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12-16-2011, 11:00 AM   #121
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Unsafe: Red Onions (raw, havn't chanced cooked, regualr onions seem to be fine)

Safe: Everything else it would seem, though there is something I have had recently that doesn't seem to agree with me.

Not 100% sure about dairy, only had it while on steroids and it was fine, but I don't eat much dairy anyway so havn't had much since I finished with them.
12-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #122
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Hey Gsto88

Yes, chicken broth is my "meal" of choice when I'm in the midst of flares. That and mashed potatoes. As far as the fruits, have you tried removing the skin off your plums and apples? The oranges & grapefruits get complicated with all the "strings" and stuff, but I've made a point to remove the skin and I don't get irritation from them...although I still eat them in moderation.
12-19-2011, 03:05 PM   #123
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Pen, just had to write and say I have a picture of Thunder Bay hanging in my home. My great grandfather, William Armstrong painted it. My Dad grew up in Ontario...never been but doubt I'll get the chance now.Travelling is very difficult...
Something I've picked up on is that no one has mentioned Sorbitol. It's an ingredient in diet drinks which latches onto fatty cells and slides them right out. It was originally intended to help weight loss. So beware all Diet drinks, check the labels!!
Thanks I dont live too far from a beautiful landmark Kakabeka Falls. From my doctors office I have a clear view of the Giant. Pretty nice city.
01-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #124
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1. Crohns
2.WHEN I AM FLARING...Beef, granola, tomato juice, peppers/grapes/apples, rice, nuts, raw veggies, very cold liquid, gum (the air I guess), fried or fatty food, dairy!
3. WHEN I'M FLARING....pasta, bread, crackers,

ANd when I am not flaring, it appears that I am able to eat pretty much anything. My concern here though, is that I'm 12 weeks post op (bowel resect) and TERRIFIED to do it again. Everyone asks me "What kind of diet are you on, to prevent it from happening again?" Am I suppose to avoid these foods forever? There are so many conflicting opinions, articles out there about this. Recently I read that food is without a doubt the cause of a flare and that we should all be following a diet. My doc will disagree, saying that it is safe to eat anything you'd like as long as you are healthy. So confused.
01-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #125
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Hi Kacey,

All I can tell you is that I can't eat any red meat, broccoli or garlic of any kind in or out of a flare or I will surely have one without a doubt. It seems that everyone has different things they can or can't eat. It's weird how this disease effects everyone differently.

I wouldn't say I follow a particular diet, other than avoiding the above. I do, however, eat really healthily and stay away from fried foods and I don't eat sweets very often, maybe an occasional cheese cake here or there. I just view food as either helpful or hurtful. If it's going to help my body be healthy, then I will eat it, but it is overall unhealthy, then I try to stay away from it.

That's my theory and has seemed to work for the last 11 years for me. I hope this has been helpful. Good luck! Rhonda
01-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #126
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I know this might sound stupid, since one of the top items is Fried food but... French fries :/
what do you guys reckon on that matter? ^ ^"
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01-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #127
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I can only eat fries that come from my own freezer and baked. Fries are too greasy for me.
01-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #128
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I'm sorry I'm not a native speaker. What do you mean baked? o.o"
01-10-2012, 10:57 AM   #129
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That's okay ekuskrash. What I meant was putting fries in the oven and baking them, rather than frying them on top of the stove.
01-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #130
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Ah! I get it! Thank you. Well I shall try french fries (homemade) to see how it floats my boat.
01-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #131
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Good luck!
01-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #132
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1. If you have Crohn's, UC, or some other form of IBD
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2. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are unsafe for you.
tomato based anything, soda, raw veggies, hot sauce, chocolate, popcorn

3. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are safe for you.
Whenever I am flaring, these are my go-to foods. White bread, white pasta, white rice, mashed potatoes, applesauce, yogurt, bananas, tea.

I can eat the things on my "unsafe" list, but just in moderation. I can eat a small green salad once or twice a week, but definitely not everyday!
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01-11-2012, 01:49 AM   #133
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Thank you so much sharing such a great list of safe and unsafe food. This list helped me in great manner. I appreciated your work very much. Thanks a lot....
01-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #134
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2. Meat (with exception of fish), chickpeas, burrito's, chinese food, tomato sauces, butter, dairy, coffee, beer, red wine (one glass of soft white wine like prosecco is okay), grains.
3. Banana, white rice, cooked carrots, mashed potatoes, fish, white pasta, saltine crackers, regularly drink water, avocado, melon, blended potato and green onion soup, sushi.
01-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #135
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Anything with wheat! (I have ceilac as well) I try not to eat very acidic things either - I buy low acid orange juice over than regular kind, as well as avoiding anything hard to digest. During a flare almost anything will set me off, sadly.
01-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #136
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Pizza is officially on the naughty list for me.
01-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #137
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Pizza, definitely. I am having a flare up that is almost gone now, yesterday I ate a dish that had chickpeas and mustardseeds, and that was totally wrong because this morning i was bleeding a little again, so that is also on my list of unsafe foods.
02-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #138
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Just wondering are doritos bad? Ive eaten a couple an nothing happened no pain or anything, i just dont want to eat alot if they are bad
03-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #139
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1. Crohn for 14 years, 2 years of remission now with this diet

2. Unsafe: all wheat products - even gluten free, dairy, sugar products, alcohol, most additives, spicy foods, coffee

3. Safe: SCD-Yogurt, cheese, nuts, chicken, meat without additives, fruits, vegs, fish, berries, butter, olive oil,
03-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #140
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it just so happens i am now in clinical remission as well just from the medications!!

my specialist told me i could eat whatever i wanted now, and just that if it hurt not to eat it anymore.
03-17-2012, 12:22 AM   #141
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I've had Crohn's for 27 years. My disease seems to be in control as long as I stick to the diet below. I've gone 10 years without a flare but this year, I've had multiple flare-ups. Along with new trigger foods, stress seems to be a huge trigger.

