Ulcerative Colitis
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Ulcerative Colitis Remedies

Raw Food Diet
Posted by Joseph (Lawrence, Ks) on 09/08/2009
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I decided to try the raw vegan diet after years of nothing else working. Mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes steamed. Salads, smoothies, nuts, seeds, berries, srpouts... I'm pretty sure we're all talking about the same author, the one that comes up if you search for vegan and ulcerative colitis.

After a few months it was like I never even had UC. It was crazy, I hadn't felt so good in years, if not better. I only ate like that for about four months, then I adopted it into my own diet. It's been a year and a half and I'm still doing great. UC doesn't really affect my life anymore. No more medications, no more pain, no more being confined to an area with a nearby bathroom. If I do get a flare up, it's because I ate something I knew I shouldn't have. There are rare occasions where I will suffer for a food I miss eating (like fried stuff). I still eat a vegan diet, but maybe 60-70% of it being raw. I just love cooking too much. I see the raw vegan diet as a great way to heal your body, but I don't think it's sustainable for most people. You can use it to let your ulcers calm down and then incorporate large amounts of fresh, raw, organic produce into your own diet, which is much more doable for most people.

Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
Posted by Usha (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape /south Africa) on 05/13/2011
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for colitis problems if client is blood type B then aloe vera juice is not recomended.

Sweet Whey
Posted by Greg (Media, PA) on 10/23/2008
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After years of suffering on and off with inflamed colon, I have finally found something that works. The colonics people don't like to hear this and I'm starting to believe that they are trying to supress this information. We have been told that we should take pro-biotics to help re-establish our friendly bacteria. I find this to be only partially helpful. It seems that there is a way to reestablish the friendly bacteria in the colon and that's by feeding your bacteria with the ideal food and that's Sweet Whey. I didn't find this on Earth Clinic so I decided to post this. I am hoping to find others that have tried this product to hear what I have experienced confirmed.

I first read this several years ago in Acidophilus and Colon Health by David Webster. Sweet Whey cured my inflamed colon. Other positive side-effects are a floating feces and better smelling too.

I will admit that I was skeptical at first trial. I asked my colonics provider about the use of sweet whey I went so far as to loan my book to her. It took me three years to get my book back. I tried and tried to get it back but to no avail. So I stopped taking the sweet whey and my colon problems came back. Finally when I got my book back I started back on the sweet whey. After reading the book more thourughly I realized why she kept it. If it's this easy to cure some colon problems. Why would you need colonics. I know that this is not entirely true because there are other reasons to have colonics.

The ph balance talked about in regard to ACV prompted me to write this because I feel may be as essential as balancing your ph. Restoring your friendly bacteria. I'll be looking for other feedback.

Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate
Posted by Dette (Chicago, Illinois) on 08/19/2012
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So I started flaring again after a long time of remission. It was kind of bad at first, but for the past week it got much worse. Yesterday morning there was blood and mucus and pain and urgency, and it was runny. I took baking soda and magnesium citrate in the morning and the again at night. This morning there was no blood or mucus, a little pain, better formed. I have never seen such immediate results! I was expecting months before I ever got to this point. I am very thankful for this remedy.

Raw Food Diet
Posted by Tamara (Valencia, California) on 09/17/2008

I started a raw foods, vegan diet that is comprised of mainly fruits and vegetables. I will eat almond butter, brown rice, and almond or soy milk. I probably eat 80% raw vegetables and fruit, but I will steam vegetables sometimes. I also juice fruits and vegetables. The more you cook something, the more you are killing the nutrients your body needs. I also eat what is called an "organic food bar". These have 14 grams of protein in them, and I eat one of those a day. I also take an amino acid complex (derived from vegetable sources) daily, in the morn. on an empty stomach for better absorption.

If you can make it to a natural foods market, or even the library, you will be able to find info on a raw foods diet (also try online).

