Hi just wanted to say goodluck with the diet, I have tried it (very strictly for 3months ) and I am still sticking to the principals of low carb now which I think helps
Things I thought were good about the diet were, 1.I think it addresses the problem of pain constipation, and diarhea really well,as well as helping with gas.2. Its very healthly and cutting out processed food and sugar definatly helps me alot,in the begining peeling and cooking all fruit and veg is a great idea too,I found I had tonnes more energy,as my bowel was not working so hard .
The negatives,for me were it is terribly slow progress,for most people with bouts of flare ups where you are meant to go back to the intro diet which I found terribly restrictive,also many people are adversly affected by the yoghurt I advise caution with this,I was ok with it but too much gave me stomach pain,I also found I lost weight in the beginning and I craved bread,potatoes,rice,to fill up nothing seemed to fill me up in the same way,(caution is advised eating only small ammounts of almond breads and cakes.Lastly although as I say I think the dietis great for gennaral bowel health,
I did not think it helped at all with bleeding and issues in the rectum I still bled all the time and it was quite a large ammount the only thing that sorted inflamation in the rectum seemed to be cort enamas
rectal meds etc,Finally I'd just like to say when I was in contact with members of the scd group a found that a fair percntage of people were doing the diet in conjunction with meds,as a final effort to save their colons,not actually med free,I belive the diet is not a miracle cure for UC but it can aleviate symptoms,the science makes sense as the ellimination diet has been proved as sucessfull as steriods in inducing remmission in crohns and UC patients.
41yrs old,mum of 3,servere left-sided UC since 2006,
Tried most things alternative,scd diet,low residue,etc
currently taking Imuran 100mgs daily,movicol 1 satchet daily