diet just being better than my old one, but I bet it is avoiding the food sensitivities. The science behind it makes sense. You all should check out their site-- sagemedlab.com or sagelab.com and contact them for more information. I just had to pass this on in case I could help any fellow Crohn's sufferers. It can also help others with chronic illnesses, so check it out if you know anyone.

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Diet for Crohns

by Vanisha
(New Zealand)

What is the Carb-Curbing Diet that seems to be helping so many Crohn's sufferers.

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Crohn's and Diet

by Jessica
(New Zealand)

Hi I am 23 yrs and have had chron's for just about 5 yrs I hav been told to go on a wheat and yeast free diet as well and no dairy products.
Can anyone help me in what i can make or resipes i can use.

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Best things to eat and Drink to stay Healthy For the Young Teenage Active Kid (Ages 13-18).

by Jeremy Pinder
(Fannett, Texas, United States)

What are some of the best things to eat and drink to stay healthy and pain free.... especially if you are a very active Teenage Person(ages of 13-18) such as sports and working outside a lot????

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Eating soil for Crohn's disease

by David
(Vancouver)

Has anybody ever tried eating soil to help with Crohn's? I heard that the bacteria in soil are good for the digestive track. Read the wikipedia article on "Geophagy" for more information on it. But if anyone out their has already tried it, I was wondering if it worked for them, and if their is any particular place to get soil that is good for this sort of thing.

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New to Crohns/Vegetarian diet info needed

by Elle
(Portland OR USA)

I was DX'd with IBS about 8 months ago after a trip to Costa Rica and an infection of 'e coli' I got there. I was given week after week of antibiotics which caused me to have diarrhea, bloating, severe abdominal pain etc. I was given probiotic samples to try but they didn't offer me much help.
A visit to a new GI doctor has now come up with a DX of Crohns Disease!
I am so confused, terribly upset about the way my life has been the past 8 months and don't even know how to start dealing with whatever it is I do have.

I am a vegetarian and have been told to avoid the basic foods I eat.
With the IBS, I avoided cabbage family foods, which caused me to have more gas than normal, and now I have been told to avoid other foods I love to eat, especially raw foods like carrots, celery, corn and so on that I grow in my garden and eat regularly.

ARe there other vegetarians who deal with Crohns Disease? What diet do you follow and how do you prepare your meals (I prefer raw foods if possible)

I have looked for standard diets but there seem to be a variety and most people say just deal with it the way it works for you...but I need more help than this.
Thanks

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foods suggestions for flare up?

by Teresa Main
(Coquitlam)

My sister is having a difficult time right now with crohns disease. What food suggestions are best during this difficult time

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Crohns diet

by Erica
(Maryland)


My name is Erica, Im 32 years old & I was just diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Im so upset because I'm ignorant to this disease. What can I eat? What can I drink? I feel like a prisoner in my own body. Can someone please enlighten me on the situation!!!

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diet with Crohn's

by dana
(houston)

Just wandering if the best thing to do is to just maintan a healthy diet without the meds. The side effects seem to be just as bad as my flare up.

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meds & diet for crohns

by Kelly
(Australia)

Hi, I was diagnosed with crohn's 18mths ago.I have been on a couple of steriods & then had treatment failure with two of the first line maintanence medications. Now I'm on methotextrate (weekly injections)
Whilst I have had some improvment I still have diarrohra most days, lots of painfull bloating & cramping.
So I'm not too convinced that the methotraxate is doing much for me.
I have heard about a particular diet called "the specific carbohydrate diet" & was wondering if anyone has tried it & what was their experience with it.

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Dietary & any other advice please

by sue
(UK)

Hi
I currently care for someone who has crohns disease, he has a stoma, is 45 years old.
I am uncertain as what is best food for him, it always seems like he has diarrhea,is losing weight about 5lb per month for the last 4 months total 20lbs so far !
He is on a lot of medication as he also has learning difficulties, tranquilizers etc,not sure if these are making diet situation worse or not.

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food for crohn's

by Jennifer Da Ponte
(Brampton, Canada)

how do I know wen i flare up will happen?
i had orange juice one day that was'nt good,
then one day green tea by it self for breakfast , that wasn't good . another flare up.

does amyone have a list of proper foods to eat???

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crohns disease diet

what can i eat?

