I met a woman at our local CFA group who had acheived a 7 year remission of Crohn's disease by strictly following a macrobiotic diet. After 7 years the diet failed to keep her in remission so she was back to local meetings looking for other options.
As for me, I tried many alternative approaches to treat my UC, see my signature line, but did not find personal success in any of them.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free