food does NOT trigger UC.
omg... its an auto-immune disease.
so many people are always saying... i ate a cheeseburger and 15 minutes later i had D and blood and in pain blah blah blah.
im never eating a cheeseburger again.
bs.. its not the cheeseburger.
when you put food in your mouth and you salivate, your colon starts moving the stuff in it from a few days ago to make room for new food. so your colons are getting rid of waste that is already waste, not food, thats already been there.
so its not what you eat 20 minutes ago etc....
and its not food that triggers your 'flare'. and some of you call a 'flare' a bad run to the can.
the flare is the symptoms of UC being present until they are fully gone.
i get so frustrated when i hear, as quincy correctly puts it, ''newbies'' always blaming what they just ate 2 minutes ago.
ive done the dietician thing with all the different diets for over a year and learned a lot. and i learned what i said above. its not the food you just ate that makes your UC worse.
some foods like corn and lettuce and seeds etc may be more 'uncomfortable' moving through your raw and tender and ulcerated and bloody colon, but thats it. it doesent 'cause' anything. it just hurts cuz its not smooshy poo yet. which is fair enuf since our colons are ruined.
and transit time is not less than 8-10 hours. physically impossible. its usually a lot longer. most of the time it takes longer than 3 hours to get out of your stomach alone, before it even gets to small intestines.
50% of stomach contents emptied 2.5 to 3 hours
Total emptying of the stomach 4 to 5 hours
50% emptying of the small intestine 2.5 to 3 hours
Transit through the colon 30 to 40 hours
so, there you go
its a matter of working out what makes you uncomfortable and then avoiding those things if you want.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago o.O now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours. plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.