Eva Lou said...
I know doctors don't "know" everything, but you can't help but agree when to my knowledge, not one doctor has said that diet is in fact a major player. And I see the posts from people doing SCD, spinach/sunflower seeds, etc, but the majority of those people are also on a lot of drugs- so whose to say it's the diet that's helping?
Yes, and many years ago, doctors used to practice Bloodletting--the withdrawal of often large quantities of blood from a patient to cure or prevent a great many illnesses and diseases. It was such a strong belief that Bloodletting cured patients that it was practiced for almost 2,000 years.
I, for one, do not use any drugs for my Colitis, and I can tell you for a fact that diet plays a major role in the treatment of my Colitis.
BTW, the medical community is now saying, "there is no current evidence that diet causes ulcerative colitis. However, paying attention to the foods you eat may help to manage your symptoms."
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)