I don't know......I think the strategy of "balance" is good way to deal.
Pushing the body to the limit and beyond can actually trigger autoimmune disorders (in those susceptible)....it can only handle so much.
Junk food is called such because it contains a lot of "stuff" in high dosages. Low food intake for high negative return.
Lots of steamed veggies....hope you're also eating a balanced intake.
We can have our cake and eat it too.
You should get back on your meds....at least for maintenance.
You're more emotionally attached to the negatives than the positives.
Try it for a while, but don't miss the important symptoms that are nudging you to start actually believing you need the meds.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!