Posted 9/8/2014 5:34 PM (GMT -6)
Which part of India are you from (to guess kind of foods you eat) and where do you live at this moment? Tawanjo Sindhi aan (Khatri)? Where is the inflammation and how big/large the inflamed area is?
I am from Mumbai, but left India about 14 years ago.
I kept a food diary for first 4 years about foods I eat and the kind of responses I get from my body, overall feeling, how the gut reacts etc. etc. and noticed that nothing came out as 'triggers' for gastric upset, except chili peppers loaded food.
Then I noticed that using Toor dal makes me feel bloated and I toot a lot. Consulted some ayurvedic practitioner back home and she suggested against Toor dal, as a matter of fact all dals except Mung dal. Mung dal is anti-inflammatory and she suggested, I can have it as much as I want. So Toor dal was replaced with Mung dal. All other dals come into picture occasionally. She also has a book written in Marathi, read through and following some of the suggestions.
Others have given you good pointers and I suggest you keep a diary to find out if any kind of food triggers any gastric upset.
If you eat Idli kind of foods, you need to check if Urad dal upsets you. Lately, it has started giving some troublesome indications. And of course, no outside/processed food. I don't know where you live exactly so can't comment on organic vegetables, but gutter raised / raised by the railtrack (Mumbai) stuff should of course be avoided.
Learn to make Sauerkraut. I can't guarantee it will help, but it is one of the cheap stuff you can make at home and I found it beneficial (to the taste as well as to the GI system). Look at the probiotics available in India and give them a shot.
As iPoop mentioned, its trial and error method and there is no yardstick for treatment or what will help/bother you. Reiterating record keeping suggestion and find out yourself. I must add, after I was diagnosed with UC, I quit alcohol completely for 5 years, now occasionally and wine only. I was/am primarily vegetarian.
Finally, if you want specific answers, please ask specific questions. General questions will get general answers and may not help you much. One thing that I did after diagnosis, spent 2 months on this forum searching through old threads and taking notes. Helped me a LOT. This place is loaded with information, if you want to go through it. I doubt if there is anything related to UC, that is not covered here.
Edit: The vitamin D, 50K units you are taking. Check if its cholecaciferol or calcitriol. If its calcitriol, it doesn't stay in your system for more than a few hours. It is the bioactive form and gets used quickly. Cholecaciferol form is the one that needs processing and lingers around for a while. That being said, if your vitamin D level (25-OH Vit D) is anywhere below 30, you should jack it up to, at least, 10K of Cholecalciferol and aim for the range of 70-100ng/ml. Stick to Thyrocare if possible and score the deals on Groupon. You may be rich, but if not, keep Groupon in the back of your mind.
Do you have any other health conditions?