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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Love wet hen analogy. I donít doubt there is some backbiting and hubris among those docs.

I went ahead and ordered the tests suggested. Once I know for certain what to avoid, Iíll feel more confident about this diet.

Thanks again and Iíll let you know how things turn out. Iím also looking forward to reading your book!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Recovery Diet - Stage One Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have been so moved and inspired by this site since I found it about 3 weeks ago. I have had MC for some time and tried to treat it with both eastern and western medicine and for many many years have been in deep denial about it -- just carrying on with life as if I didn't have a problem. Over the past two years I have worked with a doctor to try to get my D under control and gain back my strength. As you all have described here, nothing helped, and about three months ago I ended my final trial with Budesonide. The result was that my symptoms are now much worse than two years ago.

So I got on line again and found this fantastic support group. I immediately went on the Recovery Diet -- stage one, and am doing pretty well on it -- feeling like I have a little more energy -- the D has not gone away but also is not worse and some days, definitely better, i.e. less rushes to the bathroom. And I don't have any cramping -- sometimes just feel inflamed but so much better.

I know I will be on this for a while, and am prepared to do so. My Enterolab test just arrived and I will send that off tomorrow.

My question is how will I know when it is time to move from Stage one of the recovery diet to Stage two?

Thanks so much. I spend lots of time reading these posts and have been brought to tears knowing that I am not alone in this battle and that others have had fantastic success with it.

- Jillian
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My question is how will I know when it is time to move from Stage one of the recovery diet to Stage two?

my weird reply to this is - when you no longer think about new ingredients then that is the time to expand... does this make sense?
ie when you are in the flow of stage 1 and doing well. (sounds harsh but this means that your brain, tastebuds etc have made the adjustment to bland low infalmmation eating plan) the other aspect to this is listen to your body.

there is no fixed scientific timeline - each persons MC healing journey is different.
you should only move on when the timing is right for you, minimal symptoms - not just gut wise but joint pain, brain fog etc. the longer you stay on stage one, the more you are optimising good healing. when you have been on good amounts of Vit D3 and magnesium for a couple of months

and pleased you are enjoying the group, the posts, the companionship that you are not alone, and the hope and motivation that comes from seeing others journeys.
happy healing
Gabes Ryan

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jillian,

Welcome to our Internet family. It sounds as though you are well on your way to recovery. Good for you. It took me about a year and a half on a very restricted diet before I was able to successfully add any foods back into my diet. Everyone is different.

Again, welcome aboard, and please feel free to ask anything.


It is suspected that some of the hardest material known to science can be found in the skulls of GI specialists who insist that diet has nothing to do with the treatment of microscopic colitis.
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