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01-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Possible Treatments for Crohn's Disease

I am controlling my Crohn's disease through diet. In October, my naturopathic doctor ordered a blood test through a specialty lab in Seattle for 96 different foods and I tested allergic to 68. If I only eat non-reactive foods, I may only go to the bathroom 1-2 times/day and see no blood vs 12+ times w/ blood if I eat reactive foods. When the body reacts negatively to food, it causes inflammation. The more often a person eats non-reactive foods, the more likely the digestive tract can heal due to the lack of an inflammatory response. I have also found drinking 2 TB of a bentonite clay solution in 8 oz of water before I go to bed to be helpful for cleansing and soothing the digestive tract. To learn more about the healing properties of clay, visit http://www.aboutclay.com/. What I try to do each day is take a complete multivitamin, 1 TB Lecithin 2X, 1/2 tsp L-Glutamine Powder 2X, 1 TB Ezorb Calcium 2X, & 1 tsp pure Fish Oil 2X, & 400mg Folic Acid. I also give myself 1ml shot of B-12 each week since my body does not assimilate B-12 from foods or vitamins. To further help get my Crohn's into remission, I am going to start taking low dose naltrexone. For more info, visit http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org and http://www.ldnresearchtrustfiles.co.uk/docs/2009.pdf . "Restoring Your Digestive Health" by Jordan S. Rubin N.M.D. is a good book resource. Jordan cured himself of Crohn's through diet and shares how he did it in this book.
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01-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #3
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Hi there, none of these things are new to most of us. We have all tried diets, lotions and potions. But as the disease is different for everyone, for instance I dont bleed and therefore dont need Iron... but I lack B12 and sometimes potassium. Surgeries, meds, our bodies all differ. I have been to a naturalpathic doctor and she was great...til I landed in the hospital with a bowel obstruction. Diet is important and educating your own body helps too. Glad your symptom free??
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01-06-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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Since 1996, I was diagnosed as having Ulcerative Colitis. My mother had UC for 10 years until she had an ileostomy, so I did not question the diagnosis. Just recently, I had a colonoscopy (5th one since 1996) because I had a major flair-up in July that caused major food & Asacol intolerance and I lost 50 lbs. My gastroenterologist now thinks I have Crohn's instead of UC because my entire colon was inflammed (probably due to not eating correctly over the holidays), I have granular mucosa and a perianal fistula & skin tag. The terminal ileum was normal. Contrary to my doctor telling me I have a very sick colon, if I eat correctly, I feel fine!
01-06-2010, 04:43 PM   #6
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Jettalady said:
Hi there, none of these things are new to most of us. We have all tried diets, lotions and potions. But as the disease is different for everyone, for instance I dont bleed and therefore dont need Iron... but I lack B12 and sometimes potassium. Surgeries, meds, our bodies all differ. I have been to a naturalpathic doctor and she was great...til I landed in the hospital with a bowel obstruction. Diet is important and educating your own body helps too. Glad your symptom free??
Hi Jettalady,

I have done quite a bit of research on low dose naltrexone. One of my husband's colleagues was cured of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma by taking this drug & changing his diet. He has been cancer-free for 10 years now. There have been clinical studies done that have proven the quick effectiveness of this drug with many autoimmune disorders & cancers. The only side effect that some people (41%) experience is sleep disturbance. It is an inexpensive drug so that is one reason why most people will not hear about it from conventional doctors.
01-06-2010, 05:01 PM   #7
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idahogirl said:
Hi Jettalady,

I have done quite a bit of research on low dose naltrexone. One of my husband's colleagues was cured of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma by taking this drug & changing his diet. He has been cancer-free for 10 years now. There have been clinical studies done that have proven the quick effectiveness of this drug with many autoimmune disorders & cancers. The only side effect that some people (41%) experience is sleep disturbance. It is an inexpensive drug so that is one reason why most people will not hear about it from conventional doctors.

My Gi said he would write me the script but then I realized you have to be off all other meds and I couldnt do it at the time, too much pain. Dan is one of of our Crohies who is on it. Some others have tried it but not much success. My whole family have IBD and wish we could just find a cure!

Welcome to the forum, lots of info and good people here!
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