I agree with most everything the others have said. Not a lot of foods which will quiet down the flare ups but there are plenty to avoid. It's valuable to keep a food diary which has your symptoms in it as well so you can make correlations between what you eat and how it affects you. Everyone is a bit different as far as their particular triggers. Mine are dairy items and especially spicy and/or fatty foods along with caffeine and acidic items. I wouldn't say that some other foods quiet my flares as much as they don't exacerbate the problem. During my flare ups I often simplify down to chicken, rice, bananas and bread (but for some people fruit or wheat gluten can be triggers).
What works quite well for me is to use probiotics. I've tried a number of them and the ones which work best for me are the Natren Healthy Trinity and their Bifido Factor. Some other probiotics actually made my flares worse, so if those don't work for you like they did for me, try a few other brands. I'm also on Asacol which is not a steroid and I don't get any side effects from that and haven't had a flare up in almost 3 years!View Thread
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