Diet for Ulcerative
Plan for Sufferers of Ulcerative Colitis
By Dr. Ben
a follow up to part one of this series on a
natural treatment program for ulcerative colitis, this article
provides a specific dietary plan that many people with ulcerative
colitis and other types of inflammatory bowel disease can benefit
following dietary plan is appropriate for people with ulcerative
colitis who are not in the midst of a flare up:
Fruit smoothie made with bananas, blueberries, and enough water
to get it going.
Bowl of porridge made out of long grain white rice (2 cups of water
for 1 cup of rice), a small handful of raisins (cooked for at least
5 minutes), and a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of raw or
Green smoothie made with 2-3 peaches, 2 tablespoons of blueberries
or blackberries, 2 big handfuls of spinach, and enough water to
blend everything together.
if you are taking food powders like a super green food or acerola
cherry powder, you can mix them in with any of these smoothies.
On days when you don't make a smoothie, you can take these food
powders with water.
Steamed sweet potato, avocado, and one or two soft boiled eggs.
Steamed zucchini, avocado, and a potato-based soup. Please see our
archive of healthy
soup recipes for several potato-based soup ideas.
Long grain white rice (1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice), steamed
cabbage, and hummus.
Quinoa (2 cups of water for 1 cup of quinoa), avocado, and steamed
butternut or acorn squash.
Choices - I recommend taking Carlson
cod liver oil right before or with dinner.
Long grain white rice (1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice) with
chickpeas and avocado, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh
lemon juice, to taste.
salad with raw or steamed wild salmon.
Quinoa (2 cups of water for 1 cup of quiona) with mashed
garlic sweet potatoes and avocado.
Steamed zucchini, steamed carrots, steamed red beets, and sardines.
If you are not taking a green food powder that contains friendly
bacteria sometime during the day, I recommend taking another
high quality source of friendly bacteria with or right after dinner
Ohhira's professional grade probiotic is the one that I highly
you prefer not to take a probiotic supplement, you can add a traditionally
fermented food to your dinner meal, such as kim
chi or sauerkraut.
Any fresh fruit in season.
Baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or chestnuts.
Small handful of raw walnuts that have been soaked for at least
Any of the smoothies listed under breakfast choices.
you are in the midst of a flare up, you can follow the same general
guidelines listed above, but you should lean towards eating the
food choices that are cooked rather than those that are raw.
observe how your body reacts to each of your food choices and make
sure to chew all of your foods well and to follow other principles
for optimal digestion.
Whenever possible, allow your skin to be exposed to sunlight. Just
be sure not to get burned.
Make it a habit to breathe deeply from your abdomen at least once
every five minutes for every hour that you are awake. Doing so will
help to keep your parasympathetic nervous system active and your
sympathetic nervous system subdued, which is important for promoting
a healthy digestive tract.
Consider spending at least fifteen minutes each day writing any
and all thoughts that come to mind in a private journal. Don't censor
yourself, and be sure that no one else can see it. Write down all
thoughts that pop up in your head, no matter now ridiculous they
seem. This exercise can help increase your awareness of emotional
stressors that may not be obvious at first thought.
If life circumstances allow, do something that you really enjoy
every day. Think of an activity that is fun for you and make time
Each day upon awakening and before you go to sleep, spend a few
minutes thinking about:
ones who deeply care about your well-being
and friends that you deeply care for
that you are grateful for
that these guidelines prove to be useful.
case you missed it, please feel free to review part one of this
look at addressing inflammatory bowel disease here:
Natural Treatment Program For Ulcerative Colitis
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