Crohn’s Disease, a Treatment Summary: The consumption of a diet based on whole, unprocessed foods which include whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. It further would include the ELIMINATION
Pancreatic Extracts and an Old Naturopathic Remedy
Pancreatic extracts can help reduce inflammation in IBD as well help digestion. Pancreatic insufficiency is characterized by impaired digestion, malabsorption, nutrient deficiency, and abdominal discomfort.
As many of you might know I am an avid runner and just love to participate in all kinds of road races. Just yesterday, there was another road race I had the great fortune to participate in. The Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan, touted as the largest 25K in the country.
The Role of Zinc, Folic Acid, and Vitamin B12 in IB
These three nutrients deserve special mention since they are usually deficient in IBD patients.
Zinc Deficiency is a very well known complication of Crohn's disease. The causes are low dietary intake, poor absorption and excess losses through the stool. (1) Zinc deficiency occurs in approximately
The Elimination Diet
Oligoantigenic or elimination diets consist of foods which might have a lower incidence of producing allergic reactions. For a long time now people are aware of the connection between the development of IBD and food allergies and now there are some studies using an elimination diet in the treatment of IBD.(1-3) These studies show that an elimination diet should be the primary therapy in the treatment of chronic IBD.
The Elemental Diet
Very often the elemental diet can be used as a non-toxic alternative to corticosteroids as the primary treatment of acute IBD. (1-4) The elemental diet is one that contains all essential nutrients.
IBD Effects on General Nutrition
Many nutritional complications occur during the course of IBD. Because nutritional complications have a great influence on IBD patients, and his/ her mortality, we must ensure OPTIMAL nutritional status. A decreased food intake is the primary cause of a patients nutritional deficit. It most certainly is the most common cause of patients needing hospitalization. Weight loss is prevalent
Prostaglandin Metabolism, Mucin Defects, Intestinal Flora
They are hormone like substances made from essential fatty acids which are responsible for many bodily functions, including inflammation. Levels of prostaglandin are substantially elevated in the colonic mucosa, serum, and stools of people suffering from IBD. These patients show an increase in
I see rejection in my skin, worry in my cancers, bitterness and hate in my aching joints. I failed to take care of my mind, and so my body now goes to hospital.
In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else.
Alison Rose Levy,
“An Ancient Cure for Modern Life,
” Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb 2002