7 Powerful Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis...
Any thoughts or best home remedies for treating ulcerative colitis.
Hi Dave, and thanks for your question regarding natural ways and remedies to treat ulcerative colitis.
Firstly, for those of you who don't know, ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel problem that causes chronic and persistent inflammation in the colon and rectum. It's believed to be an auto-immune disorder, and contrary to what you may have read, auto-immune diseases CAN be treat successfully, especially using natural remedies. And ulcerative colitis definitely fits into this category.
Here's 7 of the best ways to do this...
#1. Probiotics: Virtually every sufferer of ulcerative colitis has a chronic deficiency of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Without enough of these good guy's growing and thriving, the bad bacteria quickly take over and overwhelm the digestive system. The result is health disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates said... "all disease begins in the gut" and this is particularly true with these health problems.
Research has shown that probiotics can significantly improve ulcerative colitis. In fact, a University of Alberta study found that when ulcerative colitis sufferers supplemented with probiotics every day for 6 weeks, 53 percent of them had remission and another 24 percent enjoyed a noticeable improvement!
So the first thing you must do is replenish (and continue to replenish) the supply of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, especially the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The best way's to do this is by first taking a good quality probiotic supplement
, and secondly, by learning to culture and ferment your food and drinks. Sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir and yogurt are all excellent probiotic rich foods that will help to heal the gut and relieve the inflammation. You can read more about the power of fermented foods for treating ulcerative colitis here... Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health.
#2. Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver is unsurpassed at killing off bad intestinal bacteria and other toxic pathogens that have invaded the digestive tract. It also helps to heal the gut and reduce inflammation. You can either buy a good quality colloidal silver supplement
or go to YouTube and learn how to make your own from home.
#3. Folic Acid: Ulcerative colitis sufferers are at a much higher risk of developing colon cancer than non sufferers. A University of Toronto study found that taking four times the RDA of folate every day significantly reduces ulcerative colitis-associated colon cancer.
#4. Omega-3's: Studies have also shown that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can reduce inflammation in people with ulcerative colitis, by a big amount. Omega-3's are well known for their anti-inflammatory benefits so this is not surprising. Be sure to find a high quality (not cheap) source of fish oil or cod liver oil
, along with eating cold water fatty fish 3-5 times per week.
#5. Boswellia: This herb is terrific for reducing the pain and inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. You can easily buy it from most health food stores or online.
#6. Immune Boosters: Herbs and nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin C, tumeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, cinnamon and black seed oil all boost the immune system and help heal the gut. For magnesium (one of the most crucial nutrients you need), a transdermal magnesium spray
is the way to go. For the others, supplements, along with using the herbs in your cooking as much as possible will get your digestive system back in tip top working order quickly!
#7. Foods to Avoid: Certain foods will definitely make your ulcerative colitis worse and exacerbate the inflammation. Some of these include... sweets, bleached white flour, insoluble fiber, carbohydrates, processed meat and alcohol, along with allergenic foods such as wheat, dairy products and corn. So try and avoid these as much as you can.
So hopefully these top 7 tips help. They are certainly a much better (and safer) alternative to pharmaceutical medications, that's for sure!
Good luck and all the best to you Dave,