Nutrition and Ulcerative Colitis – How This Effects You
Although Adam has had major surgery due to his colitis, once he started taking Dr. Wallach’s’ products he noticed a dramatic change in his life.
Individuals who suffer from ulcerative colitis need to watch their diet as well as their nutritional intake. Diet refers to the food that is eaten and nutrition is the absorption of nutrients from food or supplements.
It has been recommend that a food diary should be kept to monitor how certain foods affect the body. A food diary can help mitigate symptoms and flare ups. Once patterns can be seen through the food diary then decisions about different types of food and how often to eat can be determined.
There are some foods that people with Ulcerative Colitis should be wary of. According to the WebMD Article, these foods include:
- Carbonated drinks
- Dairy products, if you’re lactose intolerant
- Dried beans, peas, and legumes
- Dried fruits
- Foods that have sulfur or sulfate
- Foods high in fiber
- Nuts and crunchy nut butters
- Products that have sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies)
- Raw fruits and vegetables
- Refined sugar
- Spicy foods
There are three different types of fatty acids that have shown promise in helping the effects of ulcerative colitis. EPA ( Eicosapentaenoic Acid), LA or Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid, and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). Dr. Wallach has a Healthy Body Pak that has been formulated specifically for digestion. The Healthy Body Digestion Pak includes the 90 essential nutrients as well as Ultimate Enzymes and Ultimate Flora. The Ultimate EFA Plus that is already part of the 90 essentials includes the EPA, LA and DHA fatty acids.