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Raw Diet for Crohn's

by Penny
(Michigan)

I just started the Raw Diet for my Crohn's after buying David Kliens book...I will say it's pretty easy to do this way I'm 75% Raw right now and plan to go 100% one day....I gave up Red Meat and Pork...has anyone eles tried this method.....Penny

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fish oil with CoQ10 for Crohn's

by Maria
(Australia)

Is fish oil with CoQ10 safe to take if bleeding persists

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Fish Oil yes, Hook Worms NO! :)

by Kit Campbell
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Your body is an amazing entity.
It has the ability to 'fix' all that invades it, including thought :)

What you put in to it systemically makes a difference, as does the way that you think, feel and maybe 'react' in your daily life.

Please, just stop for a while and 'be'.
There is an alternative to suffering with inflammatory bowel symptoms.

All medication target the symptoms, but not the CAUSE.
Work out the cause and the symptoms will disappear.

Took me 40 years of 'owning' Crohns Disease to get to that point and 7 days within a major attack to turn everything around.
It is possible. KNOW that it is possible.
You don't own a disease. You are at dis-EASE.

On a physical level, remove sugar (alcohol/fruit drinks/sugar drinks), stop smoking - the nicotine affects the lining of the bowel and if you want to repair that, you need to get on board with yourself!! Cut down or remove heavy meat from your diet - it's difficult to digest and you need to give your gut a break right now! Keep away from hard nuts and seeds, as they can get caught in some areas of the bowel, irritate it and cause slight inflammation.

Drink water, water, water, water!!! Fresh water (not full of chemicals) contains oxygen (H20) which your body needs for repair.

Vitamins: Fish oil, great for the lining - Vitamin C, great for repair - Vitamin D, great for repair - Q10, great for repair - liquid oxygen, great for repair - aloe vera juice (organic), again good for repair.

But outside of all these 'physical' additives, how you feel within yourself is going to make the biggest change of all.

Whatever medication you have to take, you take :)
Whatever medication you 'think' you need, you need :)

And my thoughts on surgery? ... a very last resort :)


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peppermint oil for crohns

by Tanya
(South Australia)

Hi Everyone

***would anyone happen to have heard if it's alright to put a bit of peppermint oil on my belly as i always found that soothing before bowel resection op/diagnosis and am in agony and have already had more than enough painkillers. ly conflicting info on the net. Also, I know I need to check with Dr and can google it but thought i'd see if any of u guys had heard or it at all as i often find really conflicting info on the net and between different Drs.I am wondering if i can please ask what pain meds people use for post op and bad flare ups. Also, can you mix codeine and endone? ***
Thanks, Tanya :-)

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SPRITE A HELP!!!!!!!!

by Suzanne
(Ireland)

Im Suzanne, 21 years old. Ive Chrons since as long as i can remember it started when i was 5, i was constantly in and out of hospital all my life. It was like my second home, i never could socialise like other kids my age at the time. It was really hard, i got bullied when i could go to school nobody uderstood or even wanted to. Even teachers had no respect. People today are more educated about it now than 8 years ago. Its a horrible diease if only there was a cure!

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is cod liver oil good for crohn's disease

by Delrine
(Sri Lanka)

I am on a very low diet. Moment I eat bread with butter and jam. or butter cake,rich cake there is a noice in the stomach and I tend to go to the toilet often. Immediately when I take bifilac I feel better. Is it good to take Bifilac often.

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ALL MEAT

by NICOLA
(WIGAN)

IAM 25 JUST FOUND OUT IVE GOT CHRONES ,BEEEN TRREATED WITHE STEADS BUT HAD A FLAR WHICH SCARED MY BOYFRIEND N DAUGHTER,MY FELLAS IN FULL TIME WORK ,SOME TIMES I CANT PICK MY DAUGHTER UP OR GET MY HOUSE WORK DONE ,CHANGED MYT DIET BUT NOT FEELIN MY SELF COZ IVE LOST WEIGHTR MY BREAST OR FLAT OVEFR WELLEMED B Y TAKIN 22 TABLETS ADAY ,IAM WANTIN TO GO BACK WORK .N TITHER4

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FRUIT & VEG - GOOD OR BAD?

by SAM SPENCER
(SPAIN)

