[Homestead] Crohn's Disease
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 19 11:45:09 EDT 2010
Excellent suggestion. I have or maybe I should say had an auto-immune disease,
which included some IBS symptioms,,,, changed my diet under a weight loss and
weight lifting program.... bam, all symptoms disappeared. The inflammation
symptoms, the lung symptoms, the IBS symptoms - all gone.
One thing, I was removed from fruit for a long time. I don't know if that
helped some of the problems,,,,, but recently I read an article on the
importance of not eating fruit when other food is in the gut - it ferments - so
I'm thinking time of day to eat fruit relative to other meals is important.
From: Lynda <lurine at com-pair.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 2:10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Crohn's Disease
Don, we had patients at the rehab center with Chron's. Are they doing anything
about her immune system? I know our doc was pretty insistant that getting the
immune system to slow down was an immediate concern along with knowing what
things in the diet would aggravate (raw veggies, lactose, high fiber, etc.) the
condition. He pushed for organic foods and removal of as many chemicals from
the home/environment and food as possible.
My mother had ulcerative colitis and DH had IBS. My mother wouldn't change her
diet and she ended up having surgery 8 times. DH no longer has any symtoms due
to diet change.
Lynda, sending all kinds of positive energy to Don's d-i-l!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Bowen" <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
> I am looking for links and information on Crohn's Disease? I have done some
>research and am loooking for more first hand information. A list member emailed
>some information several months ago and now I am looking for more.
> I am currently in North Carolina, planning on leaving in the morning. My
>daughter in law has Crohn's and has had several nasty bouts. They have
>attempted to control with medicines with some success but she is getting worse.
>This last weekend she had a reaction to a treatment. It is a very expensive bi
>monthly treatment ($8000) and was a last effort before surgery. The reaction
>caused her heart began to fail then her lungs filled. She was put in ICU,
>heavily sedated and had breathing help. Early Sunday morning our son called and
>was in tears, she was given a less than 50% chance of survival. So by mid
>morning we were heading for Asheville.
> I had spent the last two weeks in California getting my little pickup and a
>backup generator. I left Sunnyvale on Thursday morning heading east and onto a
>miserable trip. I had to buy four tires, take a tow truck ride, fight with the
>spare tire carrier in deep dust, and was the second person to come upon a nasty
>accident. All in all not a trip to repeat. I arrived home late Saturday night
>and headed east mid Sunday morning.
> She has been steadily improving all week and today they took her off sedation
>and breathing assistance. She came around and this evening was able to talk
>with us and may be taken out of ICU tomorrow. Sometime in the next 7 to 10 days
>she will have an operation on her Colon.
> -- Don Bowen KI6DIU
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