Safe Foods - Most vegetables and fruits(cooked easier to digest), beef, chicken, fish, tofu

Semi-safe - Goat and sheep's milk cheeses, goat milk, almond milk (limited), goat yogurt, buffalo cheese, soy milk. vinegars ( except rice wine), alcohol

Unsafe triggers - purple onion, raw broccoli, carageegan, rice wine vingar. m(instant cramps and bloating!), any type of cow's milk product, wheat products and gluten (the gluten and wheat just started with me
03-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #142
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Hi there - this list helped to turn my week around! Thanks a million.

1. Undiagnosed (waiting, waiting, waiting to see the GI)
2. Corn in all its forms - including derivatives like maltodextrin. (So this includes a lot of fast asian food b/c of the hidden corn starch, and all sodas, most candy, most cookies and cakes, frosting, fried foods.) All grains except for white rice - tho this week I'm wary of that too. Beef, pork (except for gluten free bacon!), deli and processed meats, dairy - cow's sheep's and goat's (except for ghee), nuts (including almond and coconut milk), seeds, caffeine, beans (except tofu), powdered stevia, alcohol, apple peels, pineapple, raw carrots. hot spices.
3. All veggies except for beans, tofu, plain chicken, plain fish, white rice sometimes, some herbal teas, twig tea, liquid stevia, honey, potatoes & sweet potatoes, ghee, salt, eggs, some fruits (mango, peaches, bananas, some citrus), rice milk.

cutting out alcohol, caffeine and chocolate this week really helped, and I'm eating more half-sized meals. Also, I'm making an effort to only eat when I eat - I tend to eat at my desk at work, or at my computer at home, or playing a board game on the weekend. This week I'm just eating, mindfully, and that's helped, too.

nervous about going to a new office today... Food fright.
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03-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #143
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1.. crohns

2.. Meatballs, butter, soda, milk products (cheese), pringle chips, anything sour, pickles

3.. sushi, imatation crab, soy chocolate milk, white bread, applesauce,chicken,trix cereal,

I am lactose intolerant so if i do have dairy i have to take a pill.
03-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #144
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unsafe foods--onion, garlic, bacon, milk, cheese, anything containing dairy,red meat, shellfish,ocean fish, soy, chocolate, all nuts,spicy seasoning, cinnamon , cloves, beer, yeast alcohols, tomato, pineapple, banana,acidic tropical fruits, carrots, corn, celery, raisins, chicken and egg

(excessive gluten intake also trigger flares)

safe foods--baked potatoes, green beans, rice milk, turkey,lettuce,green pepper, green tea, white rice
04-05-2012, 06:34 AM   #145
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I've known for awhile that pumpkin seeds, and macadamia nuts are problem foods for me. When I eat those I have a classic, painful, allergic relation.

Grains are problem foods also. I probably could eat white rice, but wheat, and corn cause gut problems.

Over the last few months I've been writing a food journal and might have come across another problem food or two. I'm kind of exciting about this. I have not narrowed it down to which or all, but after avoiding olive oil/olives, cinnamon, along with chicken and eggs, the extreme fatigue, hunger, and muscle aches have all but gone away. A rash I can get has disappeared also. The timing couldn't be better as I have young nephews visiting this week for spring break. The boys normally run me into the ground. Kind of nice to be able to keep up with everyone for a change. Fingers crossed the good feelings continue.
04-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #146
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Mr apricot same for me with excessive gluten...if I start getting those "highly attractive" bowel sounds then I know I've eaten too much gluten that week.
04-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #147
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Thanks David for doing this!!!

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2. almost anything when I'm in a flare up, but I try to avoid beer, mayo, dairy (cheese seems to be okay), spicy food, sometimes chocolate, too much coffee
3. oatmeal, applesauce, cheese, saltines, soup, italian ice, water,tea, bananas
04-22-2012, 08:45 PM   #148
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1. Very mild Crohn's

2. I haven't done brilliantly at figuring out foods that are triggers, but dried fruit is bad news As is energy drinks (unsure if it's the caffeine or the sugar that's the issue...). Also if I drink more than about two glasses of alcohol I know all about it the next day - so it's about quantities.

3. Porridge, bananas, herbal tea, pasta, bread. I find when I eat unhealthy food (eg. Maccas for lunch instead of a salad), my stomach is better
04-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #149
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1. Ulcerative Colitis...my internist keeps saying I have Crohns, but since my G.I doesn't mention it...I don't want to know!

2. CABBAGE, Popcorn, Nuts, basically anything with high fiber content, Pizza, Hamburger, Cauliflower and onions, Pasta, icecream, carbonation of drinks, cucumbers

3. Beef bone broth with tidbits of beef, nonwhole grain type crackers, whitebread, sourdough, potato bread, applesauce, oddly enough, hot dogs, and ham, bacon, fish, Salmon, white rice, potatoes in any form without skins, chicken prepared anyway, tea, cream cheese, greek yogurt, eggs.
04-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #150
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Charly, are your alcoholic drinks mixed with juices? Like orange/pineapple/cranberry? The sugars from the juices is what will get you more than just the drink itself typically.

Sjphansen- yea anything high fiber is a no-no for us. Isn't it crazy that things that are in general better for people (brown over white rice, wheat bread over white bread) are the reverse for us? lol...there are some books and articles online for helpful hints on eating a low fiber-low residue diet..or at least food items that fit those requirements.
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