HI, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CROHN'S IN 1995, (I'M 40 NOW), AND ALTHOUGH THROUGHOUT THE YEARS I'VE HAD WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER TO BE QUITE BAD FLARE-UPS, LUCKILY THEY NEVER LAST TOO LONG, (MAYBE 24 HOURS OF INTENSE PAIN/12 HOURS OF VOMITING AND THEN 2 DAYS LATER FINE AGAIN) AND FOR THAT REASON I FEEL I'M VERY FORTUNATE COMPARED TO A LOT OF OTHER SUFFERERS. I'VE ALWAYS TAKEN CLAVERSAL, INITIALLY 6 PER DAY BUT AM NOW DOWN TO 3 A DAY. THREE YEARS AGO I WAS PRESCRIBED ENTOCORT AND THEY REALLY WORKED FOR THE CROHN'S - I NEVER SUFFERED AT ALL WHICH WAS AMAZING - HOWEVER, THEY REALLY DID AFFECT MY MOODS AND EVENTUALLY I DECIDED TO COME OFF THEM, (MY SPECIALIST WASN'T AT ALL PLEASED BUT ULTIMATELY IT'S MY LIFE SO MY DECISION AND LUCKILY I HAD NO BAD SIDE-EFFECTS ONCE I GAVE THEM UP).

ANYWAY, I'LL GET TO THE POINT OF MY QUESTION; AS THE YEARS GO BY, GRADUALLY I ELIMINATE VARIOUS FOODSTUFFS WHICH AFFECT ME, NAMELY ONIONS, ORANGES, COFFEE, PULSES AND OCCASIONALLY MILK. HOWEVER, OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS I FIND THAT I CAN BARELY TOLERATE ANY FRUIT AT ALL AND, ALWAYS MINDFUL OF TRYING TO EAT THE "5 A DAY" IN THIS DEPARTMENT, I'M FINDING IT REALLY DIFFICULT. BASICALLY, I'VE GIVEN UP MOST VEG AND FRUIT AND EAT MAINLY SALAD LEAVES AND BANANAS - STRAWBERRIES ALSO GO DOWN WELL IN MODERATION. SO MY DILEMMA IS AM I DOING MYSELF MORE HARM THAN GOOD IN GIVING UP FRUIT & VEG AND THEREFORE DENYING MY BODY OF IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS OR IS IT ALWAYS BEST TO AVOID THAT WHICH HAS A BAD EFFECT ON MY INTESTINES? I'D REALLY APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS.

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magnesium for crohns

I am currently on 50mg of mecaptopurine. I have for a while noticed a numbnesss in my left hand and leg. The Doctor thinks i may need a Magnesium infusion . Please could any one explain the ins and outs of this. Thanks Carole

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ketosis diet for crohns

is there anyone else who have found the ketosis(atkins) diet help your belly pain???

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food allergy tests

by Helen
(West Midlands)

Has anyone had a food allergy test and if so did it help? just spent four days in hospital after my second flare up in six months and am now considering a food allergy test to see if it is something is setting me off, as doing it by trial and error has not worked - everytime I have Crohns flare up it is quickly followed by an Arthritis flare up too although now about to start steroid treatment in the hope it will calm both

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Noni Juice for crohn disease

by Therese
(Australia)

Is taking 50ml twice a day of Nonni Juice help a lady pregnant surrering from Crohn disease?

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weight gain

by caroline
(lincoln uk)

hi i was wondering if anyone knows how to lose weight while on medication for crohns disease, i was on prednisone for 8 weeks but now only on pentassa and lansaprazole i am exercising over an hour a day and not eating fatty foods but still no weight loss, i have water retention and arthritis limits my movements but i have gained 2 stone and feeling very depressed about it all, any ideas gladly welcomed.

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UHT MILK REALLY HELPS CROHNS SUFFERERS

by julie weston
(england)

My husband was diagnosed with crohns 5 years ago he had alot of his intestine removed via emergency surgery and suffered considerably after the op and was put on a high dosage of Pentasa daily. He change his diet but nothing seemed to help until he changed the milk. We have always had normal cows semi skimmed milk which he used to drink a glass of before bed sometimes to help him sleep but he would be extremely ill for a few days after and he never linked it with the milk. Out of pure coincidence we went on holiday and as they only had UHT milk this was all he was drinking during the week. This tranformed him and he transferred to UHT milk when we arrived back to the UK. He has now been in remission from crohns for the last two years and we belive without doubt it was the normal cows milk that was making him so ill. UHT milk is highly treated and at a temperature exceeding 135°C (275°F), which is the temperature required to kill spores in milk. If we are out and he has a drink of tea or coffee whithout UHT milk he is ill again within a few hours. Milk is definitley the culprit in his case. Its worth a try!!

