I'm a total realist, I have absolutely no belief that my diet affects my UC. I've gone low fat, low residue, gluten free, liquid diet. etc. Nothing changed. Somedays I eat pepperoni pizza & am fine, some days I drink one Ensure & have diarrhea. Whatever... Any scope I've had shows complete inflammation, ulceration, & pseudopolyps from scarring. I was also tested for celiacs at my very first GI visit, way back when. I have total faith in my GI, & haven't disagreed with anything he's suggested. And believe me, I have done my research on UC/IBD & any/all "cures", including surgical. I'm lucky, I guess. Or stupid!