I guess it all depends on how you look at it and what you believe about the disease. Me personally i do believe food plays a huge role with UC and can be the on set of a flare. I have been on all sorts of steroids immunosuppressents, mesa's and they never calmed my gut down, reduced bloating, or completely stopped my d. The ONLY thing that has helped me to get to 1 bowel movement a day with no gas no bloating and no blood is me switching my diet and starting probiotics.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment: Probiotics & supplements:
50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol Digestive enzymes
15mg prednisone tapering 5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum Whey protien
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08