This is crazy interesting news... Sheldon et al have been touting Vitamin E enemas for ages, and today a new study was actually published showing they seem to WORK!
I know we can't post full text here, so I'll link to a story that covers the research plus some commentary... Colitis Treated by Vitamin E Enema
Very interesting stuff... 100% of the people in this (VERY) small trial showed positive results... and we could guess that side effects from this would pale in comparison to something like an immunomodulator.
Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.
Pharmaceutical: Pentasa 3G/day, hydrocort 1x every 7 days
Probiotics: Acidophilus Pearls, Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Methylated B-12, Vit ACDE, Zinc (w/copper), Selenium, Turmeric, Bromelain, Luteolin
Killer Foods: Soda, Fried Food (especially french fries!), Beer, Red Wine, Pepperoncinis