Hi and welcome FunGuy,
I've never heard of this blue dye #1 aiding with crohn's, definitely something I'll be googling up on though.
So did your doc change your DX from UC to crohn's (as in were you misDX)? I've read that there are aprox 2% of IBD patients that actually have both, not unheard of but quite rare...I have crohn's colitis myself, which is crohn's affecting the colon where UC typically hangs out, for the last 18 yrs with no full remission, my biggest issues are with frequency (although it's better at the momen, it's still not normal) and urgency, even though I don't have D but instead formed BM's, when it's "go" time it's "GO" time.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~