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What is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

What is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

Naturopathic: Supplents that are suppose to help balance the colon. Unlikely to do much harm but no proven benefit and as always be weary of any supplement since they are not fda approved. Should discuss further with your GI md. ...Read more

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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What diet should I aim to achieve if I have suspected colitis?

What diet should I aim to achieve if I have suspected colitis?

Please describe...: ...what you mean by "colitis"--Crohn's or UC, infectious, ischemic, functional. What symptoms are you experiencing that raise concern for "colitis? " Understand that to doctor, the suffix "-itis" means inflammation, but perhaps that's not what you intend to convey by your question. Happy to help if you can clarify your issue (s). ...Read more

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What is the colitis 5 step formula diet? What does it consist of?

What is the colitis 5 step formula diet? What does it consist of?

It may help: Below are the colitis 5-step formula diet related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on treatment, health benefits & side effects with the colitis 5-step formula diet products. Many of the sources come from our encyclopedia of natural health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include, alcohol free, and easily absorbed non-constipating iron. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol?

What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease whose cause is thought to be autoimmune. Similar to crohn's disease. Diet, alcohol and many other things are known to exacerbate its symptoms. But their use does not cause it. ...Read more

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Have colitis, I've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet I need?

Have colitis, I've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet I need?

Reduce inflammation: The bleeding is due to inflammation so measures to reduce inflammation will help- while drugs can help, so can herbs like boswellia. Many with colitis are helped by a low fodmaps diet- see http://abt. Cm/16tmrig ; http://bit. Ly/1kh4sjs
imbalances of intestinal flora ; parasites are common in those with colitis. Antimicrobial herbs ; probiotics can help. I advise you consult a holistic practitioner. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

What is a good diet for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

Diet IBD: Best is to avoid seeds such as sunflower seeds etc. You should also avoid a lot of fiber as well. Fish oil, omega three and flax seed oil is usually helpful ...Read more

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Are there special diets that are helpful to people with ulcerative colitis?

Are there special diets that are helpful to people with ulcerative colitis?

Supplements: For ulcerative colitis supplements that works well are butyric acid available with biotics research, vitamin b complex, glutamine supplements, limonene, lecithin and galactan. ...Read more

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Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection?
If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you don't know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more

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Can there be a specific diet I should try to stick to since I have ulcerative colitis?

Can there be a specific diet I should try to stick to since I have ulcerative colitis?

Probiotics, vegan: Probiotics bacteria can be added to your diet in pill form, based on theories that they help some bowel conditions although no definite studies for ulcerative colitis. My own bias is a vegan diet but again there is no evidence for that. Vegan diets are likely good for autoimmune conditions and good for bowel and general health. Remember to take vitamin B12 in a vegan diet. ...Read more

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What is the best diet or what kinds of food is best to eat for someone with ulcerative colitis?

Regular diet.: There are no absolutes. You should eat a healthy well balanced diet. You may find there are certain foods that cause you trouble. It is reasonable to avoid them. If you restrict your diet in any way you should consider taking a multivitamin and minerals. ...Read more

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Could the specific carbohydrate diet (scd) cure my ulcerated colitis or will it just suppress the symptoms?

Not a cure: It may alleviate some of your symptoms but it's unlikely. If it is truly ulcerative colitis it probably won't help much and it definitely will not cure you. ...Read more

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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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My dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. Is there a permanent cure for it?

Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Helps many, flora: Many people with UC have had significant improvements following the SCD but there is no formal research proving it helps (and none proving it doesn't). It is thought that undigested starches feed unfriendly flora that aggravate colitis. See http://tinyurl. Com/nv5pt3t
A similar diet is the low FODMAPs diet. This has been more accepted by mainstream docs. See http://tinyurl. Com/na7mg8r ...Read more

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Went from 106lbs to 98lbs. Trying to gain the weight back but im on a special diet for ulcerative colitis. How can I prevent any more weight loss?

Went from 106lbs to 98lbs. Trying to gain the weight back but im on a special diet for ulcerative colitis. How can I prevent any more weight loss?

