Cfromutah - Haven't tried the spinach but was eating other foods high in beta carotene (probably not as much as you suggested). I will continue to do so but I'm also cutting out the sugars, because I know it works for me.
bbc - Its not the SCD that I'm doing. The book I read was called "The Self-Help Way to Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions," by DeLamar Gibbons. The last time I did it (a few weeks ago), it was during the second week that I started to see some real improvement. I stopped only because I hated not having sugar and decided to keep that diet in my "back pocket." I started having fruits and lactose and other sugars and immediately developed gas again and had lots of diarrhea, cramping, and blood. So, I'm back on it. I think this is my third or fourth day and the improvement is very noticeable already. If you decide to do it, just remember that even when you start feeling better, DON'T eat foods that you know are trigger foods (for me, that's fried food, alcohol or just plain overeating). Doing so will override your efforts and give you trouble.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG (as needed), Acidophilus 3X daily, Fish Oil and Multivitamin daily.
Diet/Exercise: Sugar elimination. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing some improvement)