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12-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #271
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I do cook for my boyfriend separately and I am very strict on myself and not allowing to eat any illegal food.
12-04-2012, 05:28 AM   #272
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don't you find it hard to watch him eating the yummy stuff?
12-04-2012, 06:09 AM   #273
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Not at all!
12-04-2012, 06:14 AM   #274
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I am so happy that I finally found something what makes me to feel better that I do not want to jeopardise it in any way.
I am absolutely fine with people eating around me chocolate, bread, cakes and ect. Sometimes I even ask my mother or sister to eat piece of cake as I feel happy for them that they can enjoy it. Probably it sounds crazy
12-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #275
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You are inspiring me to get back on track. I'm glad you feel better. I think I have never done the diet long enough to give it a proper chance. I just find it hard to be hungry, which I often am on the diet. But I suppose that passes.
12-04-2012, 08:19 AM   #276
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Yes, itís hard to be hungry. I canít stand feeling hungry, especially between the breakfast and the lunch if I do not eat I canít concentrate and itís even like getting dark in my eyes. I have my breakfast at 6:45am during working days (2 scrambled eggs, cup of SCD yogurt with ďjamĒ, 2 slices of nut bread (they are not large, probably ľ of the regular bread slice) with butter and cucumber and tea with honey. I have 2 satsumas at 10am, lunch at 12:30pm (roasted veal or chicken, fried fish) with the fresh salad and tomatoes (I am fine with lettuce but have D. from spinach, other types of salad). I have dried dates or nuts at about 15:00pm and then at home at about 19:00pm I have 2 pears and again 2 slices of nut bread with cucumber, tea and honey. Believe me I am not skinny ( 65 kg at the height 164cm) as honey, nuts and dates are high in calories. My menu looks repetitive but I donít care as I am happy that I finally can control my being. I am happy that my blood tests are normal and do not show any inflammation. I do consider the food as a fuel but not a pleasure now
12-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #277
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By the way I had a result in 3 weeks time.
12-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #278
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You mean you saw results, you felt better after 3 weeks?

My problem is that I cannot have the almond bread. For some reason it hurts when I eat it, and as you say that is a very good thing to fill up on. Any ideas on that?
Also, I am not convinced about the diet because don't really understand the reasoning behind it. I woudl love to read her book. I suppose that would help.
Curious - what is a satsuma?
Yes, I also wouldn't mind a repetitive diet if I felt good. I have a lower rib pain right now that is worrying me and doesn't feel good and other pain so I really need to give it, or some diet a proper go. I also just don't want that w-e-a-k feeling that comes from the diet - or does that go away? I know that some people suggest exercise to help with that. The problem is that I don't have time for exercise so much. I suppose I could walk to and from work and that would be a little (it's a 15 min walk).
12-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #279
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1. Yes, I saw the results in 3 weeks. And my blood test was absolutely fine after 3 weeks (maybe it was fine earlier but I did have test after 3 weeks).
2. I prefer to bake bread from grounded pecan nuts it even tastes little bit as rye bread. I personally mix almond (2 table spoons), pecan (4 table spoons) and hazelnuts (1 table spoon)nuts. I do not like pure almond nut bread as it tastes more like sponge not bread. By the way, do you use almonds with the skin? Skin could upset your stomach, try blanched almonds instead.
3. I would suggest to read the book before starting the diet, I read twice.
4. Satsuma http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_(fruit) all kind of mandarins, tangerines. For some reason here in UK Satsuma is most popular but to be honest I do not see any difference in between them.
5. I have to admit that I did lose quite a lot of weight in the first month, I guess it was some kind of shock for my body. But later I gain weight and even had to control myself on nuts, honey and dates as I said they are high in calories.
6. ďÖ. I have a lower rib pain right now that is worrying meÖĒ is it on the right or left side? Have you had an ultrasound or any other test? It could be pancreatic or liver. Are you sure you have Crohnís?
7. I also do not like exercise, I have to admit that I am lazy but I do like walking. At some point I did yoga and Tai Chi classes.
12-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #280
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You mean you saw results, you felt better after 3 weeks?

