Straight for Crohns?

by Vanisha
(New Zealand)

Hi,


just thinking about my health and have decided that I might as well give myself the label of being straight edge as I already vowed to myself that I would never do drugs or smoke cigarettes. I had a bad night after drinking one night and since then have also vowed never to drink again either. Upon this epihany suddenly coming to me, I also decided that after 17 yrs of fullon meat eating that its time for me to stop and be an animal activist by becoming a vegetarian. I also dont drink caffeine in its true form as it messes with my stomach. Was wondering if there were any other people with Crohns out there who also are Straight Edge.

Thanks for taking the time to read my long response.

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Straight for Crohns? NEW
by: Annette Young

Hi there,

Thanks are writing in. I think having concerns about your health and trying to work out what is best for you is a great way to begin to manage Crohn's.

I think it's fair to say that whatever we eat or drink, there is always the potential to have an adversary action so our choices has to be made carefully. Crohn's is a difficult disease anyway, I know so many people with the disease but it affects them all differently and it makes it complicated to treat.

Alcohol acts as a trigger for flare-ups, so does smoking, stress and of course certain foods. Ideally, easy to digests food are going to work much better and as a vegetarian myself, I have found it is a lot easier to digest the meals I cook rather than when I used to eat meat. .

It is about taking a holistic look at life and many of us come to this conclusion through having severe problems, but to be honest whatever the condition, a simple way of life is best. Less stress and nutritious food that has not been processed etc

It kind of makes sense.

I think that we live in a manufactured world where even our foods has had the good stripped out and then additives and chemicals are put back in, how can that possibly be good for our health?

Good luck with your new regime. Do let us know how you get on.

Best wishes,
Annette

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