I was diagnosed with colitis ten years ago, around 2002 and suffered some years before that. I am from Serbia where I had tons of antibiotics for sinus inflammations and I think that destroyed my gut. I live in Canada now, in Vancouver where I was diagnosed with it after colonoscopy.
I am 53 years old, a mother of a teenager.
Then I found something on the internet about GAPS diet and SCD and decided to give it a try as they are very similar. I ordered the books too.
I put my medication in one of the drawers in my kitchen and decided to stop taking them.I started GAPS diet on February 11, 2012. For a couple of days it worked and then I ate some almonds and peanuts, which was too soon, so the bloody diarrhea came back. Then I started eating bone soups and it was fine until I had a lot of garlic with home-made yogurt ( I wanted to get rid of all bad bacteria at once). So now I still have blood in my stool and no idea how to stop it. I used lotus root before to stop bleeding but I am not sure if it is allowed. I am not in pain anymore so something is getting better. I just wish to stop this bleeding.