From the WHFoods list:
Improvement of inflammatory bowel problemsâ"including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease - has also been demonstrated in preliminary studies on animals with daily strawberry extract or strawberry powder intake. Interestingly, even though strawberries contain relatively small amounts of salicylic acid (an anti-inflammatory compound very similar to the acetylsalicylic acid of aspirin), some researchers have suggested that this naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory substance in strawberries might be partly responsible for decreased inflammation in the digestive tract of individuals diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
Full link here: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=32
I absolutely love strawberries (have been my favorite fruit since childhood), and although I don't expect miracles from eating them it's good to know they could have a positive impact on my 'itis.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative "Pan" Colitis 1998. Was med free from 2003 onward prior to getting hit with a nasty flare August 2011. Trying to pull out of current flare and achieve remission.
OFF PREDNISONE as of 11/13/11 :D
Lialda 3 tabs/day
Just started Freeda SCD Multivitamin x1/day - Much easier on the stomach!
Homemade SCD yogurt for probiotics