My only comment on this is....as soon as you eat, the food is NOT in the colon. It'll be a while before it gets there.
But, once you take a bite of something, the digestive process starts. It's all supposed to happen in a natural movement that what comes in eventually goes out after it's "processed". Too bad that poop isn't turned into gold.
If any part of the digestive system is inflamed, there will probably be a blip (large or small) in the process. Not all our body parts necessarily work well together when they're doing the independent thing of their own.
As well, for many of us, we have IBS. Albeit a separate dysfunction, there can be spasming, cramping, excessive mucus production, pain, urgency, etc.
Food won't cause flares, but food will create its own or exacerbate symptoms...put the two together and if they don't have you feeling good, it should be dealt with by either changing foods, adding meds or soothing products.
I had some very unappealing strawberries after supper. I have a stomach ache and some nausea (which I've had off and on this week). I rarely would have that symptom from strawberries, but maybe it's because reflux is an issue lately, and strawberries are the last thing I ate that is "memorable".
Everyone needs bacteria for the proper floral and enzyme balance to break down food. Our bodies don't produce all the enzymes either...we need certain foods to help with the process. If there's no intake of certain foods when we eat them, then I wouldn't doubt we'd have symptoms of some kind.
Imagine what's happening when people stop eating many foods, yet consume foods that the body doesn't produce on its own.
The effect from foods on UC or on the digestive tract is either discussed in a general sense or specificly direct. I don't support the specific direct idea.
Don't also miss the possibility of anxiety and emotional/mental control of foods.....for some I believe it's more that than the foods themselves.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!