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guggulsterone for Crohn's Disease

by Peter
(Silver City, NM (USA))

Has anyone heard much about Guggulsterone, as a cure for Crohn's Disease?

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Probiotics and prebiotics for Crohn's Disease

by Michelle
(Canada)

Has anyone been told if Probiotics and Prebiotics are helpful for treatment in Chron's Disease. Thank You for any Information.

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Is msm helpful in treating crohns disease

I have been suffering crohns disease for over 46 years, can msm help cure it?

Cheers,

Carmen starwoman15 @ yahoo.com

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Anyone had any success with Vitamin D

by carmen
(australia)



I am currently taking Vitamin D in 10,000 daily doses, a little better maybe.

Carmen

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fish oil for crohn's

by Mark
(Snohomish)

Does anyone know the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition issue(s) that discuss the use of fish oil?

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corn's effects on Crohn's disease

by Tina
(Decatur, GA)

I have been in remission for over a year and I attribute it to a wheat, dairy and soy free diet, plus I'm on Asacol still and Humira. I am healing myself on the inside with the food but avoiding any flair ups with the medications while going thru the healing process.

However, I am experiencing bloating and the only thing I eat more of now since I can't eat much of anything else, are corn chips, gluten free of course. But, I just learned that corn is very fattening among other disturbing news (cancer causing, etc.). Does anyone have experience or knowledge about corn in relation to Crohn's disease?

Thank you for sharing.

Tina

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milk thistle for crohns disease

by bernie
(manchester)

i am currently taking a course of prednisolone and would like to know if milk thistle will help with side effects?

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food and crohns

by aline
(lebanon,beirut)

please i need to know when we eat anything and had a diarrhia cause of crohn disease meaning that we are loosing what we eat are we still gaining weight or what ever we eat we will still losing weight even if we are eating cause of crohn disease?i eat well and i had a diarrhia cause of crohn but i dont know if i will lose weight or gain weight if i eat?

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foods that help flareups of crohn's disease

by Adam
(Owen, WI)

Hasanyone found anything that helps with the agonizing pain in your stomach when you have a flareup?

I had another one last night. It is always the same thing- stomach cramps for about 3-4 hrs, then the pains get much worse. It always seems to happen later in the day and by hour 6-7 The pain is so bad that I can't sleep. I then vomit 2-3 times, between hours 9 & 12, then by hour 16 the pain usually starts to subside. I am usually back to normal in 24 hours. I had been having these flareups every 2-3 months, but until last night, I haven't had one for over a year. I had started taking a Probiotic, vitamin D, and omega 3 fish oil.

I have had Crohn's for 22 years, had 2 bowel resections, am on Cholestrymine to try to help with the diareah.

Any tricks or advice to getting through these flareups is greatly appreciated.

Adam

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low magnesium and crohns

by Shell
(Australia)

i have had crohns for ten years and for the past three months, I am travelling into hospital every week for very low levels of magnesium to have infusions. It has become very low since starting on infliximab about 2months ago. All of my other electrolytes are within normal range, I am also taking 6000 mg of oral magnesium per day . Does any one have suggestions.

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Energy Drinks and Crohns Disease

by Vanisha Kissun
(Auckland, NZ)

Hey. I have had Crohn's Disease for more than half my life and in all that time I have been thoroughly addicted to energy drinks, more specifically, V. I found that I could not drink it when it was straight out of the fridge as it gave me stomach pains, yet I could not easily give it up. So I found the solution of letting it go flat and then drinking it. Now I can drink any bubbly beverage without worrying about stomach pains. Just a suggestion:)

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Becoming vegan with Crohn's disease (Care about what goes in your body)

by Angelica
(All over the place)

Yummy Fruits!

Yummy Fruits!

Yummy Fruits!
Grilled Tofu, Rice!
Vegan Pizza!! soy cheese, spinach, tofu, hummus

