Crohn's Carnivore. The purpose of this blog is to serve as a way for me to explain what the heck it is I'm doing to myself for the next year.
The number of shocked, confused or otherwise disturbed looks I've received over the past month have convinced me that it's time to put something like this together. It's obviously difficult to answer all questions someone might have in a single conversation without forgetting an important detail or mangling the delivery, so I hope that this site will serve to do a better job than I do in person!
For this blog to work, you have to do one thing for me. You have to assume that I’m not a moron, that I’m not deluded, and that I have put and am putting fairly significant effort into validating the safety and validity of this experiment. Please grant me the courtesy of an open mind and a fair hearing – if I’m wrong, I’d love to hear how and why, so long as the rebuttal is formed logically and on sound evidence. With that out of the way, I'll start at the beginning. Phil. Spondycalifragilisticankylodocious. Ankylosing Spondylitis Diet Research.
This website will be home, in future, to my ramblings & tinkerings with Ankylosing Spondylitis - and how to treat and bring this into long term remission using diet.
Where do I start? Check out the No Starch Diet (NSD) Food List here. That will help you get grounded on the diet.Visit the NSD forum here and post a question. The folks are very friendly and will be eager to help you, so don't be afraid to post a silly question :-)If you want more up to date posts by me, then have a look at my blog. This also has a bit of my story about how I came to learn about this diet, and lots of other useful stuff too. This guy has had a remarkably similar experience to me What will it cost me? Nothing. My Ankylosing Spondylitis. ASdietH. [>=better at some times (can help), <=best in moderation, <<=extreme moderation.]
*=extra caution and extra moderation if Crohn’s Disease present. The saffron tea will help clear up the psoriatic complications, especially when used in conjunction with slippery elm bark. The first as a common drink, every day, and the elm about three times every week; a quarter teaspoonful in 6 ounces of warm water--it becomes (good and) slimy. Beware drinks (as those from Orange Julius) and meats (cold cuts) that contain alum (aluminum). Table salt contains some aluminum as a desiccant. Never combine vegetable juices with fruit juices, or drink one within nine hours of the other, but they should be combined together, especially lime and orange, or carrot with spinach and watercress juices.
Coffee and teas without any milk product and not too much sugar; artificial sweeteners or honey is much better. If eating meats, never combine with any starches. Eat early, eat often. The key to AS is foods. THE STARCH CONTENT OF FOODS - THE LIST - Kickas.org. Your incurable disease as a pathway to perfect health. NSD and diet-related; - Kickas.org. KickAS.org - #1 AS support site in the world. The IBS Low Starch Diet Book for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS. AS Food. NOTE: This list is not a complete or exhaustive list of safe and unsafe foods for the No Starch Diet (NSD).
It is intended to give you a starting point for beginning the diet. You will need to customize the diet to suit your personal starch tolerance levels. It is very helpful if you are just starting out to read Carol Sinclair's book The IBS Low Starch Diet. She has AS and IBS. This book explains the reasoning behind the diet and how and why it works. You can test food for starch using Iodine solution which can be purchased from your local pharmacy or drug store. Dairy products are not starchy in themselves, only if starch has been added (example is thickeners added into cottage cheese etc).
Ankylosing Spondylitis at notes from a ridiculous diet.