My problem is that I cannot have the almond bread. For some reason it hurts when I eat it, and as you say that is a very good thing to fill up on. Any ideas on that?
Also, I am not convinced about the diet because don't really understand the reasoning behind it. I woudl love to read her book. I suppose that would help.
Curious - what is a satsuma?
Yes, I also wouldn't mind a repetitive diet if I felt good. I have a lower rib pain right now that is worrying me and doesn't feel good and other pain so I really need to give it, or some diet a proper go. I also just don't want that w-e-a-k feeling that comes from the diet - or does that go away? I know that some people suggest exercise to help with that. The problem is that I don't have time for exercise so much. I suppose I could walk to and from work and that would be a little (it's a 15 min walk).
May I reffer you to my post here, please? It shows all my results: http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthrea...906#post510906 post #14
12-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #281
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Read the link that the above poster referred to: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...detail/stevia/

Elaine, the author of Breaking the Vicious Cycle, classified stevia as SCD illegal because of the similiarity of the molecule structure to a steroid (which may have unknown physiological effects) and because of lack of safety data. My opinion is that honey, not stevia, is the safety sweetner available. Although the stevia leaf is an herb, most stevia that you can find in stores has been processed in some way and may contain other additives. Also, the extraction process may involve chemicals or additives.
Hi Katy! Could not understand how you put your diagnosis, treatment in the end of your message. Could you advise, please? Thank you.
12-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #282
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Is there anyone thats done this diet and then had a colonoscopy to see if their crohn's gotten worse or better. How long were you on it?
Hi, I had MRI not colonoscopy, in August 2012 after starting SCD diet in December 2011.

May I reffer you to my post here, please? It shows all my results: http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthrea...906#post510906 post #14
12-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #283
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After reading every single posting in this thread, I`d like to share my experience and add a couple of things that might be helpful. BTW, I was diagnosed with early stage of Crohn in May 2007 (Salofalk 3000mg per day). My condition was pretty much the same since then with sporadic really good and bad periods, BM just once a day, no D in a long time. I started SCD almost a week ago and I already noticed significant improvement, pain is 70% less!

Great good anti inflammatory supplement is oil of oregano. Make sure it contains at least 70% Carvacrol and it`s mixed with olive oil . Also it`s a great immune system booster. I am still not sure about recommended dosage and long term usage side effects but I use 5 drops in the morning and evening for 4-5 days, then make a break for about a week and so on. Give it a try!
Also, very good anti inflammatory supplement is pharmaceutical grade fish oil, but be careful , only PHARMACEUTICAL grade, not regular fish oil.

YOGA made wonders to me!!! A couple of years ago when I first joined local yoga club, I didn`t know about SCD , I was still on Salofalk 3000mg per day, my condition was ok, slight pain on and off, but after 2-3 months practicing yoga combined with some breathing exercises I was almost pain free (didn`t use any medications at all) not to mention that I gained weight, I was not on any specific diet back then. As soon as I stopped doing yoga my condition worsened and got back to previous stage. I am back to yoga and I would highly recommend it! Join a club, learn postures for a couple of months, after that you can do it at home.
You can find lots of breathing exercises on the internet or find a book called ďThe Yoga BreathingĒ by Scott Shaw, great book.

Cheers
Hi, how are you doing now? Could you share your expirience, please?
12-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #284
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Hi Katy! Could not understand how you put your diagnosis, treatment in the end of your message. Could you advise, please? Thank you.
Hi Tantija- I think you mean the signature? You can edit your own signature from the settings page or check with an admin if you are having trouble. Hope that helps!
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12-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #285
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Hi, how are you doing now? Could you share your expirience, please?
Phil - Yes, please - do share. How are you doing now? I have a yoga class here where I live. And was thinking of joining, but never realized it could help my Crohns.

