crohn’s disease Archive

Gutsy By Nature is “The Paleo Approach Approved”!

I’m so excited to announce that this little blog has gotten the seal of approval from one of my paleo heroes and Gutsy By Nature is authorized to now display this logo. This emblem indicates that I am an officially approved resource, compliant with the recommendations of The

Traditional Food Diet and Crohn’s Disease

What is the best diet for people with Crohn’s disease? Should you be gluten free? Paleo? Vegan? Raw? Should you follow an autoimmune protocol? Or maybe you should be on the trademarked “Specific Carbohydrate Diet“? What about FODMAPs? I’ve tried pretty much all of these diets (and

FODMAPs and Crohn’s Disease: A Beginner’s Guide

If you have Crohn’s disease then you may have heard of a group of carbohydrates referred to as FODMAPs, especially if you happen to live in Australia where the bulk of the research into these foods has occurred and a low-FODMAP diet has gained widespread acceptance as

Resistant Starch and Crohn’s Disease: Friend, Enemy, or “Frenemy”?

Once upon a time in a not too distant past, the phrase “paleo diet” was synonymous with “low carb.” Along with grains, starchy tubers were shunned and consumption of fruit was to be minimized. That perspective started changing in 2010 when Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet began publicizing

1 Year Ago Today… My Journey to Healing Crohn’s Disease With Food

January 22 is like a second birthday for me. One year ago today, on January 22, 2013, I made the life-changing decision to take a shot at healing myself and managing Crohn’s disease through diet. I had read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall

Gutsy’s Grab Bag – December, 2013

Most popular new recipes on the blog Double Trouble Paleo Chocolate Cookies (December 11, 2013) Christmas Morning Coffee Cake (December 3, 2013) Cranberry Coconut Paleo Treats (December 14, 2013) Not Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (December 4, 2013) Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups (December 19, 2013) Sweet and Sour Paleo

Healing Diet for Crohn’s Disease: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

This post is the first in a series I plan that will review healing diets for Crohn’s disease. I started with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ (SCD) because it is the first one I tried myself. Look for future posts on paleo, autoimmune paleo (AIP), Perfect Health Diet, and

Crohn’s Disease and Omega-3 Fatty Acid: How Much Do I Need?

The role of omega-3 fatty acids (that’s the stuff in fish oil pills) in the prevention and treatment Crohn’s disease is definitely not settled, both among conventional physicians and alternative medical providers, so the answer to how much omega-3 we need to be consuming is not easily

AIP for Crohn’s Disease: What to eat when you aren’t feeling so hot

This post was supposed to be a 90-day update when I told you all about how good I was doing on the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP), reintroducing foods right and left, and keeping my Crohn’s disease totally in check. I even had the draft half written last

Update: 60 Days on Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for Crohn’s Disease

It has now been 60 days since I started the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP) and I am happy to report that over the last 30 days I have begun reintroducing foods, mostly with success. I’m feeling great, I’ve gained another 2 pounds (finally back to the baseline
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