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How important is vitamin D for treating Crohn’s disease and colitis?

Posted January 26, 2014

If you suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis or other forms of IBD vitamin D could play a role in quelling inflammation, preserving bone health and boosting immunity. Why might vitamin D be so important for IBD?

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Dietary iron does not impact the quality of life of patients with quiescent ulcerative colitis: an observational study

Posted November 26, 2013

In animal models, excess luminal iron exacerbates colonic inflammation and cancer development. Moreover, in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with mild to moderate disease activity dietary fortificant iron intake is inversely related to quality of life. Here we sought to determine whether dietary iron intakes were also related to quality of life in IBD patients in remission.

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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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Probiotic Supplementation May Help in Stage 2 Necrotizing Enterocolitis to Prevent Progression

Posted October 7, 2013

In a prospective study involving 32 infants with birth weight 600 to 1500 g and Bell’s stage 2 necrotizing enterocolitis , oral supplementation with probiotics (lactobacillus paracasei subsp.paracasei F-19) was found to be associated with a reduction in clinical progression of NEC and the authors state, “It was considered that an improvement in intestinal motility might have contributed to this result.”

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Chinese Herb & Acupuncture Clear Ulcerative Colitis – New Research

Posted August 25, 2013

New research finds a very powerful Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herb effective in resolving ulcerative colitis. The patients examined in the study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology suffered from intractable ulcerative colitis and were unresponsive to conventional drug therapy. After use of the herbal medicine, 6 of the 7 patients in the study were able to completely discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory medications.

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Acupuncture & Herbs Heal Colitis – New Findings

Posted August 20, 2013

New research confirms that acupuncture and herbal medicine relieve chronic ulcerative colitis. This disorder is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that most commonly affects the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum. It is a contiguous expanses of inflamed tissue that may spread deeply into affected regions. Biomedical treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppression and surgical removal of parts of the intestines. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a combination of acupuncture and herbs are used to treat this disorder.

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Marijuana Helps Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Posted December 28, 2012

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are a challenge to treat. Among the potential treatment options is marijuana, and several recent studies indicate that this unconventional option offers some significant benefits.

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Yoga for Digestion

Posted December 10, 2012

A number of digestive disorders affect the second and third chakras, or energy centers, in the body. These include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Digestive disorders are generally caused by poor dietary and lifestyle habits.

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Propionyl-L-carnitine May Improve Mild Ulcerative Colitis

Posted November 19, 2012

A clinical study involving 14 patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD) found that supplementation with propionyl-L-carnitine hydrochloride (PLC) may improve symptoms and outcomes in such patients.

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Ulcerative Colitis Patients Can Improve Remission Rates By Adding VSL#3 Probiotic To Traditional Therapies

Posted June 9, 2012

As one of the few probiotics with medical food designation for specific illnesses, VSL#3® has been the subject of a collection of more than 80 studies that have demonstrated its use in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and an ileal pouch. Ulcerative colitis patients, in particular, have been shown to benefit from adding VSL#3 medical food to their prescription drug regimen.

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