I just started a new diet yesterday that already seems to be working. I found this book called, "The Self-Help Way to Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions" by De Lamar Gibbons, M.D. If I continue to have success, I plan on writing a full descript
ion of the book under a new topic for everyone to read. I strongly suggest you get this book. The author had a 90% success rate in a study on people with IBS and all the IBD diseases. The logic of it makes a lot of sense - in a nutshell, your mother will need to exclude fructose (and its nasty relatives) and wheat bran fiber. Its a short book and an easy read. You can even skip right to the diet pages, but it helps to read the rest.
Good luck - I hope your mother feels better soon.
Female, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily, Fish Oil 2x daily, Disgestive Advantage (Colitis) 2X daily, Metamucil 2X daily, Yoga daily.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)