I've been doing a lot of reading and potatoes are considered pro-inflammatory foods. They are part of the nightshade veggies. Yam/Sweet pototoes do not fall under this category. Just your average white Idaho type tots.
Many people with arthritis avoid pro-inflammatory foods b/c it increases their symptoms. If it increases inflammation in the body, I have to believe that it affects the inflammation in our colons. Of course, I also beleive that all pro-inflammatory foods does not affect everyone the same way....some can tolerate, some cannot.
That's my theory.
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status: 12/22/07 Ending 2 month flare & heading into remission - no blood, D or other symptoms since 12/22/07 Keeping fingers crossed!