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05-13-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Help IBD with Lifestyle, Dietary and Supplement Interventions

Although the mechanisms for the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are multifactorial and quite likely highly specific to the individual, there are a number of things that you can begin to incorporate in your day-to-day life right now that will help reduce inflammation in the gut, better manage symptoms, and even strike at the reasons why IBD showed up in the first place.

Dietary Interventions to Help IBD

Eat warm, cooked foods. Do this especially during a flare but continue eating them until you have had several months of stability. Minimize raw foods and cold foods. Fruits can be baked or turned into a compote, salads can be wilted and turned into warm salads, and raw veggies cooked in soups and stews. Warm, cooked foods are easier to digest and easier on the intestine. The fiber in veggies and fruits, when cooked, is easier to break down and assimilate.

Minimize histamine-containing foods. Histamine is the compound that is released when you have an allergic response. A survey of the members of the National Foundation of Ileitis and Colitis found that up to 70 percent of people who have IBD also reported allergy-related symptoms. So people who have IBD may find it is worthwhile to do a four-week trial elimination of histamine- containing and histamine-liberating foods to see if this reduces symptoms and/or quells flares. Yogurt, kefir, cultured cottage cheese, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, wine, beer, and hard cheese contain high levels of histamine. Ironically, these fermented foods are often recommended for gut healing! Additionally, cured meats, yeast-containing foods, and mackerel pack a powerful histamine punch. Other foods, including the citrus family (lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, etc.) and spinach liberate and raise histamine levels when we eat them, and potentially trigger IBD symptoms.

You can read the entire article at the original source at EmaxHealth.com The title is Help IBD with Lifestyle, Dietary and Supplement Interventions (I don't have the permission to reprint the entire article as it's a segment from a book.)
05-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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That's odd because as the article mentions, those histamine producing foods are great for the gut. Maybe eating those and using an anti-histamine will help.
05-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Indeed nogutsnoglory,

but it's a segement from a recently published book.

Thank you.
05-14-2014, 07:07 PM   #4
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hareyan.. I see your from the Hickory area! As am I, well Maiden actually. Small world.. love your posts...
05-19-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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Many thanks amber_griffin indeed small. We pass Maiden every time as I drive down the 321 toward Charlotte.
05-19-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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The mackerel thing is a bit strange as drs recommendit because it got healthy oils and it really good on toast for breakfast.is it likely to show ill effects quickly?.
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