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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

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Im 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

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more