I was very ill and dying in hospital from what was eventually diagnosed as Crohn's disease. I was released from the hospital when I was allowed to have high doses of probiotics that got my bowels working again.
After searching for a cure over many years, I found an orthomolecular practitioner who did some hair analyses. She found that my bowel was saturated with mercury, likely from my amalgam dental fillings.
I went on a strict mercury detox including lots of lemon water (quarters of 1 lemon in a large bottle of Evian water daily) and a special diet. I also had my amalgam fillings replaced by resin fillings.
I eventually rid my body of the mercury and was totally cured of Crohn's disease. This was 20 years ago. Since then and today, my bowels are perfect.
Barley Grass, Slippery Elm
I had Crohn's Disease 20 years and could not get well. The last flare up I was going to the Dr twice a day to get predisone in my veins and it was not working. This flare up lasted about 4 months. I learned about Barley Grass(capsules) so I took it and the bleeding stopped soon after. I continued to take barley grass and vitamins and later learned about Slippery Elm (herb) also.These herbs and vitamins healed me of this horrible flare up and I have not had another flare up since then. That was 12 years ago. Before this I flared up every year. I stopped drinking milk and caffeine (I drink soy milk). I am sharing this so people suffering with Crohns can read about these herbs. I give God the glory for this. I had prayed so earnestly for help with this horrible disease.
Was at the Health Food Store picking up more Barley Grass for my boyfriend's Crohn's disease when I overheard a man looking for Pau D' Arco tea for his Crohn's. Apparently after many years of suffering from this disease, he only had 18" of his intestine left and after that was going to have to wear a bag. But he discovered this tea and has been drinking it every day and hasn't had any problems since. My boyfriend doesn't drink tea but I found capsules for him and he takes two a day along with the Green Barley Grass (two a day 500 mg each) and he swears this changed his life. He hasn't been sick since December of '13. We do not run out of the Pau D' Arco or Green Barley Grass anymore.
Turmeric for Crohn's disease & Arthritis
I started taking turmeric for arthritis and got my mother who is 69 taking turmeric pills as well, 600 mg per day in one pill. If I run out of pills for longer than 4-5 days my knuckles start hurting and it's hard to bend my index finger. I make sure I don't run out any longer.
My mom has been faithful about taking the turmeric pills and just recently mentioned how she thinks it is helping with her Crohn's disease. She had emergency surgery in 1992 for an obstruction and they removed a large portion of small intestines and colon. It was due to Crohn's disease but they didn't diagnose it until after the surgery.
Since the surgery in 1992, my mom has narrowed down what foods bother her to eat. She cannot digest any kind of fat. Red meats, fried foods, nothing with fat digests and if she eats anything with fat she gets bad diarrhea sometimes all night long.
Since she has been taking the turmeric she has noticed that when she cheats and eats pizza or french fries (knowing full well what she will endure later after eating those fatty foods) she has found that she isn't bothered by the fat now and doesn't get the bad diarrhea.
She does take 2 different over the counter digestive enzyme pills with fattening meals to help digest the fat but she has always taken those pills. But now with taking the turmeric pills she can eat more of what she wants to eat without any of the consequences which is a blessing since she is so thin.
Hope this helps someone else. Reading this site has helped me and my family out tremendously. I encourage everyone to give feedback. You never know when it might help someone.
Dangers of Bacteria in Milk
How many times have we heard it said "drink your milk, it's good for you ". Our mothers said it, our doctors said it, television commercials said it even our schools said it. we fill our children's bellies at nearly every meal and insist that they drink up. you need the calcium to grow strong bones we tell them. but what we don't tell our children is the hidden danger that may be lying in every drop of the milk we so highly trust.
Cattle have an infectious disease called Johnes that produces horrible bloody lesions in the intestines. These lesions swell shut and frequently interfere with passage of stools. The pain is agonizing. The diarrhea never ending. Well, that pretty much sounds like Crohn's disease in humans.
