i fully agree with quincy.
food is NOT a trigger.
this is an auto-immune disease.
food is just something that passes through the colon whether it be under the duress of UC or not.
even without UC you can have gas and bloating and cramping.
it is just exacerbated with UC cuz our colons are ulcerated, tender, raw, swollen etc...
i went to a dietician and nutritionist for almost a year and food did not change a thing.
sugar, white bread, veggies etc... nothing.
i can eat anything and its a different reaction everytime, therefore it is not food that causes anything.
Eat a diet rich in white bread,Potato chips and French fries and lots of Doughnuts. Coffee Cake and Other Baked Goods for snacks when you want. Make sure to include loads of refined sugar. For liquids drink only soda. Before you get to sleep drink enough hard liquor to make you really drunk. Finish off with a round of antibiotcs - then let me know if it affected anything.
I have done that and the effect is still the same. sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesnt.
i have kept a diary etc... and there is no pattern. when im flaring, any poo going thru my colon is uncomfortable whether i had something 'healthy' or not.
its just easier for humans to have something else to blame and here it seems to be 'food'.
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(