Wish I understood why though (suspect some type of bacterial infection) ... I'd LOVE to eat normal food regularly someday.
Check out the book Optimal Digestion. It's a fabulous source of information on healthy digestion, how the system is supposed to work, what can go wrong and ways to restore balance. It's written by a collection of cutting edge gastro docs and technicians. IMHO, it should be required reading for everyone who has IBD. It's amazing how little we really know about our own digestive systems.
And I'll keep saying it: Diet is just once piece of the puzzle. In most, if not all, cases, diet needs to be combined with other therapies to heal the gut and restore healthy gut ecology.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.