Now, I know I'm of a rare breed as I am a young female artist who is vegan with Chron's Disease. However, I didn't always care about what foods I put inside me or what it might do. After loads of research, I've found I was doing many things to benefit Crohn's disease (i.e. terrible diet, tobacco useage, etc.)
I was diagnosed 3 years ago after a long hard battle of 'what-is-going-on-with-me?!'. I lost a drastic amount of weight (well over 90 pounds) and for a few months I vomited every single day multiple times. I couldn't hold anything down. I got so used to it in fact, I'd eat half a meal and then vomit and then pick right up where I left off as if nothing happened. I had all the glamorous frequent bathroom experiences as well as frequent excruciating intestinal pain.
I had to take an early leave from 11th grade because of all the messed up things going on with my body. 3 months later in the early morning before a vacation, I went to the emergency room because of mysterious blockage. This happened twice more over the course of that summer and I was put on steroids that made me gain back a large amount of weight. I went back to a careless diet and pretended that my disease didn't exist and only paid attention to it when I went in for remicade infusions. I eventually gave up red meat because of moral reasons and only ate chicken and fish.
In April of last year I met the love of my life and we decided to take a roadtrip to California. I decided around that time that I didn't want remicade any longer because of how the effects impacted me. It did it's job for the most part in keeping me somewhat healthy but I always felt weak and I suffered from strange unique abdominal pain that I ONLY ever felt while on remicade. I wanted the medication completely out of my system which takes around 3 months. Anyway, we went on the road trip and decided in the end to move there, so I didn't get a chance to catch up with my previous doctors. After moving there, I wanted to try and see how life would be without medication. It went fine for a few months with the treatment of cannabis until the disease eventually caught up with me causing me to be bed ridden and barely moving due to severe arthritis and vomiting. I decided to finally see a doctor and completely stop eating meat and dairy and drastically improving my diet(my boyfriend was vegan so it was a rather easy transition).
I've done research and found a linkage with dairy products and crohn's disease. There is a very similar disease that is in cows that the mother can give to her offspring through a bacteria in her milk. The study showed that a large percentage of crohn's disease patients involved in the experiment tested positive for this said bacteria. I am more than convinced that throughout my poor diet I contracted that bacteria whether it was through milk or cheese.
Becoming vegan has impacted my life in such a positive manner. Cutting both meat and dairy out of my diet has given me almost normal stools without being on any medication (currently). I feel great, look great, and honestly am a lot less stressed.
I didn't know until I became vegan how lactose intolerant I was and how much it effected my disease on a daily basis.
Becoming vegan might seem like an impossible task (trust me I know, I fell in love with someone vegan without even being vegetarian) but it's a lot simpler than you'd imagine, granted of course you don't have a soy or wheat allergy. I drink soy milk and almond milk which, in my opinion, is much tastier than regular cow's milk. I eat soy cheeses and lots of mock meats such as tofu, tempeh and seitan. I take b12 vitamin supplements and iron for anemia. A great store with vegan options is both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's (check if they're around your area).
Another option for those not willing to give up meat is eating for health benefits and what benefits you. Perhaps cutting out dairy and continuing to eat meat would be beneficial as well (you could always experiment! Give it a couple weeks.)
If you have any questions for me or would like opinions on great vegan food, please leave them here.
Also, be sure to consult your doctor if you take on a vegan lifestyle as it is a rarity.
If you're not willing to go cold turkey, then fine! Try having a few vegan meals every week. Who knows? Maybe it'd benefit you more than you'd think.
Please take a few minutes out of your day to read more about it online and learn how it can prolong your life and maybe get you to start feeling better with this incurable disease.

read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism

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Vitamin Deficiancy

by Lisa
(Birmingham, UK)

I have crohns disease and had 30cm of bowel taken away in 2007. I put on a lot of weight taking steriods and kept having water infections and kidney infections and the doctors advised I had a high reading on my liver and they were concerned but they didnt know whatit was, maybe my weight gain, so I lost 2 stone in 6 months and now all my hair is falling out. The doctors took a blood test and found that I had a deficiancy in Vitamin D2 + D3 and give me weekly injections and calcium tablets to chew as well as I am giving myself injections of Humira every 10 days.....I also have a hernia in my diaphram which means I have to take Inexium every day which is beginning to not work anymore, so I am going to suggest another op to repair that to cut down on medication going through my liver, but my question is if anyone can help me, will I have to take vitamin injections for life because I do believe the part of my bowel which was taken away is the part in your body which absorbs these vitamins, no one seems to tell me anything and I just want to take as little medication (because I am scared of my liver problem)as possible?

