If I want to have some McDonalds chicken nuggets sometimes, those sit well with me... and I will eat them! ...
but it sure sits better than if I had boiled broccoli, beans, or a salad!
No argument here. I have no problem eating chicken nuggets but eating broccoli, along with most cruciferous veggies, will soon trigger a flare for me.
someone that has a very, very mild disease maybe, or were they misdiagnosed, who knows. I have read many posts in this forum & the UC forum over the years, new members claiming diet fixed them, well, as it turns out they did not have IBD, infectious colitis, not the same.
When I was in a flare my symptoms were as bad or worse than most of what I read here in HW. Multiple colonoscopies over the years with biopsies leave no doubt that I have IBD.
Monitoring my diet for my individual triggering foods, (like broccoli, see my signature), helps me maintain my remission. I may need meds (antibiotics) to get out of a flare but otherwise once in remission I don't take meds. But I find that supplements such as curcumin, psyllium seed, probiotics, etc., are very helpful. Research published in NIH's PubMed indicate that these can be just as effective as mesalamines for prolonging remission.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no shellfish. No processed foods with maltodextrin, sorbitol, polysorbate80 or carrageenan. No GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys