Are you worried about getting a good remedy for Crohn’s Disease? IN most cases, this is an inflammation of the lower intestinal tract or ilium, though it can affect any part of the digestive tract – from the mouth right up to the anus.
Once it is correctly diagnosed, there are natural ways to get rid of this disease, sitting in your own home.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disorder of the digestive tract, particularly the lower part of the small intestine, known as the ilium, the inflammation going through several layers of the organ’s lining.
The inflamed internal lining then swells, causing pain, abdominal cramps, fever, abdominal swelling, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and anemia, the latter being due to impairment of the digestive system, resulting in severe nutritional deficiency.
It can affect both sexes equally, generally between the age of 15-35 years. These symptoms can sometimes be confused with those of IBS or ulcerative colitis. Still, Crohn’s disease’s distinguishing feature is that the inflammation affects all layers of the organ’s lining rather than superficially.
Lab tests, including pathological examination of biopsied tissues, stool culture, and blood tests, including CBC, ESR, and CRP, are normally advised for identifying this disease.
One of Crohn’s disease’s chief causes is the abnormal functioning of the immune system cells, wherein the food containing nutrients is not recognized for what it is but rather as something ‘foreign.’
The immune system’s task is to activate the white blood cells into ‘attack’ mode in respect of foreign bodies; all the white blood cells accumulate in the intestinal lining, causing so much inflammation that the lining of the gut is injured and becomes permeable.
In some cases, it is a genetic abnormality, and stress is a contributing factor. Vitamin D deficiency has also been found to cause this disease.
Natural Treatments for Crohn’s Disease
It is indeed very frustrating to be afflicted by Crohn’s disease because of the sufferer’s inability to digest any nutrients.
Some drugs will bring down the inflammation, but the response is not as good as required. Additionally, these drugs have adverse side-effects.
Hence it is best to treat this disease naturally. Diet-wise, it is necessary to keep a diary to ascertain which foods cause flare-ups and avoid those.
In some cases, dairy products are not tolerated. One may have to limit fiber and heavy fats, spices, gas-producing foods of the cabbage and cauliflower family, beans, nuts, and chocolates.
Also, alcohol and caffeinated beverages are to be avoided. Water is one of the best things one can have with Crohn’s disease.
Since stress aggravates the problem, meditation and yoga are recommended as remedies.
Artichokes, which contain prebiotics, are considered helpful as a remedy.
Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties, and its extract is thus found beneficial.
Various special diets have been formulated to heal Crohn’s disease. Some of these are:
- Low-Carb diet – which lowers the glucose levels in the blood
- Specific Carbohydrate diet – which does not allow grains and refined sugars
- Paleolithic Diet – which allows diet of the Paleolithic era
- Homo-Optimus diet- which limits the number of proteins
- Raw Paleolithic diet – which does not allow cooking of food. Raw foods are considered more helpful in healing Crohn’s because of the enzymes they contain.
A person having Crohn’s disease is generally rather stressed and frustrated at being unable to consume so many foods.
He/she would do anything to revert to normalcy; adhering to the diets formulated and prescribed by Natural Therapists, however difficult it may be, is the best route to getting rid of this malady and leading a normal life again.
In these cases, it is best to be guided by an expert in the field, and consulting a good Natural Therapist is almost a necessity for a Crohn’s patient.