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Very interesting... I wonder what the N in FACN stands for? Anyone know of the top of their head. It isn't crucial info, just curious as to his credentials. I wonder if it has anything to do with nutrition? And, if so, will doctors give it any serious consideration...

Looks like the traditional 'drug' therapy for UC or CD is pretty similiar, but the dietary considerations HAVE key, major differences. I was my diagnosis of one or the other was conclusive, definitive. It could make a big difference... Like, if what I have is UC, then I shouldn't be on a hi protein regimen, AND I need to watch out for sulphur laden foods and increase my short chain fatty acid consumption... vinegar, parmesan cheese N 'animal' fats.. And I need to increase my intake of folic acid. Anyone got any spare 'Materna' they aren't using? Course, if my disease is CD, then these would be counterproductive. Time to break out the executive decision maker, see if it comes up heads or tails. Anyway, thanks for the post Mazen
I like this guys site. He has a particularly good explanation of Leaky gut and other information that is understandable to the average person.



Thanks for the link. I did a quick overview, looks interesting even though I'm not sure I understand everything. Will have to re-read it when I have more time.
For Folic aid he mentions:

FOLIC ACID. 5-ASA derivatives, sulfasalazine in particular, impair folic acid transport.[63] Reduced folic acid in patients with IBD is associated with hyperhomocysteinemia[64], a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis[65], an extra-intestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease. Co-administration of folic acid with 5-ASA derivatives prevents folic acid depletion and has been shown to reduce the incidence of colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis[66] [67]. One study found that a high dose of folic acid (15 mg/day) reversed sulfasalazine-induced pancytopenia in two patients[68].

Does anyone of you on 5 ASA been prescribed Folic Acid by their doctor?


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No, no folic acid for me... tho I WAS told to take a good multi-vitamin. Haven't checked for the amt (if any) of folic acid included (doubt if theres any)... And, not to jump to docs defense, when was this info published?
Well my doc also advised me to take a multi. An average multi usually contains 100% RDA folic acid which is 400 mcg.
I've been advised to take folinic acid, but not by my doctor. My uncle who is a chiropractor/hollistic medicines specialist was the one who has suggested most of the supplements I take. He so far hasn't steered me wrong with most of the suggestions as they have been validated either here by others or through my own research.


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Hmmm, well I checked my multi... contains 0.6mg of folic acid. I'm wondering if the nomenclature as far as measuring these go is universal.. and how 0.6mg correlates to .mcg... I'm wondering if the 'c' indicates a divisor of 1000? Altho, if I remember my highschool latin, it should be a 100...

Wait a mo... those are micrograms vs milligrams... Now it makes sense, even tho that's not the shorthand we were taught for micro... Then again, it's not part of the std alphabet.... maybe that's why..
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Yeah, mcg, is micrograms. Ie: .5 mg is 500 mcg. Which I'm 99.9% sure of...

My Synthroid is 50 mcg a pill, so it's actually same as .05 mg. The way they've got it on the bottle is "mcg".

That "c" makes all the difference.