Avoid EDTA. It's a dangerous chemical in everyday products such as mayonnaise and canned vegetables and some cosmetics. EDTA binds to your body's minerals and metals like calcium, magnesium, iron and leaches it from your blood and it comes out in your stool. EDTA is absolute poison and will cause immediate reactions if you have IBS or UC. This poison should be illegal, it's destroying everyone's health. Usually listed as Calcium Disodium EDTA.
Look for organic non irradiated turmeric if possible but any turmeric powder will be good.
I'm the same guy that wrote my experience back in 2012. Praise God I'm still living a normal life and have completed many Ironman triathlons. There is hope!!! The brand I've used is Morning Star Minerals- Vitality Boost HA.
Take 1oz in fruit juice or non chlorinated water (very important).
If that doesn't work, you can up the doze. I started at 1oz and was up to 2ox twice a day at the beginning. With time, I was able to reduce that. I now only take it occassionally.
Hope this helps
Aloe and Slippery Elm
Margo, read up on healing clays. With time, clay poultices "pull out" stuff. But the pain reduction is usually pretty quick.
Aloe and Slippery Elm
I don't have the reference from this since it has been in my notes for several years:
Vitamin E supplements have been shown to enhance lipid coated viruses ability to replicate and should be avoided for that reason.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
I don't have Ulcerative Colitis, but I just came across this Dr. Gupta podcast and thought I'd share it with earthclinic.
This woman claims to have been completely cured of UC using a fecal transplant from her husband:
Can anyone tell me about Ted's protocol? I been in ulcerative colitis flare up after c. Diff for almost 2 years and nothing helps. Just purchased the humid acid is there are certain way to take it?
Aloe and Slippery Elm
Please Steve? if you are still available? how much vitamin E and what type?? I have had it with this colitis and am about to go doc instead of natural? but would MUCH rather do natural?? I really need more details if possible?? blessings be upon you and your Health I have been on a natural ayurvedic for almost a year, ., its not working :( I am getting worse
What quantity of AV do you have each time?
This is awesome. Thanks so much. Ordered some. Do you know if she took the am and pm version packets that come in the box. I notice it had both. I will do both either way!!
Mastic gum has been around for centuries used by Greeks for all types of intestinal discomforts. This has been a life saver - just make sure you are buying mastic gum resin. Also Cucrcumin is also very good for any infections. Find a good probiotic - ask your health food store for a good brand for your problem - they should be able to help you.
Thank you so much. This is so helpful. I made notes. God bless you!
Just wanted to add to my earlier comment. When your gut is inflamed and raw, you need to soothe it and then work at keeping it calm moving forward. Raw has lots of insoluble fiber, which acts as a brillo pad on your insides. You want soluble fiber--the stuff that gets gooey (mucilagineous). This is what you get from applesauce, lima beans and anything that is very mashable when cooked. There are herbs, too, that generate mucus, which coats the gut linings and further acts to protect it. This is like marshmallow and slippery elm, among others. Other things, like glutamine, help to restore the gut lining. The problem with all these suggestions is that you do not get an overnight cure. It can take years and not really cure it, just make it manageable. Do research and read as much as you can, make a notebook and keep track of what you tried and how it worked. Also keep track of how you eat, sleep, exercise, etc. You will notice a pattern--when I do a,b & c, I feel better. When I do x, y and z I get worse. 2 things I highly recommend are bone broth and kefir. Start with bone broth, as much as you like. It will nourish you and provide the building blocks for healing. Eventually, once your insides have calmed down a bit, add the kefir very slowly, maybe a teaspoon per day to start. It will give you plenty of probiotics as well as minerals and vitamins, is usually well tolerated, and is easy to make at home so you have plenty on hand. Really, you have to go back to bare basics and get calmed down before you can hope to proceed. It's tough, but what is 2 weeks when you have the rest of your life ahead of you?
The people who tell you to juice or eat raw do not know what serious UC, Crohn's, or ibs-d really is. Do not listen to them, you will hurt yourself. To calm your gut, try brown rice (L---bergs has no arsenic). This packs your gut with soothing mucilage that absorbs toxins and lets them exit. Then eat well-cooked vegetables, adding them slowly to your diet. Then proceed to well cooked fish or chicken as tolerated. You have to do what soothes your gut, not causes more irritation.
Grace, before others chime in with helpful information, you can start with chewing whatever you eat, an exaggerated amount of time.
I really need help. Everyone says to eat raw fruits and vegetables and I would love nothing more, but every time I do, I bleed like crazy from my colon, because I have UC and Crohns. The very thing that I'm supposed to have to heal my colon are the things I cannot have, like nuts and seeds, or grains. I don't seem to do too bad with salads but my salads consists of lettuce and onion and chopped eggs. If I eat raw carrots or do not cook my vegetables, then I bleed real bad. I do not like heated up fruit. I tried to eat a raw banana the other day and also watermelon, but they made me bleed terribly. So what am I supposed to do to heal myself up? I love coffee, but can never have that, as it makes me bleed so bad. I've got to get this healed up, so I don't get cancer. I do not like aloe vera juice. I do well taking natural herbs in a capsule form. I wanted to try juicing, but to me it tastes so nasty. Please help.
