Patient Comments: Ulcerative Colitis Diet - Type of Diet

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What type of diet plan do you follow to avoid ulcerative colitis flares, and soothe symptoms? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: PJV, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 06

My wife put me on a totally vegan diet to avoid ulcerative colitis flares - no meat, dairy, eggs, added fats or sugars, real or artificial. I eat mostly starches, well-cooked vegetables and fruits, and well-cooked and pureed beans (such as fat-free refried beans). I avoid cruciferous vegetables entirely, and any fruit that contains seeds. I can eat nut butters, but not whole nuts. Google Vegan recipes with these ingredients. Try Dr. John McDougall recipes with these ingredients. My colitis is fine as long as I eat this way.

Comment from: chris, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last November 2018 after several months of bleeding, diarrhea and pain. I finally saw a gastrointestinal specialist who identified my issue through a colonoscopy and EGD. He started me on oral mesalamine, four daily. Although I took the drug and my bleeding stopped, I was still in pain and had diarrhea. I then saw my primary care physician where we discussed my ongoing issues. She suggested I start the FODMAP food plan. I did it. I no longer have diarrhea and I've gone pain free as long as a day.

Comment from: Canada, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I stick to a gluten and dairy free diet to avoid ulcerative colitis flares. After many years taking various types of medication, I saw a naturopath who advised me to stay away from gluten, dairy (except for goat cheese and butter), soy, balsamic, and pork. I can eat grains produced in European countries (i.e. flour from Italy, gravy from Ireland, pasta from Italy etc.) without issue. I've been advised that the grains produced in Europe are cleaner strains with no GMO. I'm in remission since changing my diet, 5 years as of 2019.

Comment from: mk, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

For some reason my ulcerative colitis behaves differently compared to many other people. I rarely have an aggressive flare after which I can lose 30 to 40 pounds in 20 days. But I wait until it passes and then remission comes with no symptoms for many years, and without a single pill. No food can trigger the symptoms to come back. I drink any alcohol, eat a lot of meat, drink coffee and nothing happens for years.

Comment from: Dr. Satyajit Kumar, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

Biopsy from colon reports irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. I am on Mesacol suppository daily and isabgol powder, yet frequency of stools is more than 15 to 24 hours.

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