Alternative Medicine

Ideas and stories about alternative medicine for people dealing with ulcerative colitis

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IBD Clinical Trial Involving Saffron

Quick update to all those interested, especially for those in the Washington DC area of the United States. A longtime user of the iHaveUC site sent me an email recently to explain how a clinical trial is going on and open for enrollment. It is listed on the master of clinical trial webpages here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04749576?term=ashktorab&draw=2&rank=1 Last night I messaged the lead investigator of the trial… Read More »IBD Clinical Trial Involving Saffron

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Some Updates In The Time of Corona Virus Plus Lemon Myrtle Tea News

Hey UC’ers, What a crazy past few months for just about all of us eh..? I have been way absent from the site, but wanted to jump on to give a few quick updates. First is from a woman with IBD who is starting a Podcast for all of you, check out the message below: Hey Adam! I just wanted to e-mail you to inform you that… Read More »Some Updates In The Time of Corona Virus Plus Lemon Myrtle Tea News

EVOO – A Proven Maintenance Therapy?

  It’s been a long time since I posted a story on this great site and an update is well overdue. I am Graham, the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) convert, guinea pig and advocate. Diagnosed over 20 years ago I have trodden the familiar route of medication, realised that’s not the whole solution, smoked, not smoking, researched diet/food/deficiencies, over and over to the point… Read More »EVOO – A Proven Maintenance Therapy?

A Step Towards Healing

I’m Jane, my husband has UC. I shared our story with you in January 2017. He was diagnosed in 2016 after a major flare which started after severe work stress. It landed him in hospital on Prednisone. Our most recent adventure was a 3 week 4WD trip to Central Australia, which included climbing Uluru and a few 20 km hikes. Not really any symptoms, just… Read More »A Step Towards Healing

Water Kefir – A Great Digestive Issue Option

I think people with digestive trouble should highly consider trying water kefir as some potential help. And…there is no dairy/milk involved at all. (if you have used Water Kefir (tibicos) before, please add a review at the bottom so others can see how it worked for you!) So when I was in Australia in April visiting a close friend from my childhood, actually he was… Read More »Water Kefir – A Great Digestive Issue Option