Interesting article but not relatable to me since I was a vegetarian when my UC reared it's ugly head (and I've read many stories like mine). I know that meat had nothing to do with my UC and I don't think eating veggies did either
BUT...while I was a vegetarian I believe my greater consumption of gluten, grains and carbohydrates
opened the door to UC.
Since eliminating grains, gluten, carbs, starches and most sugar and eating meat (organic as much as possible) and fish and low-starch veggies I have achieved remission.
It may not work for everyone but I'm glad it worked for me.
I do believe that too much red meat isn't good, inflammatory to some extent and takes a much longer time for the bowel to process. (I still like a nice NY Strip I admit) My protein weekly is 2-3 chicken or turkey, 2-3 seafood and 1-2 beef. MY DH would be happy to have seafood 7X week.
Yes I also believe everyone is different otherwise we'd have a cure by now.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months
Diet: Gluten/grain-free, fructose-free (blueberries OK), dairy free (swiss cheese OK), starch-free
I eat: Protein(meat/fish/eggs,no soy), nuts(soaked/roasted), non-starch veggies, nut-flour muffins
Daily: fish oil, Vit D3 2000 2Xday with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, probiotic VSL#3
homemade yogurt and some fruit OK at 5.5 month remission
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet