In the case of Crohns Disease it is important to:

 

REDUCE and ELIMINATE HYPER-ALLERGENIC and
ACIDIC FOODS:

 

-   
gluten (wheat, barley, rye,
kamut, spelt, bulgur, farro, orzo, semolina, couscous, durum), soya,
pasteurized dairy products, white sugar, peanuts, food additives, white vinegar
etc ( for a full list, please see the article on Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

 

INCREASE foods with a
high content of bioavailable nutrients:

 

-   
Bone broths

-   
Cooked vegetables served with
oil/fat (ghee or clarified butter, flax/olive/sunflower/sesame/coconut oil,
avocado)

-   
Green Leafy Vegetables: kale,
collards, arugula, watercress, romaine lettuce, swiss chard

-   
Root Vegetables: sweet potato,
squash, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroot, carrots

-   
Cruciferous Vegetables:
cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, cauliflower, brocoli, rutabaga

-   
Eggs: poached, soft-boiled,
sunnyside up

-   
Animal protein* from
free-range, hormone and antibiotic free animals ( rabbit, lamb and turkey are
particularly nourishing)

*Must
be served with 1/2 T of lacto-fermented vegetables ( sauerkraut, kimchi, miso
etc.)

-   
Cold Water Wild Caught Fish:
sardines, mackerel, cod, salmon (limit to 2x/month due to mercury content)

-   
Green juices and Smoothies (
containing celery, apple, cucumber, avocado, ginger, turmeric etc.. Jacynthe
s
books have great ideas!)

-   
Seaweeds: kombu, nori, wakame,
dulse, hijiki, arame

-   
Pseudograins: buckwheat,
quinoa, millet, amaranth

 

SUPPORT the intestinal
flora with:

 

-   
Lacto-fermented foods : 1/2 C
with each meal

-   
sauerkraut and other vegetables

-   
kefir ( water or milk based*) *
contains little or no lactose due to fermentation process

-   
miso

-   
Aloe vera juice and gel
supports the health of the stomach lining

-   
Try it mixed with unpasteurized
apple juice, k
éfir or kombucha!

IN GENERAL : 50% of
our plate should contain vegetables and the other half

-   
meat/poulty

OR

-   
Gluten free grains

OR

-   
Legumes** It is common that
individuals with Crohn
s Disease do not tolerate legumes

 

REMEDIES - see article
on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

A good WATER
FILTRATION system is essential:

-   
ceramic or double carbon filter
with coconut fibers (KDF/GAC), NOT BRITA

 

There are many
adjustments that can be made to diet and lifestyle that will positively effect
the expression of symptoms associated with Crohn
s. In order to
make sustainable changes, it is recommended to consult with a holistic
nutritional consultant or other holistic professional in order to create a
personalized plan that suites individual lifestyle and dietary needs.