I just know this, that I have never felt better in my life than I do now after being on this diet. Hope that helps, and I am sorry that took so long, my computer was messed up and just got fixed.

Acupuncture, Turmeric, Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Robert (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) on 07/22/2010

I have UC and just started to use aloe vera juice but I would like to know how much tumeric to use in the aloe vera juice, as I want to try this remedy. Bob, age 63.

Baking Soda
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 09/07/2007 385 posts

Daniel: An ulcerative colitis is caused by a certain bacteria that is needed to kill them, a baking soda alone and alkalinity would not work as well, without the added magnesium citrate and perhaps some zinc supplements. One simple remedy, which had to do with ulcerative colitis was about a 1/2 teaspoon in one full glass of water using milk of magnesia plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a full glass of water, would have reduced the pain along its path by killing off, at least initially, but since magnesium hydroxide is poorly absorbed, a magnesium citrate 250 mg/day is still needed along with some zinc acetate supplements.

As to why baking soda causes acid urine, it is a result of the hyperosmolarity of sodium portion of the baking soda causes the acidity inside the cell to rid of easier. Apparently the improvement condition came as a result of intracellular fluids being acid to leave the body in larger amounts causing the extracellular fluids to be acid, resulting in a more acid urine. This little known fact is mentioned in medical enclyclopedia at the time I was reading up on alkalinity. To prevent this kind strange occurance, it means the body needs more alkaline electrolytes using both potassium citrate and magnesium citrate along with the baking soda. Since obtaining potassium citrate are relatively difficult I think it is more easy to find the magnesium citrate, which may be found in the ingredients of some common laxative medicine. However, the dose taken is much smaller than as per instructions on the bottle, about at least anywhere from 1/4 to 1/10 less than whatever is mentioned. But technically a 250 mg of magnesium citrate is about 1/8 teaspoon of magnesium citrate, roughly speaking and that is mixed in 1 full glass of water.

So the simplest possible remedy is 250 mg of magnesium citrate plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 full glass of water.

If magnesium citrate is not obtainable some temporarily relief is possible from just the use of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) plus baking soda as previously mentioned and perhaps a twice a week dose of 50 mg of zinc acetate or zinc gluconate are possibility. The ulcerative colitis should reduce whenever the body has sufficient amounts of magnesium. Diets low in magnesium and low in alkalinity is what causes the bacteria of the ulcerative colitis to flourish, based on my experience.

In summary baking soda alone is not sufficient to kill off the ulcerative colitis and in a severely acidity of the intracellular cells (inside cells are acid) this may cause a temporary dip in pH and shows up acid urine readings. This can prevented with the use of alkaline intracellular minerals such as magnesium and potassium, in small amounts when taking the baking soda also. One thing I am certain: a sodium citrate, which simply 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid, won't cause a drop in pH, since citrates are an intracellular component, while the sodium is an extracellular fluids. A baking soda might get this problem now and then. But it must be noted still that if baking soda ALONE is used, it takes about two weeks for the body to attain sufficient alkalinity without a drop in pH (acid reading) since it takes time for the body to rid of tha acid OUT of the intracellular acid fluids

Baking Soda
Posted by ela (Baltimore, md) on 08/23/2007
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i have ulcerative colitis and typical with this disease, you are sickest in the mornings. well i was looking through the internet out of desperation and typed in natural cures for uc, and read a couple stories of people swearing that baking soda mixed with water has cured their uc. well, i tried it and it has (after 3 nights of drinking before bed) so far cut the severity of my morning sickness by about 75%! i even can't believe it. its very interesting and i'm gonna keep doing it and noting my progress.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Marion (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 09/12/2010

I have been 16 years free from ulcerative colitis. It has never come back. You are what you eat. Eat healthy and be healthy. Eat closer to the way nature grows food, the less ingredients or processing of any kind, the better it is for you. Don't believe the packaging or ads. Do research! I'm on this site because I don't believe everything doctors tell me, because they are regulated by an agency. I do believe the facts and results.

