It has really worked for me. Has been allowing me to start getting off some of the meds. I still have bad days of course, but normally they come after I have just dropped a dose of pred. I level back out again after a few days. Other times that I have had trouble with this diet was when I did something wrong. One time, I bought some sunflower seeds that didn't agree with me. Had a really bad few days there till I determined it was the new seeds. Went back to the ones I had been using and instantly symptoms cleared back up. I now eat either a can of spinach every other day or half a can a day, depending on my mood.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol