Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community
Diet changes
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis issues such as: Abdominal Pain, Arthritis, Bleeding (Rectal), Blockage (Intestinal), Delayed Development (Children), Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Fissures, Gall Stones, Growth - Stunted (Children), Kidney Stones, Living With and Managing Crohn’s, Malnutrition, Medications – Drugs, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Protein Deficiency, Research, Skin Problems, Stress, Surgery, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments, Ulcerations – Sores, Weight Loss

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Diet changes

Hey everyone!
I was diagnosed with Crohn's about a year ago, and have since then been on a few medications and have settled on Imuran. Now, I have no complaints about my doctor, he's actually fairly good at what he does and he goes out of his way to help me and all his other patients but I find he doesn't have the time to really go in depth with my questions.
I've been interested in becoming a vegetarian for quite some time, and have recently (about a month or two ago) taken the first step which is to become a mafist (a person who doesn't eat mammals). Since I've stopped eating things like pork and beef I've actually felt great, a lot of my digestive problems have either gotten better or disappeared altogether.
However, I realize I should be taking some vitamins to compensate for what I'm not getting in my diet, since I eat mostly vegetarian now and having Crohn's I'm sure I'm getting even less vitamins than a normal person might.
What vitamins should I be taking? Especially if I were to stop eating chicken and fish as well.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

The nutritional supplements you would be required to take include Vitamin B12, iron, calcium, iodine (preferably fortified food), fatty acids and DHA. It might also be worthwhile to get your vitamin D levels tested for and if required the supplementation can be started as well.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Hi,
    The nutritional supplements which you should take are iron,calcium,proteins,vitamins,fibers,eat more and more fruits and vegetables green vegetables are full of nutrients ,milk,egg,fish are also helps you.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
1974283_tn?1328326848
Blank
Megadodger
Edmonton
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
coughting
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