When I lived in D.C. I saw Allen Ginsberg with GWU Medical Faculty Associates. He did studies on new meds, really stuck his neck out for me with FDA. I benefited from that, but he led me rather than me leading him. He was all about the medicine though, not a lot of diet advice as I recall. But a really smart guy.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon...