what would the bad pathogen be?
That could be easily checked out......best to do so rather than to assume there's something else going on other than an actual "flare".
One does need to be consistent with meds rather than yo-yoing on them.
It's not the sugar that's caused the flare.
and you it was not the sugar how? A flare is just a flare with nothing causing it?
As far as Im concerned there is an as yet unidentified pathogen (bacteria, fungus, parasite or a combinatio of them) that is the reason for the inflamation when it goes out of control. How do I know this? Everything Ive experienced so far supports this theory while the immune system that randonly goes suicidal makes about
as much sense as "stomach ulcers are caused by your system producing too much acid hoping to burn a hole in you" theory.
Nah....don't believe an ounce of it.... If one has something else going on, they could be checked via stool samples, biopsies, etc. To me, that would be in conjunction with UC....not to say that it couldn't cause problems once the UC has started. Assuming and suspecting are two different paths of focus.
I can say with 100% guarantee that anything I eat has NO bearing on creating or continuing or helping or worsening flares. Now, if I eat too much of something that causes me normal discomfort while I'm not in a flare...something that causes gas, for example....while in a flare, it would/could be worse. But once it's all out, those symptoms would abate.
I do, however, believe that probiotics, fibre supplements, etc help to keep the digestive tract in good working order, exercised, balanced flora..etc. I do take viamin supplements and eat well. But, I do partake in sweets and low and behold...no wonky symptoms. I should expect it...but, alas, none.
Must be because the inflammation reaction is kept at bay from actually using meds.
I wish you good health....it's certainly subjective.
I think it might be interesting if we made a thread to ask people if they determined that certain foods are directly related to causing flares and if it has been reproduced more than once - such that they would know for certain to stay away from it.
As far as the bacteria theres between 300 and 1000 different species that live in the gut. We havent identified all of them and nobody would have the first clue how to look for pathogens. If you wanted a stool sample analyzed it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack, it took about
100 years to find the H. Pylori pathogen.
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started
Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium