Ulcerative Colitis

For those who don’t know what Ulcerative Colitis is, it stands for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is a term for two conditions (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Prolonged inflammation results in damage to the GI tract. Some of the differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis:

Ulcerative Colitis Occurs in the large intestine (colon) and the rectum.


• Damaged areas are continuous (not patchy) – usually starting at the rectum and spreading further into the colon
• Inflammation is present only in the innermost layer of the lining of the colon

Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract (from the mouth to the anus)—Most often it affects the portion of the small intestine before the large intestine/colon.


• Damaged areas appear in patches that are next to areas of healthy tissue
• Inflammation may reach through the multiple layers of the walls of the GI tract

According to the CDC the exact cause is unknown, but IBD is the result of a defective immune system. A properly functioning immune system attacks foreign organisms, such as viruses and bacteria, to protect the body. In IBD, the immune system responds incorrectly to environmental triggers, which causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There also appears to be a genetic component—someone with a family history of IBD is more likely to develop this inappropriate immune response.

This makes sense because when the microbiome is messed up, your immune system doesn’t function properly. This is why they call the microbiome the second brain.

According to the late Jethro Kloss, America’s earliest and most creative soy food pioneer. (1863-1946).

The causes for colitis are from;

• Faulty diet
• Constipation
• Caffeinated products
• Too much cane sugar
• Grease
• White-flour and cane sugar products
• Eating too hastily
• Too much liquid and very soft foods
• Taking of cathartics
• Food cooked in aluminum vessels.

Symptoms:
• Persistent Diarrhea
• Rectal bleeding
• Constipation
• Mucous passes in feces and discharges are stringy
• There is a weakness through the abdomen
• Headache, often great pain, dizziness
• Emaciation
• Weakness
• Pains in various parts of the body

Natural Treatment:
The following treatment is very beneficial. Take a high enema made of one tablespoon of bayberry bark to every quart of water. Yellow dock root or burdock root are good also and are very healing. Cover and let simmer for a few minutes. Steep for fifteen or twenty minutes. After the herbs settle, pour off the tea and take as hot as you can stand (100 degrees to 108F.—in some cases hotter). Wild alum root, golden seal, or myrrh, are also excellent herbs to use as an enema. Use a heaping teaspoonful of golden seal and a heaping teaspoonful of myrrh to four quarts of boiling water. Steep let mixture settle.
A liquid diet for a short time is advisable. When eating solid food, thoroughly chew and liquefy it with saliva using no liquids with meals. All Fibrous and foods containing skins and seeds should be avoided until the condition is better. Puree the vegetables until the condition clears up. Soybean milk and wheat flakes (if you can find healthy organic or healthy recipe) is an excellent diet used with zwieback.

Herbs to be taken internally:
Use a teaspoonful of golden seal and one-fourth teaspoonful of myrrh to a pint of boiling water. Let it steep and take a tablespoon of this mixture six or eight times a day. If the case is severe, take a tablespoon every hour; or take from one-fourth to one teaspoonful, as per directions for taking herbs, one hour before each meal and upon retiring (sleep).
In many cases where sumac grows, a tea may be made from either bark, leaves, or berries. For an enema take a handful of either of these in four quarts of water and steep for an hour. This also makes an excellent douche.

Recommendations/Tips:

  •  Drink fresh juices 2-3 times a day, a good juice for healing the gut is fresh raw cabbage, carrot, celery, parsley. Alone or all together.
  • Do not eat fruit and vegetables together
  • If you eat fruit, don’t eat on empty stomach.
  • Drink lots of water. Colitis is frequently reduced by distilled water.
  • Aloe Vera Juice (I started w/1 cup a day and worked my way up to 3 cups)
  • Vegetarian or Vegan Diet is beneficial in healing the gut.
  • Slippery Elm bark is very soothing and healing to the bowel. Mix one teaspoon or tablespoon of powdered slippery elm with ½ cup to a pint of boiling water, blend well, add something for flavoring if desired like a banana or honey. I drink mine without anything. Do this 2-3 times a day. For more info on slippery elm read this.
  • Activated Charcoal works very well. 1 heaping teaspoon of powdered activated/pulverized charcoal every 2 hours until gone. (charcoal is especially good for food poisoning and getting bacteria out of the gut) Charcoal takes out all of the bacteria (good and bad) so it is good to take a probiotic for at least a week after. For more about diarrhea click here.

Here is a recipe for whole wheat bread.

We are to love God with all our mind, body and soul. Give Him your life: and let Him use you to be a blessing to all those around you. There is no way to be genuinely happy. ( John 10:28-29)

References
1. The Facts About Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. New York, NY: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; 2014. http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/updatedibdfactbook.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF-2.32MB]External.

2. Kloss, Jethro. The Original Back to Eden. Benedict Lust Publications, 1971.

3. “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/.

4. Ferrell, Vance, and Harold M. Cherne. Natural Remedies Encyclopedia. 6th ed., Harvestime Books, 2008.

5. Shruti (BE Biotech. & PGD Clinical Research), and Shruti (BE Biotech. & PGD Clinical Research)Our articles are written by writers with a deep domain understanding of the topic and usually hold Bachelors / Masters degrees. The articles are peer-reviewed before being uploaded on the website. Our writers sp. “Shruti (BE Biotech. & PGD Clinical Research).” Healthyy!, healthyy.net/superfoods/aloe-vera-juice-for-ulcerative-colitis.

6. Verywell Health. 2020. Can You Still Consume Caffeine If You Have IBD?. [online] Available at: <https://www.verywellhealth.com/is-caffeine-bad-for-your-ibd-1942678&gt; [Accessed 24 June 2020].

Advertisement