- Maintain Weight During a Flare Up (Sickening as it is I love losing a few pounds during a flare up...the ONLY good part). For me It helps to go on a liquid diet when I feel a flare coming.
- Mayo Clinic - Article on the Subject Debating whether of not Diet Affects Crohns
- The Specific Carbohdrate Diet
- Finally, I can't stress how good the diet and advice is in the book Will of Iron by Peter Nielsen
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Crohn's Disease and Diet
There are many schools of thought regarding Crohn's Disease and diet. High fiber, low fiber. Eat normal, eat restricted. No fruit and veggies. Eat fruit and veggies. It is confusing picking out a diet when you have Crohns. For example back in Connecticut, Dr. Sammarco told me that unless I am in a flare-up I can eat Mexican Food with hot sauce, guzzle 6 Coronas, and wash it down with nice ruffage filled salad. That never made much sense to me. Dr. Shafran (my IBD doctor in Winter Park) is a bit more sensible, wanting me to watch my diet a bit more carefully. Now I stick to just a Taco Salad and 5 Coronas. Seriously, there is a lot of information on Crohn's disease and diet. Some need gluten free diets, some are lactose intolerant and some can't drink beer. Here are some good links related to Crohn's Disease and your diet: