I just thought I would post this if anyone is interested.
I notice that a lot of BD sufferers on here use things like ice cream and soda to 'feel better' when they have a flare. While those things might be comforting and provide temporary relief, ultimately they only feed the inflammation and the disease itself.
I have found many useful websites and resources online (Pinterest is great!) about controlling disease through diet and have made great strides in my own life by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones. When I decide to 'treat' myself I can sure feel the difference in my symptoms and my overall health and energy.
This website is particularly helpful. This woman was diagnosed with MS at age 22 and is now 38 and living a perfectly healthy life, controlling her symptoms (inflammation) through diet. Thought I would share for anyone who wants to give it a shot. The changes are hard to make at first...but totally worth it! (Fringe benefit ~ you lose weight )