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04-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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What are your SAFE and UNSAFE foods?

I'd like to create a collection of safe and unsafe foods for people that are just starting out on the IBD journey (and it may be useful for the veterans as well). This idea is to create a list of safe and unsafe foods but since everyone is a little different, I'll then collate the responses and do a little statistical analysis so people can get a general idea of what is safe and unsafe for the majority.

This thread will stay open to new responders, however, we are working to automate the system so we will not be manually adding any additional responses.

Please respond to this thread with the following:

1. If you have Crohn's, UC, or some other form of IBD
2. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are unsafe for you.
3. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are safe for you.


Medical research into specific foods and ingredients

Foods/Ingredients to Avoid
1. Polysorbate-80 (a common ingredient in processed foods) - research

Foods to eat
1. Broccoli - research
2. Plantain - Research

Member Submitted Data

Please note I took the liberty of making judgment calls on various entries for more efficient grouping. The below data should not be considered scientific nor is it in any way a guarantee that what is safe for others is safe for you and what is a trigger for others is a trigger for you. These are simple guidelines people can utilize as they attempt to alter their diet.

As I collated these entries, one thing I noticed is that many people would put disclaimers such as, "Well pureed", "Well cooked" or "Chewed well". So please ponder the importance of texture and density of food as you're trying to figure out what diet works best for you.

Crohn's Disease

Number of Respondents

Spicy foods - 11
Fried Foods - 10
Raw vegetables (includes salads) - 10
Dairy - 10
Tomatoes - 9
Popcorn - 8
Carbonated beverages (such as soda) - 7
Coffee - 7
Beef - 7
Bread (especially non white) - 6
Corn - 6
Seeds - 5
Legumes - 5
Nuts - 4
Onions - 4
Fast food - 4
Beer - 4
Alcohol - 4

Red Wine - 3
Breakfast cereals - 3
Chinese Food - 3
Broccoli - 3
Orange juice - 3
Fruit (fresh) - 3
Chocolate - 3
Eggs - 2
Chicken - 2
Sweeteners - 2
Apples - 2
Potatoes - 2
Oranges - 2
Pork - 2
White Wine - 2
Ice Cream - 2
Indian Food - 2
Goat cheese - 2
Red pasta sauce - 2
Lettuce - 2
Wheat - 2
Cabbage - 2

Be Cautious About The Following - Often Fall In High Risk Categories
Acidic foods
Apple juice
Blue cheese
Citrus Fruit
Cooked Vegetables
Corned beef
Fatty foods
Fried eggs
Fried onions
Fruit juice in cartons
Jelly beans
Kiwi Fruit
Oily Foods
Picked Items
Preserved Foods
Refined Sugars
Refried beans
Soy meats
Tomato Juice
Tomato products
Whole grain foods

Breads (usually white) - 18
Pasta (usually white) - 14
Fish - 13
Chicken - 13
Rice (usually white) - 10
Mashed potatoes (especially Instant) - 6
Turkey - 6
Peanut butter (creamy) - 5
Yogurt - 5
Bananas - 5

Potentially Safe Foods - Use Caution
Cheese - 4 (Caution - dairy products cause some people to trigger)
Crackers - 4
Beef (sometimes just steak) - (Caution - beef causes some people to trigger) - 3
Asparagus - 3
Melons - 3
Tea - 3
Potatoes - 3
Pasta sauces - 2
Organic honey - 2
Fruit (sometimes not citrus) - 2
Carrots - 2
Eggs - 2
Jello - 2
Coca-Cola (Caution - soda causes some people to trigger) - 2
Corn flakes (Caution - corn products cause some people to trigger) -2
Feta cheese - 2
Ramen noodles - 2
Ham - 2
Jam - 2
Milk Chocolate (Caution - chocolate cause some people to trigger)- 2
Cooked vegetables - 2

