I just saw your story on Fox News in Australia. What an amazing journey you have had! I'm going to get my son to read your website.... he is 16 years old and was diagnosed with extensive Crohn's Disease a few days before he turned 13. Your knowledge will definitely be beneficial to him during the next few years as his study loads rapidly increase.
Thanks to an incredible doctor, Professor Tom Borody, my son is now in complete remission, clinically, visibly and histologically and has been completely free of medication for over a year. His treatment was FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplant). I would love you to read his story when you have some spare time :-) http://www.fecalmicrobiotatransplant.com/2013/07/crohns-disease-fmt.html and http://www.fecalmicrobiotatransplant.com/2013/11/crohns-cure-fecal-transplant.html
You are an inspiration to me and I believe I will beat crohn's.
Quick question. Does eating whole grains mean eating just the grains like quinoa/millet or bread?
I know you said that gluten didnt seem to be an issue for you, so I will try however I think it may be an issue for me. I sure found out that eating more fruits and veggies is doing my crohn's wonders. However, i'm losing a boat load of weight.
You are taking supplements as replacement of medicines. Why are you taking Cat's Claw under your supplement list.
How have your iron levels been, especially during racing and training? My 15yo son has UC and is a triathlete--a lot in common with you and this is his biggest issue. The eating plan you have is a lot what he has done intuitively, but adding the red meat for his iron. Thanks much!
Hi Ari, can you please inform why you choose to use krill oil over fish or cod liver oil? Also, do you have any insight on the legitimacy of the neg environmental impacts of using krill oil?
@Mother Of Crohns Teen I've seen Dr. Borodys work and I think it's revolutionary. Any chance you could introduce us so I could interview him for the podcast?
@tobrother some people have reported joint pain, but you don't want to use garlic long term (or steroids for that matter) because it's very powerful stuff. I used it to kill h. Pylori which is how I got off of prilosec and stopped having acid indigestion.
@DDaaNN 6000 mcgs or 600mg. Honestly whatever you can find is what you should try and then determine based on how you feel if you need more or less.
@fixyogurt in my experience no two Crohn's patients are alike and while I've been able to replicate my results in over 10 people, it always requires a level of tweaking and working with that person. I'd be happy to speak with you if you are interested.
They are more of a support for whatever you want to do, stay on meds or wean off them. Cats claw is a anti inflammatory and smooth muscle relaxer.
@lindreid I needed to take iron supplements for a long time, he probably will too, just be sure to get levels checked.
Since Krill oil contains mostly phosphatidylcholine it is better absorbed by the body then fish oils so you get more bang for your buck plus it's a superior anti-inflammatory based on C-Reactive Protein levels. It's nearly impossible to consume truly sustainable biological products, someone or something is always getting the short end of the stick.
@LessDoing @Mother Of Crohns Teen I just discovered that there was actually a news segement on a major Australian TV station only two days ago on Professor Borody's treatment of Crohn's Disease, colitis and other diseases, that have been felt to be incurable, using FMT. Thought you'd be interested :-) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-19/faecal-transplants-claimed-to-cure-the-incurable/5329914
I watched the live interview you did on the websem and saw you used garlic. What length of time is reasonable, if not long term? I use Nexium and would like to get off of it. What time of day and time frame concerning meals, works best?
I want to get rid-off from medicines thats why I'm consulting with you. Because we are in same conditions of crohns problems.
Right Now, my crohn's condition is in flare-up mode so, my doctor has started prednisolone 30 days back. Taking other medicines Mesalamine, Azathioprine, Iron Folic.
Reading your battle with crohns I'm just inspired and want to leave medicines. So, right now can I start taking supplements which you suggested along with medicines? Or shall I stop taking medicines and start supplements?
@LessDoing awesome, I really appreciate the info Ari.
There is a large variance in the quality of supplements from company to company but I have to assume that you are happy with the quality of vitaminsondemand since you don't seem to skimp when it comes to your health. If there is an affiliate link you can share for them, I'd love to support you. ~Scott
@MaeOliverWorth I took it once in the morning, you have to experiment yourself, you may not have h. pylori, you may need to take digestive enzymes like Digesttech or something alkalizing like lime juice. The only issue with taking garlic long term is that supposedly it can effect some of your deep brain waves but that research is pretty spotty.
@tobrother You've got to chec´k out the Bulletproof Diet. I've got Crohn's and follow this ketogenic, upgraded paleo diet and overall my symptoms are smaller, and I have more energy but Im not cured, as I cant have coffee, chocolate, butter and the things I love. YET. :)
@tobrother that looks fine but you'll have to do your own experimentation or a personal consultation
you have talked about "Garlic 60mg". Can I take This - >
@tobrother you should introduce the supplements and see how you do first before you make your own decision to modify anything with your meds