Maybe some-one with more knowledge than me can fill in the gaps...
Prescribed anti-biotics are obviously linked with UC either developing the disease or worsening symptoms and would indicate UC is bacterial related.
But anti-biotics only kill some bacteria right?
Does a specific anti-biotic only kill certain types/strains of bacteria or does it kill some of all the bacteria it contacts?
I remember reading a report where certain types of anti-biotics were used to help UC - anyone alse have info on this?
As tap water contains chlorine (in the UK as least most places and mostly in the US?) (which kills 99.9% of all bacteria) what happens when we drink it - does it survive stomach acid? How far down the intestinal tract does it travel?
It would seem like tap water has the potential to greatly change our intestinal bacteria for better or worse...
Have any links been made between tap water and UC?
6 Asacol tabs/day
1 Pentasa Suppository / day
Fish oil 3/day (omega 3 only)
Multivitamin and mineral 1/day
Folic Acid 1/day
Aloe Vera 3/day
Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD
Currently in no mans land between flare and remission