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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
It's coming up to a year now that I have UC...Has anyone ever had a success for less flareups by eating certain foods or any certain vitamins or herbs? Any advice would be appreciated.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I use natural anti-inflammatory supplements, bee propolis, omegas 3-6-9, vitamin A, vitamin C-Calcium ascorbate, chamomile tea, I also use a good probiotic daily and a fibre supplement daily as well and I've altered my diet, no more junk-food (fast-food, processed foods/beverages, animal fats, caffeine, refined sugar, artificial sweetners, instead I use Stevia or honey), has most definitely helped my symptoms, not 100% full remission because I have some complications with my IBD but it's better than when I was going 30+ ties a day with tons of blood, mucus and lower back pain putting me in tears on a daily basis.

Just know what works for some doesn't work for all and that often it is a combination of a few things that work better than just one supplement.

I'm either non-responsive or allergic to traditional oral RX so I had no choice but to try the natural route and I'm glad I did, some relief is better than none, no more bleeding, very little mucus, no more pain, formed BM's about 5x/day, definitely better than before.



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   Posted 2/15/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey pb,
what kind of probiotics do you take and where do you get them from?
Also, would you recommend green tea over chamomile?
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea, de-shelled sunflower seeds & spinach and 1 Multi Vitamin a day

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   Posted 2/15/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4, how do you take bee propolis? I want to try it too...
Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
***I'm not sick with UC, it's UC sick with me!***

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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Shadam I use a probiotic called Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way (they have it in powder or caps and I use the caps)...I have more success with chamomile tea as green tea makes me very bloated, gassy and gives me heartburn which I never get.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
spluxa I use bee propolis caps which I get online from Puritans pride because I'm in Canada but the cost of bee propolis here is very pricey and even with the exchange and shipping it's much cheaper for me to order them, I have to say that the bee propolis has definitely made the biggest and most noticable improvements and very quickly compared to the other naturals that I take, but I have to also say the combination that I take of the above listed has worked the best for me, everyones combination will likely vary because typically what works for some doesn't work for all. Also, using more than one thing tends to give better results compared to using just one thing. It's important to try one thing at at time to see what, if any improvements they offer, no sense in taking stuff if it really doesn't have a positive effect on symptoms.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
bump :)
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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat/drink anti-inflammatory foods/beverages when I'm flaring:

I avoid foods I'm intolerant to (high in fructose). Keeping a food diary can help in determining whether or not you have any food intolerance:

Food intolerance can cause other medical problems in addition to digestive issues:

I take a ton of supplements, including Probiotics. I find that my body starts losing too much of certain vitamins, minerals,... , as it gets older. Supplements help to replenish those things, keeping me young. I definitely don't look old like my grandparents did when they were my age.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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