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Chrons Disease Natural Remedies

With 2 million cases diagnosed in North America and 95,000 in the United Kingdom, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition of the digestive tract which leads to fistulas, ulcers and obstructions in the large or small intestines. However no cause or cure has yet been found. Arthritis and inflammation in the eyes can also result as complications are not restricted to the intestines.

A flare up of symptoms can occur after months of an individual having been symptom free. It is essential to understand your flare up triggers in order to avoid them and these triggers can vary between individuals. To circumvent taking medications or because medications are unaffordable, many Crohn’s disease sufferers use natural remedies. Natural remedies help the natural healing processes of the body and may reduce chances of relapses.

The importance of taking a good diet in conjunction with natural remedies is required for success. Relief is brought to many sufferers of the disease if they avoid yeast, wheat and milk. The risk of developing Crohn’s disease is lessened and the chances of attaining remission are improved by having a proper intake of Omega-6 fatty acids (sesame seed, corn oil) and Omega-3 fatty acids (Flaxseed oil, fatty fish such as trout and salmon).

A well balanced oil which contains Omega-3, 6, and 9, is Hemp oil – its anti-inflammatory properties impact positively on inflammatory processes if taken daily (initially one teaspoon, steadily increasing to one tablespoon). Candida is another Crohn’s disease related problem – a fungal overgrowth caused by destruction of the good bacteria in the digestive tract through use of steroids and antibiotics. Usually occurring as harmless yeast in the bowel, an overgrowth of Candida can spread in the blood and cause low energy levels in those with compromised immune systems.

Two types of natural remedies, available from health food stores (for both Candida overgrowth and Crohn’s disease), are Wormwood and Zell Oxygen. It is recommended that remission cases have a diet of natural high fiber whole foods and that relapsed cases showing symptoms have a low residue, low fat diet as an additional natural remedy.

The intestines are helped in their recovery from inflammatory responses by important proper nutrients which promote self healing in the body. The absorption of important nutrients in the diet will also be adversely affected. It is necessary that you do not deviate from a nutritious and well-balanced diet. Sufferers of Crohn’s disease, as well as other inflammatory bowel diseases, should steer clear of processed and high fat foods, caffeine and milk if they want to stay healthy.

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