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#1 of 5 Old 08-11-2012, 12:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 14-year-old son suffers from ulcerated colitis and cannot eat potatoes .

He also doesn´t like meat very much , but has no problems digesting it , but lately we´ve been kind of at a loss of what to make for him , that he will eat and that tastes good , other than the obvious pasta and rice .

Or , even better , anybody maybe suffering from the same problem , that can give me some pointers towards what diet would would work for him . 

As I am a newly single Mother , it has to be budget-friendly though eyesroll.gif


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Hugs, mama.  You might want to check into the paleo books.  That style of eating would be healthy to the intestines and remove the more inflammatory foods in a regular diet.  "Everyday Paleo" was apparently written by a busy mom and has a lot of easy recipes. I didn't even realize my family was eating this way until I had to study it.  It's not as overwhelming as it may seem at first.

 

Although paleo allows for nuts, I would cut back on them; and I would add as much home made bone broth as I could as it's an excellent intestinal healer and wonderful source of nutrients that a lot of a people with intestinal issues aren't otherwise able to extract from their food.  

 

Oh--and you can wash, cut and roast radishes--and they taste and "feel" a lot like potatoes.  They lost a lot of their zing when roasted.

 

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You know , I have been getting into alternatives for him lately and I have been stumbling across the paleo diet everywhere , seems like someone was leading me to it goodvibes.gif

The problem , we have is , that he cannot digest rye well at all , gets him bloated like a hot air balloon , potatoes as well , certain milk , depending on , which brand it is ., and all citrus fruits are also a big no-no .

But the frustrating thing is , when we had him checked for food allergies with the doctor , they told us , " no , no , no , all is well , he is just a picky eater ! " which makes me so mad .

I mean , I KNOW my child , and I can tell , that he is not pretending , if he is in pain after eating something , he cannot handle  banghead.gif


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Well, there's a lot of controversy about the testing.  For example: if they did an IgE test, those intolerances may not have shown up.  We were fortunate to have a great immunologist long ago and he said that all the blood work in the world wasn't going to hold a candle to removing a suspected irritant and looking for a reaction.  So I would say to go with what you see.

 

We also landed in paleo completely by virtue of avoiding irritant foods.  eyesroll.gif


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That is the problem I see , too . For example , when they tested me for ulcerated colitis , htey found nothing , however , in 2 previous tests , it clearly showed , that I in fact do have it , and when I asked the doctor why the last results came up like that , he told me  , all that needs to happen is that I am symptome-free for a while and they take a sample on the " wrong " spot ( in my case an unaffected area )  and boom , negative result

And that is what I believe happened to my son .
 


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