My UC is severe and refractory. Failed all meds. Only prednisone makes a dent in it.
I've had success downgrading my condition by working with a really awesome naturopath in Australia over Skype. Unlike other natural health practitioners I've worked with, this one knows what he's talking about
and has IBD himself. By analyzing my gut flora, he figured out which foods I should avoid in order to stop feeding hydrogen sulphide producing bacteria (like the proteobacterium e. coli), and which foods I should eat to increase butyric acid producing bacteria. The sulphur producers weaken the gut barrier, and then once you start bleeding they feed on the blood, and the problem becomes a vicious cycle. The colon is supposed to be an acidic environment but in UC patients it becomes too alkaline. You can't fix this just by eating acidic foods. You have to eat the foods that the acidifying bacteria eat. Then they produce the short chain fatty acids that keep the colon acidic.
I went from refractory pancolitis, 60lbs underweight, severely anemic, and on 40mg of prednisone to now I am down to 2.5mg and tapering, body weight 5lbs under and getting my life back, all within a few months. I think the future of treating UC will be related to each person's unique gut biome, which is why modern medicine is failing. They don't do custom tailored treatments, they do one size fits all and if it doesn't fit you, then, well, it's surgery or bust.
The gut biome is key to the whole thing.
Post Edited (VanJordan) : 6/16/2020 8:20:36 AM (GMT-6)