My UC is under control!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/5/2008 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
After suffering with painful & embarrassing bouts of my UC going in & out of remission, I finally don't suffer anymore.  I have a protocol I want to share with others, hoping it will help others who are suffering.
First, I take the best probiotics by Natren (3 different ones they make, about $40/mo.).  I taken the Bifido and MegaDophilus first thing in the morning with a glass of purified water and a Healthy Trinity capsule after my meal.  I also take digestive enzymes.  I think Garden of Life Omega-Zyme or PhytoPharmica's Bio-Zyme are the very best.
Second, I avoid carbs, except for fruit & vegetables.  This means no potatoes, no rice, no cereal, no muffins or baked goods, no crackers, no bread, no pasta.  The only execption I do is 1 packet of Regular Instant Oatmeal with 1 packet of Low Sugar flavored Instant Oatmeal for breakfast.  (I actually do have carbs once in a while now, now that my colitis has been in remission for so long, but very infrequently.  If I cheated regularly, I'd be in big trouble!)  I load up on red meat, fish, chicken and eggs, raw nuts like almonds & walnuts, veggies (esp. Greek salad with lemon & olive oil), I avoid sugar and sodas (I use Perrier or Pelegrino), and I STAY REGULAR (if you know what I mean!) with this protocol!  I used to drink coffee with heavy whipping cream every day to help me...go!  Now I have switched to tea because the acid in the coffee caused my fibromyalgia and leg pain to be much worse!  A daily BM is VITAL!! 
Alcohol in moderation (in case you're wondering!)

When I get the sensation in my stomach that my colitis is coming out of remission, I stop even an occasional transgression.  Usually a flare-up is the result of having a couple of slices of pizza, Mexican food, or restaurant food.  I immediately double my probiotics, drink tons of water, and begin a course of Dipentum, 750 mg. after each meal.  I go back to my proper food combining (fruits alone, protein with veggies only, no carbs, etc.) The UC is usually under control in 24-48 hours again.
I hope this helps you and works for you!

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   Posted 10/5/2008 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you've found something that works for you.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
That's right out of the Jini Patel "Listen to your Gut" book, and also the SCD combined. I am sure it works but it would make me lose too much weight and life would get pretty boring although I can understand people who are in a pretty bad way trying it.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I see that you eat nuts and oatmeal, they contain magnesium. And also that you eat vegetables, they contain beta carotene. I have found that foods high in these two nutrients put me and keep me in remission and I don't take any probiotics, medications or supplements of any kind and I don't have to follow any special diet except to make sure I regularly eat foods high in these nutrients.

Post Edited (Cfromutah) : 10/5/2008 8:10:04 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 10/5/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for this post! I was told to eat a very bland diet when I was diagnosised last August. I loved my low carb diet before UC. Now, I will go back to it!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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