I Discovered the SCD Diet for UC

Hello my name is Steve, I am 29 yrs old. I have had ulcerative colitis since I was 24 yrs old
doctors have told me its mild to moderate, and that diet and exercise will do nothing and that I will have to take pills the rest of my life. I have been told by at least 10 different specialist with the same answer everytime. I would spend at lest 3-12 visits daily in the bathroom along with bleeding ,fear of eating, and just down right getting depressed. I would go to the hospital 2 times a year. It’s almost as if my body knows that I’m getting stressed out and that is the time to attack me. Then I discovered the scd diet. I can’t say enough about this diet it has helped save my life, I will keep on working on it to get med free. Don’t give up………………………




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5 Responses to I Discovered the SCD Diet for UC

  1. Nick July 3, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    How do you cope with energy levels following the scd diet? Iv been following it now for two weeks and feel completely shot to pieces. Im struggling at work and Im supposed to be training for a half marathon coming up in 11 weeks. I was averaging 5-6 mile runs up to this point. Now my legs are giving up on me at 3 miles. My lungs feel fine and I have no heavy breathing at all but I just have no energy in my legs to continue. Advice is very much needed as I dont feel I can continue on the scd if this continues.

  2. steve July 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Hey Nick,

    I am not a doctor. For the record I was on 12 asacol pills a day that’s 3600mgs a day. I am currently at half that. My recommedation. Would be for your sugar levels. I drink orange juice alot tropicana not from concentrate. I have at least 2 smoothies a day. I try to make My almond bread once a week. I like to stuff myself with steak chicken and pork. If all else fails stuff yourself with smoothies that should help alot. You just burn alot of calories. You must get sugar into your system, don’t wait until you have a headace. Smoothies are the easiest choice they heal your body and nourish it at the same time.

  3. anon July 28, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    oj is a good source of vit c, potassium, folate (which you need more of when on 5-asa)
    but “not from concentrate” isn’t really fresh – IT IS UP TO 1 YEAR OLD. Try buying fresh-squeezed (expiry date in a few days). I buy frozen from concentrate or squeeze fresh.
    see below – book review about the perfume industry’s flavor packs in your oj.
    http://www.thestar.com/living/article/636563

  4. Bill August 8, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Nick,
    I have been on the SCD diet for about a month now. I am training for a marathon in Nov and I feel better than I ever recall feeling since being on this diet. My energy level has improved noticeably since beginning the SCD.

    That being said, I am in the 6th week of an 18 week training program. As my long runs are progressing up into the mid teens and going beyond 90 minutes I am looking at nutrition for the Long Runs. I used to used GU products and various energy drinks, and now all those options are off the table. I take bananas with me on my current long runs, and I plan to experiment with honey and peanut butter for the longer runs. For hydration on long runs I am experimenting with 50/50 water and juice with some liquid trace minerals added.

    For a HM, water and a couple of bananas should do you okay. Be sure to be well hydrated and nourished going in. If you look at the various energy bars and drinks on the market, They really don’t provide that many more calories than SCD compliant options, they are just generally more compact to carry when running.

    Let us know how it goes and what works for you.

  5. Sunworshipper October 1, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    Hi UC!

    Did you have continued success while using the diet? Did the bleeding and diareah go away completely?

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