" I just don't really understand why someone does not want to stay on meds that's all"
It simple, maybe some people never really flare again or only decades later. You know this, this disease is very different from one individual to another.
He wants to take the chance that he won't flare while not taking meds. Nothing wrong with this in my book. It was mentioned that the low level meds don't really have big side effects, so why not take them...well, just because. they are still meds anyways.
it's like me taking an advil/tylenol every day to prevent headaches. Sure, if I take an advil everyday just for fun, I'd probably never experience a headache anymore. Who knows. And really, advil and mesa are in about the same level of side effects.
Anyway, the point is, he doesn't want to take meds and that's it.
Look, some people are worse than us. Some people get diagnosed with U.C. and it's so bad they have to get surgery right away. Not us,we still have the option to try stuff. And then different,different,different, you got this dude here that eats spinach and gets in remission. Why is that? Who the f... knows.
I ate his protocol for close to a months, it didn't do anything for me. I have no problem trying again, cause I like spinach and w.t.f, might as well eat it, just because.