I still don't eat the peel on apples, but I think it's more because I don't like it anyway. I don't peel other fruits except the obvious ones..lol!
I think with fruits and raw foods, one has to also have "substance" in order for it all to bind together...maybe adding fibre supplements would help??
Eat them whatever way agrees with you.....even people who don't have UC recognise not all foods agree with them and adjust accordingly. It is what it is.
Besides, there is NO diet for UC, you'll have to experiment to eat as balanced as possible and take your medications. The added stress of not fitting into a diet can be overwhelming and have one feeling like a failure...at least that's how I see the psychological impact of believing food is responsible for UC flares, etc.
I must ask you Jamie, why are you not on an oral 5-ASA med as well?
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!