That is all great advice. you should look into probiotics as well. I also take bee propolis, seems to help. I do the acupuncture too, and that is showing to be a great thing for my uc. He could take a cours of prednisone just to get the flare under control. For me, it gives me immediate relief of symptoms, but it is something you don't want to stay on too long. I am always on the the oral 5ASA drugs and rectal meds.....can't live without them. Good luck and I hope he feels better soon.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal 9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly