I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis in 2004 and put on meds. I started doing research on the condition and discovered the specific carbohydrate diet. I went on the diet and 6 months later was off all meds and my only remaining symptom was occasional intestinal pain/soreness which cleared up within the next 6 months. I would say that I followed the diet about
80% of the time. On holidays and special occasions would have a piece of regular cake or indulge in some pasta, etc. Didn't have a detrimental effect.
A few months ago I started eating very unhealthy, practically my entire diet consisted of
cookies, breads, soft drinks, muffins, etc. Last month I started to notice a few symptoms of UC returning. My UC is definitely caused by an overgrowth of candida in my intestines and an overgrowth of bad bacteria. So I went back on the SCD, very strict to start, and here I am three weeks later and the symptoms have cleared again.
My doctor told me UC was incurable and that I would be on meds the rest of my life and might even need several operations. He told me to eat a diet of soft foods like breads and crackers, etc. (the exact opposite of SCD). SCD kept me from a life of meds, saved my colon, and gave me my life back. I would definitely recommend it for anyone dealing with digestive disorders and especially anyone with UC. More information about
my journey can be found on my blog at www.comfytummy.com
I hope you give the diet a chance. It's well worth it.