05-12-2006, 10:40 AM #1
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South Beach Diet - So far..a Miracle!
I'm newly diagnosed, but in retrospect have had this little gem of a disorder for probably 10 years.
I rejected the standard treatments as I intuitively had a bad feeling about them.
Then, as most interesting discoveries are made, by accident, I went on the South Beach Diet to lose a few pounds and regain some blood chemistry balance.
Basically, I avoid all white stuff - white flour, white pasta, white sugar. Guess what - I haven't had an attack of IC in months! I took Percocets during attacks as they were pretty extreme and I actually had to close my business down during peak episodes.
Now, not only is my acid reflux gone, but I can drink red wine, eat oranges (I don't do any juice - too much sugar), and basically live a very normal life.
I don't know if this is an anomoly or not, but I felt compelled to share this information. Sugar is very impactful as an inflammatory agent which speaks directly to this ailment.
Hope this helps.
05-12-2006, 02:33 PM #2
That's great news - I've heard about the south beach diet but I don't know anyone who has ever tried it. I'm not a huge dieter but if it helps with the IC - I'm all for that.
So it's just the white stuff that you cut out? Any other restrictions? I'd love to hear more about it.
Diagnosed with IC 3 years ago
Somedays I wish I could
IC makes me feel & a lot of the time.
Great to be here though - you guys are amazing!
05-12-2006, 03:05 PM #3
Very interesting...with other benefits besides just helping IC, such as staying away from the white stuff is very anti-aging and heart friendly. I think I'm going to try it.
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