I know that many UCers cannot handle fruit and fiber food such as blueberries, but they might be worthwhile to eat if you can tolerate them.
I have always found that powdered psyllium seed works wonders for my UC. Again many others on this forum feel the same, and just as many find that it makes them worse or at best does nothing for them. The probiotics in kefir also seemed to help me so I began mixing kefir with Pseed instead of ordinary milk. At the time I was taking VSL#3DS.
Anyway that combination has been a wonder drug for me. I don't take it every day because VSL#3DS is expensive and the Pseed tastes terrible (yeech!) but as long as I monitor my diet then I don't need to take it every day. I added blueberries in an attempt to make it more palatable. That didn't work, nothing can improve the taste of that gunk, but I found that the blueberries seemed to make it even more effective for UC.
I believe this is an important factor that has helped me maintain a long term remission. Last week I really needed something because for sure it looked like I was on a superhighway to Flarestown. But this combination pulled me thru yet again. So I decided to do a little research and found that blueberries have a lot of studies backing them up. It worked so well that I decided to add more detail to my signature.www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100208145055.htmNew research from the Lund University Faculty of Engineering in Sweden shows that blueberry fibre are important and can alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammations, such as ulcerative colitis.
Åsa Håkansson and Camilla Bränning also noted that if blueberries are eaten together with probiotics, the content of butyric acid and propionic acid increased in the blood, two substances that are formed when fibre are broken down and that have previously been known to be important energy sources for intestinal cells.
Male, 64, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3.
When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin. Remission since 2010.
Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo. 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. the STOPPER
-- Taken as needed to snuff out oncoming symptoms:
Powdered psyllium seed (not husk), mixed with organic Lifeway Kefir, with 2 packets VSL#3DS, blueberries.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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