Colitis or IBD

The most common thing I hear about having Crohn’s or colitis (collectively known as IBD or inflammatory bowel disease) is that people who have them feel frustrated and hopeless.

With IBD, your life become COMPLETELY about the disease.

You miss time from work or school. You decline social invitations for fear of having an attack and all the embarrassment that would cause. And God knows, you MUST know where the public bathroom is in every single place you go.

To say it’s frustrating is the understatement of the year!

But perhaps the saddest thing of all is the hopelessness.

People with IBD feel there’s nothing they can do to make a difference. They’ve resigned themselves to the fact that they must “live with it,” dutifully take their steroids, and pray they don’t lose their intestines.

Yes, I have seen many tears as Crohn’s and colitis sufferers described how they felt…
So you can imagine the surprise (and, honestly, many times disbelief) on the faces of these people when I tell them there IS something they can do to end the misery.


Yes, that’s right.

You CAN help to prevent attacks.

You CAN help keep your intestines.

You CAN probably get off the dangerous drugs.

You CAN do this by just giving your body a little help from within.

Here’s what I mean — there are 2 very effective ways you can help your body win the war over Crohn’s and colitis:

1) Better digestion = happy intestines

A MAJOR factor affecting the level of inflammation in your intestines is how efficient your digestion is. And that begins and ends with your food choices.

Efficient digestion produces wastes that move through your system easier, so there is little or no irritation of intestines that may be covered with sores and pus.

Poor digestion, on the other hand, results in wastes that can stick to your colon wall and harmful bacteria buildup, both of which can lead to irritation that causes or worsens an attack…

What has been repeatedly proven to work in the real world is specific combinations of foods.

You see, eating incompatible food groups in single meals is literally a recipe for disaster when you have IBD. But when you eat alkaline-creating foods and food combinations that play nice with each other, it’s like heaven.

No pain.

No diarrhea.

No bleeding.

Just peace.

And that’s what I will teach you in my #1 best-selling digestive health system.

In my system, you’ll learn exactly what to do, exactly what to eat and how to mix your foods so you’ll minimize irritation and feel great every day, after every meal, every hour of every day.

Plus, I’ll explain the science behind why it works so well for everyone. Yes, the principles are founded in the sciences of human biology and chemistry…and they’re based on a system devised by a medical doctor who overcame an often fatal kidney disease by eating this way.

Many people with Crohn’s or colitis report relief from diarrhea and bleeding almost immediately.

How does THAT sound to you?!

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And now for number 2:

2) Smarten up that immune system

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are autoimmune conditions, meaning there is a mixed-up immune response going on, but that’s no reason to wave a white flag and give up.

There’s plenty you can do.

Having a strong population of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in your gut helps to encourage more of your immune system’s Regulatory T cell to form, which are the immune cells that naturally fight inflammation.

Plus, probiotics help the other cells in your intestinal tract to treat normal molecules as innocent instead of enemies….

…A double bonus for anyone with Crohn’s or colitis.

And the best way you can help your body to achieve and maintain a strong population of beneficial bacteria is to take a top-shelf probiotic supplement.

Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is the most top-shelf you can get in the probiotic world.

Unlike risky drugs and steroids that throw other bodily systems out of whack, Super Shield helps naturally encourage more Regulatory T cell formation, thereby addressing the immune system’s mixed-up response to normal tissues and cells.

It also helps your digestion become more efficient and encourages regular, smooth-sailing bowel movements.

That’s sweet music to an IBD sufferer’s ears!

And get this — it’s safe and actually GOOD for you… No dangerous side effects to concern yourself with.

A real win-win.


Sherry Brescia

Natural Ulcer Cures

Home Remedies for Ulcers

Buy bananas. These fruits contain an antibacterial substance that may inhibit the growth of ulcer-causing H. pylori. And studies show that animals fed bananas have a thicker stomach wall and greater mucus production in the stomach, which helps build a better barrier between digestive acids and the lining of the stomach. Eating plantains is also helpful.

Get some garlic. Garlic’s antibacterial properties include fighting H. pylori. Take two small crushed cloves a day.

Home Remedies from the Refrigerator

Cut up some cabbage.
Researchers have found that ulcer patients who drink 1 quart of raw cabbage juice a day can often heal their ulcers in five days. If chugging a quart of cabbage juice turns your stomach inside out, researchers also found that those who eat plain cabbage have quicker healing times as well. Time for some coleslaw!

Pick plums.
Red- and purple-colored foods inhibit the growth of H. pylori. Like plums, berries too can help you fight the good fight.

Kitchen Remedies from the Spice Rack

Add a shake of cayenne pepper. Used moderately, a little cayenne pepper can go a long way in helping ulcers. The pepper stimulates blood flow to bring nutrients to the stomach. To make a cup of peppered tea, mix 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in 1 cup hot water. Drink a cup a day. A dash of cayenne pepper can also be added to soups, meats, and other savory dishes.

Love that licorice. Several modern studies have demonstrated the ulcer-healing abilities of licorice. Licorice does its part not by reducing stomach acid but rather by reducing the ability of stomach acid to damage stomach lining. Properties in licorice encourage digestive mucosal tissues to protect themselves from acid. Licorice can be used in encapsulated form, but for a quick cup of licorice tea, cut 1 ounce licorice root into slices and cover with 1 quart boiling water. Steep, cool, and strain. (If licorice root is unavailable, cut 1 ounce licorice sticks into slices.) You can also try licorice candy if it’s made with real licorice (the label will say “licorice mass”) and not just flavored with anise. Don’t eat more than 1 ounce per day, because, surprisingly for a candy, an overdose can cause serious medical side effects.

Better get some bark.
The bark of slippery elm is used for its ability to soothe the mucous membranes that line the stomach and duodenumm. It’s often taken in powdered form. Some herbalists recommend taking about one teaspoon of powdered slippery elm bark (added to one cup of warm water to form a gruel-like substance) three times a day.

Mind your minerals. For example, bismuth salts, such as bismuth subcitrate, have antibacterial properties and can be effective in treating ulcers that are attributed to the Helicobacter plylori. Again, some common conventional drugs are made with bismuth.

Sometimes ulcers have no noticeable symptoms, and sometimes they can cause gnawing abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. If ulcers perforate, they can cause severe bleeding and even death. But with the home remedies mentioned in this article, you can change your diet, de-stress your lifestyle and make other changes to ease the pain.


Crohn’s and Colitis


It’s quite an experience to look in the face of someone who suffers from Crohn’s or colitis and hear their heartbreaking stories of their life with the disease, one after another…

“I rarely want to leave the house anymore.”

“It’s so embarrassing getting an attack in public.”

“I’ve missed so much time from work that I’m afraid I’ll lose my job if I’m out again.”

“I had to miss an entire semester of school because I had so many attacks.”

“I wish I could have my life back.”

Despite all of our “advances in modern medicine,” up until now, most Crohn’s and colitis sufferers have had just two options for treatment:

Dangerous medications (including steroids) or carving out large sections of their intestines.

And if that sounds like “no big deal” to you, I wish you could meet the 18 year-old boy I met who had his colon removed and couldn’t play football in his senior year of high school like he wanted to.

Plus, he still wasn’t having normal bowel movements and, if he doesn’t make a few simple lifestyle changes, he probably never will.

That might change your mind.

But the good news is that’s all starting to change now.

Because diligent researchers and forward-thinking medical professionals are opening their eyes and their hearts to some exciting new natural treatments.

What I told a number of people at the event and what’s important for anyone with Crohn’s or colitis to know is this:

The key is inflammation relief

Collectively, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are known as IBD — inflammatory bowel disease.

As the title suggests, both are characterized by chronic inflammation. The major difference is Crohn’s can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, and UC is confined to the colon.

The chronic inflammation from Crohn’s and UC leads to sores that produce pus, bleeding, excruciating pain and explosive diarrhea that can occur without warning.

So the key to easing IBD symptoms is to find a safe (UNLIKE steroids), effective way to quiet the inflammation.

There are two such answers that are showing impressive results for IBD sufferers:

1- Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Studies are showing that omega-3 fatty acids can help ease the chronic inflammation associated with Crohn’s and UC, which can help prevent attacks and prolong periods of remission.

Here are some exciting illustrations of this:

In a randomized, clinical trial, omega-3 supplements were given to patients who were in remission from Crohn’s disease, but who had a high risk of relapse. No additional medications were given.

Another similar group were given placebos with no other medications.

At the end of a year, a whopping 59% (nearly 6 out of 10) of the patients taking the fish oil supplements were still in remission, compared to just 26% of the placebo group.

Similar findings have been noted for ulcerative colitis sufferers.

In a study conducted by researchers in a St. Louis hospital, 18 patients with active ulcerative colitis (i.e.: having an attack) were treated with either an omega-3 supplement or a placebo.

Those taking the omega-3 supplements were able to cut their steroid medications in HALF — even during an active attack! The placebo group, however, needed MORE medication.

Clearly omega-3 fatty acids are key to reducing the crippling inflammation of IBD.

Studies have long touted fish oil’s ability to help ease the chronic inflammation associated with arthritis, as well as the artery inflammation that can lead to atherosclerosis and heart attack.

Now, easing IBD inflammation is being added to that list!

Learn more about VitalMega-3 and see all the ways that omega-3 essential fatty acid supplementation can help you here:

2- Probiotics

Probiotics can help Crohn’s and UC sufferers in 3 specific ways.:

They help make your digestion more efficient, which helps keep your GI tract calm and quiet. Efficient digestion leads to wastes that move through the lower digestive tract easier, which helps prevent irritation of sore-infested intestines.

When your wastes move through your system as they should, (instead of getting stuck along the colon wall), there is less chance of harmful bacteria overgrowth, which reduces risk of an IBD attack.

Probiotics in your gut help to encourage more of your immune system’s Regulatory T cells to form. Regulatory T cells are your body’s built-in natural inflammation-fighters, and it’s these cells that have been noted to be deficient in IBD sufferers.

