Mr202..welcome to the forum!
I sooooo agree with everyone here. There's lots of info/sharing and although we may all not agree on some subjects..it's OK because you can formulate your own opinion based on your own research and what makes sense to you.
Your experiences are also equally as valuable to others..you've been dealing with UC for a few years already.
Where in the colon is your UC...throughout or limited? What meds are you on/were you on?
What supplements are you taking?
Food doesn't cause flares, but it does have an impact on how you feel and can exacerbate symptoms.
The best thing I've ever done for myself is do lots of research and find how things work for me....also connecting with others and having a great doctor has been my lifesaver.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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 !!!