Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hydration

Well, this diet has really been working wonders for me. I am not on any medications for Crohn's right now and haven't been for months. My gastroenterologist is skeptical about the whole thing, but my last colonoscopy showed a marked improvement from last year when I was still on Humira and Lomotil.

I did start back with 1 regular cup of coffee a day and it had the effect of causing me to be dehydrated. I was drinking water every morning, and now I don't want it with the coffee.

Hydration is an important component of staying well with Crohn's Disease. I've been drinking my 64 ounces a day, but that still doesn't seem to be enough.  I am going to try the tips in this article, starting with a week of using Normalyte Rehydration Salts.

Here is the link to the article:

https://www.verywell.com/how-to-manage-dehydration-when-you-have-ibd-1942677


On a personal note, I have a new puppy. His name is Dylan.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Recommitment

So, no surprise that I got off track with the diet during the holidays. Especially since we went on a cruise to the Bahamas. That was a blast! I did manage to be as sensible as possible and I only got really sick one night. I had this really rich dessert and paid immensely.

Within two days of being home and back on the diet, I was totally back on track. I took a few days before I went back to work because I had to do all of that stuff I usually do during the holiday break. Getting the house cleaned up, doing the laundry, running errands, etc.

More later. Thanks, Heather