World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day is promoted each year in May. It’s a day to raise awareness and support millions more worldwide affected by Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other types of IBD. I too, would like to raise awareness of effective, natural help for inflammatory bowel disease.
The cause of the two main inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is unknown. However, genetic predisposition, environmental factors and alterations to immune function are all involved. Both conditions are characterised by ulceration in the digestive tract, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, vomiting, and weight loss. While Crohn’s can affect any part of the GI tract, ulcerative colitis only affects the colon and/or rectum.
Such conditions are not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a “syndrome” or collection of symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea.
Naturopathic help for inflammatory bowel disease
Fortunately, there are many safe and effective naturopathic options and natural help for inflammatory bowel disease. These are best prescribed by a qualified naturopath who can advise you on the correct dose and any contraindications of which you should be aware.
- Follow a low sulphur diet: limit eggs, avoid any dried fruit with the preservative 220: sulphur dioxide as a preservative (you can buy organic dried fruit); have less garlic and onions; limit dairy, whole egg mayonnaise, soy milk, mineral water and sulphated drinks (wines, cordials/syrups).
- Incorporate foods naturally high in good bacteria: yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut etc.
- Incorporate more anti-inflammatory foods: fresh coconuts and coconut water, turmeric, salmon, blueberries, organic broccoli etc
- Consider going wheat/gluten free and even dairy-free but be guided by your practitioner.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners. The UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School reviewed the use of saccharin (in Sweet ‘n Low) and sucralose (Splenda) in relation to IBD and found a correlation between the sweeteners and IBD across the globe.
Other Natural Remedies
Naturopaths will often prescribe gut healing and anti-inflammatory nutrients and herbs such as L-glutamine, slippery elm, turmeric, boswellia and specific probiotics to name a few.
Quantum physics technology can help
Quantum physics technology can assist and stimulate the body to self-heal from IBD. What’s more, such amazing technologycan help to address the causes with subsequent therapy (with conventional medicine and/or naturopathic medicine) and patients do improve.
Do seek professional advice. As always, you are welcome to book a consultation to see me.
Note: If you have any of the following symptoms that are persistent and unexplained, you should see a doctor: bleeding from the bowel, vomiting blood, change in bowel habits, and sudden unexplained weight loss.
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