I am an actress and a singer. This disease has put my life on hold for TOO many years. I just want to make my dreams come true and this disease has been putting a LONG hold on it. Finally I am auditioning again and feeling good and I am ready to walk through whatever door I need to follow my heart. This disease will no longer consume me. I strongly believe solution eating right for my blood type is my solution.
Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms:
The ONLY symptoms left from the flare is the urgency in the car. THAT we all know if so very hard. It wasn’t there was the prednisone was high but now that I have finished it, it’s the minor symptom left. But I can hold it in and that is the MAIN thing. I have control.
I will keep the longest story of my life as short as I can right about now. I am 28 years old. Ulcerative Colitis symptoms started at age 10 and was diagnosed at 21. Since then have had a total of approximately 3 great years of remission. I am coming out of a year and a half flare that was the worst flare I’ve head in 18 years of the disease.
In the year and a half I have been on 6 doses of prednisone and as we all know, that is alotttt. As soon as the taper would get down to 5 tablets a day from 8, I’d start to feel everything coming back. This time, finally I haven’t felt the symptoms come back! I tried something NEW and I strongly believe this is my long anticipated solution!
I started eating for my BLOOD TYPE, which is “O”. I have been very strictly following the diet for now for 2 and a half months. It includes zero grains (except ezekiel), zero dairy, zero alcohol and much more. I have eliminated all foods causing inflammation in my body. Now, I’ve realized, colitis is so hard to treat and every case is different because we ALL have different blood types. Some foods and drinks that are beneficial to some blood types are POISON for others. I had to eliminate foods that I had NO idea were hurting me. For example: black olives are an “Avoid” (specifically damaging the digestive track) and I ‘always’ had them in my fridge everyday to snack on! Another example is anything coconut! I was consuming coconut and putting the oil on my body everyday which we know anything that goes on our skin goes right into our blood stream. Another HUGE change I did was introduce meat into my body again. I never ate a lot of meat and had my reasons but after reading Dr. Peter J. D’Amo’s “Live Right 4 Your Type, I discovered that meat is Highly Beneficial for me and my body digests it differently than the 3 other blood types. (side note, I only buy organic/non GMO meat from the butcher). Since introducing meat in my diet, my energy has took a total turn! I am finally waking up feeling refreshed after 7 hours of sleeping whereas before I could sleep 12 hours and want to go back to sleep.
I strongly suggest that you ALL give this a try. BE STRICT with it for at least a month and see if you feel any changes. I will eat this way the rest of my life if it means I will feel human again. If you have any questions for me please comment below. This only scratched the surface of my journey of course.
Lots of love to everyone,
I am currently on a multi vitamin x2/day, calcium x2/day, vitamin D
I am also on Salofalk 4 pills x2/day and the salofalk suppositories.
side note. I have tried MANY of these maintenance drugs in the past and they never worked for me. These must be working BUT I have a feeling its the way I am eating that is keeping me at bay :)
written by Jaclyn
submitted in the colitis venting area
My name is Jaclyn and I am an actress and a singer in the city of Toronto Ontario. I grew up in Baldwin Ontario which is a small town an hour north of the city.