After extensive scientific analysis researchers have found the organism mycobacterium avium paratuburculosis causes the same bloody lesions in cattle as it does in humans. Http://www.Crohn's.org/ see also notmilk.com/dr greger/Crohn's
So what it the problem? Milk gets pasteurized right? Well, consider this before you drink another drop. The USDA standards for milk pasteurization require the milk to be warmed to 165 degrees for a mere 15 seconds. Researchers working with the map bacteria have found that mycobacterium avium paratuburculosis can easily withstand 194 degrees for one minute. It is one of the highest heat tolerant organisms known. In other words, it goes right through the pasteurization process unscathed to be poured out intact right on top of your cereal.
There is a dramatic rise in intestinal disorders worldwide including Crohn's in most countries where they accept USDA guidelines for milk pasteurization. However, in India they drink huge amounts of milk but have low incidence of Crohn's. What could be the difference? They boil their milk for more than 1 minute, we don't.
So if we are being exposed to a dangerous mycobacterium why don'/t we all get sick? The answer to that would be the strength of our immune system and the presence of good bacteria continually fighting against it.
The scientific community treats Crohn's disease by giving antibiotics like candy and trying to reduce inflammation with steroidal anti-inflammatory. This avenue of approach is like putting gasoline on a fire. Map bacteria are intracellular organisms (mycoplasma) that feed off of preformed sterols. They actually get a break when you take ineffective antibiotics which serve to kill off their enemies the good beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
So what do you do with this bug to get rid of it? You work with the immune system not against it. And you take specific forms of bacteria that once were commonly found in the soil. You kill off the map with friendly bacteria of rare species.
A young man named Jordan Rubin once was a very healthy young man in the prime of life. After developing Crohn's disease at age 19, he lost more than half his body weight. He became bed ridden suffering excruciating agony from bloody intestines, excreting diarrhea so frequently he could seldom ever sleep. He looked like a walking skeleton and grew close to death actually praying to god to take him home or help him find the answer.
That was his moment of discovery. he found a scientific article about a research group working with rare types of soil organisms that once had been present in crop soils but now are long gone. These bacteria when tested exhibited types of antibacterial compounds lethal to map.
Today Jordan Rubin has fully recovered from Crohn's and become a doctor. He has developed his recipe of soil organisms into a probiotic freely available at any health food store. You can read about his journey from disease back to wellness in his book "patient, heal thyself".
Sorry, I won't mention the name of the probiotic as it might be considered spam. But realize soil organisms are indeed our primal defensive system
Now, one more bit of advice on healing Crohn's disease. A chemical exists which has an affinity for killing mycoplasma intracellular organisms, such as map and mycoplasma fermentans, both extremely hard to kill. It's not actually an antibiotic drug, It's gallium nitrate, a solution of gallium metal. Look up George Eby research/Crohn's disease. This is a new method of dealing with Crohn's you might not see for many years in the future.
When I had Crohns about 20 years ago, thankfully no longer, I had very smooth foods. I slow cooked oily tuna with a variety of vegetables until very soft. I then strained it before eating. The idea was to give me good nutrition and allow the bowel to heal without being disturbed.
I also had large doses of Acidophillus, I had many mercury teeth fillings removed, I drank lots of lemon water (1 organic lemon cut into quarters placed in a large bottle of Evian water). Expensive but it all worked. Questions welcome.
Removing Mercury Amalgams
Like Eve from Sydney (2015), I also had mercury fillings removed and found a huge reduction in flare ups with my Crohns disease symptoms.
Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
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My only contribution to this thread is that I take 20 Barley Leaf pills a day as part of Bill Henderson's modification to the Budwig cancer protocol. Supposedly the Barley leaf contains some 3000 enzymes, more than any other plant.
I want to encourage all that have cancer to watch Ty Bollinger's natural cancer cures starting Tuesday night. The URL is as follows.
