I was diagnosed with colitis in 2002 at the age of 24. I after almost four years of 'spontaneous remission', flared up (November, 2008). Since that flare began, I've been struggling to get it under control. I've tried Asacol, Colazol, Prednisone, and Imuran either alone or in some combination. The SCD was the first thing that worked for me. I began to get better after just four days on the SCD. I've been on the SCD since June, 2009. It has gotten me about 80% of the way to complete healing. Since then, I've been systematically (as practicable) trying credible natural treatments, and learning as much as I can about health, the digestive and immune system, and natural treatments for IBD as I can in my free time.