May be safe - Use Extreme Caution
Aged Cheese - (Caution - dairy products cause some people to trigger)
Almond Milk
Apples - (Caution - fresh fruit causes some people to trigger)
Black beans (Caution - legumes cause some people to trigger)
Boiled potatoes
Butter (Caution - dairy products cause some people to trigger)
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Cereal (Caution - breakfast cereals cause some people to trigger)
Chicken noodle soup
Chicken nuggets (Caution - fried/fast foods cause some people to trigger)
Clear alcohol (Caution - alcohol products cause some people to trigger)
Cream of wheat (Caution - wheat products cause some people to trigger)
Fried potatoes (Caution - fried products cause some people to trigger)
Grapefruit juice
Green Tea
Ice cream (Caution - dairy products cause some people to trigger)
Kraft Dinner
Lactose free milk
Lettuce (Caution - fresh vegetables cause some people to trigger)
Liquor (Caution - alcohol products cause some people to trigger)
Meatballs (Caution - beef products cause some people to trigger)
Olive oil
Peanuts (Caution - nuts cause some people to trigger)
Peppermint Tea
Rice Krispies
Roasted meats
Scrambled eggs
Spinach (Caution - fresh vegetables cause some people to trigger)
Sugar (Caution - sweeteners cause some people to trigger)
Tomatoes (Caution - tomatoes cause some people to trigger)
Vegetables (peeled) (Caution - fresh vegetables cause some people to trigger)
Vodka (Caution - alcohol products cause some people to trigger)
White Wine (Caution - alcohol products cause some people to trigger)

Ulcerative Colitis

Number of Respondents


Unsafe Trigger Foods

Vinegar - 2
Spicy food
Orange soda
Ground pork

Safe Foods

Cooked vegetables
04-28-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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My Support Groups:
1. Crohns

2. Tomatoe Juice, A&W Root Beer

3. White Bread, white pasta, fish

Haven't really been paying attention because some days it hurts when i eat a food on others its completely fine. Makes me think that the food doesn't have as much to do with it as some may think.
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04-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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My Support Groups:
1. Crohns

2. sweetcorn, popcorn, kiwi fruit, wholewheat bread, beer, whiskey, red wine, caffine

3. white bread, rice, fish, chicken, peppermint tea, green tea

Never really looked at the "ok" foods really, just concentrated on the foods I have to avoid (once bitten...).

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04-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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1. UC
2. Dairy, vinegar (or things containing vinegar), mustard, liquor
3. Any type of cooked vegetables, rice, tofu, quinoa, bananas, applesauce, and fresh veggies (only when I'm not in a flare)
04-28-2011, 08:14 PM   #5
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1. CD
2. Tomatoes (spagehetti sauce with tomatoes), Coca-Cola, spicy food
3. Fish, rice, bread
04-28-2011, 08:35 PM   #6
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My Support Groups:
1. I'm a Crohnie

2. popcorn, grapes, most raw vegetables with thick skins or plenty of fiber, pork, corn, some pickled items, many Mexican dishes (tears streaming down my face- it's so tasty!)

3. White bread, rice, fish, chicken, ground beef, soft steak, halibut, salmon, yougart, blueberries, blended fruits, jello, pasta, most Norwegian food (it all seems to be bland)
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2005

Pentasa 2x500mg (4 times a day)
Zofran (as needed for nausea)
Ginger Capsules (for Nausea)
Zoloft 150 mg
Ranitidine 150 mg (2 times a day)
Entocort 3 mg (3 capsules by mouth for 8 weeks, then tapering to 2 capsules for three months)

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04-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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1. Crohns and Colitis
2. Onions (very BAD - pain and blockages)
Dairy (Running to the rest room)
Chicken (if I do not chew it up well, causes a slowing in my system)
3. other then the ones above I am really not limited
LMPO - "Laugh my pouch off"

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Age 8 - ABD pain, weight loss, no appetite
Age15 - Admitted with rectal bleeding and pain - treated as Colitis
Age 19 - Colon removal with a ileostomy
Age 20 - J Pouch with a Pull through procedure
Age 32 - Complete blockage (due to scar tissue)
Age 34 - Partial blockage and found to have Crohn's
Age 35 - J pouch has a fistula & both connected to spine
Age 36 - Ileostomy and rectum closed
04-29-2011, 02:34 AM   #8
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2)Green vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grain foods, breakfast cereal, raw milk, instant coffee, peaches, strawberries, mandarines, oranges, legumes (all of them), sodas (all of them including coca cola) Corn, spicy food.

3)Rice, chicken, meatballs, pasta sauce (very well pureed), pasta, fish, custard, red meat of all kinds VERY Well cooked, boiled potatoes mushed potatoes, feta cheese, yellow cheese, yoghourt, Jello, Olive oil.

I can tolerate some chocolate but if I eat a little extra I am doomed. I still have not figured out how I can eat dairy without any problem but Milk makes me go straight tothe bathroom. I can torelate almost all the herbs (like oregano, sweet paprica, basil, curcumin, mint, etc. I cook only with pure virgin olive oil but I live in Greece and almost everyone here does the same.
04-29-2011, 06:04 AM   #9
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1) Crohn's

2) legumes-all except refried beans, all fried food, soy meats (I'm still learning, so there may be more that I'm just unsure of)

3) eggs, white pasta, white bread, white rice, creamy peanut butter, bananas, lactose free milk, almond milk, fish, corn flakes, grapefruit juice, v8, cheese, mashed potatoes, cake

Great idea, I look forward to the results!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in Ileum October 2010.

