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Creating a Crohn's Disease Diet Plan

Tue, October 08, 2019 1:28 PM

If you have Crohn's disease, you probably have found that certain foods trigger your intestinal symptoms, especially when the disease flares. Learning to avoid these food triggers may allow you to better self-manage your Crohn's disease, reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, and promote intestinal healing.

FPO ericjohnson1135
Joined Oct 8, 2019

Sat, December 14, 2019 12:27 PM

Reply posted for ericjohnson1135.

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).  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!  

There is increasing evidence that animal foods introduce harmful bacteria in the gut and compete with good plant fiber bacteria.  This case study is not unique anymore, more people are experiencing these changes after adopting a WFPB diet.

FPO Manatee
Joined Dec 14, 2019

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