Tantija - how are you feeling?
12-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #286
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12-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #287
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[/QUOTE][/Tantija - how are you feeling?[/QUOTE]

Hi. Sorry for not replying earlier, was so busy. Thanks for asking, I feel quite alright. But I have a concern to share. About 2 months ago I discovered a goat cheese what I was able to eat without the reaction ( unfortunately I cannot have any kind of cheese, I tried a lot from the SCD legal list and after trying giving away as still had a reaction to lactose). Quite an expensive trial I have a feeling that our days cheese is aged chemically not by time. So one I have found this goat cheese I was eating it a lot and was happy to have some dairy product since 1997. Then after I have bought the switch as was kindly recommended I finally was able to have SCD milk yogurt. I started from goat milk but unfortunately here in UK we have it only homogenised goat milk in the supermarkets so I moved to cow milk. After few weeks I have noticed that I start to hear some running noises in my intestines in the morning after breakfast and feeling that my intestines are getting narrow in some places again. I was very upset about that as I love my milk yogurt so much! So I decided to stop eating this goat cheese, especially as it has white mould on the surface. I have to say that at that time I was also much stressed so might be this had an effect also. So to be honest I still do not know what affected me most and if I have to move back to almond yogurt what I donít want to as not only I love my milk yogurt but it also very much improved my D. I didnít have such results from the almond yogurt. I am planning to check my blood in January, little bit later as I am ill now, almost lost my voice so no doubts C reactive protein will be higher and I want to see it without being affected by other illness. I also want to check blood for sugar lever just in case as I have eaten quite a lot of honey and dates last year and want to make sure it doesnít affect my blood.
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01-03-2013, 03:54 AM   #288
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Tantija - I think you should try the goat's cheese again. If you enjoy it and it was agreeing with you in the beginning, then it sounds like it could have been that you were under stress. Try it at a more peaceful time. It's so important to have food you like.
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Is there anyone thats done this diet and then had a colonoscopy to see if their crohn's gotten worse or better. How long were you on it?
I was diagnosed with moderate Crohn's early Sept 2012. A started the diet Sept 17th and have been really strict on it. I did the intro diet and gradually introduced foods but still have D. I went to a naturopath a little over a month ago and was told to eliminate the honey and fruit, yogurt and cheese for a Candida cleanse due to possible yeast overgrowth. I've been on the SCD diet for almost 4 months and have eliminated the natural sugar for about 3 wks. I still have some D but I have been having a lot more normal bowel movements which is exciting!

I was of course told my specialist that I course diet has nothing to do with it. She wants me to go on 2 months if prednisone as well as on Imran and humira indefinitely. I wanted to see of I could treat my Crohn's naturally whiteout any meds. She agreed to do a colonoscopy mid Feb so I could see if the diet has helped heal or of it got worse. At that point I would have been strictly doing the SCD diet for 5 months. I can keep you posted on my results if you like.
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I was diagnosed with moderate Crohn's early Sept 2012. A started the diet Sept 17th and have been really strict on it. I did the intro diet and gradually introduced foods but still have D. I went to a naturopath a little over a month ago and was told to eliminate the honey and fruit, yogurt and cheese for a Candida cleanse due to possible yeast overgrowth. I've been on the SCD diet for almost 4 months and have eliminated the natural sugar for about 3 wks. I still have some D but I have been having a lot more normal bowel movements which is exciting!

I was of course told my specialist that I course diet has nothing to do with it. She wants me to go on 2 months if prednisone as well as on Imran and humira indefinitely. I wanted to see of I could treat my Crohn's naturally whiteout any meds. She agreed to do a colonoscopy mid Feb so I could see if the diet has helped heal or of it got worse. At that point I would have been strictly doing the SCD diet for 5 months. I can keep you posted on my results if you like.
Hi Mica, you said that you have eliminated natural sugar for abour 3 weeks. You mean honey and fructose? Thanks.
P.S. Do you eat SCD yogurt? I have to say that since I eat SCD milk yogurt my D. is much better. There are days with absolutely normal stool what I did not have for years!
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I have never eaten Scd yogurt. I have the yogurt maker that I purchased when I first started the diet but I never had it cause I was told not start eating it until I no longer had D. I take 5 probiotics a day as per suggested by my naturopath

I had to eliminated the honey, fructose, mushrooms and vinegar during the cleanse. I'll be able to introduce them back soon I hope. I really miss hot water with honey and lemon
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I have never eaten Scd yogurt. I have the yogurt maker that I purchased when I first started the diet but I never had it cause I was told not start eating it until I no longer had D. I take 5 probiotics a day as per suggested by my naturopath

