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Help With Colitis Diet

Thu, July 25, 2019 2:06 PM

Hey everyone,

I've been living with Colitis for the last six years and I'm starting to have some trouble with my diet. i want to eat healthy for obvious reasons but every time I try to change my diet to healthy foods, I immediately become stricken with emergency diarrhea. If I eat unhealthy, processed foods, the problem goes away. I'd like to eat healthy but I also obviously don't love the emergency situations. Any advice on how to tailor my diet? When I eat healthy it's along the colitis guidelines (cooked vegetables, non-acidic, etc.) but I still have the issue. Thanks in advance. 

Joined Jul 25, 2019

Wed, October 30, 2019 6:09 AM

Reply posted for JBG100.

FPO UCmommy45
Joined Jan 16, 2018

Wed, October 02, 2019 12:05 PM

Reply posted for JBG100.


May be worthwhile reading 'self healing colitis and crohn's by dr. david klein', it's changed my life.

It explains how to follow a whole food plant based diet, manily raw fruits, small amount of cooked vegtables, the book is amazing.

Also may be worth searching 'highcarbhealth' on youtube or google, they can coach you to help with reversing IBD with diet and lifestyle. Feel free to ask me any questions regarding this.

FPO Bradley
Joined Oct 2, 2019

Thu, September 12, 2019 12:29 PM

Reply posted for JBG100.

Unfortunately, every case of IBD is different, so there isn't one specific diet that works for everyone, but there are a few you culd try to at least figure out what your trigger foods might be!

One is called SCD, or specific carb diet. It goes along with a book called "Breaking the Viscious Cycle" I don't knwo  much about it specifcally, but here's a link to the website if you wanted to do more research on it:

he other diet that a lot of people with autoimmune dieases have found success with is called the AIP diet, or Autoimmune Paleo. If you're familiar with the regular paleo diet, it's similar, except that it also eliminates foods that trigger autoimmune symtpoms. The AIP is an elimination/reintroduction diet, which essentiallly means that you eliminate everthing from your diet except the essentials, which end up being meats, frutis, and veggies (with the exception of nightshades). After you've been on this basic diet for about a month and your body has been able to reset, you start reintroducing foods one at a time to figure out which foods your body can handle and which ones end up being triggers. Here's alink for more information:

If you don't know what your triggers foods are, i think either diet is a really good way to figure out what your body can handle and what it can't. But like i said, it's going to be different for everyone. Some people can take away certain foods and never experience symptms again and others can try every diet in the book and it just ends up being that their symtpoms are

FPO KRiegel
Joined Feb 4, 2019

Wed, September 04, 2019 9:34 AM

Reply posted for JBG100.

Hi, I was diagnosed this year. At the moment I am with the flares. I have been with flares for about 6 months. Rigth now I am testing food and tolerating certain foods: 
Food you  should avoide during flares: dairy products (milk, cheese, butter) seeds, spicy food, junk food, legumes as chickpeas, lentis, peas fruits  and food with high insoluble fiber ( avocado, whole white grains, cereals, strawberries, uncooked vegetables as (brocolli,cucumber) instead you should try food with soluble fiber ( cooked carrots, rice, sweet potatoes, pumpink)
 Rigth now I start eating eggs, chicken, fish, (steam, cook or grilled, rice, potatoes, zucchinni, pumpkin, beetroot ) well tolerated
  avocado, coconut milk, legums, onion, lettuce, cabbage( it produces me a lot  toxic gases, sometimes my tommy gets upset, it doesn´t cause diaherrea but I have some much gases) so now I try not to eat them frequently
Fruits (oranges, bananas, grapes, peaches, mango) well tolerated. 
I can advice you have a diary food journal when you can write the symptoms and the time of occurance. I have read a lot and there are to many options, you can follow a FOMAP DIET but there is not an specific diet.  I have read you should not eat beetroot but my nutricionist told me to try it becuase  I was with anemia and it has lot of nutitions facts and vitamins and I tolerated really well this, so if you tolerate certain food why to keep this away from your diet, all the bodies doesnt react the same with the food.

FPO gandy124
Joined Sep 2, 2019

Thu, July 25, 2019 5:36 PM

Reply posted for JBG100.

I would love some suggestions as well. I was doing well for 8 years, but about 2 years ago started flaring.  I went to my GI, and everything was tested, and results indicated that I am taking herbal teas. ( NO WAY would I ever do that). We think wrong diagnosis, but there are new patchy spots moving up the colon... maybe Crohns developing?

In the meantime, I am at a loss as to what to do. Many people seem to recommend getting rid of gluten, seems that gluten is everywhere.  Couple of messages I read recommended Floural Source Probiotic.


I don' t eat processed food, I dont use artificial sugar ( or any sugar for that matter)  very little fruit, most nuts are ok, but cashews seem to be an immediate trigger. Emotional  upheaval also an immediate trigger!

FPO wannabeucfree
Joined Oct 21, 2009

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