I dont believe my UC was caused by unhealthy foods, but they defintely do agravate it and I have reached remission thru healthy eating. I have eliminated processed foods and foods with preservatives. I also eat way more fruits, veges, whole grains, legumes and I feel so incredible. The only way to describe it is I feel alive and I realize now that before I always felt tired and in a haze. I didnt know it at the time how terrible I felt until now that I know what it feels like to feel good.
I am actaully disgusted now when I go to the grocery store and see all the unhealthy, junk that fills 85% of the stores. No wonder Americans are overweight and unhealthy. It makes me angry because it is costing us all millions in health care related illnesses. Not just IBD, but heart disease, diabetes, and many, many more illnesses. And I am really angry with all these foods companies that target kids with cartoon characters to sell their crap to my kids. I want my kids to be healthy and live a long life, not grow up with high cholestorel and overweight. But trying to make a 5 year old understand that is impossible.
Currently in Remission since June 2008!!
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
36 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day