Eric....I didn't mention meds. I have a well-rounded diet, and don't even consume what you suggested, although I might on occasion. If I did, I'd have gas for sure but it wouldn't cause me to flare or if I didn't consume it..it wouldn't heal a flare.
Common sense rules, and I don't see the need for people to go to extremes. If one has a bad diet (of course that's the common sense part and is subjective)...adjust it. There's no need to revert to an extreme diet.
Regarding food sensitivities...that's another health issue in relation to UC. Both should be looked at separately and dealt with accordingly.
Cave "people" may not have had many eating options....we do. Our brains have also evolved.
I repeat...food doesn't cause flares nor heal them. Food has action in the digestive tract...definitely.
I haven't mentioned meds at all....and if anyone doesn't like my information (which isn't to the extreme)...put me on your ignored list.
I had turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, carrots, gravy, pumpkin pie with topping, coffee for supper last night. Actually, no discomfort, only a satisfied full belly.
One normal bm today.
*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 !!!