Most interestingly, probiotics seem to encourage the cells in your intestinal tract to “think rationally” and not see normal, harmless molecules as something dangerous to attack. This is very good. Because typically with Crohn’s or colitis, your immune cells get mixed up and wage war on healthy, innocent cells — that’s the auto-immune component of IBD and what leads to the sores and bleeding.

So this finding that probiotics encourage your immune system to be smarter and leave healthy tissues alone is an important one.

And the results of the studies conducted speak for themselves:

One particular study conducted in the UK gave a group of colitis patients just one probiotic strain, Bifidobacteria longum, for 30 days, while another group received a placebo.

After the 30 days, the probiotic group showed a SIGNIFICANT reduction in inflammation, while the placebo group continued to suffer with pain, bleeding and diarrhea.

Another study conducted in China and published in the April 2010 World Journal of Gastroenterology concluded that probiotics should be considered part of the treatment plan in the remission induction stage and maintenance stage of ulcerative colitis.

Super Shield probiotic formula’s 13 species of beneficial bacteria have made a difference to THOUSANDS of IBD sufferers.

It contains medical-grade strains of the following bacteria which have been noted to be especially helpful to IBD sufferers:

– Lactobacillus casei
– Lactobacillus plantarum
– Lactobacillus acidophilus
– Lactobacillus bulgaricus
– Bifidobacteria longum
– Bifidobacteria breve
– Bifidobacteria infantis and
– Streptococcus thermophilus

Learn more about Super Shield and how probiotic supplementation may increase your level of health.
If you or someone you love is suffering from Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, there is hope. See what omega-3 and probiotic supplementation can do for you.

Your Questions About Heartburn Home Remedies

Mandy asks…

How do u get rid of heartburn home remedies please?

Nutritionatlast answers:

If you have regular heartburn, sure use any simple remedies but should it be a real problem then I would certainly try the Lifewave Aeon patch. This is a Non Transdermal patch – nothing goes into your body – and works like acupuncture on meridains but without needles. The patches are extremely simple and safe to use. We have helped hundreds of people using this patch for various conditions including digestive problems. It is used and promoted by thousands of medical professionals around the world and is accepted by the medical authorities in all the many countries it is available. Worth a thought?

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Thomas asks…

heartburn- home remedies???

i have no idea if i have heartburn, but it sure does feel like it. i’ve never had this feeling before in my chest.. and it sure does feel like heartburn. any quick remedies or suggestions as to what it is??
i didnt eat much today except chickfila for lunch and rice soup in the morning. water in between both meals. is this heartburn?? it’s a burning sensation and it makes me feel very uncomfortable around the chest area. im only 25! didnt think i could get heartburn!!!

Nutritionatlast answers:

First off…it probably is heartburn or acid reflux..BUT there is a small possibility it could be related to your heart…and that is nothing to ignore or delay on. Please go see your doctor and have it checked out. If it gets worse may want to go to emergency. 25 year olds can have heart attacks.

Get more answers here.

Assuming it isn’t try some pepto bismol, gaviscon or maalox from the drug store…if it is acid reflux it should settle down. Also you can get zantac over the counter or losec too I believe which will usually stop acid reflux in its tracks.

Again this is something you should see your doctor over if the condition persists cause acid reflux can damage your esophagus and lead to permanent scarring and precancerous conditions. The good news is that with new medications..such as Proton Pump can totally control it. Other things to control would be to eliminate spicey foods, caffeine, carbonated drinks, tomato products, alcohol and not eat prior to go to bed. If you can elevate the head of your bed with pillows or books under the feet of the bed that can reduce acid reflux which is usually worse at night.

Good luck.

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Your Questions About [stomach pain]

Chris asks…

what causes stomach pain after eating and excessive burping and bubbles in throat?

my girlfriend gets very sick generally after eating she gets very sharp pains in her stomach followed shortly after with excessive belching and noises that sound like bubbles coming from her stomach and throat. what could cause this and how can I stop it?

Nutritionatlast answers:

Acid overproduction. Acid reflux is the most common cause. It is when your stomach produce more stomach acid thatn usual to accomidate with the excessive intake of foods and sometimes reaches you esophagus causing deterioration of the esophagus wall. (not a good thing) for instant relief, try liquid pepto bismol or a full glass of cold milk.

Donald asks…

Why do i get a stomach pain after eating a Watermelon in the morning? its even more severe on empty stomach?

Someone told me that watermelon is one of the negative calorie foods, so I’ve lately started eating a big bowl of watermelon in the morning as my breakfast, but i get stomach ache after eating it everytime… is there a problem with my stomach??.. what should i do?

Nutritionatlast answers:

What I was taught by my mother, some of the things that causes pain when eating watermelon is overeating the cool wonderful meat of the fruit to close to the rhine and eating the seeds. Watermelon creates gases within the digestive system, so be-aware eat small amounts and do not eat the seeds. This is an opinion from personal experience. Everyone I know has experience this problem at one time or another. A solutions that I have seen work to many times to count is take the word big out from in front of the word bowl and replace it with the word small (small bowl). Hope this helps!

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