Happy New Year, everyone!
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1/1/07 at 9:04pm
Happy New Year! I'm new to this tribe! I really need some major healing, I don't think I'm digesting much of anything right now. My gut is severely damaged from ulcerative colitis and corticosteroids. I just don't even know where to begin. As mentioned in the December thread, I've tried SCD so many times but I just get sooo hungry and end up eating some kind of carb with rice in it. I'm only doing no gluten and no dairy now. I've been off dairy three years and gluten six months.
I'm currently taking Flax oil, L-Glutamine, prenatal multi and Floradix Floravital for anemia.
Would love to see what everyone else is doing.
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Joeysmom - I havent done SCD either, but bluets is right about FAT (nuts, butter, oil, etc), and lots of it. Ive heard that butter, nuts, and olive oil stick to your ribs more than coconut oil. Im doing anticandida, and until I started eating A LOT of coconut oil I was losing weight. Cademyn, another ati-candida mama, eats about 1/2 C of CO/day. I definitely eat that much if not more. Also, if you do start on lots of nuts, do soak them (maybe SCD requires this )- I dont know about UC but nuts are hard to digest and I imagine that would not be a good thing for an inflamed colon.
Happy New Year everyone!!
saskiasmom, how do you stand the taste? I really, really need to eat coconut oil, as I'm also anticandida, but I can't, unless I mask the taste in a cake, which is NOT anticandida! So I'm stuck. See my previous post - I found a coconut oil that has the taste taken out, but it's made from copra, is that okay?
Hi all! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.
Welcome Melissa! I'm also new here, and my DD and I have major thrush issues. There's a ton to learn!
Some questions for y'all.....
-If I'm taking digestive enzymes to assist my antifungals, when should I take them? The directions say before food, but shouldn't I take them before my meds (which come after I eat)?
-Which is better, virgin coconut oil in a whole spelt flour cake made with brown rice malt - which is the ONLY way I can eat enough to help me - or this: http://www.omeganutrition.com/produc...et-coconut.php which is made from copra and goes through a process to remove the flavor. It is not refined: http://www.omeganutrition.com/faqs-n...coconut.php#q8 I know it's not optimal, but if the only way I can eat it is in a cake, that's REALLY not optimal!
Originally Posted by caedmyn
mommy2girlies--Thrush is a symptom of a yeast overgrowth. Eczema can be caused by yeast, too, or by food allergies, or by essential fatty acid deficit. Splenda's a chemical sweetener and I wouldn't use it. Stevia, while not SCD legal (but Splenda isn't either), is an herbal calorie-free sweetener you could try.
If you think dairy is causing your DS's problems, you need to eliminate it for several weeks--it takes up to 6 weeks for dairy to get out of your system. If that doesn't help or doesn't completely clear up the issues, you might want to consider a candida program with diet changes, anti-fungals or enzymes, and probiotics. The probiotics would be a good idea in any case.
Ok, so thrush is gone. I found Stevia at our local grocery store and I've been using that. But eczema is still there. I haven't gone full non dairy yet hard thru the holidays..And we've stopped giving him any solids. But we were really analyzing what could be the problem and we both (dh and I) recall that the eczema didn't start till after we started him on solids. So although Im pretty sure he is dairy sensitive, I don't think thats what caused the eczema, seeing as how it didn't appear earlier, before solids. So now Im only bf'ing and watching the eczema and if it disappears, we'll add solids back in one at a time. I read a good way of introducing solids. You touch their face w/ the food, then wait 4 hours for a reaction, if no reaction, you put some on their lips, wait again, etc. I think this'll be the way we do it.
Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on what could be the cause of the eczema. its fairly mild, but I hate that he has it at all. He only ever ate either fresh or jarred (organic) sweet potato, avocado, carrot, pear. Im not sure if these foods are normal allergens. Thanks in advance
ps, Dh is doing wonderfully after we started w/ the SCD diet!! We're not following it to the letter (hard to make the commitment) but he's been pain free since we started!