I feel incredibly blessed to feel SO WELL these days— completely normal and like my “old self”. And with little (1/2 a dose) and very safe medication to boot! No steroids or other meds with awful side-effects or visits to the hospital. Not even a SINGLE symptom at all!
I was diagnosed with UC (Ulcerative Colitis) a couple of years ago and it made my life much more difficult. I felt miserable and was afraid to go anywhere. Ugh. Anyone who has this autoimmune disease will know what I am talking about.
Not only do you suffer with the common symptoms associated with UC, though. Which are bad enough. Anytime you’re dealing with autoimmunity there is a host of “random” symptoms that can plague the sufferer too. Recurring fevers, joint pain, fatigue, flu-like symptoms etc. are all common.
But, pinch me!! I feel so fortunate that I found something that REALLY WORKS to help me feel so well with this disease. It’s too good not to share with my dear readers and for you not to share with those you love. It’s just THAT good and easy!
While UC is chronic and here to stay, I stumbled across this simple regimen that in recent months has made me often forget I even have UC at all. Crazy, right!?! I feel that AMAZING.
The two things I do are…
1. Probiotics Help Ulcerative Colitis
I consume fermented FOODS on a daily basis (plain Greek yogurt with active probiotic cultures and raw fermented saurkraut/raw fermented vegetables). Fermented foods have far more live probiotics than a pill.
(A couple of months ago, I doubled down on the fermented foods I eat—adding yogurt to my daily fermented veggie consumption. And I saw the greatest improvements. I was doing well before. But afterwards, my symptoms completely disappeared.)
Two of my favorites are…
I severely restrict the amount of sugar I consume. No unrefined sugar at all these days. And 2 teaspoons, or less, of honey per day. I also restrict the amount of fruit and sugary vegetables I consume—eating very little (but making up for it in other veggies:). Berries have less sugar than other fruit, so I will often have a small handful of those in my yogurt in the morning.
Researches are finding that a healthy gut can be as effective as medication and cutting-edge hospitals are starting to prescribe probiotics to their patients with UC.
I believe many, many people would benefit from doing these two simple things to improve gut health—autoimmune sufferers and non-sufferers alike! ( I have a family member recently diagnosed with diverticulitis who is greatly benefiting from adding fermented foods.)
If you decide eliminate sugar and give probiotics a try, I would love hear how it works for you!!
Wishing you the BEST health friends 💜,