I am 58 year old female, very happily married, birth mother of 11, stepmother of 5. I have been natural food advocate for 35 years now. I have broken lots of my rules over the past 8 years though but continue the healthy food along with a bit of junk. I raise my organic chickens, goats garden, orchard and berry patches.
Constant (15 to 20 minute) intervals of diarrhea. Low iron, low weight, weak, tired, achy.
I visited Hawaii 6 years ago and first morning there unlike the others in my group I bought fresh papaya, peeled, sliced and in a nice little baggie ready to devour. It quickly devoured me. Within 3 days I had bloody diarrhea, spent the remainder of the visit in the bathroom, except when I went snorkeling and cramped up and almost drowned. I came back t the mainland in bad shape, 10 pounds lighter and proceeded to approach drs finding the cause which was a nasty parasite. I had a colonoscopy and verified UC had set in after 4 months. I continued my natural healthy eating, using goats milk etc. I cleansed using herbs to kill the parasite which evidently did as when I had it rechecked it was clear. Flared up why? 4 months ago. Started the SCD diet 2 weeks ago. Finally got strength there. Still watery and frequent. Had a colonoscopy last Monday and doctor said it is the worst colon he has ever seen, full of ulcerations and swollen and blistered. Wants me on Asacol and prednisone. Started both but feel the asacol is not good for me so I will just do prednisone to help me get things under control for total of 3 weeks. Then just stick with the diet. I have studied heath and nutrition for 36 years and researched this diet to a science and I know it is so beneficial. I am so excited to normal my bowel habits and eat this way forever. I am very satisfied with the food. I am looking in FMT but will continue this way of eating for life. My husband and 2 teenage daughters are joining me in my eating and loving it. the girls skin glows and hair is so soft after 2 weeks.
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
1 to 2 bowels a day ad eating healthy with lots of energy AND helping so many others learn these simple truths.
written by Sharon
Submitted in the colitis venting area