What is the update on your son? My friend is in the same position as your son's described symptoms.. maybe even a bit worse.. how is the charcoal keeping him?? Thank you for sharing.
Coconut Oil Enema
I just found this article, about coconut oil, I am so excited. I have IBS. I also oil pull (oral) daily and have for 15 years. I do it for 20 minutes before bed. Reading this article about coconut enema healing a severe colitis issue, I wanted to share here. I know there are people here that need to hear this, and have this article.
Oscillococcinum is very effective for me for any flu like issues and works on headaches too. A bath would help you with some water and lemon, orange or pineapple. You could add some epsom salts if you have them or even a bit of baking soda might help. The bath takes water out of the body and fingers shrivel....so you drink water while soaking. The bath tricks the brain to shrink the pain signals. Get some music and a candle and soak a while. It makes the brain think the pain is coming from the body of water and not the legs. I ruptured l-5 and this was my go to pain relief for over a year. You could use milk thistle or activated charcoal to detox you of your die off symptoms. Molybdenum might help if you have any on hand. ginger with lemon or either or both. I am just giving you tips....not all of the above. Baking soda in water might help you get neutralized. Read the box for instructions.
I saw your post and would like to receive your log. I have started mms few months ago on and off after I completed 21 days 1000 protocol. Recently I was feeling that some infection starts so I took 6 drops and after an hour 6 drops again. The next day I took 6 activated drops once and then continued with an hourly 3 drops for 7 doses. Now my legs hurt so much I can barely lie down. Please tell me what I can do to feel good again? Thank you.
Aloe Vera, Turmeric
This post is so helpful! Thank-you Prioris.
I was just reading the package insert on the probiotics my brother was taking. It says that if you stop taking them, their effectiveness diminishes. Made me wonder for a second, why take this if you just keep having to take more gut colonizing bacteria? But I brushed the thought away and have the capsules to my brother who is limp on the couch with a terrible ulcerative colitis flare. It's been a week since he was diagnosed, but he's had symptoms longer than I think we realized. Where did you get sweet whey?
Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
Bagel??? Burger??? You mean you're NOT gluten intolerant??
I began using rectal ozone (Prolazone) for my ulcerative colitis/proctitis a few months ago. I did this under my doctor's instruction and direction and am in complete remission now. I was going to her office to have the treatments done, but it has to be done every day and the cost adds up, so she suggested I buy my own ozone maker and do it at home. I purchased a Simply O3 ozone generator and ordered the bags and equipment needed and began using it every day. It took a month or so to go into complete remission, but at the point where it did, I was able to cut back. Now I do it once or twice a week. It literally takes about 5 min. once you get your equipment, so not a big deal at all. You'll need to read about it. Dr. Schallenburger from Nevada has been doing lots of research on ozone treatments and there is a lot that he's written on the internet, so you might want to google him to learn more. There are not many doctors using this, as the main stream medical establishment isn't for this as it's a cheap way to get well and would put a lot of doctors out of business. But you can google to see if there is a doctor in your area who uses it. It has been a blessing for me. I'm 62 and have had ongoing colitis or proctitis for about 20 years, so this is wonderful. So much safer and less expensive than the expensive drugs my doctor was prescribing for me. Good luck!!
Here is a post from Ted...
Hi Ted and all on Earth Clinic, So, I thought I found something great when I originally sent through this post on eating green tea.
I ended up having a great month with virtually no symptoms. But, one day I forgot my green tea and went about the day.... only to find a massive amount of blood and diarrhea.
Turns out, the tannins in the green tea as AMAZING for masking the symptoms of UC.... But the caffeine was actually making it worse. (My success with the green tea led me to taking green tea extracts for energy and that put me in a flare.)
Just got out of the hospital a few days back, and what I've learned over the last two months is:
Decaf green tea is great. The organic decaf uses carbon dioxide to decaf the tea without really decreasing the tannin content.
Limit fat intake to less than 30 grams MAX per day.
I'd love to comment more about a bunch of stuff. But, if you're reading this, just know that decaf organic green tea and eliminating fat does some amazing stuff for UC.
Anyway, hope that helps.
Replied by Ted
Well, the cure is possible and I found those that helped. You have to understand there are basically two aspects of ulcerative colitis., the cause is mostly mycobacterium, which gives rise (after they are killed or living) to lipopolysaccharides. The lipopolysaccharides cause the inflammation which causes ulcerative colitis, but the mycobacterium also causes them.
As for the green tea it contains tannic acid, and most of it is on the leaf, some is in the liquid, that is why green tea you have to prepare it yourself, with the green tea leaves. In fact most of my remedies require that any herbs or any tea, you must consume the powder of the leaves and nothing is thrown away. You also get the same results (approximately) if you also consume tannic acid. Basically its the tannic acid that kills the mycobacterium in general, and some of the polysaccharides, but definitely doesn't really speed the healing process in the regeneration of tissues cells at all, but it does reduce the inflammation on the intestinal tract. Any nurse or doctors will tell you that if you have diarrhea, always take the green tea (especially eating leafs) or Coke (it contains caffeine. So it was both the green tea and the caffeine that actually helped, especially the alertness definitely comes from the caffeine. But it may help some people and it may hurt some people on caffeine due to differences in biochemical imbalances that exist in the body. As you go through the "general" green tea with different applications, you get different aspects and therefore some of the conflicting information, even different brands, but if you are dealing with ulcerative colitis then green tea helps in case the person has constipation, though that seems to occur more in Crohn's disease then anything else.
