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Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two primary inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). IBDs occur as a result of an autoimmune attack on the digestive tract lining, resulting in inflammation. Common symptoms are diarrhea, bloody stool, cramping, and pain.
Genetics plays a role in the etiology of IBD and all autoimmune diseases, but it is now acknowledged that diet also is a major factor in the occurrence of IBD.
IBD is very stressful to endure, and conventional care is most often inadequate. The most effective medications can be highly toxic, and can be associated with significant risk, including the promotion of cancer.
My 25 years of experience helping patients improve, and even recover from IBD has been corroborated by recent scientific studies which show that dietary interventions are effective. Patients need to know that it is possible to improve, and even eventually resolve IBD with time and commitment to dietary excellence. Consuming health-promoting foods, such as green juices, green soups and blended salads, is important, as it is one of the steps to reestablish a cell climate that is rich in protective nutrients. Proper supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA), vitamin D and probiotics, as well as periodic fasting are helpful components of my IBD protocol.
It is possible for IBD sufferers to see dramatic improvements in their conditions. With strict adherence to nutritional excellence, many will no longer experience any symptoms or need to take any medications.