I took slippery elm for six months or so. It seemed to help pretty well. I don't bother buying it anymore because it's pretty expensive and I don't think I need it.
I'll definitely agree with diet... and I'm all for sticking to your diet as long as you can... long after you're in remission. I've been symptom-free since January of '07 but I'm staying my version of the SCD
until January of '08 before I start to introduce other food back in.
Diagnosed with severe UC in July '06 (pancolitis)
Hospitalized and given IV steroids, then released on 60mg pred and Asacol
SCD since a week after hospital release.
Sept '06 Quit Asacol and started Digestive Enzymes.
Currently still on SCD.
100% Med-Free and 100% Symptom-Free since January '07.