For most, it will be mind boggling. You will learn that cancer has been naturally cured for some 70 years in many ways , and just how corrupt our medical folks are.
I have two reasons I raise my own food. First it is more heathy than what I can buy in the stores. Second, soon it will be my only source of food.
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I have been using Pau De Arco tea since I was diagnosed with Crohns back in 2008, it was recommended by a friend. After about a month of drinking the tea my symptoms started to disappear, since then I have had three colonoscopy and endoscopy, and even the camera pill you swallow, and it has disappeared, even my gastroenterologist is perplexed. I still drink it to this day and swear by it, I have recommended it to everyone, it can't hurt to try it.
About a couple of weeks ago, I started taking Turmeric supplement pills to help my memory issues. In the two weeks of taking the Turmeric I noticed my stomach swelling was shrinking. I have Crohn's and my stomach usually stays bloated with gas and pain. I'm on Humira and other medications, as my Crohn's is hard to treat. Now, after taking Turmeric for a couple of weeks I feel much lighter in the stomach and noticed my Crohn's symptoms are much better and don't seem to need as much of the prescribed medications. Today, I'm on the web site to see if others have experienced what I have. Will definitely continue taking the Turmeric for my Crohn's issues because it has made a big difference!
Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in the spice turmeric. The two words are sometimes used interchangeably, but the technical difference between the two is that turmeric is the yellowish powder used to flavor foods, while curcumin is a chemical contained within turmeric.
Blood volume came back great again, this time at a 13.4!
Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
I have been using just the Pau D'Arco for 3 months now and my Crohn's is all but gone. Thank you for the advise. I did not try the barley after looking up the side effects.
Barley Grass, Slippery Elm
At the time, I think I took 6 barley grass by Natures Way. I also took acidophilus then added zinc. I didn't learn about Slippery Elm til later.
I pray your husband gets well from this. I drink Almond milk now instead of soy.
Crohn's can be cured with colloidal silver. It worked for my friend. Go to notmilk.org and see the article on Crohn's and milk. Studies prove that Crohn's is caused by the tuberculosis virus from cows that have it. If you drink milk from cows that have TB it can cause Crohn's. Studies also show that it is curable with an antibiotic. Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic available at any health food store and it won't give you a yeast infection since it only kills the bad bacteria, not the good.
Hi all! I wanted to write in with a discovery of mine; Kratom for diarrhea symptoms.
I am 24 years old, was diagnosed at 8 and have been in "remission" since a small bowel resection since I was 17. I haven't had any flare-ups since then, but I have had to deal with constant diarrhea and the occasional bout of weirdness that my doctors don't know how to deal with. (for example, over the course of several months last year somehow I lost 2/3 of my total blood volume, zero pain, zero injuries, zero idea how it happened*. Isn't this disease full of wonderful surprises?)
I stumbled across Kratom while looking for natural cures for depression. Kratom is a plant from Southeast Asia that has been used as a medicine for centuries.
After a little trial and error with different varieties, I eventually discovered that taking 2 tablespoons a day of kratom powder COMPLETELY CURED my diarrhea. I think it's helped with my depression as well, though that might just be because now I can actually function like a real person. I usually take it in the mornings with fruit juice (f you get powder don't try and take it with water, it tastes disgusting and seems much harder to swallow). I also take it with breakfast, but haven't noticed anything bad taking it on an empty stomach.
From what I've read, dosage can vary a lot from person to person taking into account the strength of the variety you're using and body weight (I'm 120 lbs), things like that. I did take too much once, though I only experienced some nausea that cleared up after a few hours.
I will add that if you search for Kratom on the web, you're likely to come across a few scare articles about it. From what I've read and experienced, this is complete bunk.
