DGL treatment puts my UC in remission.
I have lived with UC over 9 years. With the use of Rx drug (Mesalamine), sometimes plus steroids, I have suffered enough from the UC and the side effects of Rx. I had a severe flare up months ago due to stress, and the Rx drug can not control it. I was so worried! Luckily, I read a book talking about using DGL(deglycyrrhizinzted licorice) to treat UC. It is a cheap remedy, which sells at Vitamin shoppe, nutrition house or on line. For all these years I have tried so many things, I did not expect much from DGL, but I gave it a try anyway. Surprisingly, it works like a miracle to me. I started 3 times a day between meals (with empty stomach), it helps so much to relief my symptoms. Then I slowly reduced and stopped the use of Rx drug. After the symptoms gets better each week, I reduce the use of DGL as well. Right now after about 8 weeks with DGL, I only take it once in the early morning, my UC is under control! It tastes terrible, but compare with the suffer of UC, it is so worth it. The brand I use is Enzymatic Therapy.
At the mean time, I eat more Veggie protein, such as soymilk, tofu, protein bar. I have turned to vegetarian about 3 years ago; it helps a lot to reduce the stress of GI track. Hope everyone with UC can find a way to keep it in remission and live a normal life. Good luck!