As to the coffee, in Thailand we drink green coffee, it has less or no carcinogens, but once you roast a coffee, then you get hydrocarbons, and you don't want that, because people with this condition are vulnerable to colon cancer.
As to your being helped glutamine is correct, it does help the healing but the bacterium of mycobacterium has to be rid of it or lessened, and you must have normal blood sugar to begin with as glutamine helps the healing. But it will always be the lysine and N acetyl cysteine to help the healing. To kill these mycobacterium is cinnamon, but they caused irritation and this is why lowering the inflammation initially will help. Boswellic acid will kill them too, but without the inflammation. So someone with abnormal blood sugar above 100 mg, /dL might require more, such as gymnema slyvestre. But someone with serious bleeding probably going to need less humic acid, but more vitamin K1 and K2, but also aloe vera oil. And someone who is seriously weakened will need more N acetyl cysteine, selenium, and a shot of B12. You have to really understand that most people who do have ulcerative colitus has a serious deficient vitamin K, this pattern of vitamin K has been deficient in human diets for the last 100 years, and making it worse, with margarine. Under no conditions are these people allowed to eat vegetable oils and margarine, it will lead a person to a hospital just taking plenty of potato chips and french fries!
But you always need DHEA 200 mg and melatonin at night at least 10 mg to help treat the inflammation and also some killing of mycobacterium, DHEA actually increases immune system indirectly, as does Lysine, the white blood cells, but inflammation is absolutely essential.
As to the greens, copper chlorophyllin, chlorella. and perhaps spirulina also help but very differently in ulcerative colitis. Copper chlorophyllin works as copper is toxic to most mycobacterium, but then so do MSM. Chlorella works by getting rid of excess heavy metals as they are required for mycobacterium growth (as do virus! ) so they ultimately performed recycling work, but you can die prematurely if they overtake the body as there is some signs of decaying within the body! Spirulina works similar to chlorella although I think less aggressively then chlorella.
So yes it is a matter of time to cure ulcerative colitis, first the cause (mycobacterium), second the leftovers (lipopolysaccharides), third the healing of ulcerative colitis. The immune system can "see" the mycobacterium, with astralagus, DHEA, melatonin, in different aspects of the immune systems too long to discuss. The lipopolysaccharides can be broke to pieces to neutralize, such as bromelain, digestive enzymes. The mycobacterium may be destroyed with cinnamon. cinnamic aldehyde (less extent), ellagic acid, tannic acid, green tea, humic acid also. The aloe helps accelerated healing of the intestinal tract, but also glutamine, but mostly the lysine, glycine and vitamin C (major components of collagen). The glutamine also helps, but some BCAA (branched chain amino acid also). My simple method is basically humic acid, aloe vera oil and lysine as the major elements, but depending upon my clients I can have hundreds of variations, but it rest on the understanding, and then developing the strategies to cure ulcerative colitis.
Any way this is my latest information so far on ulcerative colitis, as time will permit. So what I have found is basically the same as what you found, both coffee and tea.
Hi Dave.. Can you tell me what kind of Apple Juice do you use? Just regular or 100% organic Apple Juice in Health food store?
I have found cutting out citrus and lactose has helped me. Either it works or I'm just in a natural remission for about 2 years. No yoghurt milk ice cream but do have hard cheeses in small doses. No lemons or orangesðŸ˜£
So here is my story about the disease and how I overcame it. I am originally from India. Came to US in 2006. I did not have any dietary restrictions and I was eating like an average American. I used to ear chicken pizza and dairy products. Not knowing how this could destroy my health. In 2009 I started to have trouble with my stomach. I had a really hard time before I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. When doctors diagnosed me, obviously they put me on medications. I had the worst time of my life. At one point I could not even stand and I had to be on bed for 10 days and I could not hold anything that I ate in my stomach. I never had such a time in my life with my health. Doctors said that I have to be on medication for the rest of my life and there is no cure, thats what all the doctors say. Even one doctor wrote on a piece of paper to show to my wife that its ok to eat pizza because my wife would tell me not ear all this.
But this was not acceptable to me at all. I could not be like that. So I started researching around. This site was the first place that I came to looking for answers. I read through a multiple remedies. I tried Aloe vera and multiple other supplements including cur-cumin. I believe these did help me to some extent. Then finally I came across that worked great for me. This was Dr. David Klein's method of curing disease with diet and all. His diet plan works 110%. The idea is very simple, just eat natural plant based foods. If you can eat raw food thats even better. I got on that diet for about a year I would say. I could not follow the diet completely. But just with what I did my disease is almost gone. In addition to what you are to ear, the BIGGEST FACTOR IS QUIT EATING MEAT DAIRY COMPLETELY AND PROCESSED FOODS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. This is the key to getting rid of these diseases. Last time when I had my colonoscopy my doctor was amazed and happy to see how well my colon was. I do not have any symptoms. My bowl movement is almost perfect which is once in the morning. I am so thankful to this site and Dr. Klein's advise. My doctor said that he needs to see me once a year only. My strong belief is if some one can take about 6 to 8 weeks off and stick to the natural and raw food diet, they will be cured. Also watch a documentry on netflix named "What the health". You will get lot more answers. People I am telling you it can be cured. You do not have to suffer.
