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Old 07-22-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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Hello,

I recently found out I have colitis. I've been a veggie for 10 years. However, I noticed when I eat morning star products, veggie burgers that it flares up my colitis. I'm wondering if the soy in them is affecting me. When I had SIBO over two years ago they told me I should add lean protein back into my diet like chicken, turkey or fish. Being a veggie for 10 years meat doesn't really appeal to me. Do any veggies have suggestions on what to eat that doesn't affect their colitis? I'm still trying to find things. My doctors all say lean protein coming back into my diet might really help me, but the thought of adding meat back in isnt something I want to do yet. So any food suggestions would be great!

Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Berberine is a supplement that is used to treat diverticulitis which is a similar condition. You may want to look into that. It is a natural antibiotic and I use it for blood sugar control (I am a diabetic) so it has multiple benefits. It is all natural and not expensive. If you decide to try it make sure to buy from a reputable supplier to ensure you get quality. Goldenseal is another one that may be helpful.

Check out the health forum and the supplements forum for a better response to your questions.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/health-wellness/
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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I have no personal experience with colitis, but this search from Dr. Michael Greger's NutritionFacts.org | The Latest in Nutrition Related Research might be of some help:

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Old 07-23-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It all comes down to what you can tolerate. There's no "one size fits all" with a bowel disorder. While I've never had colitis, I've had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for decades--ever since I had a serious accident that really, literally messed up my guts.

One week I can eat a particular food and have no problems. The next week that same food just about ruins my life.

Did anyone say why they wanted you to add lean protein to your diet?
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hello,

I recently found out I have colitis. I've been a veggie for 10 years. However, I noticed when I eat morning star products, veggie burgers that it flares up my colitis. I'm wondering if the soy in them is affecting me. When I had SIBO over two years ago they told me I should add lean protein back into my diet like chicken, turkey or fish. Being a veggie for 10 years meat doesn't really appeal to me. Do any veggies have suggestions on what to eat that doesn't affect their colitis? I'm still trying to find things. My doctors all say lean protein coming back into my diet might really help me, but the thought of adding meat back in isnt something I want to do yet. So any food suggestions would be great!

Thanks!
I am not a vegetarian and do not have colitis but have a couple of similar bowel conditions. I have found the more veggies I eat and I eat a lot of them, the more trouble I have. The doctor says it is too much roughage, especially root vegetables.

Good luck and check out the Health forum here on CD.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Berberine is a supplement that is used to treat diverticulitis which is a similar condition. You may want to look into that. It is a natural antibiotic and I use it for blood sugar control (I am a diabetic) so it has multiple benefits. It is all natural and not expensive. If you decide to try it make sure to buy from a reputable supplier to ensure you get quality. Goldenseal is another one that may be helpful.

Check out the health forum and the supplements forum for a better response to your questions.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/health-wellness/
Diverticulitis is nothing like colitis exceot that they both affect the small and/or large intestine.

OP There are different types of colitis. It's important for you to understand which type you have.
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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I'm mostly vegetarian, and I have IBS. Some of the recommended things I've tried make my symptoms worse - fermented food, enteric peppermint oil. Nothing works for everyone. I can tolerate soy, but many folks with IBS can't.

OP, how would you feel about fish? I eat a couple servings of deep-sea fish a week, but other than that, I don't eat meat. My main source of animal protein is eating two high-quality eggs a day. I can't tolerate most dairy (I can eat small portions of dairy that is mostly fat - butter, heavy cream, hard cheese.)

There's a well-supported theory that for IBS sufferers, the problem is certain sugars that are hard to digest. The problem is that many grains and legumes contain those sugars, so the usual mainstays of a vegetarian diet cause symptoms. I can digest rice, but not wheat, etc. I'm experimenting with amaranth, so far, so good.

Take a look at the Low FODMAPS diet - Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Check with your doc about it. I agree that a diagnosis of colitis is too non-specific.
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