I had to eliminated the honey, fructose, mushrooms and vinegar during the cleanse. I'll be able to introduce them back soon I hope. I really miss hot water with honey and lemon
Hi Mica,
I read somewhere that sugars are necessary for your body so if have eliminated all sugars, including monosaccharides, itís not very good also. By the way mushrooms are not good for your bowels even they are legal on SCD diet. I suggest you try to make yogurt and you will see the difference. Have you read the book? I do not remember anything about not starting yogurt while you have D. Please be aware that yogurt maker makes temperature too high over night ( it has to be 38-42C) so please purchase dimmer switch ( sorry I am not English and do not remember the correct name of it, it a plug between the electricity plug and your device and you can control the temperature in this case or the light of the lamp in other case). I had this problem earlier but was kindly suggested by the members of the forum.

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01-10-2013, 04:44 AM   #293
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I am currently on the SCD diet and do not make yogurt, nor do I plan too and I know of read from quite a few others that don't as well. A lot of crohns patients have problems handling the yogurt and even some probiotics/multivitamins.
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Hi!

Yes, of course. I guess it is a personal choice but I found the yogurt very helpful.
01-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #295
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I could definitely see the yogurt being really helpful, I was just trying to say that the diet can still be done without it so people don't get discouraged with the diet if they find the yogurt doesn't work for them. I actually wanted to try the yogurt because as far as I know I don't have any problems with dairy-related but I always worried that I'd get the stuff and do the work and then not like it and it would go to waste.

I also read that you can make it using a heating pad as you would for your stomach. They have the multiple settings and are flat sources of heat.
01-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #296
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Yes, it takes time. I started from the almond milk yogurt what I was making from scratch but have to say that I didnít have such a result as from milk yogurt. Itís a huge difference. I was not able to have any dairy products except butter from 1997 so I am really glad to have at least yogurt.
I am happy to try anything as long as it works, but itís just me 

Yes, you can use the heating pad but I think it might be more difficult to keep the right temperature. I do have a heating pad what I use winter time to warm the bed. But I was playing with yogurt maker, switching off and on even night time until I learned about the dimmer switch (have never known about it before).
01-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #297
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My 14 year old son was diagnosed with moderate to severe crohn's back in March 2012. His Dr was doing a study on the SCD diet, so he participated. He swallowed a camera pill at the begining of the diet, and again after 4 months on the diet. The Dr. that read his camera results after the 4 months noted there was no inflammation and minor evidence of past sores throughout his intestinal tract. His blood work had greatly improved as well.
He has been gaining weight and feeling much better. Still able to play travel ice hockey!
We are now wanting to try the VSL #3 DS to see if we can push his health to an even better direction. Does anybody out there know anybody that has tried this probiotic? I know it's pricey, but I'm willing to try it to get my son to 100%.
01-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #298
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Yes, it takes time. I started from the almond milk yogurt what I was making from scratch but have to say that I didnít have such a result as from milk yogurt. Itís a huge difference. I was not able to have any dairy products except butter from 1997 so I am really glad to have at least yogurt.
I am happy to try anything as long as it works, but itís just me 

Yes, you can use the heating pad but I think it might be more difficult to keep the right temperature. I do have a heating pad what I use winter time to warm the bed. But I was playing with yogurt maker, switching off and on even night time until I learned about the dimmer switch (have never known about it before).
Lucky me, where I live there is a pharmacy that sells the yoghurt, so I don't have to make it.
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I could definitely see the yogurt being really helpful, I was just trying to say that the diet can still be done without it so people don't get discouraged with the diet if they find the yogurt doesn't work for them. I actually wanted to try the yogurt because as far as I know I don't have any problems with dairy-related but I always worried that I'd get the stuff and do the work and then not like it and it would go to waste.

I also read that you can make it using a heating pad as you would for your stomach. They have the multiple settings and are flat sources of heat.
Kwalker- I heard you can make it using a pot. You'd have to ask around, but someone told me she makes it and then wraps it in a towel overnight. Where I live I can buy it, maybe there is a health food store around where you live that sells it? Because it cooks so long, it's got lots and lots of natural acidopholus.
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You can buy the yogurt pre-made? What do you look for? I have a store near me and it's pretty much a specialty grocery store for people on restricted diets. I wonder if they would sell it?
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