I may come back here again to share more of my thoughts.
Hello Jospehus and others who have tried this, has it healed you and are you still doing OK after all this time with no UC symptoms?
I'm about to give this a try and hoping it works
Kay, I had horrible bouts of this for years. I had surgery to remove most of my lower intestine.
Tried everything. Really could not leave my house. I finally found relief. It was in Teds remedies here on E.C.
DHEA and Melatonin. The high dose DHEA and Melatonin reset everything. I had been so exhausted from it all. A real miracle.
50mg DHEA in the am 5mg Melatonin at bedtime. I was better the first day. Normal by the second. This is based on 130lb person for the Dhea. I think the melatonin is fine at 5 mg, my husband is much larger than I and we only upped his DHEA.
I stayed on it for 5 days. I honestly thought it was some fluke, for $15 and a little faith the horrible could be overcome.
I now take DHEA 2 or 3 x a month and melatonin a few days a week. Janet
May I suggest a non-toxic, no side effects (except possible sleep disturbances for a week or so), inexpensive, FDA approved at 50 mg/day but used at low doses of 1.5-4.5 mg/day drug to help with your UC? It is LDN or low dose naltrexone. Here is an article on it that may interest you:
The official site is www.ldninfo.org
At the top of this site is a reference to a Yahoo LDN Group with over 13,000 people who use LDN for a variety of diseases. You can join and ask any questions you may have. They are very willing to share experiences and answer your questions. It is often used in conjunction with a gluten and sugar-free diet for UC or Crohn's, but not always. At about $45/month for compounded LDN capsules, or even less if you get it elsewhere, it may really be something worth trying to improve your health and give you some relief.
I think digestive issues and skin issues can be common among vegetarians, especially if they have been vegetarian a long time. There is a lot of talk these days about using bone broth to heal the gut. I don't know the reason you are a vegetarian, but if consuming bone broth were an option, you might consider it.
Gelatin and collagen and such seem to be what is needed for gut health.
If no on the bone broth, have you tried slippery elm?
If I had what you are describing and I lived in Richmond, British Columbia I would investigate taking full spectrum Cannabis extracted CBD oils which normalize the body's functional system. CBD (Cannabidiol) Reduces Inflammation and Autoimmunity.
I have had this fabulous disease for 13 years now. I have been on all the latest and greatest drugs that have been mentioned food elimination diet. I have not eaten meat for 30 plus years have low iron and ferritin. The az-something also referred to as immuran. I take 3.5 of those daily mezavant 4 tabs daily and have the highest dose of stellara which is the newest drug. Not working unfortunately and the best side effect is it's making me loose my hair. I thought remicade was working fairly well but the dose kept increasing and the time between started every 2 months then down every month.Dr says despite every best effort and several medication concoctions I'm at the end of the road and surgery is being suggested a second time. I got a sense when talking to dr that he is still convinced that it is just colitis. It was suggested crowns/colitis. I looked at and said sure why not colitis has caused lupus, arthritis and not celiac but 95% gluten sensitive. I eat very healthy, work out no family history of it. I think that's what I find so frustrating. Trying to stay positive, trying to do what I like doing always knowing where a washroom is of course. I enjoy running but can not and do not eat or drink anything especially coffee until 1 pm and take Imodium fingers crossed that I won't have to hit a bathroom on route.
I know this is long but never vented on any site like this before.
Standard process chlorophyll complex stopped my bleeding every time. Try a good brand of Curcumin, I use "Pure". Unfortunately at least for me there are times when prednisone is needed to stop symptoms.
Will potassium chloride do the same thing?
In other words, drink buttermilk. We learned in cooking class that if you didn't have buttermilk, you could make some by adding some lemon to milk. It makes sense! Buttermilk contains all of the B vitamins!!!
You are taking alot of turmeric which you dont need to. Instead buy the curcumin, which is 500x stronger than the turmeric. Curcimin is the actual root extract. its stronger. My daughter is taking it now for her ulcerative colitis.
I had bad UC flareup and suffered for about a year. I found respite in first morning auto-urine therapy and drinking Hibiscus tea twice a day. Also to abstain from nuts, milk products, gluten and sugar. Take a few pinch of salt on tongue before meals. And of course healthy meals rich in veggies.
Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate
Hi there, What brand of magnesium citrate did you use? Thanks SO much! Currently with UC - not frequent bathroom trips but blood with stools still... Thanks again.
Aloe Vera, Turmeric
Awesome post- Thank You so much!
I have been suffering from UC for a while. I have cured my self of it using Boswellia serrata, 900 mg, you can split this 300 mg three times a day. Plus I dilute the probiotic and add turmeric in it again three times a day. Humic acid liquid before sleeping. Also change your diet as per your suiting.
For hemorrhoids, easy remedy. Take a cup of cold milk to this squeeze enough lemon juice, and drink this immediately. This has to be taken early morning. Avoid fried, processed food, sugars, milk, butter. This has to be done 40 days continuously. You will begin to see the difference in a day, but stilll continue for 40 days to pull the problem out of its root.
