Rubbish, beatUC. Anyone who ends up in hospital due to fulminant UC/Crohn's won't be eating anything, because they will be way too ill to eat. Like nssg and a few others said, not eating helped my symptoms (except with fulminant colitis where it made no difference), but it did absolutely sod all for the underlying disease. This carried on over some years, so it wasn't like I didn't give it a long enough try.
Fasting is so overrated. It's one of those things which is difficult for healthy people to do, so it's developed a virtuous reputation for being good for you. It's not really. A day or two without food will hardly kill you, but by and large the bowels are happiest and healthiest having food/stool continuously pass through them. In fact, in the prolonged absence of faeces, the colon becomes inflamed and develops a condition known as diversion colitis. (No, you can't pass stool, but you can pass mucus and blood.)
Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 9/14/2017 4:20:57 PM (GMT-6)