Peety, I'm talking in balance. A small amount doesn't mean go overboard.
I'm huge on common sense...it's not necessarily all or nothing. I, too, will have some symptoms if I overdo...I eat whole grains in very small amounts and not very often, but do take a fibre supplement.
One has options...that's all I'm pushing here....if we feel we are deprived, that can set up a cycle of can'ts and limitations rather than cans....options, options, etc.
As well...some symptoms can be emotionally fuelled...as in IBS.
Regarding binders in vitamins.....well, there's a huge plus to reading and understanding labels. The binders in some vitamins can easily be avoided. Of course you pay to have less binders in vitamins.
What binders in particular did the doc suggest you avoid?
Regarding the long-term UC with diarrhea..etc affecting the small intestine linng..never heard of that. However, if there's an underlying problem, then that would probably be the reason...meaning it was ignored assuming it was UC. UC doesn't affect the small intestine except in backwash ileitis when one has pancolitis.
Be reasonable with foods...but fibre comes in different varieties. Not all agree with everyone, and it's up to each of us to find what works and what we can consume.
Eating calories in balanced form is much better for us on a variety of plusses. The main point is to treat inflammation with meds if one's diarrhea is caused by that. Food helps slow down or quicken the process...we have to educate ourselves in what can work for us rather than making statemsnts such as carbohydrates should be avoided.
Carbohydrates are the fuel for our bodies....there are a gazzillion different types of carbohydrates of choice. I would definitley skip some compared to many, but I'd be neglectful to eliminate them from my food intake.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!