I've been experiencing a UC flare over the past month or so, starting with diarrhea and mucous and ultimately with lots of bleeding. Normally I'm able to clear things up fairly quickly with olive leaf extract. Unfortunately, this time around it did no good, even after I layered in oil of oregano as well.
After scouring Ted's recommendations, I tried a number of different things including melatonin (5 mg 3x/day plus 20mg before bed), DHEA (200 mg before bed), boswellia (500mg 2x/day), artemisinin (200mg 3x/day), and copper chlorophyllin, among other things. Nothing was working, and then I started vomiting once per day almost a week ago.
After several days of that with no relief, I decided to try a liquids only approach (eating only homemade chicken broth) plus boswellia and copper chlorophyllin per Ted's recommendations that they will kill the mycobacterium as the necessary first step to healing. So yesterday I ramped up the boswellia (standardized 65% boswellic acids) to start with 1000mg first thing in the morning and then 250mg every hour or so for about 10 hours, and then another 1000mg right before bed. On top of that, I used 18 drops of copper chlorophyllin in 8 ounces of water 4x yesterday, plus 5000 IU Vitamin D in the morning, and 20mg melatonin and 200mg DHEA right before bed.
Within 12 hours or so of starting the modified dosage of boswellia and copper chlorophyllin I noticed a significant decrease in bleeding, plus no vomiting (I started to include a small amount of chicken with the broth later in the day) for the first time in days. This morning, 24 hours after starting the revised protocol, there was no bleeding for the first time in weeks! I also haven't had to run to the bathroom within an hour of eating, which is a nice change :)
I'm going to continue with the boswellia, copper chlorophyllin, Vitamin D, melatonin, and DHEA (same dosage pattern as yesterday) for another day or two to make sure as much of the mycobacterium are cleared as possible before layering in Ted's recommendations for healing (lysine, glutamine, NAC). I'll provide another update in the next few days.
From digging around, it doesn't seem like boswellia is toxic at higher levels. "Toxicity studies of Boswellia in rats and primates showed no pathological changes in hematological, biochemical, or histological parameters at does up to 1,000mg/kg." (http://www.chiro.org//nutrition//FULL//Boswellia_serrata_Monograph.pdf)
So if you're experiencing UC bleeding and boswellia doesn't seem to be working, try playing around with the dosage to see if that helps.
Thanks Ted for your insights! Sending prayers for your own healing :)
I saw your post from 2013 that Turmeric has helped you with UC. Can you please let know if there is any specific brand of turmeric you take?
This post is 3-4 days after my above post. 1st I wanted to say that I've been suffering with uc since aprox.2001. Sadly like lots of people I tried to convince myself that this would all go away, given a bit of time. Even after my 1st colonoscopy in 2005 and an expensive trial and failure of Ascol, I had trouble facing this was going to have to be ongoing diet, meds and self care for the rest of my life. I kept lying to myself telling myself that I could eat just a bit of this or that and be OK. Well as I've learned the hard way, that was just my way of "playing like an Ostrich" in other words, just hiding my head in the sand and thinking that if I could not see the problem, it would just go away. Well, as many of us have learned the hard painful way, that is just not going to happen unless we are willing to bit the bullet, so to speak and grab hold of the reins and start trying to work on getting better. That means a lot of reading, research and trying new paths, when the old ones no longer work. That's the background, here are some things I'm currently doing.....
To give a full picture of what is working for me and what is not working, especially for the new person just trying to figure out how to handle uc, I wanted to add that I also am on a specific diet of no dairy, no gluten, no fats, & no sugar.
Basically I eat boiled egg whites and a few berries for breakfast, for lunch I eat low nitrate and low salt white turkey breast with some mustard, some pineapple and some strawberries and baked sweet potatoes and I drink only boiled water with some organic lemon juice and dinner is a baked sweet potato and a few sugar free popsicles. For right now, that's all that I can eat and not have the bloating and instant "d" and severe cramping. But that alone will not work without the other things I'm doing.
Also, due to foggy thinking I accidently took Lialda 1 more day, (even though my Dr. told me not to....goes to show people need to have someone else over the control of your drugs or you need to tape notes to the med bottle & write things down in a notebook as you do them). So sadly, that makes 3 dosages of Liada in 3 days. That's a low amount for what others take, but it was a lot for me. That 3d dosage of Liada brought more sheer misery with severe abdominal cramping, severe pain in my shoulder and neck joints and took away any energy I had to the point I could barely walk from my bed to the bathroom and to honest just felt like I was going to die during the cramping. For 3 days, since the 1st day I took Lialda, the pain, cramping, & mental fog & loss of energy had progressively gotten worse, so I had no question that all that was caused by the Lialda. So late on day 3, I made the decision to quit taking Lialda as I felt it was poisoning my body or at very least my body was reacting severely against Lialda.
