I think one can have a balanced diet rich in the nutrients that our bodies need to heal and stay healthy and add a few of the treats in there as well.
Definitely the best is to not eat in excess anything that can cause the gut/body to feel crappy afterward.
But, at times it's difficult to not partake and willing to go through discomfort afterward.
What is worse is exchanging sugars for artificial sweeteners....especially in the amounts one would eat normally, because they can actually encourage one to consume more and more...
Sugar and junk food is one thing we can make choices on...and if they're difficult to resist....do NOT keep them in the house and encourage your spouse to not purchase them even though they can make you feel emotionally better!
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!