Zanne, my mom never smoked, neither did my dad, but my older siblings started in their teens (as did I) my mom didn't get UC until her mid 60's, AFTER I got CD...technically I got an IBD before my mom did, thing is, it's really just a matter of it being triggered, clearly IBD comes from her (side of the family), so far none of my other siblings have an IBD, but none of them have ever quit smoking either *possibly if they did/do, they may end up with UC*, not necessarily all of them, but the chances are there for them cuz it obviously runs in our family. I wasn't exposed to second hand smoke until I was about 10 yrs old.
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 :)~~~~~~~~