princesa, OK...(firstly, it wasn't my intention to be rude, you perceived it as rude)...now let me rephrase it so there won't be any inflection..how do you know you have yeast? Is it what you believe or did you get tested? or was it through trial and error?
Eric...I have never said i was anti-SCD...I think it's a well-rounded diet with good food intake. I suggest it often. What I don't support is people NOT eating or going on a "white" diet or bowel rest..etc.
I never suggest people need to eat grains or starches to live a healthy life. I never believed it in the '80s and I don't believe it now.
I always suggest protein and a well balanced diet. I also suggest that whole grains are a source of B vitamins...and for those who don't consume them to get their B12 checked and to possibly take a good brand multi B vitamin (not mega dosages, however).
I do say that I don't believe candida/yeast/fungus/food is a cause of UC, UC flares or will heal them. That will never change...but one might have that issue in conjunction with UC.
I do believe that if certain foods bother someone...don't eat them. Plain and simple.
It's unfortunate the both ends approach didn't work for you..treating that way (5ASA to start) is a base-line med regimen that many doctors don't even offer to their patients. I didn't say it works for everyone...but if anyone isn't on it, they should at least try it.
Of course...many are enema/suppository phobic and will avoid it like the plague, and I even believe some doctors have another motive for not suggesting it..which I don't quite understand.
I pretty much say the same things.....I don't, however, believe anyone has to read between the lines with what I have to say. You must read more of my postings to get the "well rounded" personality and suggestions of mine you're missing.
*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 !!!