I was and am thinking that I can still keeping the UC under control by taking probiotics (2x a day) and Quercetin (herbal inflammatory)(2 500mg caps every 6hrs at the same time I take an OTC allergy meds, "Equate") and the anti diarrheal Rx Cholestyramine (2 every 12 hrs). I am also taking 1x a day, Chaga mushroom caps, as I think that is killing off any infection. Note I do take all of these alone (at different times of the day) when I've eaten nothing for the previous hour. I don't know if this will be important for anyone, but since I'm very blood sugar sensitive, I eat something every hour. As long as this regiment keeps working I'll continue on it without Lialda, until I see my Gastro. Dr. and then we'll see what he has to say.
I'll post again as changes occur.
I was diagnosed with UC 2 weeks ago. I've had this on and off for several years and have done a good deal of reading on this subject and it's causes, treatments, and cures (which so far none is know, but there are lots of things to try). I just started on Lialda a few days ago and have had some really severe cramping with constant "d" which I think is referred to as a flare on most of the internet.
As for the cause of UC, at this point after a good deal of reading on the net and watching a PBS program, I'm inclined to think that UC might just be a case of various severe food allergies as it's basis. I found doing/taking 4 things helped with the cramping, 1)& most important to stop all gluten & dairy & reduces other foods that cause "d" within 30 min of eating them, 2) a(1) hi potency probiotic; 3)30 min later "2" 500 mg of Quercetin & 4) 2 hr later a packet of the Rx Cholestyramine (it's an old Rx for stopping "d", that works for me. So for right now, that regiment stops my cramping and "d"for the rest of the day.
Also today, 2nd day of taking Lialda, my Dr.told me to cut back to 1 Lialda every other day, that they might be too strong for me (Important....I read, do not cut them to take 1/2 half a tablet or half a dosage, that will not work) Also, today, I talked with my health food store, (Sprouts, in east county of San Diego) told me about their client who had used the herbal mushroom Chaga who had very good and dramatic results with this UC. Since I'd researched, read, & taken Chaga in the past I was not worried about taking it and decided it give it a try to see if it would help me with my UC. Today I took 1 Chaga at about 3pm and it had dramatic results within in 30 min, on the physical, energy and cognitive level(fog lifted). I'm not recommending this, I'm just saying that it worked (so far) for me. Hopefully this helps some others.
Open up a capsule of 600 mg of sodium butyrate and mix with warm water, add 1 tsp of l glutamine. Use as an enema and retain over night. Twice if possible once in am and once pm. Read up on butyrate, a probiotic for the human gut. Can taken orally at the same time when eating a meal (600 mg). More effective as an enema. Take Activated charcoal when going to bed. Watch diet. Avoid sugar, include fruits that are sweet. Incorporate kimchi, raw fermented food.
L: I have done a few Zinc enemas in my time with good results.
My thoughts, I would take those herbs by mouth as they may interfere with the Zinc directly, but do try them oral or anal and compare the results. These herbs may only be little necessary if one has proper Vit-A levels. I have many times overdone and experienced toxicity w/ Vit-A which is one reason I tried the Zinc enemas, the other reason is the Ulcerative Colitis. Anyway, the Zinc enema literally pulled most of the excess Vit-A out of my Liver and into my Colon where I experienced big & lasting healing.
Guess I have been reluctant reporting this cure until your post, so I don't seem so strange.
I started using my "zinc enema". It really helps with UC sometimes. This zinc enema consists of: 1 tsp of zinc gluconate powder, 1 tsp of slippery elm powder, 1 tsp of marshmallow root powder, 1/2 tsp of comfrey root powder mix well in about 3 to 4 ounces of hot water in a glass cup.
I wait until the mixture is luke warm, (or I can use half the amount of hot water then add remaining in cold water after mixing it) pour into an enema container. I use the Ready-to-Use Saline Laxative Enema bottle found in most grocery stores pharmacy area for this zinc mixture enema. I pour out the saline solution contained within these bottles and rinsed the bottle out for my zinc enema. I tried to use this saline solution on a active flared up colitis condition a couple of times, it burned like hell and caused colon spasms. Now I just dump the saline out to use this bottle. I reuse this bottle by rinsing it out each time. (There is a round paper cover on the inside top. I remove that so it doesn't restrict flow.)
I do this zinc enema before bed after I evacuated most of the bowels and attempt to retain this over night. Often, more fecal matter will get excreted in the process. I just make more of the mixture until I'm able to retain it. A bit of Preparation H at the tip helps lubricate the process. I also keep a paper clip on hand to undo the tip should the enema bottle gets plugged up by the herbal content. I sometimes use a strainer to help prevent that as well.
To insert the enema, I lay on a towel or a disposable pad and on my left side.
Note: I learned it is recommended that one takes some copper mineral with zinc. I buy mine in capsules and take it orally.
Vitamin C Ascorbate for Ulcerative Colitis:
My brother in-law (40 yrs old) has UC & as a truck driver has to carry an extra set of clothes for when he is unable to make it to the bathroom in time. I have the opposite problem & have issues going & can only stay regular by taking Magnesium every morning on an empty stomach. That is until I learned about Vitamin C ascorbate acid form (Not ascorbic acid) of C.
Ascorbate Vitamin C is made from Calcium & will not cause bloating, gas or upset stomach when taken on an empty stomach within an hour or so of eating. Nothing has helped myself or my brother in-law more than Ester C formula found in any vitamin shop. I stumbled across this through a site that talked about gutsense explaining ALL the benefits of Vitamin C made from minerals. Not sure if they talk about arthritis, but is absolutely instrumental in reducing inflammation in those suffering from it. I recommend beginning w/1,000 mg of Ester C & working your way up from there to a level that works for you.
