Oh, I guess one other thing that was kind of new last week was I increased my exercise a bit (running and a body pump weightlifting class), but it wasn't anything excessive. I'm only up to 2-4 mile runs, which is really short for me compared to what I used to do. But I always worry running is bad for my UC as well.
I know a guy who goes into flare if he does heavy exercise that includes weight lifting, irrespective of being in flare, tapering or in remission. Now he has dropped heavy exercise completely, just does some stuff to keep him in shape but runs a lot (even in NY winters).
I wonder if heavy exercise and physical exertion initiates UC because it runs down your immune system. I know some people think UC is autoimmune while others believe UC is caused by a hidden infection with a MAP-like virus or bacteria.
LDN modulates the immune system and it seems to alleviate UC in some people. Others have said that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) helps their UC and that is also an immune system modulator. I wonder if taking NAC after heavy exercise will help avoid a flare.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine.
Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed probiotics taken with powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Probiotics, Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Fish oil, curcumin, black cumin, lobelia, vit D3, boswellia, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no shellfish. No processed foods with carrageenan, maltodextrin, sorbitol, carboxymethylcellulose, or polysorbate80. No GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys