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What To Eat After A Colitis Fast

by Sam

Sam's Question: Hi Andrew,

I've been on a 4 day water fast, which has really helped deal with many of my colitis symptoms. I had severe cramping, the feeling of needing to go often, blood and mucus in stool. I was also in bed with an on and off fever for 5 days, sleeping about 16-18 hours / day. I'm still passing blood, but all my other symptoms are gone. I'd like to break my fast and start a raw food diet but I'm uncertain as to what fruits and vegetables would be the best to try the first week. I know bananas seem to work well for you, but I'm not sure that they agree with me.

Thanks for any thoughts.

PS great site - Thanks so much for putting it all together!!

PPS I'm waiting for my book by David Klein to arrive in the mail.

Andrew's Answer:
Hi Sam.

I'm so glad to hear your body has been able to heal. If you continue, you should be able to completely overcome your symptoms.

As a general rule, it's best to break a water fast with high-water, easy to digest fruit. Watermelon is the exemplar of this category, and I've always found it easy on the system. Eat as much as you like while healing.

I would avoid raw vegetables, citrus fruit, stone fruit, and anything fatty -nuts, seeds, avocado, etc - until all your symptoms are gone.

After a few days of watermelons, try incorporating new fruit one at a time. Grapes, papaya, pears, persimmons, apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, and (soaked) dates are generally good choices for most people.

Make sure that all your food is very ripe and sweet. Unripe fruit is high in starch and can irritate your system. Chew well. Eat monomeals of one fruit at a time for optimal digestion.

Make sure to drink lots of water and get as much sleep as you can.

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