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Crohns Disease

How these high fiber foods could naturally stop Crohn’s flare-ups

Posted February 16, 2014

It’s been a few years since researchers published findings that eating broccoli and plantains could be good medicine for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But how many doctors have recommended the food as a dietary approach to quell symptoms of irritable bowel disease (IBD)? Much has been published about the role of diet for treating IBD, but sometimes the important of eating specific foods gets lost in the shuffle, so to speak.

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What effect does smoking marijiuana have on Crohn’s disease?

Posted February 5, 2014

Crohn’s disease causes symptoms of pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss for some from nutritional deficiencies and can affect any part of the body from the mouth to the intestinal tract. Marijuana is used medicinally to treat a variety of gastrointestinal issues including nausea. Researchers recently studied the role of cannabis (marijuana) to find out if the plant could help treat Crohn’s disease.

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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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Here’s How You Can Overcome Crohn’s Disease With Nature’s Foods

Posted January 23, 2014

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Crohn’s, then it’s more than likely you have given up hope. Your doctor probably informed you about different medications that can help with symptoms, but was also quick to tell you that there is no cure for Crohn’s disease.

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This fatty acid might naturally help with Crohn’s disease

Posted January 7, 2014

Researchers discovered a fatty acid that could curb inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) was found by researchers to help reduce Crohn’s activity and improved quality of life, in addition to being well tolerated. If you haven’t asked your doctor about supplementing with CLA, you may want to consider a discussion about the potential benefits if you have Crohn’s disease.

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Natural remedies to help Crohn’s disease

Posted December 19, 2013

Inflammatory bowel disorders like colitis and Crohn’s disease might respond to natural treatments that have been studied. More clinical focus is needed to understand how natural remedies can help treat inflammatory bowel disorders and other diseases caused by autoimmunity. What has research found about natural Crohn’s disease interventions?

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Long-term dietary fiber intake linked to Crohn’s disease

Posted December 3, 2013

Long-term intake of dietary fiber is associated with a reduced risk of Crohn’s disease (CD), but not ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology.

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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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Treat your Crohn’s naturally with vitamin D: Research

Posted July 15, 2013

Increased blood levels of vitamin D may help both prevent and treat Crohn’s disease, an incurable, often debilitating gastrointestinal disorder, research has shown.

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Vitamin D Boosts Quality of Life in Crohn’s

Posted May 21, 2013

Patients in remission with Crohn’s disease who took vitamin D supplements had clinically meaningful improvements in quality of life, a researcher reported here. In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, patients receiving the supplements whose blood levels of 25-dihydroxyvitamin D were at or above 30 ng/mL had mean scores on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire of 187.3, compared with mean scores of 163.2 among those not taking the supplements and whose blood levels remained below that cutoff (P<0.0001), said Tara Raftery, MD, of the University of Dublin in Ireland.

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