Currently on:
Pentasa 2g
Imuran 125mg
Multivitamin and Calcium supplements.
04-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #10
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Location: St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

My Support Groups:
1. Crohns

2. Chinese food, Indian food, McDonalds, green veg, gravy, anything fried, steak, lamb, beef, pork, tomato, oranges, wholemeal bread, mushrooms, onions, red or white wine, lager, cider.

3. white bread, white rice, pasta, turkey, chicken, salmon, white fish, bananas, pears, apples, melon, carrots, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, and vodka.


Dx Crohn's in TI 2005 symptoms for 15 years prior

BEEN ON -Azathioprine, 6MP, Prednisolone, Pentasa, Budesonide, Metronidazole, Humira, Methotrexate,

NOW ON -Amitriptyline 25mg
21/02/14 Right hemicolectomy surgery!/profile.p...4208290&ref=ts

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04-29-2011, 07:34 AM   #11
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Location: Western Isles, United Kingdom

My Support Groups:
1. Crohn's
2. Caffinated drinks, soft fizzy drinks, refined sugars, sweeteners, fruit juice in cartons, red meat, chocolate, cheese ( if melted ), anything with yeast, potatoes, pasta, apples, possibly wheat
3. bananas, strawberries, dates, other fruit ( peeled ), veg ( peeled ), home made natural yoghurt, honey, chicken, seafood

My OK to eat list is still a bit experimental and I think some food I can tolerate sometimes and other times they will aggravate. Think it depends on my state of inflammation - first flare and on Pred to try to get it under control.
Dx Crohn's terminal ileum April 2011
Ileocaecal resection & partial cystectomy Sept 2012
3.5 years happy remission, in mild flare since Feb 2016 with related Portal Vein Thrombosis

Previous: Prednisolone, Mesren, Omeprazole, Infliximab, Azathioprine
Current: Pentasa, Librax, Warfarin
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04-29-2011, 10:00 AM   #12
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1. Crohn's

2. Milk, goat cheese, chili, refried beans, red pasta sauce, almost any fast food, breakfast cereal, white and wheat bread, beer, brown booze, corn and corn products, some Asian foods, potatoes, roast chicken, apples, apple juice.

3. Ice cream, milk chocolate, pork, ham, black beans, brown rice, white pasta, spinach, asparagus, grilled chicken, fish, shellfish, romaine lettuce, chard, tomatoes (raw), peanuts, peanut butter, clear booze (peppermint schnapps), ramen noodles, pho, steak.
04-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #13
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
1. Crohn's

2. Vegetables (lately any kind - either cooked or raw), beef, nuts & seeds

3. White bread, white pasta, kraft dinner, instant potatoes, saltines

Diagnosed: August 2006
Current Meds: Imuran (125 mg), Budesonide (9 mg)
04-29-2011, 12:16 PM   #14
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Location: Seattle, Washington

My Support Groups:
1. Crohn's
2. Broccoli, popcorn, lettuce.
3. Scrambled eggs, chicken nuggets, Coca-Cola, Ensure, Starburst.
04-29-2011, 01:46 PM   #15
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1. Old Crohnie
2. Chinese food; spicy food, salads, fried foods, coffee (which I love!) some pasta sauces (depends on restaurant) All non-white breads, beans, butter,
3. Grilled chicken, white bread, instant mashed potatoes, popsicles, slush, well done hamburg, Sometimes it just depends on the day... white wine (usually w/bubbles)
Great idea! I look forward to what people can tolerate...



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04-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #16
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My Support Groups:
1: Crohns Colitis
2: Dairy, Eggs, Mayo,Tomatoes
3: Mashed Potato, Salmon, Melon, White Bread, Ham, Asparagus, Carrotts
Meds :
Humira injections
5mg Prednisolone

Diagnosed Nov 2010 - Crohns Colitis
(bowel problems since 16yrs) 34 Yrs old now
So far tried Methotrexate, Asacol,Aza,6mp,Remicade
04-29-2011, 04:53 PM   #17
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I don't know if I'm allowed to participate, seeing as how I'm still undiagnosed, but I'll add mine in anyway.

1. I've been given a placeholder diagnosis of "chronic non-specific enteritis" but I most likely have some form of IBD, just not sure what yet.

