Relieving symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (proctitis). Since then I’ve been trying to figure out what foods I need to avoid. The pills I was taking to relieve my symptoms had stopped working so I was kind of desperate to figure out triggers for my illness. I told myself three years ago, as long as I can stay vegan I will. But when I got the diagnose I started eating salmon to see if it would help relieve my symptoms. I only ate fish for a couple of weeks, but then I came across a blog post by Jill Collett from Pamela Popper’s website, The Wellness Forum. Jill’s story was almost identical to mine, except I had just had my disease for a little over a year and she had it for 20 years. Once I started following her advice, after three weeks my symptoms reversed. I no longer bleed, I no longer have to run to the bathroom or have pain eating spicy foods. Here is what I did.

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