You may find that: Milk and milk products are the villains. I don't know what makes up your "special diet" but I do know that stopping milk is beneficial in that awful disease. Unfortunately mental stress enters the picture all too often and some form of biofeedback or meditation (etc) is always helpful. This is not freudian psychology. The brain controls inflammation via an inflammatory reflex, depends of chemistry. ...Read more

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17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read more

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On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

Colitits: Those medications and that condition make it important to eat carefully but doesn't have to be BRAT diet (Banans, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) just nothing greasy or spicy or hard to digest - soups, rice, pasta, crackers, yogurt, etc- avoid any fast foods ...Read more

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Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be very serious. Get to the hospital now for recheck. ...Read more

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I'm 98lbs bones feel weak my legs are the weakest skinniest part. Trying to gain but im on a ulcerative colitis diet. How can I gain my weight back?

Weight gain: To achieve weight gain you need more calories than you burn. Increase proteins and complex carbohydrates in your diet. You may need to decrease your activities. Fruits, smoothies, shakes can add calories easily. Check out free app called my fitness pal for help. ...Read more

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I'm 35, 5'8". I'v got issues with Colitis & elev Bili. From mid April, On Home diet. NO junk food, LOW Oil/Fat/Poult, Good Curb/Fibr, No Alc/Soda, NO Meat, Mid Sugar. I lost 17lbs (218-201)now. HB-14+, Lipid, PanCr, All Blood Work-OK. WGT loss Ok or Major sick??

I'm 35, 5'8". I'v got issues with Colitis & elev Bili. From mid April, On Home diet. NO junk food, LOW Oil/Fat/Poult, Good Curb/Fibr, No Alc/Soda, NO Meat, Mid Sugar. I lost 17lbs (218-201)now. HB-14+, Lipid, PanCr, All Blood Work-OK. WGT loss Ok or Major sick??

I am concerned: My first concern would be to rule out ulcerative colitis with sclerosing cholangitis. You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can advise you, with more information than you have shared, whether endoscopy and/or liver biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from ischemic colitis? 2 wks now, still pain, esp post-meals, rectal bleeding, very tired. On Pepto, low fiber diet.

Ischenic colitis: Heals in 3 ways. 1.the colon dies and perforaates. 2.heals completely and is back to normal, 3, Scars down and becomes stenotic,
Follow up with your pcp possibly need repeat colonoscopy ...Read more

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I had colitis, Elev Bili & mild fatty liver since April mid. I took Low Fat, OK On Curb & med protein diet. No meat or greasy/junk food outside, No alch/soda. I'v lost 13lbs (218->205) till Aug 21st. Since Mon, I got bad stool & lost 3 lbs. Major illness?

I had colitis, Elev Bili & mild fatty liver since April mid. I took Low Fat, OK On Curb & med protein diet. No meat or greasy/junk food outside, No alch/soda. I'v lost 13lbs (218->205) till Aug 21st. Since Mon, I got bad stool & lost 3 lbs. Major illness?

Get checked by a GI: Colitis and elevated bilirubin can be a sign of primary sclerosing cholangitis especially if your colitis is chronic. Large majority of patients with PSC have ulcerative colitis. Though not all patients with ulcerative colitis have PSC. Since all the facts of your case are not available it's best to see a specialist to determine the answer to your question. I am concerned by the weight loss ...Read more

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Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

I am not aware: Of such data. It is generally accepted that risk of malignancy is proportional to duration of active colitis, so it follows that it is most important to keep the disease under control as much as possible. Confer with your gi specialist for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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I'v long standing colitis. Done LFT. My bili is bit high. SGPT/Alkaline Phosphatase/GGT/ Pancreas-OK. SGOT bit high. Ultrasound - all OK but mild fatty liver. Lipid Prof & CBC-OK. No abd pain. Was 218lbs. Started home diet & lost 16 lbs in 4m.Is it PSC?

I'v long standing colitis. Done LFT. My bili is bit high. SGPT/Alkaline Phosphatase/GGT/ Pancreas-OK. SGOT bit high. Ultrasound - all OK but mild fatty liver. Lipid Prof & CBC-OK. No abd pain. Was 218lbs. Started home diet & lost 16 lbs in 4m.Is it PSC?

Continue the wt loss: Not sure what is PSC, but your obesity (I'm assuming obesity by your weight, but I don't have your height for confirmation) can cause your fatty liver which can cause your LFT abnormalities. Work with your primary clinician on your weight loss while continuing to monitor your LFTs. Hope that helps ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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