Was also going through the various diets on youtube that claim to cure UC. These people have been drug free for years they claim. What are your thoughts on that?
As a newly diagnosed patient, I would strongly urge you to stick to what your doctor says. UC fit neatly into a nutshell: What's one's miracle treatment, does absolutely nothing for another, and might even make another's symptoms a whole lot worse. This is a very individual illness, my solution isn't yours, etc etc.
Here's a review of what's known about
UC and diets, it reviews the limited, small-scale, and often
open-label (which are known for an exaggerated placebo effect/error). It's an understudied area, nothing your gasteroenteroligist can recommend due to this for liability reasons. Anecdotally, some say they've seen improvements with diets like IBD-AID, SCD, etc, and it is always something you can try, if you are so inclined. Just know there is no guarantee of any given treatment working for you, no matter how inspirational of a testimonial you read/watch. https://www.dietvsdisease.org/ulcerative-colitis-diet/
There's a lot of inspirational YouTuber's and websites promising cures through means with no/limited scientific proof (some might even be harmful to us). It's anecdotal, and placebo effect at most, and a drain on your wallet to pay for a subscript
ion, buy their book, sign up for online consultations, etc etc. You have to be careful out there!
Here's a good watch from the Michigan IBD School: IBD Mythbusters. There is a lot of other good videos in this whole series and highly recommended to learn more and be a proactive participant to work with your doctor as a partner (TOC available on that page): http://www.med.umich.edu/ibd/school/video109.html