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Beat Your Disease Interview About Ulcerative Colitis

This is an interview I had with some friends of mine named Vinny and Louis.  They have both known me for over 10 years(so that’s both before and after I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis).  And I’m hoping that it can give you some insight into my thoughts about living with UC and maybe help you out too.

Thanks for watching,


13 thoughts on “Beat Your Disease Interview About Ulcerative Colitis”

  1. Adam,

    Awesome! And THANK YOU-as always, for being the voice and face of UC and continuing your platform to inspire and educate ALL about the UC rollercoaster.

    There is hope and a light at the ‘end’ of the tunnel no matter how bad things get.
    Knowledge is truly power and having the internet has been a godsend to those of us diagnosed well before that! We never stop learning new things about IBD/UC-diet-SCD,gut bacteria/probiotics, etc.

    Happy and healthy wishes to all!
    You still rock, Adam!
    Best, Shelly (a UC-Lifer!)

  2. Thank you so much for making this video! I am going to share this with my family and friends to help them try to wrap their heads around what I go through with my UC (definitely not easy to do, if you don’t have UC). They often don’t understand that this is a daily thing that I have to come to terms with and that even though I have been flare-up free for three years now (first diagnosed in June 2008), that doesn’t mean that I am “all better” (my boyfriend especially struggles with this). Your video has inspired me to do some research on PubMed and to also revisit the SCD diet (I tried to follow it a long time ago but succumbed to the convenience of eating the “normal food” that my boyfriend at the time was eating).

    Thank you again and all the best from Sydney!

    Erika :)

  3. Hi Adam, just have to report that I am STILL in remission. It’s been almost 9 months, the longest remission I have ever had. It’s thanks to 3 grams a day of cucurmin that my regular doctor, NOT my Specialist, got me to try. And, even more miraculous, I am eating veggies and nightshades and even a limited amount of gluten. I know this doesn’t work for everyone, but for me it has been a miracle. My GI said, looking at my colon, you would never know that I had had UC, and I feel like I never had it as well. I am on no medications, other than the cucurmin, and Life Is Good

    1. Hi Elizabeth, Can you please tell me what brand of cucurmin did he give you? There are SO many different types, I find it confusing which one to use.

  4. Hi Adam,
    I have just listened to the podcast. And thankyou .’ Feeling solidarity , steadiness from that, but also a little sadness for us all who have a so called incurable disease. Just acknowledging this.
    I always try to remember that we are animals too with these amazing biological systems, which are finely tuned. Through supporting each other and feeling support we can find the energy and enthusiasm to make steps for better health. The pharmaceutical medicines do have their uses like a tool, we have so much more then those medicines through the food we eat and the company we can choose to keep…medicine too in their own right…
    Thankfully I am in remission since September last after diagnosis in Nov 2016.
    I too feel gratefull for the internet in helping our wellbeing on this!
    Information and research are key to personal power and health.

    Be well, to one and all.


  5. What a great interview…what a great guy you are, Adam.

    Genuine and helpful…to the bone.

    That’s you.

    Thank you for everything you have done for so many.

    1. Yo what up Bev (The Canadian Queen of UC with her 2,330th comment:))

      Thank you thank you, and I very much appreciate it.
      (I have another interview scheduled with a Fecal Transplant Guru at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time on March the 12th, so hoping to get that posted up soon after)

      (And just about two minutes ago saw Canada beat the Czech repoublic 6:4…) I think I can hear the Czech men pounding their .5 liter Pilsens and slivovice shots already…ahahaha…!!


      1. Lol…the US women’s hockey team beat our Canadian women though! Now, that hurts…first time we haven’t taken the gold in that for 23 years! Ouch.

        Looking forward to hearing what the poop guru has to say to you. I know you’ll keep us posted.

        Keep up the good fight Adam :):):)

  6. Thanks Adam for this interview! I’ve been following you for about a year and we seem to have a lot in common. I’m fixing to download the ebooks. I have waited this long because I’m a real picky eater. I don’t like many vegetables and I love dairy and sweets. I don’t think dairy affects my UC, but I know for sure that if I make this Chocolate cake with my Special GLAZED ICING I’m looking for trouble. I’ve been looking at alternative means of treatment so I don’t have to keep talking the Lialdia or whatever meds I might need to take in the future. Prescription medication is expensive with insurance and it’s crazy expensive if someone doesn’t have insurance. I have sent this to my best friends wife and she is going to start following you as well! Thanks again for helping us!

    1. Hi Guy,

      Thank you for reading(and listening) and thanks for sharing your ideas!
      For sure I do eat quite a bit of vegetables, especially over the past years from about 2009 until 2017. I’ve had some pretty good success and have begun to bring back many foods that I previously avoided like the plauge…some breads and even more dairy(in the form of some cheeses) still I steer clear of the Milk, but either way, I wish you the best with finding a long term plan that works for you!


  7. What a great helpful interview. I could have listened to it for hours. It is amazing how the medical doctors have nothing to offer other than big pharma with the idea that if you throw enough you know what at the wall it is bound to stick. It makes me angry that patients waste valuable time and money and when the doctor says it’s time for surgery there is not any mention of trying through diet and lifestyle to achieve some kind of remission or normalcy. I am new to this website and grateful. I will be buying the books as well.

  8. Hi Adam, I’m just recently diagnosed. As I live in the West of Ireland I really don’t have any support, apart from my family, but no-one understands this illness unless they have it. I am so happy to have come across your website. I was diagnosed over 6 mths ago..have been on steroids and Pentasa..I took myself off Pentasa 3 wks ago as It just exacerbated my symptoms.I am currently on no meds but just eating very blandly, have to say feeling alot better and without the Pentasa! I enjoy a few wines but it always makes things worse, so I need to stop that. Thank you for this site, I just watched your video..Great insight, so real for all us US sufferers.
    Kind Regards


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