In the case of Crohns Disease it is important to:




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,

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)

be served with 1/2 T of lacto-fermented vegetables ( sauerkraut, kimchi, miso

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
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


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



Gluten free grains


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.