Lisa

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Honey is the best medicine.

by Andrea

I am almost 26 years old now,and have been what I call "deathly ill" for about 4 or so years now. I have not been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease,but I strongly believe that I have it(maybe other things?). I have been staying away from doctors(I also have trust issues,one quack said I was lying about my symptoms,in so many words!),researching foods,herbs,all kinds of things in desperation to help myself without chemicals. I got to the point where I was always exhausted,I had severe digestion trouble,pain. I am still sick,but not hardly at all anymore. I happened to stumble upon the miracle that is honey. On a whim,I bought a jar of honey,and got addicted to it. I would eat it on bread everyday,and I got so much better. Ever since I have started to eat it everyday,for a little less than a year,I have had hardly any pain like I did,going to the bathroom is way more normal. For a couple of years about,I was fatigued all day,now I have been able to work around the house all day,as long as I get enough sleep (about 9 hours). No more need for naps! Only 2 or 3 days since I started with honey have I gotten unusually fatigued. I have to eat several tablespoons to get the desired effect. I notice bad things if I skip a day. I still need to go to the doctor about some things,but this is really something though. I would be dead probably otherwise if I did not eat this.

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fish oil for crohns

by mary
(donegal, ireland)

can anyone tell me whats the best fish oil for crohns there are so many on the market, at the moment, and has any one tried this,

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Meal replacement shakes and crohns

Is anyone aware of how meal replacement shakes may effect crohns disease? Thanks

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vitamins

by jodi
(nz)

hi guys
I am going to have ago at taking vitamins and was wondering what sort of result people have had taking them.My body has a really fast metablosim and i have an illeostomy,so was wondering if it wil be waste of time.thanks for any replies

cheers
jodi

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Vegan Diet

by Alexandra
(Ocala,Florida)

Hi, my name is Alexandra, im 17 years old and and i suffer from Crohn's Disease. I was researching some stuff and came across this website. Im interested in improving my diet and read that a Vegan diet might e good for me. Any suggestions?

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cathy ruberts crohns diet

has anyone tried cathy ruberts no more crohns diet?

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food and crohns

by kyle
(northampton)

my grandson is 20yrs old and has had crohnes since he was 8yrs old he is fed through a tube in his stomach he has 2 liver diseases and the medication for this has given him cystic acne all over his body his liver has been damaged and cant be repaired,he feels sick a lot of the time but still forces himself to go to college.The problem noe is that he cannot put any foods in his mouth as it makes him feel so sick,bearing in mind he hasnt eaten any food for years & years,he was under a dietrition but even they have failed,& the dermotogists cannot help him with his skin because of the medication for his liver,he is badly scared all over his body.He has been to hospital in Oxford again today.The thing is that i am the only one that knows he is frightened to put food in his mouth & i have only just been told & promised to tell noone else PLEASEcan you help us

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stomach rumbling after eating with crohns

by kevin
(birmingham)

please can u tell me is my crohns cauing me to have these noises in my stomach atfer eating its getting me down i have gone off my food

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Liquid diet for crohns disease

by Molly Schofield
(Yorkshire)

Is anyone else on the Liquid Diet?

I have recently been put onto the liquid diet for crohns disease, and to be honest, i am really struggling! The drinks taste really nasty and i feel sick after drinking one. Please help me get through this!!

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Healthy Eating Tips For Crohns Disease

by Michael Cohen
(166 Carrington Road Coogee NSW 2034 Australia)

Did you know that the food you eat can have a massive impact on your health, energy and levels and vitality and almost all areas of your life? Here are the top healthy eating tips for you to know:
-Hydrate, drink more water. 1L for every 24kg of body weight
-Eat breakfast! Make time for the most important meal of the day! Gluten free cereal, protein smoothie or eggs
-Eat Vegetables! Important to eat as many different colours as possible and at least include them with lunch and dinner
-Try and limit foods that require packaging, fresh are ALWAYS best.
-Try and eat protein with most meals, it will keep you full for longer so you won’t eat as much. Protein = eggs, meat, chicken, fish, cheese, nuts & seeds
-Choose low GI carbohydrates, GI = Glycemic Index. They will keep you full for longer and cause less blood sugar & energy fluctuations
-Keep portion sizes down by choosing smaller plates and using your hand to measure, palm = protein, 2 handfuls = vegetables, 1 small handful carbohydrates if necessary
-Eat as much variety as possible to ensure you receive nutrients from many different sources
-Eat a 2 pieces of fruit per day including berries for their high antioxidant content.
-Increase good fat in your diet by sprinkling seeds on salads or adding to smoothies, using flaxseed oil as salad dressing, having a small handful of nuts each day and eating more oily fish such as fresh tuna.

This is Dr. Michael Cohen a chiropractor from New South Wales Australia. This site seems to be an interesting forum site and a nice place to share and learn ideas from somebody else. I’m looking forward for a good stay ahead and have and establish an interesting discussion with all of you here.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

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