Q: i’m skinny and having a uc flare (bloody ‘d). is it okay to fast then? what would you recommend?
A: While fasting might be very beneficial during a UC flare-up: it is of a paramount importance to do that with a proper knowledge and understanding. In fact, for most patients a supervision and guidance of a qualified medical professional is a must to avoid unintended serious side effects.
By qualified I mean someone who not only had a personal experience in fasting, but rather a medical professional who has specific experience in fasting for UC patients and who understands how to combine fasting with electrolyte and nutrient replacement to avoid malnutrition.
Best of Health
Galina Kotlyar MS RD