Yes. Diet is very important for many of us.
Many of us are intolerant to one or more of the following:
And then if you are flaring, you should be avoiding pro-inflammatory foods and consuming anti-inflammatory foods.
nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, eggplant)
dark green leafy vegetables
There is also the BRATTY diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, green/herb teas, yogurt.
Of course, don't eat anything if it bothers you. Some people can't eat toast. Some can't eat applesauce.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
Post Edited (subdued) : 3/30/2009 2:29:20 PM (GMT-6)