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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

There are a good number of things you can do in a natural way that can make your life a lot easier when you have Crohn’s Disease an Ulcerative Colitis. As you know this is a complicated matter, and natural remedies alone may not be enough to help cure you completely. There is no easy answer.

The objectives are the same for ‘standard’ medicine and natural remedies:

  1. terminate an acute attack: induce and maintain remission
  2. manage chronic symptoms.
To give you an idea of the ‘topography’ of the Intestines:
  • the small intestine has an absorptive surface area of roughly 250 square meters (2,355 sq.ft.) – the size of a tennis court – and the large intestine even larger
  • the large intestine is about 1.5 metres (5 foot) long and 8 centimetres (3 inches) in diameter has a surface area of 3,768 square centimeters i.e. 37.68 square meters.
When you have IBD you really must use remedies that can hit home hard.
There are 2 considerations here:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  1. the potency of the remedy
  2. the size of inflamed surface areas to soothe
Aloeride® is held in high regard by many people with IBD because it has a double-punch. It addresses both these areas; Aloeride is probably the most potent Aloe Vera product on the market.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis affects only the large intestine with a marked tendency for relapse. Because Ulcerative Colitis does not affect the small intestine, signs like abdominal mass or issues of malabsorption are absent, fistula formation and gross perianal disease do not occur, but fissuring and aphthoid ulceration do.

rectum = proctitis,
descending colon = left sided colitis,
whole colon is affected = pancolitis

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease, which can affect the whole of the alimentary tract from mouth to anus, the inflammation extends through all layers of the gut wall (transmural), and is characteristically patchy in distribution (skip lesions) with areas of normal tissue in between.

Although no causative bacteria has been cultured (i.e. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease are non-infectious), there often is an opportunistic overgrowth of undesirable bowel flora, resulting in a prevalence of bacterial strains that do not promote health. This can only happen when the host condition is such, that it is vulnerable to this and then the opportunistic overgrowth results in additional problems and symptoms.

Opportunistic overgrowth is a common finding also in people who do not have IBD or IBS and a reliable diagnosis is achieved only by laboratory testing. Note that such overgrowth is reactive and focussing on re-establishing the gut bacteria balance is just one part of the job.

Achieve a more optimal bowel flora:

‘Kill’ and ‘restock’ at the same time. Killing undesirable strains is something that must be done with extreme caution because in IBD the mucosal wall is already irritated (IBS can behave similarly). Therefore measures like Grapeseed or Olive Leaf Extract, buffered Caprylic Acid, Castor Oil or Tea Tree Oil (everybody should be extremely careful ingesting the latter!) are not tolerated. A much better way of gently killing undesirable bacterial strains is by starving them i.e. stopping to feed them. You use the tried & tested medieval way of ‘laying siege to a walled city’. Whilst waiting for the white flag to come up, you take 2-3 capsules of Aloeride® a day that will steadily improve stool microbiology without upsetting the intestinal wall at all. It achieves this on the one hand via anti-microbial action and on the other hand via creating a better growth environment for the good bacteria.

Pre- and pro-biotics.

Restock the gut with good bacterial strains. You should know that some probiotics manufacturers quote the viable cultures before processing but not how many are still viable afterwards. At the Integrated Medicine Practice we use special probiotics as one aspect for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and IBS preferably in addition to the Specific Carbohydrate diet or at least a Low Glycaemic index diet. Those people who are not 100% lactose intolerant – and most of us aren’t – can use organic yoghurt containing live cultures.

Eat yoghurt au naturel; without flavourings, added fruit, sugar, and sugar substitutes.

Dairy Products

Keep away from other dairy products i.e. cow’s milk and cheese made from it. Goats milk and goats cheese may be tolerated but this varies from individual to individual. Eggs aren’t deemed dairy, even if they are classified as such in certain books on nutrition. (Eggs do not come out of a cow, goat, or sheep.) The most useful part of the egg is the white i.e. protein part that is food for the growing chick . Eggs are usually well tolerated.

To buy Aloeride Aloe Vera product click on the underlined link or on the image below.

Aloe Vera tablets

Aloe Vera tablets are better than juices and gels

Link to the Aloeride Aloe Vera Site to see more or buy products

Aloe Vera products

See more about:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Other related conditions: Candida, Food Intolerance, Acid reflux
Reasons to use Aloeride Aloe Vera tablets for a healthy gut, healthier you

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

Aloe Vera Miracle Cure – A-Z of Diseases

Aloe Vera Miracle Cure

Thank you for visiting Aloe Health Products Website

– Aloe Vera for South Africans

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 3, 2011 4:44 pm

    Let’s be healthy!
    Get the feeling of well-being …. with the 100% pure Aloe Vera product made to pharmaceutical standards at Aloe Vera Africa website.

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