I tried SCD-like diet (didn't make my own yogurt), but things got better when I tried the Maker's diet. This suggests switching to goat's milk dairy. This improved my symptoms. I went one month without mucus and blood. I messed things up by missing a few doses of Asacol.
I'm in this endless cycle of mucous, blood, urgency now and again. I'm trying the spinach in smoothies and sunflower seeds thing (still no wheat/grains/sugar, except I eat corn tortillas). Things do seem to be better (I'm recovering faster from my episodes and urgency is rare), but recovery has been very slow and subtle, so hang in there (I'm recovering from 2 hospitalizations last year, lots of steroids and remicade; I'm only on Asacol/Canasa now).
In terms of fasting, there's a doctor named Joel Fuhrman, who has a plan for Chron's and UC that includes diet modification, supplementing your diet, building up your stores of nutrients, then fasting on a monthly basis. I haven't consulted with him, but think it might be worth a shot. He recommends doing this in consultation with a doctor.
I eat 3 meals and have two snacks a day, so I'm not advocating for an eating disorder here, but when I need a sugar fix, I found that chewing and spitting out a
cookie does the trick. I get no side effects from this, even though I know some sugar is getting into my blood stream. I also put berries and bananas in my spinach smoothie and this is plenty sweet (also add avacado and plain sheep's yogurt).
Post Edited (me,too) : 7/30/2008 12:32:11 AM (GMT-6)