Posting an update. I crossed the one year mark this month. As a glutton for punishment and as a way to validate the ginger, I gave it up for a couple months with only sporadic 50ml drinks here and there. Over a couple months stool was getting watery, more frequent, urgent, explosive. Decided to buckle down and go the full 100ml for three days and after three days hard stool, lactose tolerant again, one BM every two days (my pre-UC norm).
For anyone struggling with spiciness, get a 20oz tumbler, fill it half with boiling water, a generous portion of honey, add lactose free milk or almond milk until almost full, then add 100ml ginger juice and mix. The milk offsets the spiciness of the ginger and drops the drink temp below 70 deg centigrade. Add pumpkin spices for a festive gingerbread flavor.
Thanks for coming back and keeping us updated Simplys, it's awesome this is working so well for you
I would caution that ginger is a blood thinner so it could complicate bleeding. I know that Alcohol can take me from mappy to hurting really fast.
I do wonder how much of an anti-coagulant / blood thinning effect ginger has, especially in such concentrated form
Re "blood thinning", I recently read that blood thinning can also make skin more susceptible to bleeding which in UC would be rectal. Just something to think about before taking too many supplements or too much of them that contribute to that.
Mae West famously said "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful" but my experience has been "not always".
Do you have a source you can post for that?
-Proctitis 10/2010. Later diagnosed with Crohn's. Then Pancolitis. Now they call it 'indeterminate colitis'
SCD Diet. Asacol. Pentasa. Rowasa enema. Uceris. Hydrocortisone.
Didn't seem to work:
-Hydrocortisone enema. VSL#3DS. Canasa. Slippery elm bark. Astaxanthin. l-glutamine. Psyllium husk. Bee Pollen.