Quincy is right about
emphasizing meds, especially rectal enemas which are very, very effective but for some reason rarely prescribed.
But she is wrong to say that diet has no effect on UC. Maybe it really does have no effect on HER IBD but there are scores of people on this forum who experience otherwise.
Monitoring my food intake is very important for my remission, but I find special diets to be a waste of time. I recommend a food diary instead. Gluten and dairy are the usual suspects but any food can trigger symptoms.
Special blood tests indicated that gluten was safe for me to eat, but in reality it causes me problems. The SCDiet and Paleo say to avoid starchy vegetables, rice, corn, and grains in general but I find that they are no problem, except for wheat which contains gluten. They also say that shellfish and cruciferous vegetables are perfectly legal under their guidelines, but these are ‘poison’ for me and trigger serious symptoms.
Everyone is different, you need to find your own path.
BTW many of us find that supplements help. Probiotics are probably the most popular. Check our signatures to see how each of us manages this disease.
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Several Culturelle a day firms up stools. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, Fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, magnesium, phos choline, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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