Well, I hear ya', Subdued. I went through 3 GI specialists and when I found one who at least HEARD of the alternatives that are out there, I knew I found one I could work with. He was willing to talk to me about
probiotics, anti-inflammatory foods, and food allergies. Though ultimately, he puts his faith in Western Medicine, I was able to give more credence to his suggestions just by knowing that he had considered alternatives. Just a confidence thing on my end, I guess.
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!