Look up leaky gut syndrome....maybe that's an issue?
Intolerances and normal food action on the digestive tract are two separate issues methinks. If one has inflammation or irritation, some foods will be pushed through a bit quicker or not tolerated well...two issues, but working at the same time.
Digestive enzymes can encourage foods to be pushed through the body quicker...works better for some...depends on what foods are the issue.
If one has low-rectal inflammation, one can have stomach issues...seems constipation and slower stomach digestion might go together..based on trigger/information exchange?
What exactly are your food intolerance symptoms at this time Damo?
I can relate bigtime regarding certain foods during a flare and when not. Foods such as fruit and veggies/salads definitely bother me during a flare and I cut back on coffee because of increased peristalsis. Of course, I take Bentylol (dicyclomine) which seems to slow the spasming...maybe that's a part of why I've never seen food as an issue?
I hope you're able to figure it out...have you done timing regarding symptoms and intake of food? You can pinpoint the culprits better I would think.
Keep us posted.
*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 !!!