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“Poetry and Religion are both a product of the intestines.”
Colitis literally refers to an inflammation (characterised by enlargening or swelling) of the colon. The term is used to describe inflammation in any of the parts of of the large intestine (colon, caecum and rectum). The inflammation is usually due to an immunological reaction against foreign pathogens that have infected the colon (e.g. intestinal parasites like Entamoeba histolytica cause amoebiasis which in turn can lead to colitis.)
It can be acute and short lived or it can be chronic (persistent.)
In allopathic medicine, the label colitis is used if the origin of the inflammation in the colon is undetermined or the signs and symptoms of colitis are quite variable and dependent on the cause of the colitis and factors that modify its course and severity.
The main symptoms of colitis are fatigue, severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, cramping and bloating.
Other tell-tale signs may include: abdominal tenderness, weight loss, internal bleeding (resulting in bloody stool,) an increased frequency in bowel habits, fever and diarrhoea.
Citrus fruits are to be avoided and also check with your health practitioner if you are actually lactose intolerant, in which case milk is a no-no and can exacerbate symptoms. Eat slowly, exercise and stay positive!
Many herbal teas are known to be beneficial for people suffering with colitis.
Many nutritional supplements are known to be beneficial for people suffering with colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is the most severe form. Stress, both physiological and emotional, is a factor and food intolerances are often an important trigger. Antibiotic or steroid use can be a major contributing factor, complicating the picture by killing the bacteria that maintain gut health, allowing candida albicans to proliferate in its fungal stage. Exposure to environmental toxins, such as herbicides sprayed along roadsides by some councils, cause acute colitis in some people.
Fish oil has been shown in clinical trials to improve colitis and reduce or eliminate the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for this condition.
Liquorice is a specific herbal treatment for ulcerative colitis. Slippery elm and aloe vera will soothe the mucous membranes of the bowel and help repair damage from recurrent inflammation.
Barleygrass will supply valuable nutrients including essential amino acids and a broad range of minerals to replenish and restore the colon.
I have been buying this every month for my wife on our doctor's recommendation. But was very pleased to see the 90 capsule bottle for a very cheap price. It is good for the problems my wife has.
Remarkable reduction in symptoms of chronic IBD.
My research in to this product prior to purchase indicated that it was much more likely to assist with Irritable Bowel Syndrome than Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I suffered from IBD and not IBS, but thought it might be worth a try. With persistence, the results have been very positive. From at least several bouts a month lasting days at a time I am now only experiencing occasional (say once every two months) milder bouts lasting a day or two at most. My bowels are more regular and other digestive difficulties diminished. I take one capsule first thing in the morning on an empty stomach with a large drink, six days a week. (Sunday is a rest day.) I am on my fourth large bottle now and will try an extended break soon to see if the results hold.
Slightly odd review as it's our dog who uses this oil!
Our dog is almost 14, eight months ago he was crippled with arthritis and on very expensive medication (daily) from the vets. He'd been on the medication for round 3 years and we were beginning to be concerned about long term side effects. Anyway, a friend recommended this for him and at first we didn't really click to the difference it was making until one day we realised that he just didn't limp any more. Even after a decent walk. He's been taking this daily for 8 months now. Last week we had our yearly get together with friends who don't see him often. Last year they really though he was on his way out. This year everyone was asking what we were doing - he is so healthy, jumping around and playing all day. It really brought it home to us what an extreme difference this makes. I am under absolutely no doubt that it has prolonged his life, his quality of life, and his and our happiness.
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