Hey guys, I haven’t posted in quite a while but I have had my jpouch for around 7-8 years now. I wanted to suggest something that has changed my life. When I have any problems with my stomach I juice cabbage. Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s green or red, I usually use green though, but I am not on any meds whatsoever. In the early stages of having my “take down” surgery I was constantly having symptoms of pouchitis and only seemed to relieve it with cipro. I didn’t like having to take antibiotics and I tend to notice most medication’s side effects especially with my line of work. I am a ups driver out of Carmel California. I usually average somewhere around 10 miles a day on foot carrying packages up stairs/steep driveways so my job can be pretty physically demanding. The first year or so after take down I wasn’t sure I could continue working at ups. I kept having problems and I was taking a ton of Imodium. Imodium didn’t seem to do anything for me and the only relief was from antibiotics. I came across a thread online about a couple juicing cabbage for their son with a jpouch and how he had been in remission since doing so. I will never forget going home after a brutal day having the worst symptoms knowing that I was going to be up all night and just feeling defeated. My wife juiced some cabbage for me that night before I went to bed. I was prepared to get up constantly that night but I actually woke up the next morning when my alarm was going off. I went to the bathroom and had a normal bm....new normal really. It was like I hit a reset button and it completely eliminated my symptoms.  I now juice cabbage from time to time only when I have an issue. I only drink maybe a cup full at a time but have done more depending on what I eat and how bad my symptoms are. This has been a real miracle for me and I have been able to avoid meds because of it. I just wanted to share this and encourage anyone who is struggling to not give up. I have found studies that have shown people’s stomach ulcers being completely healed after a couple of weeks by just juicing cabbage. There definitely seems to be something special about cabbage when it comes to the gut.  By the way I’m speaking about juicing...not blending. I don’t go on here much but if anyone has any questions or wants to talk feel free to email me at mollybellacc@yahoo.com or call/text me at (831) 917-1119. God bless! 

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