Posted by Bill (Naples Fl) on 06/10/2017

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.

Avoid EDTA
Posted by Stephanie (Napa ) on 09/27/2022
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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.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Grace (Centralia, IL) on 12/21/2019
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Thank you so much. This is so helpful. I made notes. God bless you!

Sodium Butyrate Enemas
Posted by Wilson (Austin, Texas) on 08/06/2016

Ulcerative Colitis:

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.

Zinc Enema
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 05/19/2016 2073 posts

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.

Avoid Carrageenan
Posted by Rene' (lark) (Texas) on 08/24/2015
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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.

Avoid Carrageenan
Posted by Maggie (Boring, Or) on 11/21/2015
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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.

Fecal Microbiota Transplant
Posted by Sam (Florida, US) on 11/19/2014

Ulcerative Colitis and IBS:

Fecal transplant, which is approved by fda for cdb, shows success in curing many more diseases and conditions including gut issues, diabetes, cfs, etc.

Humic Acid
Posted by Ketchup (Maehongson) on 10/08/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Nearly 4 weeks on the humic acid and I can safely say that I feel free of UC. Hemorrhoids have gone with the help of aloe vera topically. I have no other symptoms now. All bleeding stopped after 2 days, pus, mucous etc. gone after a week. Now passing 1 stool each day, well formed, energy levels rising, putting weight back on.

Big thanks to the guy that suggested I try this protocol.

Big thanks to Ted

Raw Juice Diet
Posted by Jg86 (Birmingham) on 05/28/2014
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Ulcerative Colitis: I really wanted to let everyone know about the amazing benefits of following a raw juice plan for curing this condition... I recently watched a documentary where Jason Vale from super juice me spent 28 days with a group of people, all with chronic illnesses and diseases, ulcerative colitis included.... the guy who suffered with this had lost all symptoms by the end! Absolutely amazing... would urge anyone to watch the video, google super juice me...

Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 05/18/2013

Berj, Look into low dose naltrexone at www.ldninfo.org. There are published studies about it's use, with a 67% effective rate for Crohn's and UC. It is FDA approved at 50 mg for addictions, but was found to be very helpful at low doses of 1.5 - 4.5mg for many autoimmune diseases with no side effects except vivid dreams for a week or so in some individuals. Also, although this is difficult to think about at first, there is a woman on this site whose husband had terrible bowel issues and she finally tried a fecal transplant using herself as a donor on the weekend, and he is now completely cured! I have read that this is 100% effective for those with C-diff, too, the theory is that the lack of correct micro organisms in the intestine is causing the problem. Two possible remedies to think about. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.

Apple Juice
Posted by Dave (The Gold Coast, Australia) on 05/13/2013
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I Cured U.C

Apple Juice, store bought 4 glasses a day, having suffered for 7 years with heartburn and brown blood and mucous in stools daily after 3 days all symptoms entirely gone.

Had tried bicarb regularly to get rid of the heartburn, now I have no heartburn either, I did have a bit but a teaspoon of white vinegar got rid of it on two occasions and then a 3rd occasion I used apple cider vinegar.

Also have had fresh lemon juice and honey a few times.

Can't promote enough to those with brown blood and mucous in stools, try apple juice about four glasses a day, totally has cured me first 5 days in a row with not one symptom and I feel like I did when I was a kid ( almost : )

Oh yeah sexual function has gone from uh oh to finely, back to normal... Even better actually ; )

I was very worried for years... not now worried at all.

Apple Juice
Posted by Rusti (Usa) on 09/22/2015

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!

Posted by Beth (New City Ny) on 04/29/2017

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.

Posted by Jeff (Sacramento, California, U.s.a.) on 07/09/2012
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I've had colitis/proctitis for a year now. I got hit after an over-prescription of anti-biotics (thanks doc! ). As most of us know, big-pharma has a lot of shills in the medical field and most physicians are more interested in pushing synthetic chemicals onto their patients than identifying the root cause of a problem.

