I have ulcerative colitis. I am sharing my story on this page. I am also starting a blog giving updates on my progress from a diet consisting of broth to real food.
For over a year I have been experiencing symptoms of Ulcerative colitis/crohns disease. I worked tirelessly to avoid the invasive diagnostic tool known as the colonoscopy. I fasted, tried a raw fruitarian diet, specific carbohydrate diet, and the standard American diet (SAD). Over the year I expelled a tapeworm, tried different antibiotics, took a course of prednisone, and used marijuana. Nothing returned me back to my normal happy self.
This journey of relearning how to eat and complete humiliation (this is a bowel disease, I pooped my pants many times, sometimes within minutes of a toilet, and sometimes in public) has floored me. Through out the year my weight has dropped to 100lbs from 150. I am now at 120 lbs.
This past year I could not work. I am now on disability and working to get back to work and control my disease. Yesterday I was officially diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis via a colonoscopy. The prepping and procedure has left me feeling horrible and my symptoms are active. I am only drinking broth until the symptoms are under control.
Despite not being able to control my disease with diet, I know the value of eating healthy. We are what we eat! Unfortunately since I am in a flare up, I can eat broth. That is what this blog will be about. My journey from broth to real food. I have a feeling that my diet will evolve in the direction of the Specific Carbohydrate diet with a dash of The Maker’s Diet. I have been influenced by Joel Furhmans “Eat For Health” and have been using the protocals in “Restoring Your Digestive Health” by Dr. Joseph Brasco and Jordan Rubin. I have no idea what will come of this, I need to start being more open about my life – as I have closed myself off for a year because of anger and embarrassment.
Day 1 –
“Calm” Magnesium Supplement
1 tsp. “Oceans 3” Cod Liver Oil
Beef broth (lightly salted with a tbsp. coconut oil)
1 tbsp. Honey
“Innate” Iron supplement
I will be updating on my blog too: