Does SCD help reduce complications from Crohn's disease?
Q:Recently diagnosed with Crohn’s and still being treated for heavy complications after a 3 week hospital stay I am in research mode to learn how I can help my body cope with this disease. I have heard many success stories from people who have adjusted their diet to SCD. Does this really work? Are there any other tested suggestions out there for Crohn’s?
More Answers to “Does SCD help reduce complications from Crohn's disease?“I have crohn’s and I control it by taking asacol. I also have to monitor my diet and watch what I eat. Each person with Crohn’s is going to have different reactions to things that they eat so one specific diet may work for one person and not for another. I have a friend with Crohn’s and she can eat steak and popcorn, I however can’t eat either of those things or else I would end up in the hospital. So I guess you need to just figure out what will work for you.
Quick Action Plan for Crohn’s Disease1. Diet is of primary importance. Avoid all sugars, refined flour products, and carbohydrates, milk and dairy products, processed foods that contain preservatives and artificial sweeteners, alcohol, hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils, as well as foods that are common allergens.2. Emphasize organic, fresh vegetables and non-citrus fruits, organic grains, as well as organic, free-range meats and poultry and wild-caught fish.3. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.4. Enema containing butyric acid two to five times a week. (Add one tablespoon of butyric acid to one quart of warm water.)5. Supplements with vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, taken with a multivitamin/multimineral formula. Essential fatty acids, especial omega-3 oils, are also recommended.6. Stress reduction through the use of various mind/body medicine techniques, such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, meditation and relaxation exercises.7. If you smoke, stop and if you are currently taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, consider replacing them with safer, more effective natural remedies.8. Soothing baths two to five nights and alternating hot and cold water packs placed over the stomach and upper abdomen.9. Juice remedies include aloe juice; wheatgrass juice; cabbage, papaya, and carrot juice; and carrot, beet, and cucumber juice.10. Juice of half a lemon with warm water, especially in the morning.11. Allow yourself to receive emotional support to help you embrace some of the common underlying issues identified with Crohn’s, such as abandonment, anger, disappointment and rage, which often settle in the gut. Seek out a therapist or other skilled practitioner that can guide you through emotional healing work.
What the heck is SCD? I’ve had Crohn’s for over 40 years – I eat and drink anything I want (in moderation) and don’t have problems and I do not take any medication unless I have a flare up. You can try all these other crackpot diets etc. but they are mostly a waste of time and money….(Sorry DK).The general consensus among gastroenterologists is that a balanced diet, exercise, and avoiding food/drink that bothers you is the way to go.PS I have a very indolent case of Crohn’s but the last attack (10 years ago) nearly killed me. So far I’ve had no surgery