After I was diagnosed, I took a lot of pro-biotics in capsule form for a few months with no positive results. I tried several brands to see if one was better than another, but nothing helped. It was only after regular use of Kefir and Fage yogurts that I had any real improvement. I now have no more bleeding, firm stools, etc. This didn't happen overnight, but I noticed an improvement after about a month.

I've made my own yogurts and suggest others give it a try. This is a good way to 'test' those expensive probiotic capsules. My experience is that a tablespoon of good yogurt will create a great new batch, but a few capsules worth of the same probiotics won't create a good yogurt under the same conditions. I suspect a lot of bacteria in capsules is either dead or so dormant that it passes out of a person before it does any good. Previously I was no fan of yogurts, but I am now.

Humic Acid
Posted by Anthony (Philadelphia, Pa) on 06/22/2012

Hi, Happy to hear your great results. I have similar issues cause I have UC. Which humid acid and fulvic acid products do you take? Could you please let me know? Thank you very much and good luck!!

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Sandybridge (Tn) on 06/23/2017

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.




Ted's Remedies
Posted by Amanda (Michigan) on 06/23/2017

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?

General Feedback
Posted by Gail (Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 04/14/2012

Our bodies become overly acidic when we eat the wrong foods, or are otherwise under stress, physical or emotional. As the "Eating For Your Type" book(s) by Dr. Peter D'Adamo shows, those with type O blood tend to have an even higher acid content to their blood than the other types. Thus, more type O's suffer from acidic diseases like esophgeal reflux (i. E. Acid going upwards) or acid going down to either create or irritate intestinal problems.

After being diagnosed with UC, I began killing offending pathogens with a substance called mms. You can still order it online in the US or elsewhere under the name "water purifier. " I found that mms kills every pathogen, virus, bacteria and parasite. I weigh about 115 lbs. So I worked up to taking 3-5 mixed drops of mms every night. But please start with only 1 mixed drop for three days, then proceed upwards evey three days. You may be able to handle 5-10 mixed drops if you're 200 lbs or more. Then, each morning upon rising I take 1/4th cup liquid bentonite stirred into VERY dilute unfiltered apple juice (I have low blood sugar) or if you can, just plain, clean and filtered water. If your problem is very severe (such as bleeding) you may want to take the bentonite 2-3 times daily. Be sure to NOT eat directly following for at least 45 minutes. Do sip on at least 16 ounces of water for the following hour. Think of liquid bentonite (also called morilianite) as soothing spackle for the colon. It pulls the now-dead pathogens out of your bloodstream and off your intestinal walls. It helps prevent a sick die-off feeling (Herxheimer reaction) because it pulls the toxins OUT into the colon to be eliminated more easily instead of letting them accumulate. It coats ulcers unbelievably well. Coupled with the right diet for my blood type, I haven't been bothered by UC once since I began following this regimen. If you don't know your blood type, buy a simple blood test online or from a health food store for about $20. Read about the diet designed to help your particular blood type. Others who suffer from IBS or other intestinal disorders say they've also benefited immensely from this regimen. I sincerely hope this helps other suffers as much as it's helped me.

Humic Acid
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 01/03/2012 2073 posts

Anthony, I would add some milled flax seed during the Humic Acid cleanse as it will gently purge the colon of toxins. 1/2 spoon 2 daily. And why stop there, try some Dr. Christopher's "Red Clover Combination" for a whole body detox. These herbs will lose the bad stuff while the humic chelates for elimination.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Bracha333 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , United States) on 12/04/2011
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For UC, I have used probiotics with co q10, turmeric, and many people are dehydrated and don't realize it so pedialyte ( check with your doctor on amount). And, a vegetarian diet. Our diets are very acidic. Hope this information is helpful. Also, peptobismol has healing properties for stomach and intestinal ulcers. A seven day treatment. Again, check with your family physician. Many doctors are not into natural remedies and just write a prescription that has more side effects than worth taking. A simplistic life style with lowered stress if possible.

