My son went to a nutritionist, and he sent a lock of his hair to be tested. He is going to begin supplements to level out the minerals that were off balance. We have not begun the vitamins, so I don't have a clue if they will help. The nutritionist's son had Crohns, and that is what got him into the business. It sounds silly as I type, but I do believe that something causes UC, therefore something may be able to fix it. The nutritionist does not ask you to give up your medications. He is sending an information packet for us to take to the GI. Hopefully, the GI will be willing to look over the information.