Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » Help with diet and vitamins

11-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: portland, Oregon
Help with diet and vitamins

Hi all,
I am happy I finally forced myself to sign up. I was diagnosed in 2011 with Crohn's and to be completely proactive. Kind of in denial that I have this because its such a pain in the a.. LOL
I am a stay at home mom with a homeschooled teenager and toddler. I have major phobia of going to the restroom in public, which leaves me not going out all that much. This has lead to me putting on weight and then of course getting lazy about my vitamins well I just feel like poop LOL I need your help this is my first time signing up for support, I really need direction I don't want this to control me and I have let it get that way. I know that diet does vary from person to person but anything you have to offer on diet, vitamins, and fitness will help.

Current meds
Pentasa 500mg 4pills 2x a day
Zoloft 100mg 1 a day
lovastatin 20mg
11-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Join Date: Apr 2013
I urger you to look into Jini Patel Thompson! Her diet and protocols helped me significantly and if you are individual with motivation and discipline I know it will really help you!

I hope you feel better soon and find the answers that you need!
Waiting to be put on Remicade
Tested positive for MAP!
Failed first try of Anti-Map going to try again with Remicade/Anti-map cocktail
11-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Location: New York

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I personally feel a regular diet with moderation is best, organic fruits and veggies prepared however you can tolerate them like mashed, juiced or blended and organic pasture raised meats and eggs are great. Aside from that I think any Crohnie would be wise to have a comprehensive multi-vitamin.
11-15-2013, 11:25 PM   #4
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Yes I definitely agree with that. Moderation is definitely key in finding the foods that are good for us and that we can tolerate. I am glad we are on the same page.
11-16-2013, 01:51 AM   #5
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I try to avoid a lot of meat and dairy. I do as much organic as I possibly can. I know veggies and fruit are tough for some people so introduce them slowly and try to find a way that it will work for you (juicing, cooking them well, removing skins etc). I incorporate some macrobiotic stuff into my diet as well (a lot of macrobiotic stuff is an acquired taste). I don't eat many processed foods and keep away from sugary things. To sweeten I occasionally use pure maple syrup, raw honey, brown rice syrup... Occasionally raw cane sugar. Drink a lot of water and teas. Right now I take a multivitamin, fish oil, l-glutamine, quercetin, 5000 IU vit D and biotin (for my hair because it breaks so easily).
Current Meds: Pentasa 500mg 2 pills 2x a day, Lomotil and Zofran as needed and started 4.5mg LDN June 6, 2014!
11-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
I'm a fan of the paleo diet, specific carbohydrate diet, and juicing.

As for vitamins/minerals, it is critically important that you get tested for vitamin and mineral deficiencies rather than just blindly supplement. Common ones to have tested are vitamin B12, vitamin D, folate, magnesium, and zinc. But the more they are willing to test for, the better.

All my best to you.
It's good to be back
11-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #7
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or (same but different)
Bowel Disorders, Part I: About Gut Disease
Bowel Disease, Part II: Healing the Gut By Eliminating Food Toxins
Bowel Disease, Part III: Healing Through Nutrition
Bowel Disease, Part IV: Restoring Healthful Gut Flora
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