Like many of you, I was diagnosed a number of years ago with UC after bleeding for months everytime I went to the bathroom.
The doctor's point of view that it was my 'immune system attacking the colon' made no sense to me at all. Neither did the two choices of remedy, cut out your colon, or take steroids.
After giving up on hospitals and such, I started doing a lot of online research around the issue. Eventually, I stumbled upon a remote piece of writing from a doctor in Canada (which I unfortunately don't have the reference to) which basically claimed that people were being diagnosed with ulcerative colitus when their digestive systems were simply overly acidic. This was the first idea that made sense to me.
So, as a test, I filled a glass of baking soda and water. Immediately after drinking it, I felt a cool wave run down my tummy. I slammed the glass down and screamed in a mixture of joy and anger. It was so hard for me to imagine that we would overlook such a basic solution to such a simple problem.
The next thing I did was research the acid and alkaline properties of food. Yes, I found that much of the food I was eating was acidic. I was also under a lot of stress, which also creates an acid stomach.
The very next day, I began a diet of raw salads and cooked cabbage. My bleeding stopped immediately and has never returned.
This all happened about 3 years ago now. If I ever start to feel some tummy pain, I know what to do. Just eat some alkaline foods. No problem. *_*
I thought I would share this story with you, as I was searching the internet desperately myself a few years ago, looking for any help. I hope this does.