You are the biggest fool that ever lived. It is extremely unlikely that you will be able to control the disease without meds...
you appear to be squandering that great gift due to your irrational and extremist views...
BS... BS... BS... That is just one person's opinion. This other poster makes much more sense to me:
The actual reality is that most cases of UC are mild to moderate and of a relapsing/remitting nature. Meds can prolong a remission and get you out of a flare-up faster - that's about it, and they don't even manage that for some people
Not only are there many here on this forum who do not take meds, (you can identify us by our signatures), but most non-med people no longer remain on this forum because they have no reason to be here. This forum is mostly the most severe cases of IBD.
There are some advantages for taking prescribed mesalamine meds. They are anti-inflammatory and are proven to help prevent bowel cancer. Rectal meds are especially effective with the least side effects.
Many of us have tried meds at first but do not remain on them because we are allergic or experience some of their side effects such as liver problems and kidney stones. We have found a way to manage our disease by monitoring our diet, (via a food diary), and taking some supplements. Everyone is different so check out our signatures to see our individual protocols. (Curcumin (turmeric) has been getting favorable reviews lately).
Finally, once you are on meds the harder it is to experience a med-free remission. The National Cooperative Crohn's Disease Study (NCCDS) as well as the European Cooperative Crohn's Disease Study (ECCDS) have both demonstrated that patients with no prior drug therapy have a greater likelihood of remaining in remission without maintenance drugs:”Of the patients whose disease responded to the placebo (20 of 77; 26%), the majority (70%) remained in remission at one year, and a fair number (45%) remained in remission at two years. These results indicate that many patients undergo spontaneous remission, approximately 20% at one year and 12% at two years.
“However, when another factor is considered the success of placebo therapy rises dramatically. Of patients in the placebo group who had no previous history of steroid therapy, 41% achieved remission after 17 weeks. In addition, 23% of this group continued in remission after two years, compared with only 4% of the group with a history of steroid use.”
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242),
Culturelle, Fish oil, magnesium, multivitamin, extra D3. When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin, E complex.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
Post Edited (IamCurious) : 9/20/2015 8:05:21 AM (GMT-6)