Thank you so much. This is so helpful. I made notes. God bless you!
The people who tell you to juice or eat raw do not know what serious UC, Crohn's, or ibs-d really is. Do not listen to them, you will hurt yourself. To calm your gut, try brown rice (L---bergs has no arsenic). This packs your gut with soothing mucilage that absorbs toxins and lets them exit. Then eat well-cooked vegetables, adding them slowly to your diet. Then proceed to well cooked fish or chicken as tolerated. You have to do what soothes your gut, not causes more irritation.
I have found cutting out citrus and lactose has helped me. Either it works or I'm just in a natural remission for about 2 years. No yoghurt milk ice cream but do have hard cheeses in small doses. No lemons or orangesðŸ˜£
So here is my story about the disease and how I overcame it. I am originally from India. Came to US in 2006. I did not have any dietary restrictions and I was eating like an average American. I used to ear chicken pizza and dairy products. Not knowing how this could destroy my health. In 2009 I started to have trouble with my stomach. I had a really hard time before I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. When doctors diagnosed me, obviously they put me on medications. I had the worst time of my life. At one point I could not even stand and I had to be on bed for 10 days and I could not hold anything that I ate in my stomach. I never had such a time in my life with my health. Doctors said that I have to be on medication for the rest of my life and there is no cure, thats what all the doctors say. Even one doctor wrote on a piece of paper to show to my wife that its ok to eat pizza because my wife would tell me not ear all this.
But this was not acceptable to me at all. I could not be like that. So I started researching around. This site was the first place that I came to looking for answers. I read through a multiple remedies. I tried Aloe vera and multiple other supplements including cur-cumin. I believe these did help me to some extent. Then finally I came across that worked great for me. This was Dr. David Klein's method of curing disease with diet and all. His diet plan works 110%. The idea is very simple, just eat natural plant based foods. If you can eat raw food thats even better. I got on that diet for about a year I would say. I could not follow the diet completely. But just with what I did my disease is almost gone. In addition to what you are to ear, the BIGGEST FACTOR IS QUIT EATING MEAT DAIRY COMPLETELY AND PROCESSED FOODS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. This is the key to getting rid of these diseases. Last time when I had my colonoscopy my doctor was amazed and happy to see how well my colon was. I do not have any symptoms. My bowl movement is almost perfect which is once in the morning. I am so thankful to this site and Dr. Klein's advise. My doctor said that he needs to see me once a year only. My strong belief is if some one can take about 6 to 8 weeks off and stick to the natural and raw food diet, they will be cured. Also watch a documentry on netflix named "What the health". You will get lot more answers. People I am telling you it can be cured. You do not have to suffer.
I may come back here again to share more of my thoughts.
OK so... A little background first before I get into it. As I mentioned in the previous post, I was having bleeding issues. I also had a sensitivity to the brown rice too because of the carbs in it- so here's what I did:
I allowed the rice to soak for a day first (to allow it to sprout and to make sure any enzyme inhibitors/chemicals were dissipated) then rinsed them off and placed them in a blender to turn the rice into rice-flour. Then I ate the flower raw (4x a day), I did not cook it. However, I FULLY chewed (and broke down) the rice as much as I could before swallowing. Our saliva has natural enzymes in it to help break down and thus allow us to better absorb food. Even people (like me) who have carbohydrate sensitivity can avoid alot of grief just from taking the time to do this. To aid me I had a small glass of water that had lemon juice (to increase my saliva output). I drank water with each meal to avoid dehydration.
For awhile I was still bleeding which concerned me. Also, I was getting allot of yellow bile in my stool which I know is not good. If I hadnt felt like I had nothing left to lose I don't think I would have continued as long. Even though this took longer then the prescribed 7 days... It did at last seem to work. I have full stools and no bleeding. Am I cured? I'm going to assume no, however I believe I've put myself in remission. This diet has given me a huge advantage and I just might have a chance to keep this under control now!
This is a HUGE deal folks. People with UC take notice!! I know chances are youve tried alot of things, some of which may have helped to a certain degree (Like Sheldon's Vitamin-E enema). I know your probably weary of all this, have seen more then your share of contradictary information, scammers and all-out B. S. - I know how it is. All I can say is I tried this and it seems like it's working. I really stuck with it even when I was sure it wasn't helping. I'm glad I did that.
As I mentioned in the previous post, there are alot of great qualities to Brown Rice. It just might have the right combination of nutrients and other elements to allow our bodies to heal themselves. Here's a link to scientific study information about Organic Brown Rice, I recommend people take a look:
I'll come back to post again as a follow up. Not sure when, but probably a long time from now. Good luck to all of us.
Here's the brown rice diet as I did it.
1) Each morning drink 1 glass of water.
2) Each morning eat (chew well) 2 tablespoons of raw brown rice that has been soaked overnight in water.
3) During the day cook and eat 4 meals, each with 1/4 cup brown rice and 1/2 cup water.
That's it. Eat no other food or beverage.
Do this diet for a minium of 7 days. If you still have colitis symptoms, continue for another 2 or 3 days. At the end, ease back into your regular eating pattern with light meals of fruit and vegetables.
Check out what Dom in Austrailia has to say about curing ulcerative colitis:
My experience: I am a 70 year old male diagnosed with UC in 1996. I tried a lot of natural remedies and finally achieved remission in 2004 with megadoses of probiotics - about 1.2 trillion CFU/day, some store-bought and some from my home-made kefir. When I tried lowering the dosage, my symptoms returned within 10 days. During this time I eased off and quit taking Asacol.
In December, 2008, I did a 7-day diet of nothing but water and brown rice: water - 1 glass in the AM plus enough to cook the rice rice - 2 tbls raw, soaked overnight plus 4 quarter-cup servings throughout the day.
I only did stage 1 of Dom's protocol. Right away, I quit taking the store-bought probiotics and after a few months stopped the kefir. I feel that I am still healing but I have had NO symptoms of the UC. Hope this will help someone.
I had ulcerative colitis for ten years and had seen a gastroenterologist for all those years. I was taking all kinds of medicines like Asacol and prednisone, etc., when after a while nothing seemed to help, my Dr. suggested that I may need to get a colostomy. Well I thought "unh unh no way", so I came across this book written by Jane Heimlich "What your Doctor Won't Tell you"(I believe she was the wife of the man who invented the Heimlich Manuever). In the book I read a section that was about a man named Dennis Burkitt and he studied tribes in Africa that had no colon problems whatsoever, and he stated it was due to their diet as opposed to the western diet full of dairy, sugar and fat. They ate no dairy, or flour products just truly whole grains, no sugar very little fruits, they ate lots of vegetables and legumes and little lean meats. This was probably a primitive type diet. I tried to eat as close to that diet as possible, by eating whole grain bread (with the seeds in it), no dairy, sugar or fruits, no fats, gravies, sauces or syrups. I just ate lots of fresh vegetables mostly raw some cooked, mostly fish, only water, some fresh cooked beans, some seeds and nuts. ANd lots of prayer to God It didn't take long for things to turn around and I can say that I did not have to see my Dr. ever again. I have since adjusted my diet to incorporate some stuff moderately. My colon does not have a problem anymore. But if I was to return to eating alot of the wrong foods on a regular basis I would be right back where I was before.