Note: I also have IC Interstitial Cystitis (thinning of the bladder lining) & Vitamin C (ascorbic acid form) always made my symptoms worse & caused terrible pain. All IC sites recommended staying away from Vitamin C. The Vitamin C (ascorbate from Calcium) has never caused pain or an IC flare up & has made my symptoms associated with IC better overall.
Try slippery elm capsules for all intestinal issues. Take at least 2 capsules with a full glass of warm water about one half hour before all meals. They are not expensive, just make sure its a good brand. Slippery elm will coat stomach and intestines. No side effects.
What a inspiring story my daughter had ulcerative colitis and was in the hospital too much bleeding . How is your son doing?
I have Colitis. Would you be able to share what brand charcoal that worked for your son, and how many mg? and was it a tablet or capsule? and on a full or empty stomach?
Hi I would like to tell people about my personal views on activated charcoal capsules.
My son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was just 6 years old, when he was 12 he developed toxic mega colon which resulted in a subtotal colectomy appointmentssy, around this time he also developed a more severe allergic reaction to penicillin called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, where in fact penicillin was not the only cause betalactums, contrast dyes etc also contributed where they never used to before. in 2014 he had a J pouch reconstruction and we was back to stage 1 ( we was informed originally that removing my sons Colon will also remove the disease) but this sadly was not the case.
From March 2014 he could not leave the house for urgency (as soon as he stood up) he also developed fistulas and chronic inflammation where the small intestine was sown to the bowel, his recovery was made difficult by this multiple drug allergies, the hospital did not no what to do with him , the doctor wouldn't even look at him and just classed him as a complex case, I decided to do a bit of research as my son was struggling and I kept coming across this activated charcoal so I decided to try him on 1 per night just to see how he would react to the capsule, at this point his fistulas was continuously opening , and he had an reaction to the contrast dye from his CT scan, nothing was working to relieve the fistulas and the gas problems and the now reaction, this now is the Gods honest truth after 1 night the rash had started easing and was completely gone within 5 days after using activated charcoal 1 capsule per night and for the first 2 days 1 capsule in the morning, his frequent visits to the bathroom became less and less, his fistulas was actually responding to the treatment of the charcoal, 2 weeks later he can now walk up the road on his own without the urgently of needing the bathroom ( bear in mind his been unable to even leave the house since 2014) apart from taxis to his appointments, this is just by taking 1 capsule per night, no other medicine has been successful even infliximab had to be stopped because it caused a reaction, so we are extremely pleased with the results so far, I would 100% recommend activated charcoal capsules for any illnesses its still early days yet but I'm actually looking forward to his next hospital appointment to show them how well he has done.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I am on my 4th day of rice fasting and the situation improoved noticeably.
Did you drink the Kefir while you were on the fast or did you drink it before and after the fast? Could you tell me which amout you took each day?
I could imagine that the Kefir has big influence in restoring the gut flora...
Hope you're still doing well and best wishes to you,
Baking Soda, Milk of Magnesia
Pedro, please search more about organic Apple Cider Vinegar. It is acidic in its natural form but once it enters your body it is in its alkaline form. ACV is one of the best remedies for UC.
I have had what I feel sure is ulcerative colitis for quite a few years now and because I didn't want to used prescription drugs I tried Turmeric. It took 5 weeks before it began to kick in and the relief I felt from not having to lie awake at night with the pain was wonderful! If you want to try this you could probably use something for the pain until it kicks in for you?
I use the bulk organic turmeric from iherb and fill double 00 capsules, I found this as good if not better than the extract tablets and a lot cheaper too. [Do use disposable gloves whilst filling the capsules or you'll end up with yellow fingers! ]'
I take two of these capsules with every meal and have found this suits me. A few times I tried to cut down the doses but the symptoms started to re-appear, so I've pretty much kept to the same dosage for years now, with NO side effects.
I hope that other people with the same awful problem will find this useful.
Best wishes, Angela.
Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
According to Dr. D'Adamo, who discovered what foods certain blood types should use, the only blood type that can use aloe vera juice with no problems or with benefits, is blood type A. I'm blood type O and it worked for me once, back in the 80's. It's never worked for me since. I'm using it now because I'm desperate but it's not helping. According to this doctor, type O's should follow the caveman diet because we were the original blood type and blood types changed as man began to expand out of Africa to other parts of the world, thus eating different types of food. I admit I have a problem with this because of my palate, I don't like meat! I love milk products and according to my dna, I don't have a problem with milk. As for everyone with colitis, use common sense, don't eat sugared foods, soda pop, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods. You could check into this concept if the SCD diet hasn't helped because it is mainly the caveman diet.
I'm surprised that so many people are using almond milk, when it, like other nut milks, contains carrageenan. I found only one thread, a woman with ulcerative colitis, expressing how destructive it is. What is your opinion on it?
