Are you fed up with flare ups?
Reduce and control your Crohn's symptoms through simple dietary changes.
Crohn’s disease is a common auto-immune disease affecting the gastrointestinal system, primarily the small intestine, causing it to become red and inflamed. Primary treatment usually involves immune suppressants and steroids aimed at reducing symptoms.
Flare-ups are usually caused by food triggers, different foods may affect sufferers differently.
Symptoms can include fatigue, diarrhoea, abdominal cramping and pain, loss of appetite and weight loss, sometimes resulting in hospitalisation.
Crohn’s disease can impair the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food, therefore a well-balanced diet is essential in order to prevent malnutrition and maintain good health.
How can an LCHF diet help?
A Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat (LCHF) diet can vastly improve symptoms of Crohn’s disease by eliminating pro-inflammatory foods and gut irritants such as;
- Grains, including wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, and rice
- Pseudo grains, including amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat
- Beans and legumes
- Processed and refined foods
- Sometimes dairy
- Some high fibre fruits and veggies
With inflammation reduced the gastrointestinal system is able to begin healing (this can also be supported with dietary changes).
After healing, some people are able to re-introduce foods that may have previously been triggers, such as; nuts, seeds and some fibrous veggies and fruits.
Note: Any changes to your diet should be made in consultation with your General Practitioner and/or a Nutritional Consultant. Contact our friendly team today for more information about our services and let us help you take back control of your health.