Don't concern yourself with testimonies, power diets, and finding the perfect ones. Take advice from the people here and there, but use it as a guideline to format your own plan of action.
Very well said, uc warrior.... Anecdotal, and for that matter, even evidence-based therapies are meaningless if they don't work on us personally. Ultimately one has to do some trial and error, and ideally one must keep some other variables fixed. Ironically, when most of us become desperate enough to try some wacky treatment, we have already been pounding down some powerful meds and it's hard to really know what made the difference. Or even worse, one tries five or six new things at the same time and then you never have a clue which was the magic bukllet. If you start and stop something and start it again, you can often notice the correlations better. For example, I noticed this with pig whipworm (TSO)- just as I notice it with low carbing- they both help (helped in the case of TSO) and dampen the UC substantially for me, but just not enough to prevent full blown flares without (unacceptable, I know) maintenance levels of prednisone.
Pancolitis ~20 years, once had a full med-free 10 year remission,
but flaring/simmering on and off for years, allergic to all 5ASAs
15ish mg pred,
100 mg Imuran TCM
Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, VSL3, etc), DMSO,
boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie