(The Best Years in Life) Ulcerative colitis affects half a million people in America. Also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), it causes chronic inflammation along the digestive tract which results in ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon. Allopathic medicine offers a lifetime of medications or surgery. However, before considering these options, please be aware that there are dietary and lifestyle changes that can help immensely in overcoming this disease. Read More.