First, let me say that fungus may not be the cause of your UC symptoms, but, it also sure may be. The only way to know is to experiment with an antifungal diet, like the one I mentioned on the knowthecause website. There are other anti-candida diets out there, but the "phase one diet" is the one I followed to get well. It requires strict adherence, but it will be so worth it, if fungus is your issue. I had ever kind of test given to me known to man, in three different states, and not one came back with fungus as suspect, nor did my doctors ever mention probiotics as a good supplement to take. Believe it or not, even after getting well, they still refused to believe that diet had a role in it, said it was coincidence, and, "Here, don't forget your new prescription as you head out the door". You don't even need to ask me if I ever went back for a follow-up!
I then moved to the phase 2 diet, which allows you to eat some grains such as millet, barley, oats, quinoa, yeast-free tortilla bread, and vegetables such as yams, legumes, in moderation. I am now eating most foods again, trying to limit all processed foods as they are bad for anyone, anyway. I also don't eat any artificial sweetener, as that is not good for IBD or IBS'ers. I use Truvia, or Stevia instead.
Yes! Being gassy could very well be from yeast/fungus. Think again of the analogy of yeast added to bread dough. What does it do? Fungus thrives on warm, wet, sugar-fed environments. (What is it like in the inside of our body?) Fungi can penetrate cell walls, alter DNA structures, and have been known to play a part in leaky gut syndrome, penetrating through intestinal walls.
Fungi thrive on high-carb foods, thus the very low-carb diet, initially. All grains, including rice and corn should be eliminated. According to one particular medical journal, the JAMA (2002), all grains are commonly contaminated with mycotoxins (fungal poisons)...another reason to exclude them while on the diet. You asked for the foods to stay away from...ALL the ones NOT mentioned on the phase one diet on the website. If you need a clearer picture of the diet, as well as what I ate while I was on it, you can email me directly, if you want, or I'll post it here.
Doctors are necessary, but they don't always have all the answers, particularly when it comes to fungus. They are not trained in mycology,..... just identifying symptoms and handing out prescriptions. Take control of your own health. If what you have been trying doesn't work, then do your own research and change something. If you always do what you've always done, expect the same results.
Again, I'm not saying you, or anyone else reading this has a fungus issue. I am not a doctor. But, what is it worth to you to find out?