2. Most dairy (everything except butter & ice cream), beef, pork, anything spicy (including milder spices such as garlic & taco seasoning), anything fried, nuts & seeds (including peanut butter - almond butter is okay though), alcohol, caffeine, carbonation, corn, oats, anything high-fiber or multi-grain.

3. Baked chicken, baked fish, white rice, potatoes without skin, bananas, pasta, potato chips, crackers, eggs, white bread, mayonnaise, canned tuna, jell-o, small salads, broth-based soups, almond milk, goat cheeses, soy milk, tofu, mac & cheese from a box (powdered fake cheese is okay, real cheese is not).
05-01-2011, 05:54 PM   #18
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My Support Groups:
1)IBD not yet classified further.

(below before I got really bad and everything seems to upset me!)

2)Any form of tortilla chips/Doritos, fresh pineapple, multi grain crackers. Salad last thing with evening meal, likewise melted cheese. Raw carrots if eaten alone.

3)White bread rolls, 99% of the time and crisps/potato chips.

Not very helpful I know.
2006. Tummy issues (more IBD than IBS).
2009 joint pain/worsening tummy issues.
CRP 20-36 2006-now. C3/C4 inflammation markers huge,
2014 IDA & low B12.

June 2014 admitted to Hospital 3 nights as emergency transfused 2 units of blood. Dangerous case of anaemia.
Caught by pure chance!
Cause currently unknown but suspected CD.

Waiting on blood & stool results from January.

Hoping to stop anaemia treatment soon & lower B12 daily dose!
05-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #19
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1. Crohn's
2. Tomatoes in any form (sauce, pizza, etc), eggplant, beer, soda, coffee, wheat bread, deep fried anything, greasy food, liquor, beans
3. Cereal and white bread.

I'm on Asacol HD 1900 MG 3 times a day
05-02-2011, 06:02 AM   #20
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I'd like to create a collection of safe and unsafe foods for people that are just starting out on the IBD journey (and it may be useful for the veterans as well). This idea is to create a list of safe and unsafe foods but since everyone is a little different, I'll then collate the responses and do a little statistical analysis so people can get a general idea of what is safe and unsafe for the majority.

Please respond to this thread with the following:

1. If you have Crohn's, UC, or some other form of IBD
2. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are unsafe for you.
3. A list of foods you KNOW (not just theorize) are safe for you.

1. Crohn's
2. Alcohol, oil, Seeds, citrus, Coffee. Preserved foods.
3. I only ever eat fruit "seperatley" as a snack, i have no problems digesting, no bloating No Pain.
Vegetables still slightly crispy (not boiled soft and squishy) are better for my digestion - No pain , no bloating.
Honey instead of sugar...
When really sick, i stick to bullion, clear liquids over 3-4 days. then start with soft foods like pasta and gradually build up to normal solids.

Hope this helps David. I still look for meal ideas. This is awesome, thanks.
Regards Brenda

Last edited by Bren; 05-02-2011 at 06:33 AM.
05-02-2011, 06:17 AM   #21
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1) Crohns

2) eggs spicy food, fried food, alcohol, raw veggies, beef and raw fruit and popocorn

3) white bread, peanut butter, jam, turkey, crackers and cheese
05-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #22
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Location: Paleo Faliro, Greece

My Support Groups:
1) Crohns
2) spicy foods, tomatosauce, fried onions, anything with artificial sweeteners, taste enhancers, popcorn, cooked cabbage, sprouts etc. fruits with the skin, wine, margarine, milk, goat cheese, blue cheeses, orange juice, chocolate, leek, ice-cream, capers
3) white bread, all roasted meats, fried potatoes, roasted vegetables, raw vegetables (not too much and well chewed), whisky, liquers, tea, coca-cola, raw oil, butter, crackers, boiled potatoes, rice, spaghetti, yellow cheeses, feta-cheese, yoghurt, mayonaise, ham, salami, sweet and saltwaterfish and shellfish.
05-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #23
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I thought I knew what was definitely good for me and what wasn't but my symptoms have been all over the place lately so now I'm not so sure. I've been experimenting with an SCD eating plan over the past year or so and although it touts the evils of grains - I find white bread to be one of the only foods that definitely don't make me feel awful. This thread has come at a perfect time, I think it's time to really re-evaluate my diet.

1. Crohn's Disease

2. Fried eggs, chocolate, tomato and tomato-based products, corn and corn-derived products, acidic foods and juices, ice-cream & anything overly greasy.

3. White bread, herbal teas, bananas & white meat.
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05-05-2011, 08:23 AM   #24
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Thanks David for even thinking of making a list for us- newbies and oldtimers! LOL

1. Crohns

2. Onions(in any form-messes me slap up), Tomatoes, Any spicy food (pepper, bbq,etc.) whole fresh fruits and vegetables (even after steamed, boiled, etc.) , , dairy products (poo!), soda, and one of my favorite foods in the whole wide world- corned beef !

