Hi Ulcerative Colitis People,
I know this might be very repetitive for some, but several weeks ago I dreamed I was a big drop of yogurt, and that is the reason for all of these yogurt posts from me lately. Actually, there is a much better reason for mixing yogurt with ulcerative colitis.
For those of you who have ulcerative colitis and follow the SCD diet or are interested in someday starting the SC diet to help treat your ulcerative colitis, one thing is for certain. Most people who have success with healing ulcerative colitis with SCD, make a big point to eat home made yogurt on a regular basis. The specific carbohydrate diet is all about fixing an imbalance in gut bacteria within the colon, and the yogurt helps to regulate and promote different types of bacteria that are trying to survive in our digestive tract.
Here are some quick and dirty instructions for making this super tasty yogurt:
- heat up the milk (I always use whole milk after trying with others like 2%)
- get the milk to 180 degrees (just about boiling, and then take it off the heat)
- make sure to be stirring the milk constantly so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pot
- cool the milk down to 105-110 degrees
- pour a tiny amount of the warm milk into another bowl and mix with a yogurt starter (you can use dannon plain yogurt, or a yogurt starter that you can buy from amazon or in a local health shop)
- you want to make sure not to use a yogurt starter that has the bifidus strain of bacteria as that one is not helpful to ulcerative colitis or crohn’s people according to the SCD plan of attack
- Once you have all the starter and milk mixed nicely, pour in the rest of the milk and mix it all together until it is all mixed in well.
- Pour the milk mixture into your yogurt containers that come with your yogurt machine
- turn on yogurt machine and let it cook for 24 hours
That is pretty much the process for making the yogurt. It is really that simple. If you want a step by step guide on how to make the yogurt and also a great guide on STARTING the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, you can look into this SCD Starter Guide.
Ulcerative colitis is our disease. There are tons of ways to treat it. If you are like me and want to try treating it with diet, then I would highly encourage others to incorporate the home made yogurt into your agenda. It’s really not that big of a deal to make. Come on, look at me in the video, you can pretty much hit your head with a baseball bat and still figure out how to make this stuff.
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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I like the Chef’s hat…Is it possible to be a master of making yogurt without the hat? Keep up the video’s, whenever I am having a down day I know I can count on you to lift my spirits with good advise and a smile.
I also love your videos, they are funny and informative. With that hat on you look like you have 2 braids! Keep those videos coming. Thanks, Jill
Personally I have found I don’t have to be quite so strict with my yoghurt making (YMMV). I tend to boil some milk when when I get home from work about 6pm. I keep an eye on it and stir it but just let it boil until it starts to rise (I use a big pot so i’ve got time to get it off the heat before it boils over).
I then take it off the heat and leave it until about 9/10pm when i come back to it and then mix a small amount of it with the starter, put the rest in and then put it in the yoghurt maker for 24hrs.
Works for me anyway!
That is great that you can pull it off with ease!!
Hey, do you feel like the yogurt plays a big role in your success on the diet?
Hi, I have a 16 day diet. The blood almost stopped. Sometimes the morning is 1 drop. but no pain, although concerns have diarrhea 7 times a day … think as if I could try DCCC? or still too soon
I have 2 days murmur in the gut, whether it be from apple juice??
Can I drink weak tea and a little honey, or even too soon?
That is great that the blood has almost stopped! Congrats on that!
I myself don’t eat the Dry curd cottage cheese, but I think its great that you have gotten the bleeding almost under control.
As for the tea, I started drinking tea (decaffinated tea) pretty soon after starting the intro diet, and I also put honey in. That should be alright for you, but you might want to just try out a small amount first and see how your body handles it, and then maybe increase the tea amount from there. best of luck to you!
and here I am for 38 days diet … I have no pain and I tried yogurt – 1 tablespoon, and 2 hours was in the toilet …. try to think of goats’ milk
For thicker SCD yoghurt I stir in 1 1/2 cups of milk powder to 2 quarts of warmed milk right before I culture the milk for 24hrs.