The suggestions in this website are not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a physician.
They reflect the author's experiences, research and opinions only.
About the Diet
Restricting the amount of sugar (technically known as sucrose) is the most important aspect of the diet that Dr. Poley suggests. The daily allowance for added sucrose in processed foods in this diet is between 5 and 10 grams. I realize that this total may sound rigid to many but if you begin reading labels, you will find this guideline is workable to follow. Sweeteners allowed in this diet are small amounts of honey and rice syrup. It is best to avoid artificial sweeteners as they may have side effects of diarrhea. Since there is controversy about the possible side effects of stevia and agave sweeteners, it may be preferable not to use them.
To learn more about the details of the diet, please read our book Reaching for Answers to Crohn's Disease.