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What's an ideal diet for Crohn's disease?

What's an ideal diet for Crohn's disease?

Depends...: Crohn's disease can affect any portion of the 30 feet of gut. How much of the GI tract is involved, disease activity, and location of flares will determine anticipated food intolerances & absorption/digestion concerns. When quiescent, little diet modification is usually needed. When active, consider supplements of iron, b12; reduce gut stimulants (caffeine): cut back on fiber, fat. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Advice on diet for Crohn's disease? What should I do?

Advice on diet for Crohn's disease? What should I do?

It depends: Each person is unique in terms of what foods are better tolerated for cd. It's important, though, to avoid hard nuts and food like popcorn. These can iirritate passing through. Some are adding turmeric to their diets, since it may have antiinflammatory properties. A few capsules/day or sprinkle on food. Anecdote: some do well on paleo-type foods-meat, cooked veggies, no grains. Controversial. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

Vitamins: I recommend a multi, fish oils and antioxidant. There is a nutrient blood test available from spectracell that may help you determine your specific needs. ...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?

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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Is Crohn's disease inflammation related at all to diet?

Is Crohn's disease inflammation related at all to diet?

Probably Not: Specific foods make you feel worse or cause more symptoms, however it should not increase the degree of inflammation. ...Read more

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Are there any safe liquid diets for Crohn's disease?

Are there any safe liquid diets for Crohn's  disease?

Crohn's: I do not know about a specific liquid diet, but an elimination diet can help. Check out Thedocstu.blogspot.com and check Immunolabs. ...Read more

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Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?

Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?

Probably not: Crohn's disease can have a variable course, but diet alone will not change the course, but rather may change the severity of flares when they occur. I would avoid milk products and very high fiber doiets during a flair and be sure to drink plenty of sport drinks to maintian your fluids and electrolytes. ...Read more

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I am pregnant. I have Crohn's disease. I am gaining weight very quickly. My gyno adviced me to lower it. Any diet change to lower my weight?

I am pregnant. I have Crohn's disease. I am gaining weight very quickly. My gyno adviced me to lower it. Any diet change to lower my weight?

Eat less: Any change of diet may provoke remission of your crohn's disease, many had successful pregnancies with out any complications, if you want to loose weight eat less and be more active , you will loose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Mayby: There was one japanese study that suggested a plant based diet decreased the relapse rate of crohn's in remission. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2877178/pdf/wjg-16-2484.pdf unfortunately no pharma money is there to fund a f/u study. - for obvious reasons. If it was me, i'd try the veggie diet for 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease and have noticed my stools smell sweet? I am currently in remission and on no medication. I have also had no diet changes

I have Crohn's disease and have noticed my stools smell sweet? I am currently in remission and on no medication. I have also had no diet changes

Sweet stool: In general, a sweet odor to the stool is not worrisome. It could possibly be due to syrupy medications (which you say you are not taking) or due to not digesting sugars in the diet properly, which is unlikely if you are not symptomatic. I do not feel you need to see your doctor about this alone, but if it persists or you have new symptoms, bring it up at your next follow-up visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would Crohn's disease be causing my vitamin levels to be so low?

Possibly: Crohn's disease in the ileum can lead to malabsorption of vitamin b12. Folic acid can be affected. Vitamins a, d, e, and k can also be malabsorbed if you have fat malabsorption. Additionally, vitamin d seems to play a role in inflammation. Vitamin d deficiency is common in anyone, especially in cold winter climates. Make sure you get enough vitamin d. Check with your doctor about specifics. ...Read more

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I was told i can't have sjogrens an Crohn's disease. My scopes come back fine but yet I have a low b12. Can I have crohns?

I was told i can't have sjogrens an Crohn's disease. My scopes come back fine but yet I have a low b12. Can I have crohns?

Not necessarily: There are many reasons for B12 deficiency. It can be as simple as being a vegetarian. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease which has caused mild metabolic alkalosis due to low electrolytes. Can I safely consume pediaLyte everyday to counteract this?

I have Crohn's disease which has caused mild metabolic alkalosis due to low electrolytes. Can I safely consume pediaLyte everyday to counteract this?

Crohn desease: or inflam bowel disease--here inflamed colon loses its ability to absorb salt and water and potassium excretion in the lumen is decreases so there is metabolic alkalosis due to volume depletion and potassium loss in this case taking pedialyte should not hurt but is poorly absorbed ...Read more

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I have a Crohn's disease and that i get remicade infusions and my vitamin d is also very low it is at eight and my hair has been falling out lately?

I have a Crohn's disease and that i get remicade infusions and my vitamin d is also very low it is at eight and my hair has been falling out lately?

Please Clarify: You did not include a question with your statement unless you want us to guess if your hair is falling out. Vitamin d deficiency is found all over the U.S. Regardless of how much sun is in the environment, but is worst in the upper or northern states. Every human should be working to normalize their vitamin d level. I would also advise a thyroid test if your hair is falling out. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more

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36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should i be worried?

Anemia : With crohn's disease the autoimmune process may create destruction of rbcs in the bloodstream. More importantly you may have occult blood in the stool (not visible grossly), and may develop progressive anemia. See your GI doctor. There are other causes for this but too complex to discuss here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the best diet for Crohn's and pcos?

Whats the best diet for Crohn's and pcos?

Answer for Crohn's: Diet for crohn's largely depends on what part of the gut is affected, how active the disease may be, & has the gut been surgically altered (e.g. "short gut"). When actively inflamed, many patients experience problems with lactose, gut stimulants (like caffeine), & a lot of dietary fats or fiber. Consideration should be given to appropriate vitamin & mineral supplements, esp. If ileum is involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more