Colitis Treatment

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Colitis Treatment

Postby dianah » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:15 pm

Greetings,
My colitis had been in remission for 2 years and now has flared up. This happens when there is overwhelming stress in my life (work, personal etc.)
The medication I take is Asacol which brings the colitis into remission. Does anyone know of any alternative treatments?
Thanks! di
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Re: Colitis Treatment

Postby Jinzang » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:16 am

Constitutional homeopathy.
Imagine a man who stands before a mirror; a stone strikes it, and it falls to ruin all in an instant. And the man learns that he is himself, and not the mirrored man he had believed himself to be.
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Re: Colitis Treatment

Postby rory » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:01 am

Hi Dianah;
my father has colitis & like you takes asacol. He's 87 & had 3-4 flare-ups over the years and always beat it.He's also fit, sharp & in good physical shape. One thing you might try is a vegan diet. My dad's basically vegan since he is 70, he cooks vegan at home & eats meat or whatever he wants when going out. This may account for his infrequent bouts, as my mother had irritable bowel syndrome & I too had a precursor of IBS but our vegan diets stopped it dead.

I totally second constitutional homeopathy it eradicated 90% of my allergies, whch were brought on by stress.
Another thing, fun exercise is a great stress reliever. I play badminton with my dad, something fun, not grinding at the gym.
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Re: Colitis Treatment

Postby Thrasymachus » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:06 am

How much bread and meat, animal products do you eat? Also how often do you make a bowel movement each day?
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Re: Colitis Treatment

Postby emaho » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:27 am

This thread is already a bit old, but anyway: licorice root tea is said to be good against colitis.

Licorice Tea: Cleanses the colon; promotes adrenal function; decreases spasms; recommended to treat hypoglycemia, bronchitis, colitis, diverticulosis, gastritis, stress, colds, nausea and inflammation.


Source:

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Binns12.html

Scientifically this isn't proven, but drinking a few cups of licorice tea is not a big risk and definitely worth a try. I've made some good experiences with licorice tea with symptoms that appeared like colitis to me, but I've never consulted a physician with this so I can't tell you for sure. After a few cups of licorice tea my self-diagnosed colitis went away.

Licorice tea is quite cheap and since it's also good against bronchitis having it in the house is never a mistake. Just give it a try.
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Re: Colitis Treatment

Postby Simon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:01 pm

Turmeric.
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