Posted 10/10/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)
it has been a year since my last post. I am glad to be back.
I have been thinking about sharing my experience.
I have UC for more than three years. The beginning was not not as nice as i wished. Constant trips to the bathroom and long time spent at the emergency room. Last year i was put on steroids but fortunetaly i did not experience any side effects; they did not help much anyway. I was looking for another way to cope with the condition. I did a lot of research and i came up with a theory on the origin of this condition. I believe that there is a bad bacteria, or a weakness in our bodies, that dissolve the thin lining of the colon letting the bacteria touch the colon surface. To prevent from flaring we need constantly clean it , getting rid of the bad bacteria, and repopulate with good bacteria.
A diet with a lot of fiber, i am talking about lots of it. Fiber from lightly cooked vegetables is the best and have it with every meal. You will have a lot of of gases at the beginning and maybe occasional strange feeling like your B is passing through the infected colon. Do not worry about it, that's good it means that the organ is being cleaned. Once cleaned ulcers heal very quickly. Avoiding wheat and milk is a must and i would also recommend getting rid of potatoes and rice.
yogurt, yogurt, yogurt!!!! Drink a lot of home made yogurt. The probiotic pills did not help me. Buy a yogurt maker, let the milk to ferment for 24h and then drink it. My gas level depends of how much yogurt i would drink. To get rid of a large quantity of gas you need to drink at least two cups of it every day.
Right now i am not taking any pills except of supplements. My doc is constantly asking me what did i do so my UC is so calm. If you are experience a set-back, just increase the amount of vegetables and yogurt and you will be fine. I had recently a setback, because i had too much pizza in a week, but with the help of vegetables and yogurt i am fine again.
I know that many people would not believe me, but if you are desperate just try it. Nevertheless, I cannot guarantee that the diet would work the same magic as it does for me.
if you have any questions/comment just let me know.
ps. an interesting reading http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/11/2371.pdf