I definitely don't think so, we have to eat low fiber often or be careful with some of the healthiest foods or cut out whole food groups. Also being on immunosuppressive meds we can't enjoy immune boosting supplements. I'd venture to say most of us are forced to an unhealthy diet without choice.I mean, once diagnosed, people with IBD or other chronic illnesses are probably some of the healthiest, clean-eating people you could meet.
Weird, maybe I've been fooled by Instagram. When you search crohn's it's a ton of people eating avocado, sauerkraut, oats and green juices with the hashtags #cleaneats #crohnie #paleo etc. and they're all posing in their gym kits showing off their scars and such. I certainly don't believe there's anything that forces people to eat unhealthily, especially before diagnosis. Not sure about with the meds though. Perhaps these individuals chose diet as a form of treatment?I definitely don't think so, we have to eat low fiber often or be careful with some of the healthiest foods or cut out whole food groups. Also being on immunosuppressive meds we can't enjoy immune boosting supplements. I'd venture to say most of us are forced to an unhealthy diet without choice.
white bread and white bread have virtually zero fiber content. fiber supports the good bacteria in the intestine so it can protect the development of IBD, but consuming fiber after one has IBD can lead to mixed results as now there so much bad bacteria that it too can ferment that fiber to create bad stuff/toxins and the good bacteria never gain access to this fiber. After one develops IBD the bad bacteria now dominate.I agree with Amanda89. I've eaten a mostly organic healthy diet most of my life, including between 5 and 10 different fruit & veg per day. My Gastroenterologist says that there's little evidence to support dietary changes when Crohn's is in the sigmoid colon (where I have it), so I continue to eat as healthy a diet as I can. There's no doubt that white rice & white bread & potatoes, fish & chicken etc can slow things down, which I need a bit of when my infliximab is running out but I make sure it's always organic.
She's the one I mentioned from instagram! She's been posting about it all day. Really feel for the girl, her crohn's is really aggresive. Think in the article she says something like 'comparing crohn's to IBS is like comparing cancer to the common cold' - which I thought was a bit of an out there claim, but true I suppose.There,s a really good 2 page article in the Scottish Sunday Mail about crohns,it's got a really good interview with a young girl who is having a tough time,with no mention of junk food