The diet began with identifying the foods which are absolutely not allowed;

  • Dairy (except feta cheese which has enzymes)
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Refined sugar (minimal of specific kinds and no sugar alcohols)
  • Nuts
  • Corn
  • Gluten

A note on Gluten and IBD.

“Many people with IBD (both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) avoid gluten in their diet after finding it is a ‘trigger’ food for them. If people are sensitive to gluten, then the delicate intestinal membranes can be irritated by gluten which can contribute to leaky gut.” Read more here Gluten and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

These restrictions coincide with foods to be considered to be the 5 Hardest Foods to Digest according to Susan McQuillan and Seth Czarnecki