The PGA tour golfer Heath Slocum has had UC for 10 years and now has it under control. You can read aout his story on the web. He went through a lot of bad times. I have a lot of respect for him (just not that much this year as it is a Ryder Cup year!! Go Europe!)
800 mg Asacol + 250mg suppositories daily...
...but more importantly a Healthy Diet, low levels of Stress and a steadfast belief that "I am a healthy person".