Oh, and I might add that Vitalyte is the ONLY hydrating beverage sold in the Grand Canyon. In fact that is where I was first introduced to it on a hike to the bottom of the canyon. It saved my colonless butt from dehydration; I was pretty dehydrated when I took my first 32oz. I perked up pretty much immediately. I use it exclusively on my 100-200 mile hikes as well as any endurance activity in the high Sierras.
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