One of my questions to my practioner was how this approach works for people she treats with UC or Chrones. She said it depends on the individual. She has people that have gone eventually gotten off their meds and control their disease with supplements and diet. She has people that have cut back on meds and control it with both meds and holistic approach. What she noticed is she has a few college kids that flare up quite a bit but that is because they stopped taking their supplements and didn't watch their diet. So, I think you have to WANT to do this. I've just gotten to a point that I've tried almost everything and it doesn't control it. Now I'm on Remicade, so I figured I have to give this a chance. I thought it would be hard to do all this, but it really isn't. I pretty am to a point with the diet that I can eat anything in moderation, but I don't eat alot of refined flour or sugar. And it seems to make me feel better. I don't know how it will pan out for me, whether I'll be one to cut back on meds or eliminate them, but I just know now I feel really good. I also find holistic treatments so interesting. I really hope your son does well and feels better. If anything if he is somewhat interested in going the holistic route, just make an appt and see if it's something he'd like to do.
Remicade- 5th Infusion Sept 28th
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
150mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed