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11-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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tree bark cure for crohns

Anyone read todays sun news paper.lady in it today saying she has cured her crohns disease by eating tree bark......
she says she is going to sell the secret remedy to pharmaceutical company.
do you think she has found something or just "barking up a tree"

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11-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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I don't have anything to say about the post, just wanted to say thanks for the chuckle about "barking up a tree"!!!
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11-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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What on earth gave her the idea of eating tree in the first place?!

If it works, then that's awesome! However, it seems kind of... basic. I feel like if there were something in the bark of a tree that cured or treated Crohn's, someone would already have figured that out. But then again, the world is always surprising us. Maybe it's a rare tree.
11-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Wow, interesting. Who knows though, ancient civilizations have been curing illness with using plants and herbs and different stuff for years.

I do know that there is a tree resin called mastic gum that comes from the tree that works well in killing the bacteria H-pylori. So who knows, anything is possible I guess... Not sure my squirrels would appreciate me knawing on their tree though
11-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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What kind of tree bark?

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11-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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i just heard about this, my boss asked if i had seen it.....
Why on earth did a woman decide to eat bark on a tree???
was she out walking and got pekish... how do you know its cured and not in remission?
very odd but all have our fingers crossed... an be sure to eat random things whilst out on a stroll :-/
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11-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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haha naw she wasnt out rambling and forgot her packed lunch so decided to start nibbling on a tree.....
as far as i could gather from the paper story that she researched it on-line and was supplied it by a company that deal in these holistic or herbal remedies....
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ing-TREES.html
11-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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D Bergy, I believe she actually experimented with different types of bark and now orders them from a web site and has created her own recipe. She stated she thought she probably posioned herself a couple of times before getting the formula right.
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11-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #9
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also..... she wants to sell the cure......
me personally if i found a cure that could help people from crohns to not have any operations, illnesses, pain, depression, or worse.. id more than happy to give the cure away!!!!!!
11-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #10
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I know,having suffered for all the years she has,then alledgedly cured you would think she would pass on her wisdom instead of trying to sell on and make a profit but again most medicine's are derived from tree's plants and stuff so chances are she is either very lucky,lying to gain pulicity or just mad.how many people have claimed to cure their crohns and turn out to be "radio rental"
if she is cured good luck but if it was me i think that i would think of the millions who suffer day in day out and give them a heads up....time will tell if she is telling porkie's or not....she might even be on this forum lol
11-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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if she is.... selfish cow!!!!!i know some people are skint or its for their family..but think of those people who loose family members.. id give anybody anything... maybe i should start to ber selfish. but i believe in karma ..
we can all hope cos all of us would pay for a cure.... just spent another 30 English pound on meds today might save my money an go eat a tree
11-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
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nightmare debbielouisa,move to sunny scotland,our scottish pounds stay in our pockets when it comes to paying for meds.... :-)
11-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #13
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sunny!?? seriously. i live in dull doncaster..... it can't be any brighter.. how come a four hour drive distance can change nhs rules.... crazy
11-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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I was curious as there are many substances that come from tree bark

The active ingredient in aspirin is from willow bark. Pycnogenol comes from some kind of pine bark or needles, don't remember which. Xylitol comes from Birch bark.

Those are just the ones I am familiar with.

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11-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #15
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My guess would be the Chaga mushroom, though it is already available in various forms and at pretty outrageous prices. It looks like a black, bubbly tumor on birch trees and actually, once cracked open, looks like wood.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote about it in the 60s, and said it was used to treat stomach cancers with great success. This was in his novel Cancer Ward, and I'm not up to speed how factual it is.
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11-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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My daughter had to do a project on folk medicines of different countries and she chose the Chaga mushroom. If I remember correctly from her presentation it was used in Eastern European countries for the treatment of stomach cancer and other ailments of the digestive tracts. Wow, she did this report before my son was diagnosed with CD but I remember something about weak teas being made from the mushroom for treatment of ulcers and some scientific study backing up some of the reasons the treatments worked so well. Thanks, mnsun for the memory jog!
11-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #17
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I read that she was claiming mostly Slippery Elm to be the fix. Slippery Elm is used for a lot of maladies, though I don't know much about it...and closed mind that I am, don't really care. Too many variables.
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11-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
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Slippery elm has a lubricating, mucilagenous effect on the digestive tract and noticeably moves things a bit more smoothly. Not sure if the capsules have much of an effect, but I've made the tea which tastes just fine.

Cinnamon, honey, and a tsp, or two, of slippery elm powder to 8oz of hot water makes a oatmealy tasting concoction.
11-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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My mom used to give me slippery elm tablets for a sore throat when I was a kid. It worked alright for that, tasted kind of strange.
11-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #20
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Sounds barking mad to me. Who wood have guessed? I'll get my coat. ;-)
11-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #21
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Hi Mnsun,

I also have slippery elm powder. Can I ask how you make the tea?? I tried making it with the tea bags I have but it just falls right through the bag and I get a mug full of powder ( well slime after I steep it). Are you suppose to just mix the powder with the hot water and just drink it( like you would hot cocoa)????










Slippery elm has a lubricating, mucilagenous effect on the digestive tract and noticeably moves things a bit more smoothly. Not sure if the capsules have much of an effect, but I've made the tea which tastes just fine.

Cinnamon, honey, and a tsp, or two, of slippery elm powder to 8oz of hot water makes a oatmealy tasting concoction.
11-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #22
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I have tried slimery elm before no major effect for me after a month so I did stop takeing it. I tested it about 4 years ago. It makes your inside of the mouth feel slipery. The native americans used it alot of stomach aches.
11-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #23
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I definitely believe in the theory and idea. Just how fruits and other skin based produce holds a lot of the beneficial chemicals in the skin, trees hold much of their's in the bark. Unfortunately this will brush over in a few days, and be completely ignored in a few months.

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11-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #24
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Ha ha just chocked on an oak reading that
11-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #25
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tree bark? No way. I can't believe it.
11-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #26
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I feel like if there were something in the bark of a tree that cured or treated Crohn's, someone would already have figured that out. .
not trying to be negative here but there arent very many people trying that hard to figure out other peoples problems. there are only a few people trying to figure out other peoples problems, the majority are naturally focused on their own problems.
11-02-2012, 01:42 AM   #27
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Our pharmacist said that there are a lot of effective treatments that dont have a patent, so therefore do not cost of make a lot of money. Doctors are usually going to go down the path of what has been approved by the FDA, but there could be many other effective treatments which we hope to find out more about after our daughters Crohns is in remission. I thought it was interesting that a pharmacist was even suggesting ingesting worms or having a healthy persons fecal matter being transplanted in a diseased colon. I did some research and wasnt exactly convinced that would work, but might look into the tree bark..... I am sure a Chinese herbalist would already have that available. thanks for the information and I love all the comments: "sounds barking mad, who wood have guessed it?"
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11-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #28
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not trying to be negative here but there arent very many people trying that hard to figure out other peoples problems. there are only a few people trying to figure out other peoples problems, the majority are naturally focused on their own problems.
Scientists and drug companies and whoever else really like finding stuff that works so doctors will prescribe it. Money for them.

Furthermore, I doubt she has found a cure. More likely, a different kind of treatment and she is in remission.
11-02-2012, 08:55 AM   #29
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... I thought it was interesting that a pharmacist was even suggesting ingesting worms or having a healthy persons fecal matter being transplanted in a diseased colon...
You might be interested in reading the article on Fecal Transplant in the Forum Wiki. This also lists quite a lot of threads discussing this form of treatment, including at least one Forum member who is using it.
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Scientists and drug companies and whoever else really like finding stuff that works so doctors will prescribe it. Money for them.
Drug companies will not pursue something that cannot be patented (natural things cannot be patented). They also have no interest in a cure as they have shareholders that they need to impress. Maintenance makes money, not cures.

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