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2 Years of Treating my UC with SCD

Intro: 25 year old graduate student, attempting to complete my PhD while battling ulcerative colitis. Diagnosed almost 10 years ago, went through 8 years of drugs before biting the bullet and jumping cold turkey into SCD. Haven’t looked back since. You can find my previous stories here: Some more about me: I was born and raised in Maryland, USA. Love this state. Never want… Read More »2 Years of Treating my UC with SCD

Specific Carbohydrate Diet Reviews

Thinking about starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)? Already started the SCD Diet? Did you stop the SCD Diet? It’s no mystery that there has been, and will continue to be lots of talk about treating your ulcerative colitis with diet here on iHaveUC.  We’ve conducted a survey in the past about diet, but there needs to be a simple place for people to share… Read More »Specific Carbohydrate Diet Reviews

Ulcerative Colitis Survival

Meet Liz Kooymans: I was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in July 2012. I’ve been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and symptom free for about 4 months now. To keep my perspective, I write articles to help others with colitis at, a resource for those with ulcerative colitis and other IBDs. More About Liz: I love to cycle and run. Exercise makes me feel… Read More »Ulcerative Colitis Survival

How to Start SCD While on Prednisone

Introduction: 28 year old grad student, diagnosed in 2008 with very mild symptoms. Just blood on the paper, no pain, no cramping, no irregular movements. Had a flex-sigmoid to confirm. Was put on Lialda in 2009 at increasing dosages to control blood, but still no pain or other symptoms. In Nov of 2011 had a NASTY bout of food poisoning that had me laid up… Read More »How to Start SCD While on Prednisone

Specific Carbohydrate Diet – 5 Month Update

Introduction: 23 yo male, living with bowel problems my whole life, diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis 8 years ago. My UC has been kept fairly under control the whole time with just Lialda, but recently the UC has started to take control. I am terrified of going down the slippery slope that is prednisone and remicade, so I’m trying to do this the natural way with… Read More »Specific Carbohydrate Diet – 5 Month Update