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Diet


Tue, August 20, 2019 10:20 AM

I have Colitus and I've read that you can eat Legumes and Nuts, but doesn't that get stuck in your Colon? What about a Vegan diet? Any ideas?

FPO cames1978
Joined Aug 20, 2019

Sat, December 14, 2019 12:09 PM

Reply posted for cames1978.

I tried everything under the sun as far as diet and nothing worked until I adopted a whole foods plant based diet (no animal products, no processed foods, no alcohol or coffee).  I do eat legumes and nuts in moderation and lots of whole carbs (squash, swett and regular potatoes, cooked and raw veggies of all kinds. Not only my Crohn's disease symptoms disappeared within a few weeks but my psoriatic arthritis also went away. My blood pressure dropped from 130/90 to 110/65, total cholesterol from 235 to 175 etc.  There is increasing evidence that animal foods introduce harmful bacteria in the gut (competing with good bacteria from plants). I had to be on a gluten free diet most of my life but I now eat whole wheat in moderation without any problems.  I changed my diet after watching "Forks over Knives" and it was life changing. I was skeptical at first so I decided to run the experiment on myself and had a blood test after 8 weeks. The results were amazing all around and I will never go back! 

FPO Manatee
Joined Dec 14, 2019

Mon, September 23, 2019 10:55 AM

Reply posted for cames1978.

Gee, I am pretty sure that legumes and nuts are the very first thing you should avoid. Really, don't take the chance. There are other things you could eat.

FPO Grumpy
Joined Sep 23, 2019

Thu, September 12, 2019 12:31 PM

Reply posted for cames1978.

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: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/

T
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: https://www.thepaleomom.com/start-here/the-autoimmune-protocol/

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

FPO KRiegel
Joined Feb 4, 2019

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