Hi everyone who’s out there and living with OR living with someone who has UC! I am in my second ulcerative colitis flare. To recap, I started treating my UC with the SCD diet back in August 2009. Immediately I saw my symptoms go away, which was great. The medications weren’t helping so I looked into diet as my treatment. I stopped all medications two two months later. Its been about 15 months on the SCD, and I am happy to announce that I’m in a flare.
I’m not worried though. I am actually excited(that’s how weird me is). Now time to test if the diet really works. You see, I started breaking too many rules of this diet over the past 15 months(imagine that…). Slowly, I started drinking 2-3 coffees per day with honey(which is good and legit) but also with cream(which is a no nononieo). I also have been mowing on corn tortilla chips way way to much lately(always got a bag of Tostito white corn chips here). And, definitely guilty of eating some deep fried, flour battered things. SAnd can’t forget how I ate some chocolate a friend brought over last week(not much but you know..).
So here is the deal. I am going back to basics. Starting the intro SCD diet once again. That’s right, chicken soup, eggs in the morning, and we will see what happens. The video is about me coming out of the closet about this flare, and also talks about how I plan on getting my gut bacteria back in place which I feel is the cause for my ulcerative colitis acting up. The good old gut bacteria community inside the old colon has gotten a bit out of wack. Now it’s time to slow down some cut down some bad bacteria and build up some good bacteria. And the plan is to limit the food I eat, which will be limiting what food is left by the time it makes it to the colon.
I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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