That's a good question, damo123, I have seen many reports of low good bacteria levels in IBD patients, but have not heard of any solutions to that problem. I vaguely remember a news report about
this when I lived in Edmonton a few years back about
U of Alberta (I think it was them) doing some stem cell transplants in Crohne's patients to see if their intestines would start producing good bacteria on their own. Of course this is before I got UC so I didn't pay too much attention to it.
I am wondering if it is the good bacteria that keeps the bad bacteria levels in check and when the good bacteria is weak or levels are low, the bad bacteria starts running rampant?
Meds: None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet: Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes).
Added: tumeric and probiotics.