Perfect Health Diet: Chrohns suggestions part 1

I’ve been reading the book Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Jaminet. Its one of the best nutrition books I have read and I’m only half way through it. I don’t have much time to read it usually so its taking longer than I would like to read. When I finish I will have write up a review.

One thing that really caught my attention was Low-carb keto for Chrohns. Apparently you can get in ketosis even while eating some carbs if your eating a fair amount of coconut oil. Like 1- 2 Tablespoons a day. Simple sugars (fructose, lactose, galactose) seem to be more problematic for small intestine IBD like Chrohn’s so potatoes and rice work better. Fructose also stops ketone productions which is a good reason to avoid it if I’m suffering from a flair up. The large intestines when they have an IBD seem to do better when you avoid FODMAPS. They recommend eating about 200 calories of carbs (grams is a easier measurement for me and one of my problems with the book). They also mention using BCAA which is usually used for exercise muscle repair. I’m not sure why that would help Chrohns but it sounds like it helps with seizures which my sister does have.

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Health Diet: Chrohns suggestions part 1

  1. Q: I usually run 10 to 14 miles on the weekends but I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. First, why does exercise seem to raise my blood sugar? What do you suggest eating before, during and after the run to give me the energy needed to complete this? I’ve always carried the little energy gel packs but I’m not sure this is the wise choice with diabetes.A: To address your first question, a run of that intensity will certainly first elevate your blood sugar before it lowers. It is suggested to generally wait at least 1 our post-exercise before testing.

  2. Running will not raise blood sugar it usually lowers it. However it will raise cortisol (hormone that will eat muscles in running) if that is all done at once. I like to do sprinting with brief rests for 7-15 minutes. This gets my heart rate even higher and produces less cortisol. I end up not losing any of my weight lifting gains as a result.

    I like to eat complex carbs like potatoes, or tapioca several hours before a workout for energy. For non training day the time keep your carbs lower especially for type 2 diabetes. High fat and lower carb.

    Are you weight training?

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