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Bowel Disease

Pretreatment of Gymnema sylvestre revealed the protection against acetic acid-induced ulcerative colitis in rats

Posted February 10, 2014

Overproduction of free radicals and decreased antioxidant capacity are well-known risk factors for inflammatory bowel diseases. Gymnema sylvestre (GS) leaves extract is distinguished for its anti-diabetic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Present study is designed to evaluate the preventative activities of GS against acetic acid (AA)-induced ulcerative colitis in Wistar rats.

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An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report running head: Diet for inflammatory bowel disease

Posted January 16, 2014

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (IBD-AID) is a nutritional regimen for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that restricts the intake of certain carbohydrates, includes the ingestion of pre- and probiotic foods, and modifies dietary fatty acids to demonstrate the potential of an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD.

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Complementary medicine may be a good bet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted December 26, 2013

A chronic inflammatory condition of the bowel is generally painful and frightening. People who suffer from such conditions would like to think it has occurred from food poisoning or an infection and that it will quickly pass away. However, when the condition is not due to these factors concerns set in due to chronic discomfort and pain leading to a great deal of disability.

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Dynamics of vitamin D in patients with mild or inactive inflammatory bowel disease and their families

Posted November 10, 2013

25(OH) vitamin D levels may be low in patients with moderately or severely active inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD: Crohn’s disease and Idiopathic Ulcerative Colitis) but this is less clear in patients with mild or inactive IBD. Furthermore there is limited information of any family influence on 25(OH) vitamin D levels in IBD. As a possible risk factor we hypothesize that vitamin D levels may also be low in families of IBD patients.

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Bowel Disorders Treated with Mind –Body Therapy

Posted October 24, 2013

The majority of doctors tend to ignore the holistic approaches when it comes to bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome. However, some of the studies have found that cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may have positive effects on the patients struggling with problems of this kind.

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Mucus might prove useful in treating inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

Posted October 22, 2013

Imagine mucus – which most people find unpleasant – actually helping your body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute foresee a day when mucus could be manufactured and given to sick people to help them fight inflammation and increase immunity.

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Scientists uncover protective influence of Vitamin A against inflammatory bowel disease

Posted June 6, 2013

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made novel discoveries around the protective influence of Vitamin A against the damaging immune responses that lead to inflammatory bowel disease. The research led by Professor of Experimental Immunology, Kingston Mills has just been published in the leading peer reviewed medical journal The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Low Vitamin D Exacerbates Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted May 22, 2013

The link between vitamin D and inflammatory bowel disease was strengthened by 2 studies reported here at Digestive Disease Week 2013. In a study by American researchers, vitamin D deficiency was associated with increased hospitalization and surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease.

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Emu oil may help in common bowel diseases

Posted April 15, 2013

New research is showing that emu oil has therapeutic potential for the treatment of a variety of common bowel diseases in addition to the intestinal damage caused by cancer chemotherapy. Used by Australian indigenous populations as a skin wound treatment, and anecdotally regarded as useful in reducing bowel inflammation, research at the University of Adelaide has not only supported emu oil’s anti-inflammatory properties, but shown that it can also help to repair damage to the bowel.

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Resistant starch may aid in IBD and cancer resistance: Study

Posted February 25, 2013

A diet packed with resistant starch may help to prevent both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, say researchers.

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