Hi Anna....tell your mom to look up low residue diet on the internet. They will give her some ideas. Good luck and I hope your dad is feeling better real soon.
Fiber is good for the colon and it should not be eliminated if your dad has no issues with eating it. A low-residue diet is low in fiber. Therefore, your dad should not be on it if he has no issues with eating fiber.
Colitis is very individual. Your dad should keep a food diary to see whether or not he is sensitive to any types of foods before he decides to eliminate any of them from his diet.
Many of us have trouble with one or more of the following:
However, there is no reason to eliminate any of these types of foods if he is not insensitive to them.
It is good though to eat more foods that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients when flaring and to avoid foods that are pro-inflammatory. This is just good common sense.
Turmeric (mild curries) - best anti-inflammatory property found in nature
Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach)
Sugar and sugar substitutes
Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, eggplant )
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: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)