Go on on a junk food diet with alcohol then say diet doesn't affect your UC symptoms. Bet you get the runs...Keep doing it and bet you start bleeding... That would be my test for you all to find out if Diet Affects UC.
I wish I could be like my peers more than anything. Go to the local hang out and have some fried buffalo wings and a brewski, but I just cant. (of course I can, but I'll end up paying dearly for it...) I wish I could eat whatever and take my meds and reach a wonderful remission, but that's just not happening... Sorry to sound so pecamistic, but I am a big diet advocate.
With all due respect, eat what you want, live how you want, be who you want, but don't complain about your health or your symptoms if you don't make major changes.
I totally agree with you G2Believe!!!
Just because one is in remission and feels they can eat what they want doesn't mean that diet doesn't play a negative role with IBD...especially when a flare could be more easily around the corner for those who go ahead and eat what they want *unhealthy/risky foods* and then wonder why they're flaring again.
I eat totally healthy and I'm still not in remission with my crohn's colitis, could be because of the complications with my perianal crohn's skin tags but I do know I feel alot better all around eating healthy compared to when I didn't.
The proof is in the puddin'!