I am new to the board here. Just joined today. Would I be correct to assume that you live in Minnesota (thus the name)? I do, too. Is it your husband who suffers from UC? Has he tried to combat it with diet ever? I would love to give him a gift (a book to read). I was diagnosed with UCsome 5 years ago (could have been 6, I don't remember). Through some kind of luck, my mother discovered a diet that changed my life. Not only do I live a totally normal life (save for my somewhat restrictive diet), but I haven't had a UC related flare-up in probably 4 years or more. But not just no flare-ups...no pain whatsoever.
I don't say this lightly. The diet has literally saved my life. Not only am I very active (enjoy running, sports, etc), but I have an extremely stressful job with long hours (investment banker). Without the diet, the life I lead now wouldn't be possible. I don't like to post the name on the site, because I don't want people to think I am promoting one book or product. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am only 26 years, and certainly don't have any interest in promoting one viewpoint or potential solution to UC. But for me, months and months will go by and the fact that I have UC will never cross my mind (because my diet is second nature). To me, that is about as close to a "cure" as one can hope for.
Let me know if your husband would like me to send him a free copy of the book outlining the diet. I promise, no strings attached.
All my best to you and your husband,
A friend in the Twin Cities