*Also, I don't know if kratom had anything to do with this, but the three months I started taking it were also the three months after my weird blood volume incident. I had received a transfusion at the hospital, which raised my number from a 4 to an 8 (I don't know what they call this scale, but normal blood volume is between 16 and 12). Three months after the transfusion, I got some labs to measure it again, and my lab work came back great (at a 12). My Hematologist was ecstatic, she was expecting my numbers to be dropping again. Kratom was the only supplement I added.
Since I suffer fron uncontrolled Crohn's Disease I am very careful on what I ingest. I have discovered that using white distilled vinegar with plain romain lettuce helps to ease the cramps. Romian lettuce is all water, and with vinegar it seems to sooth my digestive system. I eat some about every 3rd day or so just to help maintain.
Just rip lettuce up and pour some vinegar in, enough to get the lettuce damp. I usually add salt, but if you are one a low salt diet, I would not recommend it. Use any seasoning you enjoy. My only salt intake other than from foods naturally is when I eat this. My blood pressue is fine and my cholestrol is also lower now.
Hope it helps someone suffering as I do.
I use turmeric, it works like magic for me - I have Crohn's disease, and finds it helps ease inflammation. All the anti-inflammatory pills that the doctor gave me only made me MUCH worse. Turmeric helps stop the 'loose stools'.
EC: Read more about Turmeric here.
I have sent many emails to you from where i live in Australia, about help from Ted with my Crohns disease after 46 years of suffering with chronic foul smelling diarrhea and gas... I have never found an answer to my emails on your web site, so I am hoping this will be answered soon."
03/05/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Carmen: A diarrhea and a gas appears to be that the digestive system is not doing a complete digestion. It sometimes happens whenever certain pathogens or unfriendly bacteria are found in high amounts, the intestinal system is acid which introduces a host of unfriendly bacteria since they need acid environment to survive, or an incomplete digestive system, or that possibility that there is a leaky gut whenever the walls of intestinal system is damaged from bacteria, causing the intestinal system not to do complete digestion. It takes a couple of days for the body to normalize the digestive system with fulvic acid, so for initial couple of days of fulvic acid or humic acid, I would expect diarrhea or laxative effect as these humic acid have a somewhat detoxifying effect on the system. I also helps a lot' a lot that a dechlorinator made of sodium thiosulfate is added to the drinking water and drank, before taking the fulvic and humic acid. So that the fulvic and humic acid will be more compatible with the body by reduction of chlorine. It should be noted that the use of MMS (sodium chlorite solution between 25-28%) are contraindicated and not to be used with fulvic acid and humic acid. It remains to me, despite the promoter's claim, is still a chlorine compound regardless and it may cause the fulvic and humic acid to react with them very negatively to form cancer chlorine compounds. This is why I always use a dechlorinator, of sodium thiosulfate, where drops is used, 5-10 drops of 10% usually of sodium thiosulfate in a full glass of drinking water.
Therefore, there are certain supplements that help the digestion process, primarily fulvic and humic acid supplements, if that can be found. Usually I will dissolve a humic acid powder of 250 mg in a glass of water, and take it three times a day. It also helps if fulvic acid powder 250 mg is taken, if that can be found. This should correct the problematic digestion to be more complete digestion. It should be noted that in livestock animals that whenever a digestion of pigs, and cows the digestion is incomplete a fulvic acid or especially humic acid is added into the feed which prevents or stop foul smelling wastes that often occurs in animals because of unfriendly bacteria.
The problem about using fulvic acid alone is whenever the body is in a long term low grade metabolic acidosis (which can actually be initiated from the use of hydrocarbons, taking aspartame, and eating simple white bread and other acid forming foods) that unfriendly bacteria tends to grow despite all efforts to take probiotics, which tends to restore intestinal flora with friendly bacteria such as eating yogurt. However, taking probiotics, will hardly put any firm grounding if the intestinal acidity is present which tends to kill off the friendly bacteria from too many overpowering unfriendly bacteria.
