Any extremes don't seem to go well with diseased colons.
There are always a few on a path of personal self-destruction who don't want to use meds and also make the biggest deal of so-called food flares.
If one's colon is in a state of friability...fragility...pushing the body's capability to deal will only make sense to have it react in the least resistant area. If it's the colon, it only makes sense one would see it as food intake, not as a stupid idea of pushing the body beyond it's limits at any given time.
Yes, I can eat what I want...I may get gas, loose stool or on occasion diarrhea...but that would only last until the "offending" food is out. I've never had it cause a flare or have a worse flare. I personally saw flaring as a way of getting foods out faster rather than suffering too long.
Binge drinking can cause a whole host of bad symptoms in the body....not only the colon. As being from a family of alcoholics....interestingly, alcohol has never agreed with me. I drank as a teen, but never seemed to have any gastro side effects except puking.
Listen to your body.....if foods seem to cause you distress either physically or mentally...don't have them.
*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 !!!