I read a book about
diet and UC, and I think the problem with pinpointing foods is that there are so many variables (quality of food, amount, etc.) and its very hard to monitor someone's food intake for a long period with great accuracy. Instead of doing a "study," the author simply gave UC sufferers questionaires and determined the most common/frequent culprits for UC aggravation.
My doctor has contradicted himself in the same sentence by saying that "diet will not effect your UC but if there are foods that bother you, you shouldn't eat them." Uh, what? (I've mentioned in other posts that I think he's an idiot.)
I absolutely respond badly to certain foods. I've had slight success with a couple diets I've tried, but nothing worth continuing. Coincidentally, I'm starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet today. Wish me luck, as its a LOT of work. Let us know if you find anything in your search...
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), and multivitamin daily.
Diet/Exercise: No fructose, lactose, sorbitol, mannitol or wheat bran fiber. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (showing improvement)