Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Discussing the latest advances in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

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Dec 7, 2017 · Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric IBD

Hello! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 21 years ago. After ten years of terrible symptoms, even worse medications and a close call of having a colectomy, I found the specific carbohydrate diet. After two weeks all of my symptoms were gone. I stayed on it for more than ten months without cheating. Now I am able to eat whatever I want, but I do tend to eat a lot of the diet anyway. My colonoscopies since have shown NO disease whatsoever. I would like to correct a few things in this article. It says that root vegetables are not allowed. This is not true. You can eat as many beets, carrots, radishes, celeriac, french artichokes and rutabaga as you want! You just have to avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips and turnips (they have different starches that feed bad bacteria, which crowd out beneficial bacteria). You can also drink nut milks if you make them (any nut milk sold in a store has gums in it) – it is not difficult! And after you are symptom-free, you can eat other very fermented cheeses, even if they are not hard.

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