To briefly review, both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease is much more severe and insidious than UC. The ulceration in Crohn’s disease is deeper than that seen in UC. UC involves the colon, whereas Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth down to the rectum.
I have several general recommendations that I use as starting points for my clients with inflammatory bowel disease.
1. Absolutely have a comprehensives tool analysis (CSA). I recommend using either Genova Diagnostics or Doctor’s Data Laboratories for the report. Do the three-sample test that includes parasitology. Remember to stop any probiotics for two weeks beforehand and supplements for one week before the stool test. Having a baseline stool test allows you to track your progress over time.
2. Follow a hypoallergenic diet: I recommend taking cow’s milk, bananas, pineapple, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and eggs out of your diet. For eggs, take them out for a period of one to two months. You can then reintroduce eggs and record any symptom change that you notice.
3. Eat foods that have high prebiotic potential: Review my YouTube videos on prebiotic foods to get a comprehensive overview of what I recommend.
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4. Use herbal remedies: Chamomile and calendula tea are good for IBD. I also recommend using aloe vera to my patients with Crohn’s disease and
UC. Each week put a leaf of aloe vera in a container and fill it up with water. Have a glass or two of this aloe vera water each day. Aloe vera helps restore the cells lining the intestine. I also recommend slippery elm powder for managing IBD.
5. Use high-quality supplements like CanXida Remove: The CanXida line of products are excellent for IBD. CanXida Restore can be taken twice a day with meals for a good six months. One CanXida Rebuild per day is going to give you extra nutrition in an antimicrobial base.
6. Do your best to remain positive: Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition. Giving your body the right care and nutrition will help diminish the impact of having IBD
7. Proactively manage your stress: I suggest looking at some of my videos on adrenal fatigue. Stress is the biggest nemesis when it comes to IBD. If you take some time to understand adrenal fatigue and how to prevent it, you’re in a great position to control your immune response.