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.