7 Powerful Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis...
Want to cure your ulcerative colitis permanently and finally go back to living a normal healthy life? Then here's 7 natural treatments and home remedies you definitely must consider...
Any thoughts or best home remedies for treating ulcerative colitis? I have this awful health problem and it's making my life hell.
Thanks for your informative website!
For those who don't know, ulcerative colitis (UC) 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 treated successfully and even cured - particularly when natural treatments and home remedies are administered and followed correctly.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis include; crampy abdominal pain, urgent bowel movements, diarrhea, loose stools, bloody stools, rectal bleeding, and discharge of pus caused from the sores or ulcers in the large intestine rupturing. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis are usually not permanent and will come and go for most sufferers, however, chronic sufferers (roughly 10%) will have symptoms all of the time. This indeed can make their life hell!
The good news is ulcerative colitis is 100% reversible. All you need to do is make some simple lifestyle changes and follow some basic health rules. If you do this, you'll see your ulcerative colitis disappear quite quickly, and as long as you continue with these changes/remedies, it wont ever return.
So here's 7 of the best natural ways to treat and cure your UC...
Home Remedy for Ulcerative Colitis #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 made this classic statement... "all disease begins in the gut". How true this is, and it's especially relevant to these three health problems.
Research has shown that probiotics can significantly improve the symptoms of 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 a remission of their symptoms and another 24 percent said they 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 own "probiotic rich" food and drinks. Sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir and natural yogurt are all excellent probiotic rich foods that will help to heal your gut and relieve the inflammation. Remember this... good gut bacteria have a high turnover rate, which basically means they don't survive for very long. So you MUST keep replenishing the supply every day no matter what. If not, you'll simply find your ulcerate colitis symptoms (and other health problems) returning again further down the track.
You can read more about the power of fermented foods for treating ulcerative colitis, along with how to go about making your own here... Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health.
Natural Remedy for Ulcerative Colitis #2... Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver is unsurpassed at killing off bad intestinal bacteria and other toxic pathogens that have invaded the digestive tract. Once this has occurred, the good gut bacteria are then free to grow and thrive unabated (which is a good thing of course). Colloidal silver also helps to heal the gut and reduce inflammation - something that's definitely needed to fully repair the damage that's been done, and in turn, fix this health problem for good.
You can buy colloidal silver online or from any good health food retailer. There are a few different types to choose from, however, silver hydrosol is the most potent and safest form of colloidal silver. Here's what it looks like if you're interested... Sovereign Silver Bioactive Silver Hydrosol
. For dosages,
take one teaspoon and hold under the tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing. Do this 5 times a day on an empty stomach for a period of 6 months.
Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis #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. Because there's no longer enough folic acid in our food supply, you will definitely need to supplement. The current RDA for folic acid is between 400-600 mcg's (micrograms) so you'll need to take between 1600-2400 mcg's a day.
Natural Cure for Ulcerative Colitis #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 in fact. 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 such as herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna 3-5 times a week.
Home Remedy for Ulcerative Colitis #5... Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Good old apple cider vinegar is definitely one of natures best "cure all" remedies. It not only helps to treat and cure ulcerative colitis, it also helps with heartburn and acid reflux, two common problems that usually accompany UC. Apple cider vinegar significantly improves overall digestion and elimination by boosting the supply of beneficial bacteria in the gut. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that ACV suppresses inflammatory proteins while increasing the beneficial bacteria in the gut of mice that were chemically induced with colitis.
For ACV to work, it's critical that you consume the right type. Processed vinegar's are out and should not be touched. They will in fact make your ulcerative colitis worse. Only raw organic apple cider vinegar containing the "mother" apple (such as these
) should ever be consumed. For dosages, mix a tablespoon (30 ml's) of ACV in a glass of warm filtered water. Add a teaspoon of raw or Manuka honey for extra benefit and taste then drink down. Do this 3 times daily 10 minutes before each main meal.
Natural Remedy for Ulcerative Colitis #6... Immune Boosters: Herbs, spices 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 or magnesium citrate supplement is the way to go. For the others, supplements, along with using the herbs and spices in your cooking as much as possible will get your digestive system back in tip top working order quickly!
In addition to these, the boswellia herb is excellent for reducing the pain and inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. You can easily buy this in capsule form from most health food stores or online.
Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis #7... Colitis Diet (Foods You Must Avoid, Foods You Must Eat): 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.
For the foods you need to be eating more of, the standards apply. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with raw nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, all of which should be eaten in abundance. Also make sure you drink plenty of clean filtered water (not tap water) every day to flush out toxins and help cleanse your digestive system. Carry a bottle of filtered water with you (add a slice of fresh lemon to it too for extra benefit and taste) and slowly sip on this throughout the day.
So hopefully these top 7 tips help. They're certainly a much better (and safer) alternative to pharmaceutical medications that's for sure!
Good luck and all the best to you Dave,
Troy (Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach/Specialist)