Therefore, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, in 1/2 glass of water I will take about 3 times a day. Once in the morning, once in the early afternoon and once before bedtime. While baking soda is not a perfect way to alkalizing, the ingredients are easy to find in most supermarkets. And it requires a least two weeks for the body to be able to to alkalize properly. Initially there will be alot of gases. Obviously eating certain foods such as peanuts, nuts, and especially beans will often result in excessive gas. How this phenomenon happens, as I understand it, at least one of the many reasons is that beans in generally blocks the body's ability to digest the foods into sugar by preventing certain enzymes to digest that and utilized by the body. So this leaves room for the intestinal bacteria to digest the beans into energy creating excess gases, and sometimes foul smelling, but not often. The key for me is to take sufficient baking soda to alkalize to that the urine pH and saliva pH is near 7 should be sufficient.
The second remedy, especially if it is autoimmunity is involved, is the borax remedy, which has a tendency, along with sufficient baking soda to alkalize usually resolves most of this in my experience. The dose can be anywhere from 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of drinking water. It's usually taken for about 4-5 days out of a week. Borax and alkalization in my opinion are two of the most important remedies for Crohn's disease, but there is also quite possibly Iodine, silicon, and molybdenum that I might consider that seems to go hand in hand. In the meaintime, I would avoid white flour, using any vegetable oils in cooking and replace eating bread in general with just eating rice instead. They seem to help some conditions of Crohn's whenever a white bread, cookies, pastries, as these are one of the highest in trans fatty acid, propionic acid, alloxan, and bromine, which tends to displace essential iodine from the system, which obviously lowers the metabolism and the immune system, resulting in the condition of digestive disorders resulting in Crohn's disease.
The third remedy that seems to be prevalent in some Crohn's disease especially if there is difficulty of digestion or some vomiting after meals is the royal jelly supplements, which can either be fresh frozen royal jelly, or the dried version. The one I had experience with some success is the fresh frozen ones, but never really gotten around to trying the dried, version since it was sitting in my refrigerator as an emergency aid kit whenever digestive process doesn't work. Still if royal jelly is not found a suitable substitute is the vitamin B complex. I do have plenty of problems with vitamin B use, that I don't like and therefore, have to carefully read the ingredients, where the B1 is thiamine mononitrate, not the thiamine hydrochloride. The B3 is niacinamide, not the niacin. The vitamin B6 is pyridoxine phosphate, not the pyridoxine hydrochloride, and there is plenty of B5 or that they are taken separately. A preferred form is probably the B50 or B100, where most of the Bs are 100 mg with possible exception of B12 and B9 which are usually 100 mcg. I suspect that we really need a lot more folate, in the order 50-100 mg rather than mcg, which seems to reduce the inflammation in some cases of intestinal issues. Of course, folic acid is actually quite cheap even by the kilogram if purchased from a manufacturing source, but somehow, in the strange world of supplement marketing they become amazingly expensive and the amount given is just too small. Therefore, a reasonable negotiation between the two worlds might be to get folic acid separately and I will probably take 1-2 mg (which is actually 1000-2000 mcg), which is quite small, but won't hurt the budget.
As to the other supplements such as silicon, iodine, and molybdenum these three have a tendency to reduce the Crohn's autoimmunity. The iodine I prefer is the sodium iodide, usually 1-10 mg. I actually use about 10 mg or more. I don't use mcg amounts or less than that because my experience has been the recommended dose by the authorities is way too too small to have an effect. As a historical backdrop over 150 years ago, people used to really cure goiter, the size of a baseball or larger, using about 200 mg of iodine taken for a couple of months. Today we do something that is more primitive than 150 years ago. We simply remove the thyroid and take thyroid supplements for the rest of our lives. This is a profitable method for drug companies, not for me anyway. It SHOULD BE noted that for the iodine to work best that an amino acid tyrosine supplements is taken together with it, since tyrosine is necessary for the thyroid to produce the thyroxine.
