Ulcerative Colitis Remedy / Remission Idea

Remedy Ideas

Trial and error; supplements and diet change

Thanks to Janice M

I noticed a couple of positive comments by Janice about her regime on the UCer Facebook page, so thought I'd ask about about the details. I'm pleased to say that she got to remission with her regime and has kindly shared it with me in order to help other UCers.

In the details Janice explains that she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis around 6 years before she decided to try some different approaches, although her symptoms had been building for a couple of years prior to the diagnosis.

Initially it took around 8 months of trial and error to find a regime that worked and got her into remission - from a flare that had lasted 19 months. This is a good example of the patience, time and effort that can be required to give different approaches a chance to work.

Annoyingly, after all her hard work Janice went back into a flare-up after a colonoscopy! However, because her regime worked she was able to get back to remission again within 2 months, which is encouraging and good to hear.

So onto the details of the regime Janice used during her flare-ups. As ever, we must remember that Ulcerative Colitis is a very individual disease and what works for one may not work for another; trial and error is the key!

Diet Daily Supplements Food Avoided
  • Organic non-processed food
  • A lot of soups
  • cooked vegetables
  • Organic, free range poultry & eggs
  • A lot of organic bone broth
  • Boswellia 300mg x 3
  • Curcumin 500mg at bedtime
  • Ubiquinol 50mg x 1
  • Vitamin D3 2000iu x 1
  • L-glutamine 5g x 2
  • VSL#3 DS x 2 (1 in the morning & 1 at night)
  • Magnesium x 2 (dosage unknown)
  • Red meat
Notes

Janice believes she may have reached remission faster than the 8 months of trial and error, had she not initially reacted to the recommended dosage amounts of the VSL#3 and L-glutamine. Wisely, she stopped them for 2 weeks and began them again on low doses. She then built up over several weeks to the recommended dose. Intrestingly, once she was able to handle the recommended dosage her symptoms cleared up fairly quickly.

This is an important lesson to remember with any trial and error. Often during a flare UCers can react to foods, supplements, juices etc. that wouldn't normally cause a problem, so trying small amounts first then increasing is a good idea..

Now in remission, Janice has slowly decreased the Boswellia to 300mg x 1, L-Glutamine to 5g x 1 and #VSL DS to 1 at bedtime. She is hoping to eventually stop the Boswellia completely and take the Glutamine every other day.