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Doctor insights on: Foods Not To Eat With Crohn's Disease

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Is it effective to eat pure white foods with Crohn's disease?

Is it effective to eat pure white foods with Crohn's disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence that starches are effective in Crohn's disease. If anything there is evidence that limiting carbohydrates can control the symptoms of Crohn's disease. For example, see the "specific carbohydrate diet". ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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My daughter has Crohn's disease, any suggestions on foods she eat?

Depends: There is not right or wrong diet for crohn's disease. Some people with crohn's have difficulty tolerating high fiber foods but not all. If her disease is active then a low residue diet might help. She also may have difficulties tolerating large amounts of dairy. ...Read more

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How to eat with Crohn's disease?

How to eat with Crohn's disease?

Crohn's diet ?: When your crohn's disease is inactive, there are few dietary restrictions needed. When flaring however, the location of crohn's activity determines diet modification. If in the small bowel, consider cutting back on lactose & fatty foods, & add supplements to make up for vitamin & mineral malabsorptions. If colonic crohn's, avoid gut stimulants like caffeine, minimize alcohol, maybe add probiotics. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read more

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What foods can negatively affect Crohn's disease?

Not an easy answer!: Different foods affect different people with crohn's disease. Certain food groups such as dairy and fish may be worse in some people. There is data that suggests a special diet, known as the specific carbohydrate diet may be beneficial in alleviating a lot of the cramps and abdominal pain associated with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

What foods should I avoid if I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

Avoid triggers food: There is no agreeably foods to avoid. If you know for your diseases, what food aggravate your symtoms that food you should avoid it. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I have. When I have Crohn's disease? What kind of foods are good for someone that has Crohn's disease?

Depends: Different people may react to different foods. Consider testing for food sensitivities. Options include fecal iga, blood igg, as well as alcat. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for Crohn's disease?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for Crohn's disease?

Avoid: My personal preference is to stay away from herbal remedies for a disease like crohn's. They don't work and can delay your getting proper treatment and place your life at risk. ...Read more

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Recently, I have got Crohn's disease and i can't eat without feeling sick?

Meds: Presumably your gastroenterologist knows about this and is helping you? If not you need to relay this to him/her. They may want to evaluate that with additional testing or they may want to try a medicine to help the symptoms. This is not something that health tap is going to be able to help you sort out. ...Read more