Silicon supplements is rather hard to find in the Western countries, but can be done by eating rice (mostly unwashed, assuming they look clean enough), taking oatmeal and horsetail. I prefer to stop eating bread and white flour altogether due to the bromine process which causes them to be high in bromine. A bromine is a halogens, much like an iodine, but interestingly the bromine DISPLACES iodine, causing inadequate iodine, despite ADEQUATE intake of them. Interestingly, iodize salt are useless, since companies tend to add drying agents to look nice an white but these drying agent they add are aluminum compounds. I am also suspicious what they do add because the pH of these salt are always 5. A pure salt or sodium chloride always have a pH of 7, never 5. This is why when preparing foods it is safer for me to just use the sea salt and take the iodine separately. Another strange practice is to use potassium iodide, when a much safer sodium iodide can be use. In my experience a sodium iodide is much less toxic than the use of potassium iodide as well. It used to be that almost 80 something years ago, iodine were found to in every family doctors for all kinds of ailments and I still find this iodine to be amazing in the broad range of sickness, but with monopoly of medicine from the beginnings of Rockefeller finance Flexner report, all that were eliminated with more expensive surgeries and hormone replacements. Replacements don't work as well as what mother nature intended.
As to the molybdenum supplements I prefer a sodium molybdate kind, which generally is 1-5 mg but I may take more (such as 50 mg - the toxicity of sodium molybdate in general is very low), but not everyday. However, what is sold in the market is mcg, which is find, but I don't think it has much positive effect on autoimmuhity, still it's worth the mention that it helps in some cases of candida, yeast infection and crohns disease.
A simple way to reduce SOME of the problems, if not more of the Crohn's disease is the very simple sea salt supplement. The dose often requires one dose per week (quite possibly twice a week), which is a very rough estimation. The dose is 1 teaspoon of sea salt in 1 glass of water taken ideally in early evening when I am at home. It should be noted that a simple sea salt is alkaline in nature where it's pH is about 8, so it's this alkaline effect that might have some laxative effect, but the benefits of the sea salt is it kills many unfriendly bacteria whenever this is taken.
As a tip, if hydrogen peroxide drops such as 30 drops of 3% is added along with the borax remedy, in on liter of drinking water it helps much more in reduction of intestinal problems. Of course this has been only optional if I find it was not helped if I just took the borax alone. The hydrogen peroxide further makes it more effective.
Finally adding some bentonite clays, such as a big pinch of them in a drinking glass of bacteria, at least reduces the number of a bacteria. The benefit of using bentonite clay is that it reduces diarrhea, while at the same time reduce some intestinal issues.
If the Crohn's disease exists because of autoimmunity induced by excess free heavy metals, which in many case is happens too, then regulary taking spirulina and chlorella supplements for 4 or 5 days out of a week will help further improve on the problems.
It is still most important for me and is well aware by most readers that sugar, white flour, aspartame, heavy metals, vegetable oils used in cooking, bread, pastries, iron pots and pans, contaminated drinking water, potato chips are common triggers of the Crohn's disease. Hence should be avoided at least by me, and replaced that with rice, using glass cookware, R.O. water mixed sea salt 1/4 teaspoon per liter, and use of coconut oil for cooking only.
Dangers of Bacteria in Milk
Do you have any experience with soil based organisms? Or gallium nitrate?
Barley Grass and Pau D'Arco
All in know is that my dog had this huge tumor on his neck. I could not afford to have it seen about. I read up on tumors & after a month of one capsule a day that tumor shrunk & disappeared & never came back.
If it cures a tumor I think it would help heal crohns. It has many uses.
Every one is different, so use your discretion.
I have had crohns disease for twenty five years. My change came with food - go back to what your ancestors ate. I started a garden. I eat lots of veggies and some fruit, minimal fruit doesn't agree with me. I use every thing all natural every ones genes r different but flare ups are minimal.