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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Ulcerative Colitis

By January 4, 2013

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There's so much to learn about ulcerative colitis, it can sometimes feel like you'll never be able to take it all in. This disease still confounds the best physicians in the world -- no one knows what causes UC, and there is no cure. Here is a list of the 10 things that any person who has ulcerative colitis should know about this disease.

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January 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm
(1) Adam Scheuer says:

Hi Theresa,
I think another thing people should know and understand is that for the most part, physicians in the medical world do not believe that a change in diet can reduce and sometimes eliminate symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s. I think this would make a good number 11. I sure wish someone had beat that into my head 18 months ago prior to going through with so many unnecessary medications. My website talks about my experiences at: another ulcerative colitis site about diet

January 7, 2013 at 2:59 am
(2) Jan Zigbe says:

Diet is very effective in controlling the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis. The diets that have helped many people are the Specific Carbohydrate diet and the GAPS diet.

April 20, 2014 at 10:13 am
(3) B. says:

My brother, now 55, got colitis in his mid-twenties, and suffered for years despite treatment with various steroids and even a monthly shot of something he supposedly could never go off of, once started. Not sure how he got the idea, but he wondered if it was a pro-biotic issues and began drinking UNpasteurized kefir milk from a reputable source, which he surmised had a lot of the probiotics that pasteurization kills. He is TOTALLY cured. It went away, he takes no meds anymore. He can’t believe it was this simple for him. I’ve got nothing in this, nothing to sell, just noticed this article, and encourage others to give it a try. He drinks a glass in the morning and is usually perfectly fine, but if he feels anything just takes a small sip during the day, which is rare.

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