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“Hi Maria, You have been helping me get my life back by getting healthy. My main request was to help me get pregnant. Since starting your way less than 3 months ago I have lost 31 pounds and am off all my autoimmune disease medications. And today, I can tell you that I found out I am expecting. I am only a few weeks along and so I can’t share with everyone yet but I owe you my gratitude. After a year long emotional journey, your way restored my body back to health.” Carrie
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COLITIS AND CROHN’S
When you do an internet search for Colitis or Crohn’s, you most likely will find the “White Diet” plan. In this plan you are not supposed to eat whole grain bread…. eat white bread. No brown rice…. only white rice.
The WHITE DIET consists of: Rice, Egg Whites, White meat of chicken, White bread, White kind of cheese, White beans, Non-fat milk. They advice to follow this diet only three day.
Let me explain why this is not the way to go…Colitis is a disease that causes inflammation in the intestines and other areas of the body. The over active immune system of the colitis patient and daily bouts of diarrhea coupled with blood loss during an active flare up drain the body of major nutritional needs, such as iron and vitamin B-12. ALL OF this is linked to gluten allergies. Gluten in the gut causes an auto immune response; increasing inflammation, pain, malabsorption of vitamin b-12 and iron. The intestines look like a “shag carpet” (the villi should be long and wavy)…as you consume gluten, vegetable oils, and genetically modified foods, your “carpet” gets cut. You digest foods with your “carpet.” As your carpet gets shorter and shorter, you start to have absorption issues, gas, pain, diarrhea, and other serious issues. You need to HEAL the carpet with a low starch, anti-inflammatory diet, along with l-glutamine and other supplements that help your “carpet” to grow.
NOTE: you digest dairy at the end of the carpet, so a gluten allergy and dairy sensitivity usually go hand in hand, but if you grow your carpet back, you usually can start to consume quality dairy (not skim milk!) again after you heal. Healing time will depend on how strict you are with your diet and supplement regime.
People suffering from this disease are also very depleted in good gut bacteria because diarrhea causes you to lose the bifido and acidophillous in your intestines…which makes flare ups happen more often because we need probiotics for proper digestion of our food.
If Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are caught before serious damage has been done, both conditions can be treated simply by restricting carbohydrates. This chart clearly shows that when carbohydrates are limited, both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis respond very quickly. Carbohydrates, sugar and vegetable oils are extremely inflammatory and terrible for our intestinal health. Could the increase in carbohydrates and sugar be the cause of all these problems??? In 1840 the average person consumed 2 tsp of sugar a day and in 2009 a typical person consumed over 63 tsp every day!!!
The main things to avoid is gluten and Long Chained Triglycerides. Long-chain triglyceride impairs the healing time in active Crohn’s disease. These fatty acids are substrates for inflammatory eicosanoid production. Polyunsaturated oils: Red meat has long been wrongly blamed for IBS. A study published in December 2009 shows that linoleic acid harms the gut but news reports and health websites mislead by blaming ‘red meat’ — which contains the least linoleic acid. It’s the polyunsaturated fats and oils, derived from seeds such as sunflower, safflower, soy and corn, which are the major dietary sources of linoleic acid; they are the most harmful oils for those with intestinal problems because they increase inflammation.
When it is absorbed in the intestinal lining, linoleic acid is transformed to arachidonic acid, which is a component of the cell membranes in the bowel. Arachidonic acid can then be converted into various inflammatory chemicals. High levels of these chemicals have been found in the intestinal tissue of people suffering from intestinal disorders.Long chained triglycerides come from VEGETABLE OILS…this means anything that is pre-packaged; salad dressings, roasted nuts, “baked” chips, popcorn, crackers, cereal…you name it! We have been wrongly pushed to replace healthy saturated fats like coconut oil with harmful fats such as canola!
HOWEVER, coconut oil is a medium-chained fatty acid. MCFA are broken down almost immediately by enzymes in the saliva and gastric juices so that pancreatic fat-digesting enzymes are not even essential. Therefore, there is less strain on the pancreas and digestive system. This has important implications for patients who suffer from digestive and metabolic problems. Since it is easily absorbed in the digestive tract it also helps other essential healing nutrients become absorbed as well. Ulcerative colitis often begins with a virus or a bacterial infection and that the body’s immune system malfunctions and stays active after the infection has cleared. Coconut has antimicrobial properties that affects intestinal health by killing troublesome microorganisms that may cause chronic inflammation. Coconut oil resembles breast milk more than any other food…breast milk helps keep babies healthy!
People with the highest intake of omega 3 fatty acid also known as docosahexanoic acid reduced the complications of crohn’s and colitis by 77%. Omega 3 fatty acid is found in oily fish such as salmon and sardines.
STEPS TO HEAL:
1. Consume Organic Bone broth: my son Kai drinks this every day.
2. Consume Coconut Oil: in my recipes, I always give coconut oil as an option. It works great for baking.
3. NO SUGAR, this includes starch too. White rice consists of glucose molecules hooked together in a long chain. The digestive track breaks it down into sugar.
4, NO VEGETABLE OILS: found in ANY pre-packaged food: cereals…”organic” cereals too!, roasted nuts, “ORGANIC CHIPS”, boxed meals, frozen dinners, granola bars…
5. Supplement with l-glutamine, aloe vera and other healing supplements. And large doses of bifido bacteria for intestinal health. Please contact me for more help with supplements.
6. Eat the “Healthified” way!
How about bringing out your ‘inner child’ with a grown up dessert at your next dinner party!
“HEALTHIFIED” TIRAMISU TWINKIES
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour (or 1/2 cup coconut flour)
¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
2 TBS Butter or Coconut Oil
1/3 cup erythritol
1 tsp stevia glycerite
3 large eggs (6 eggs and 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk if using coconut flour)
1 tsp rum extract
In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix butter, sweetener, eggs and rum extract until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry. Grease Twinkie pan. Spoon batter into the pan. Bake at 325° for 30-40 minutes. Cool and fill with mascarpone cream.
4 oz mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese)
4 TBS espresso
3 TBS erythritol OR a touch of stevia glycerite (to taste)
1/4 tsp rum extract
Mix together until smooth (it will thicken overnight). Squirt into into Twinkies with injector tool. Dust Twinkies with unsweetened cocoa powder and a shaved ChocoPerfection chocolate bar. Dip into a cup of espresso! Makes 8 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 72 gram serving size):
Traditional Twinkie = 300 calories, 9g fat, 1g protein, 54g carbs, 0 fiber
“Healthified” Almond Flour Twinkie = 204 calories, 16g fat, 8.5g protein, 5g carbs, 2.3g fiber (2.7g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Coconut Flour Twinkie = 197 calories, 10.8g fat, 9.4g protein, 12.5g carbs, 7.5g fiber (5 effective carbs)
(Above chart is from: Lutz W. Dismantling a Myth. Selecta-Verlag Dr. Ildar Idris GmbH & Co, KG Planegg Vor München, 1986: 125-180.)