CROHN’S DISEASE—REGIONAL ENTERITIS

This painful autoimmune disease affects over 2 million Americans today,and the numbers are rising. This is mostly because so many people consistently eat diets that are low in fiber and too much refined sugar and suffer from food allergies, yeast overgrowth, and emotional stress.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract accompanied by painful ulcers that form in one or more sections.

Symptoms
Symptoms include painful ulcers that form in one or more sections of the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in diarrhea, abdominal pain, low-graden fever, weight loss, depression, anemia, wheat sensitivity, gas,inflammation, and soreness. Immune-system function declines due to malnutrition.

Dietary considerations
Gradually increase your fiber intake until you are eating a substantially high-fiber diet, except during flare-ups of the disease. Drink eight to ten glasses of spring water daily. Consume fresh juices and vegetables daily;grape, carrot, apple, and pineapple are especially therapeutic. Avoid red and fatty meats as well as dairy and fried foods. Eliminate seeds, popcorn,and nuts.

Supplement support for Crohn’s disease
• Magnesium: 400–800 mg daily
• Bio-K (liquid acidophilus) during flare-ups, then Kyo-Dophilus capsules
• Glutamine: 500 mg
• Vitamin C
• Royal jelly
• Quercetin
• Kyolic garlic capsules: six daily
• Green tea
• Flax oil
• A daily green drink
• Peppermint tea, sweetened with stevia

Lifestyle choices
• Reduce stress.
• Have regular massages.
• Practice deep breathing.
• Eat early, eat less, but eat often.