dmacell: Just out of curiousity, how much Lialda do you take? I noticed your signature merely states that you take it once per day. I hope when the time comes you are able to get off it entirely.
Regarding this thread I kind of like how you handled yourself in it. Somehow you really didn't come across as preaching or being arrogant even though you seem to have strong beliefs on the subject. I personally hate it when people with this philosophy come across as trying their best to preach down to us that every one of us would be cured of our UC if we just went down this path, which I don't believe is true. Some have gotten this nasty disease and it doesn't have anything at all to do with our environment. I also like the fact that even though you seem to be anti-big pharma, you didn't really suggest that we should quit meds and go down this path of not needing meds and have kind of lived by example, staying on certain meds yourself during this process.
I would like to point out, and I hope you don't take as a criticism, but when you say that you "get called extreme all the time" it is because you actually do have extreme out of the mainstream thoughts on these subjects. I just wish that people with these viewpoints would acknowledge that they realize that they actually are out of the mainstream with these ideas. This doesn't necessarily mean that one side is right and one side is wrong, just that the percentage of non-believers far exceeds the percentage of believers, making their viewpoints extreme and not in the mainstream. I certainly acknowledge that the percentage of believers is growing bigger and bigger every day and there is obviously a reason for that, whether the beliefs are actually right or wrong. I also acknowledge that people with these extreme views have been responsible for occasional changes in something here and there that have been proven to be to the benefit of the planet and humans as well, not by the extremists themselves but by the mainstream.
Lialda 1 pillX2; VSL 1 pillX2; Prescrip Assist Probiotic 1 pill X 2;Vitamin D3;Grape seed extract 400mg X 2; Canasa every night;Levsin & DAO as needed
Discontinued: Robinul; Zymactive, Renew Life Probiotic 80 billion, Florastor
Post Edited (garylouisville) : 3/30/2014 6:07:58 PM (GMT-6)