So you have been diagnosed with crohn’s disease, and don’t know what to eat. Crohn’s disease and diet just don’t go hand in hand. Your diet can play a big role in controlling your crohn’s or flare ups. Many people find that sticking to a certain diet actually helps in keeping them in remission. When it comes to crohn’s disease and diet, you really have to be your own doctor. However, there is some valuable guidelines that I will outline in this article.
1. Drink lots of water, drinking water is good for everyone, if you have Crohn’s make sure you get at least 8 glasses of water per day
2. Stick to High fiber foods if you don’t have a flare up, if a flare starts coming on stick to soft easily digestible foods and lower fiber foods.
3. Control your dairy/ lactose intake. However try to get some good yogurt with active bacterial cultures into your diet.
4. Don’t drink alcohol or at least limit your intake.
5. If you smoke, QUIT, come on this is a given.
6. If you’re flaring you may want to also limit gas causing foods such as anything green and/or leafy and onions and lentils
7. Talk to your doctor about vitamin B infusions.
8. Consider taking cod liver oils or fish oils and getting some probiotics into your diet.
There are many natural remedies for Crohn’s disease that can actually help in curing Crohn’s disease. Yes that’s right cure. The word you will never here your doctor talking about. Now its important to realize that your doctor will keep you on track and the medicine you are taking should be taken as told to you by your doctor. But there is nothing wrong with taking additional natural and herbal remedies.
Aloe vera, active cultures from yogurt, anti oxidants and probiotics have all been scientifically proven to be beneficial for people with Crohn’s disease.