3. (now the good stuff!) peanut butter, jellies, bread (equals peanut butter jelly sandwich-my staple food! lol) chocolate (yay!), pasta, chicken, shrimp, turkey, rice, preserved(canned) fruits and veggies (not as good as fresh!).

thanks everyone who has listed their do's and dont's on this list- some new great ideas!

Crohns- Severe
Date diagnosed: 06/2006
Current Gastro Doctor: University of Virginia Med. Center
Surgeries: 9
Meds previously taken: Prednisone, imuran, metho, remicade, cimzia, humira, pentasa, prilosec, on and on and on. (tried all meds to date- except tysabri!)
Trials: 6
Previous Nutrient Supplements: Insure, oil, B-12 shots, prescription D and Calcium, etc.
Current Meds: Prilosec
Current Nutrient Supplements: Juice Plus, Insure, biotin (helps with my hair loss)
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05-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #25
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My Support Groups:
1. I am undiagnosed as of yet, but many food do give me major problems

2. Yogurt, garlic, yeast, lemon juice, tomatoes, red meat, oily or smoked fish, cheese, sauerkraut, anything fermented, vinegar, eggs, citrus fruit, beetroot juice, radish, onions, anything spicy, sour or unripe fruits, fizzy drinks, alcohol

3. All grains, All dairy (except cheeses and yogurt), beans and lentils, healthy oils (in small doses), most vegetables and salad items, all sweet fruits (not sour).

Chocolate is an odd one, sometimes I am okay with it, sometimes it really reacts badly.
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eating again, but getting vile symptoms

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05-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #26
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My Support Groups:
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1) UC
2) anything hotter than jalapeņos stored in vinegar (can't even do fresh ones), orange soda (except for Fanta), anything made with ground pork.
3) in a flare: chicken, instant ramen, not in a flare: anything but the above
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05-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #27
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My Support Groups:
1. Crohn's
2. beef, too much lettuce/salads too often, beer, milk, deep fried foods (onion rings in particular), spicy foods (flaming hot cheetos and spicy pork rinds-ouch!), ice cream, milk shakes
3. been and cheese burritos, spaghetti (no meat in the sauce), mashed potatoes, tortillas, well cooked veggies, saltines, cream of wheat
Currently on: Colazal, Prilosec, multi-vitamin, probiotics, total EFA's, glucosamine.

Previous meds: Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Entocort.

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05-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #28
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1. CD
2. Beef, Popcorn, seeds, lettuce (sob), most raw veggies, most cooked veggies (though I cheat with these), fatty foods, fried food, dairy (unless I take Lactaid, and then I am fine), coffee (although I still drink it), I'm discovering tomato sauce (too acidic)
3. Yogurt, all fruit with seeds removed except citrus fruits, sugar (never has seemed to hurt at least), tea, chicken, turkey, fish, bread if it isn't too buttery, pasta

Great post! Very interesting and helpful! Thanks David!

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05-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #29
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1. Crohn's

2. Beans, Cabbage, Any type of Curry, Some other spices (I use trial and error - if it hurts one time wait a while and try again), Broccoli, Onions (I still use in recipes in moderation), Sushi (I think its the seaweed as it doesn't matter if its vegetarian or not), Whole Grain Breads, Orange Juice, Chinese Food, Fried Foods, Coffee

3. Bananas, Melons and most fruit (citrus fruit in moderation), Chicken, Turkey, White Bread (Cobs Bread - High Fibre Low G.I. Bread is awesome), Pasta, Annie's Organic Mac & Cheese, Hard cheese (in moderation), Salads (Most vegetables small servings), Avocado, Asparagus, Potatoes, TEA! (my saving grace from cutting coffee - so many varieties and flavours available at tea shops)
05-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #30
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Good idea David!

1. Crohn's

2. Tomatoes(actually, anything red in colour) corn, red meat, any raw vegetables but especially lettuce, coffee, anything acidic, anything spicy, fast food burgers, milk, nuts, popcorn, fresh fruit, anything whole wheat, alcohol.

3. Pretty much anything white in colour. breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, chicken noodle soup and raman, flattened pop, chicken with no skin.. I don't have much of an appetite lately as I'm still flaring, so I don't really eat anything but this stuff.

Seems like everyone's list is along the same lines, for the most part.
Officially in remission from crohns.
Rheumatoid arthitis
Ovarian tumor (getting removed!)
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