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My Girlfriend was diagnosed with UC, Help Please

Hello! Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes……………… First off, I don’t have UC myself. It is my girlfriend who has recently been diagnosed with it. My main reason for posting here is to try and get some information and to make myself feel better! I have been very worried about her and this condition especially seeing as… Read More »My Girlfriend was diagnosed with UC, Help Please

Getting Ready to Start SCD

Well, it is Sunday and on Monday I’ll start the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I’m full of mixed emotions about this decision to go on SCD. Honestly, I really didn’t want to get to this point where I’m no longer able to control my ulcerative colitis flares with a “traditional” diet of clean eating and a low-stress lifestyle. As an elite athlete I’m not convinced I… Read More »Getting Ready to Start SCD

Big Decision Made

For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about and reading about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet… After a particularly tough weekend, I’ve decided to put myself on the SCD diet. Honestly, this is not something I want to do but at this point I’ll try anything. Now if you were to see me, you probably would be surprised to learn that I’ve been in a… Read More »Big Decision Made

How to Handle a Colitis Flare

If you have ulcerative colitis, you very well may have a whole bunch of colitis flares along the way(but don’t you worry). After being diagnosed with UC in October of 2008, I have officially learned that a colitis flare may come up from time to time (even when I thought I had found the save all diet solution with the SCD diet plan…symptom and medication… Read More »How to Handle a Colitis Flare

Elite Athlete with Ulcerative Colitis

I’m pretty happy I found this website as it is the most positive website I’ve found about ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed a year ago and I spent too much time reading very negative and depressing accounts by people struggling with ulcerative colitis. This is just not the best path for someone who is newly diagnosed – especially if like me you have to wait… Read More »Elite Athlete with Ulcerative Colitis