Year or so before I was diagnosed with UC, I noticed that whenever I ate animal protein, I had pain in my abdomen with mild diarrhoea afterwards. I ended up diagnosed with UC, but still continued eating meat, eggs for about
a year. Eventually I ended in hospital with severe flare and became vegan afterwards. It's been 5 years now since I haven't tasted meat. This has helped me a lot, but it sure haven't cured my UC and I've still have had several smaller flareups including one right now.
Interestingly rest of my family are all opposite me, they basically exist/live on meat and eat very little vegetables. Yet they have no issues as most of the other people do. So what I want to say with that is – I do think that vegetarian diet can probably somewhat prevent getting UC in the first place or even relieve UC symptoms for some of us, but it's not a panace and is definitely not a cure.
All autoimmune diseases (and UC is not an exception) are caused by multitude of factors combined – environmental, genetic, dietary, neural (stress) etc. In my case it was a combination of bad dietary habits, lots of stress, bad sleep habits and unlucky food poisoning that eventually finally set my UC off. However I know some other people who live on extremely bad western diets for years and yet they have no issues with their digestion whatsoever. So I think it's 60% genetics/stress/lifestyle, 30% diet and 10% bad luck.
Post Edited (Globetrotter) : 4/22/2021 2:22:15 PM (GMT-6)