Hi Dr. Wylde,
I'm hoping you can give me some information on a current health issue I am struggling with. I have recently (last couple weeks) been diagnosed with ucerative colitis. My Doctor has put me on 800mg of Asacol (three times daily) and 5mg Apo-Prenisone (four times daily) to help reduce inflamation and flare ups. The thing I am struggling most with is a proper diet. I'm afraid I am not getting a proper balanced diet. I know a colitis diet is not written in stone and can differ from person to person. I've taken dairy products out of my diet, and I'm afraid to try different fruit and vegetables. I also understand that eating smaller portions more frequently througout the day can help. I just don't know what safe foods I can eat and snack on to try to help control flare ups. Can you give me a quick guideline as to what I can try to eat and snack on to control the colitis and flare ups? I understand I should avoid gluttens, grains, whole wheats, high fibres, seeds nuts, raw fruit and veggies. This is causing me to be hesitant on what I eat in general, limiting myself to plain chicken, fish, white rice, applesauce, etc. However, the flare ups continue off and on and I am not getting a proper diet.