I found this thread very interesting and full of good info. I also have done research in this area so was rather familiar with it all and gotta say i strongly agree with Kim and ucwarrior.
I believe i am a perfect exapmle of all this, and through my own research I discovered on how to battle potential yeast and bad bacteria over growth. Your GI specialist isnt going to tell you crap about
this area really...mine didnt. With this topic its all about
how much you want to help yourself because it begins with the diet. See i was ready to give up my beer, white bread, sugars and fatty foods because simply i was at ock bottom with this disease and the meds were not helping me. I started my strict diet August 3rd of this year and started taking heavy doses of probiotics and the results were phenominal. The best way i can explain it is i feel like a was 16 again or something! Not only did my UC symptoms clear up, but i also got alot more energy, even my sinuses cleared up, my skin even feels different like more naturally oily or something! I am going to continue with my diet and probiotics for awhile, but truely i think UC is nothing more than a follow on disease from yeast and bacterial overgrowth of the humna body. Take care of the first problem and maybe bye bye UC. Atleast i hope and will try.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment: Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol 50 Billion CFU's acidopholis daily
2400mg oral asacol Digestive enzymes before each meal
25mg prednisone tapering 5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum Whey protien
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine. Stay natural as possible.
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood!