I have detoxed, gone gluten free, tried paleo, been a vegetarian, taken probiotics, done acupuncture, bio feedback, taken supplements, eaten anti inflammatory foods, avoided GMO, juiced, meditated, fasted, prayed to Buddha, Allah, God and The Flying Spaghetti Monster and sadly I still have UCTD.
Some of these things have helped but nothing has had an impact that makes me run through the country side singing the hills are alive with the sound of music.
Eating healthy, staying active, being hydrated and getting adequate rest have been the recipe that has helped me have more "good days" than bad. Common sense based and basic stuff. Avoid stress, learn to deal properly with stress and emotions... this is numero uno as far as I am concerned. Stress is toxic, plain and simple.
For me all the alternative measures were just another thing to stress about. Some people love it, myself not so much. Measuring and reading labels, spending hours researching and organizing just what one is to eat on a daily basis... ugh! The results weren't worth the effort in my experience.
Acupuncture helps with pain and circulation, this is my go to although it is not a magical cure, it is pain management.
Probiotics have helped and are good for some. They are not a cure.
Gluten free may help IF you have a gluten intolerance, same with dairy. Not everyone has this though.
Eating lots of fruits and veggies, natural foods is just plain good for you as is drinking lots of water. Don't forget your protein too tho, man/woman cannot live to fight autoimmune disease on broccoli alone!
Get your fibre, things backing up are never good.
Keep moving so you will not rust up, keeps your gears oiled and mobile.
Treat yourself well. Embrace your good days. Embrace your bad days and snuggle up in a blankie and don't feel bad about it. We are harder on ourselves more often than not.
Sleeeeeeep. 'nuff said
Shrug off those that don't understand your illness and your struggle. They don't get it, they are lucky. They don't need a rocket launcher to propel their butts out of bed almost every stinking morning. Reward yourself and be proud of the strong and amazing person you are. You have nothing to prove to anyone else. Screw 'em.
Like I said, simple basic stuff. Maintenance yes, cure no.