Yes, I learned how bad carrageenan is for us folks with colitis and extremely upset and disappointed with finding it in my almond milk! It's in a lot of stuff, not just nut milk also different ice cream brands, even the so-called healthy Breyers! Very disappointed! I discovered it's not in Fred Meyer or Kroger's brand called Simple Truth. Unfortunately, it still other stuff in it. The best way to get your nut milk is to make it yourself using raw nuts that you've soaked for a few hours.
Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
Would you explain why not to use aloe vera if your blood type is B? Thank you
Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate
How are u now, did baking soda drink still helping you please post your experience here and any precautions to take, my condition is like bad in morning with blood mucus and runny stool, I am planning to take this drink.
Licorice Root, Job's Tears, Lotus Root
It will be difficult to find this product in India. However there there are other remedies available to you.
Turmeric (Haldi), Black seed (Kalonji), Fennel Seeds (Saunf), Boswellia Serrata (Salai Gugulu), Fenugreek (Methi Seeds), Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds ) Pineapple, Papaya, Pomegranate, Grapes, Bananas. To take the Turmeric -use fresh ground turmeric root mixed with a pinch of Black Pepper and coconut oil to increase the potency of turmeric. Butter milk with a little ginger. Star Anise(Chakri Phool), Tulsi, Fresh Coconut water, Cardamom(Elaichee).Triphala is an Ayurvedic formula that can be used for UC-buy a high quality brand.
Eat easy to digest foods, and eat small meals at frequent intervals-like Moong ki Khichdi. Try some Yoga and meditation and avoid stress.
Just wanted to Yay you :) That's pretty awesome. I know how amazing apples are (an apple a day...) so I suppose that's a clue. Glad to hear your amazing recovery, and why I love EC!
I wanted to report back on my wonderful healing. After almost three weeks of being off all my 'health' foods that contained Carrageenan I am almost totally back to normal after suffering all of 2015 with ulcerative colitis. I was also taking whole leaf aloe vera juice ( the gel contains carrageenan) and also a slippery elm capsule instead of turmeric for inflammation. This has been nothing short of a miracle for me as I could barely leave the house or sleep at night. I am so grateful to God. Please be cautious as to what the ingredients are in your healthy regimen. You never know what can cause an adverse effect.
Dear Fellow Sufferers,
I have done some research that has revealed a crazy element concerning my chronic colitis. Actually I thought of it from reading a post here that mentioned that carrageenan could cause diarrhea. I have been having worsening bouts for about 7 months and have been trying to figure out how my diet could have changed and what could have caused this. I had started drinking a lot more of the coconut and almond milks...this is suppose to be a GOOD thing, right? Also putting it in my Healthy whey protein drinks and smoothies. Come to find out that both the nut milks and the protein powder have carrageenan in them. Also the Aloe Vera Inner Fillet Gel that I had been drinking has it in the formula also. I am going to eliminate this immediately from my diet. I am not a very strong person, my immune system isn't so great.
Maybe this isn't your problem, but I am certainty going to find out. If you have a problem with the big 'D', it may be worth it to ck the ingredients in the 'healthy' things you have been ingesting. Bless you all.
From where did you get the information that blood type B with ulcerative colitis, then aloe Vera juice is not recommended. Can you plz provide insights regard for this information?
Acupuncture, Turmeric, Aloe Vera Juice
Using chemical drugs (treatment) for a long time can harm our overall health or cause a new problem. So good to balance it with natural remedy. But before trying any herbs, pls search enough information about the herbs or consult with herbalist/naturopath/dietician. As herbs can be strong enough or interfere with drugs. Turmeric has many benefits for health including cure for cancer, but search what the right dose is, don't overdose.
What's the name of it? If love to get some too. I've been suffering with this disease for 20 years.
Licorice Root, Job's Tears, Lotus Root
In india where can I get this and under what name
I am going physically and emotionally down with colitis. I have lost 14 kg weight due to this and I feel so weak my career is at stake, lots of things left unturned.
Can you tell me when you took Aloe Vera, in what form, and how much at a time please?
St: Nice to hear your success! If I may suggest some additions.
First, as for the fiber; it would surely be an improvement expanding your fiber to more types as psyllium is good yet restricted in results. I mix a combination of Psylium-Pectin-Wheat or Oat fiber for full spectrum effect. The pectin will remove any possible radioactive isotopes which can reek major havoc in even very small amounts from sources like dairy foods, iodine deficiency, and radon found in homes particularly basements and cellars. Wheat & Oak fiber have the remarkable ability to manufacture Butyric Acid which is a major fuel source for the cells of the colon.
Second, as for the inflammation, many folks have reported good results for UC by taking Turmeric. Turmeric is particularly powerful anti-inflammatory but also is one of the most broad-spectrum beneficial herbs on the planet.
Third, to increase the efficiency of probiotics, it is advised to predose w/ antibiotics herbs like Garlic, Oregano, Olive Leaf, Neem, Grapefruit seed. After killing gut pathogens w/ these herbs, this frees up the probiotics to "populate" the gut.
Speaking of gut flora, do be sure to get enough Vit-K rich foods like green foods like Spirullina, Chlorella, Wheat & Barely Grass. Many people are starting their day w/ "green smoothies". These vitamin K rich foods help the body manufacture probiotics naturally. FOS is also used as a pre-probiotic w/ good results.