thanks Heather(quincy) for telling me how to edit. I also removed the two redundant posts.
I don't know what the cost is to read the article but its one of the few I found giving any history of UC.
I also looked up when penicillin was "discovered" through another google search which was very interesting. I was wondering if UC rapidly increased after more antibiotic use. I don't have the answer to that. (I'm not in the medical field just curious).
Although technically discovered in the late 1800's it was 1928 when it was isolated but not until the 1940's was it used widely.
So many people associate antibiotics with the onset of UC I wonder if there has been any study to test that theory.
Or since there are reports of UC in very early times are we just living longer with better medical care so we are identifying more people with UC that would have died if they lived in earlier times?
I'm just trying to learn more so I don't have bad information in my head like: modern food is the reason I got UC. Maybe it contributed but ancient Rome had UC reports too and they ate real food.
Ulcerative colitis 10 years
progressed from proctitis to left-sided a couple years ago.
Meds: 50 mg MP6 and (3) times 2 Balsalazide per day (started reducing # pills Feb 2010)
Rowasa- not needed since start of SCD diet
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (again-tried 5 years earlier no improvement)
This time measurable improvement-bleeding stopped, better behaved colon
Diet modification: (within SCD) No fruit juice and only 2-3 oz of either blueberries or raspberies/day, no other fresh or dried fruit
Have not added yogurt because past intolerance to yogurt even SCD homemade
Tried DCCC cheese-poor results
I have tried almost every UC diet there is with little improvement until just now
Current condition-best in a very long time
I have been tested for gluten and dairy-both tests showed no intolerance (haha)