Many of us have found various ways to control uc, for me diet has given me my life back. It's not a solution by any means, but I have no urgency, more energy, no joint pain and my colon has showed signs of healing.
Try avoiding sugars like sodas, fruit juices, cakes, candies, etc. also try avoiding dairy products especially milk. Sometimes I take calcium supplements maybe once a week to replace my calcium levels. Following this isn't always easy, but it's better than poohing 15 to 20 times a day and feeling like pooh...lol
This is what works for me, if it works for you then my preaching won't be in vain. I'm no longer on any meds and I've been much improved for months since following this diet...I'm still a little tired, but NOWHERE near as fatigued as I used to be. I used to be wiped out all day, everyday and angry most of the time because I felt like my life was wasting away.
Now, I have energy to get out and about
and I don't have to worry about
where the nearest toilet is...I have 4 to 5 bm's a day and sometimes less. If you try this diet, stick to it because the slightest deviation will put you back to square one, even if it's a small piece of chocolate.
Why not give it a try...you've got nothing to lose except pooh!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily