***My Plan for 2016***

Everyone has a daily routine or plan that seems to either stay the same or change by the day for IBD control.  I thought I would share my current plan and some reasoning behind it.  Some or all of the methods might just provide some relief or help attain remission:)

  1. Juicing:  I will plan to juice either 1x a day or every other day.  I like to create about 16 – 24oz to drink and I like to include ingredients of all colors of the rainbow.  This goes through the gi tract and heals, nourishes and provides nutrition that I can’t get because I cannot eat it.  It is also antibacterial and feeds the good flora in your gut.
  2. Prescription Medication:  After landing in the hospital 2x for stress induced blockages, I now take my medicine exactly as prescribed.  I think I have learned that you need to attack IBD with both natural and medical methods.  I take Lexapro 15mg once a day to help decrease the stress that can cause flare ups.  I also take Lialda 2 pills in the am and 2 in the pm.  This controls inflammation that the juicing cannot handle in its own.
  3. Vitamin Supplements: Even though I juice fresh fruits and vegetables, I was found to be low in vitamin B and D.  I am also out in the sun a lot for work and I was still low in vitamin D.  It has been found that those with IBS and IBD seem to be very low in these two vitamins and those who took them improved.  I will be adding these in to start the new year.
  4. Turmeric Supplements:  I take these not only for the natural anti-inflammatory properties it has, but for every other benefit it provides.  I would prefer to just juice it, but it is not easy to get all the time. I take one capsule twice a day.
  5. Fiber/Laxative:  Lastly, I take one dose of metamucil and a 1/2 table spoon of Miralax. I take the metamucil for the fiber that I avoid eating and I take the Miralax as directed from the doctor to keep from getting blockages.

It seems like I do a lot and need to take a lot, but this is what works right now.  I am sure it will change, but that is just how it is.  Here is to a great new year and health to all.  Happy New Year! 




11 thoughts on “***My Plan for 2016***

  1. I have had Crohn’s for more than 30 years but I am just now discovering juicing. I truly appreciate your posts, recipes and all of the other information you have shared. Please continue to give so generously to all of us! Happy New Year and thank you very much.

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  2. Sounds like a solid plan! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016! 😊

    I have a question for you; if I recall correctly did you try apple cider vinegar in the past as a natural treatment? My holistic dr wants me to do it one teaspoon prior to meals. I started on wed. And only do it one meal. I mix it with a little bit of water. But now I am getting terrible night sweats- any ideas what’s going on? Thanks for your time!


    • I did the apple cider vinegar, but not for a long period of time. The night sweats only came on when on prednisone or on nothing at all in the very beginning 6 years ago. The ACV should not give you the sweats though. Meds? or on no meds?

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      • hmm not sure. I had the sweats with pred and of course before when flaring up. Not sure if apple cider vinegar would do that , but you really never know.

        So frustrating right! I bought a pill case for myself today – I am officially old, but it was so many different bottles.

        Feel better j

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      • Thanks for the help! I think now that I might have a “big” on top of my “regular” crohns stuff. I started getting a fever yesterday.

        You are not old! I am considering the pill case again too. I can’t cart all my pill bottles to work. I mean I have in the past- but it’s chaos. Lol
        Thank you for the well wishes. I hope you are doing well!

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  3. Thanks for all your posts and very helpful information, it calms my stress induced nibbles of discomfort. I found your posts a year ago and started juicing. I have to admit I don’t do this daily, but notice the difference when I do. Thanks a million, continue informing. I do take Lialda, but have tried a lot of different drugs at 66 yrs. old and diagnosed 43 yrs. ago. I’m determined to follow a plan similar to yours since I notice how ginger and turmeric helps me. Best to you and your family for the New Year 2016 and lets hope science finds a better cure for what ails us.

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    • Thank you for your comments:) I do believe in both medical and natural interventions. I think they are both needed for our situation.

      I find it hard to believe that Science has not found the answer yet. I guess they don’t want to.

      Keep up the hard work and be well:):):)


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