Aloe and Slippery Elm
Posted by Cindy (Houston, Tx) on 09/13/2011

Brad, please let me know if this remedy helps - I know it was a lifesaver for me - Cindy

Aloe and Slippery Elm
Posted by Brad (Mount Pearl, Nl) on 10/02/2011
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I tried this for weeks, but it simply was not making a difference. I was just too sick and finally gave in on getting Prednisone. I know Prednisone is not the answer, but I am hoping if I can get this flare up under control, perhaps then, with some of these natural treatments -- it can stay better. I think I was too far gone to fix things........ couldn't take the pain anymore.

Aloe and Slippery Elm
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 06/15/2022

Margo, read up on healing clays. With time, clay poultices "pull out" stuff. But the pain reduction is usually pretty quick.

Aloe Vera, Turmeric
Posted by Kelli (California, USa) on 04/25/2018

This post is so helpful! Thank-you Prioris.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Maryam (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 08/06/2010
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Hi everyone! I've had this uc for almost 7 years with very severe symptoms. I've been hospitalised for several times and had bood transfusion etc. I tried all the remedies on this website and from other websites and book etc. I was on very strong medications... Now I am not taking any medicine. I am not cured though yet but it is under control. I would like to give you some of the informaiton that I used to treat my UC. I just would like you to let me khow if they work for you then I will give you more information and remedies. These are the remedies I used:

1. Fresh lemon juice with a glass of warm water and a table spoon of honey half an hour before any meal, specially on an empty stomach.

2. Boil 2 spoons of dry deel with 2 cups of water until it left only one cup and then drink it when it is warm with a tps of honey every morning and every night ( do this specially when you have white tong)

3. Cut done all the unhealthy foods, junk foods etc

4. Use zinc in your apple juice drink every day

5. If you buy fruit juice from the market, make sure they are not added sugur or preservetive.

6. Take a one month fresh grape juice diet (drink one cup only grape juice every one hour but nothing else)... I did this only for 2 days and it seemed to be working but I was not too determined to continue.

Plz let me know the result if somebody goes for more days. Good luck

Dietary Changes
Posted by Judy (Richmond Hill, Nyc) on 04/11/2011

i agree with you every food does not work the same for everone. I have had colitis for the past 13 years. Have had plenty good times but also bad ones. To the point where I couldnt even eat 3 spoon full of food without running to the bathroom. With me what seems to work the best is very bland foods that dont contain to much condiments, and of course avoid stress. What is weird is that every year I was hospitalized especially in the summer due to this until I had my first baby. After that I had two more kids and never been hospitalized again. I do take medication (asacol)but only when i am in relapse.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Paul (Boston, Ma) on 03/10/2010


You said you did the water and brown rice in December 2008. How are you doing now? Since 2008 did you have to do the 7-day diet again? Was it difficult to follow this diet for 7-days?

I have been suffering with UC for almost 10 years. I have done probiotics, diets, aloe vera, acupuncture, kinsiology. Natural treatments and just about every prescription drug that was approved. I still have a hard time accepting the "there is no cure".

Baking Soda, Milk of Magnesia
Posted by Naturopathicgail (Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 01/15/2011

Regarding Ulcerative Colitis, I hold Ted's knowledge in high esteem. But regarding the killing of bacteria in the colon, I would highly recommend using a product called MMS, or Master Mineral Supplement. It is inexpensive and can be ordered on the internet, sold as lowly "water purifier." It will NOT harm healthy tissue whatsoever, yet it will kill any pathogen known to humans. It stays active in one's system for 2-3 hours, so can be taken several times per day. Mix 3 drops of the Mineral with 3 drops of the Activator and let sit for three minutes. Add an inch or so of non-acidic juice or Beverage and drink.

As far as a soothing and healing agent, I don't think anything quite matches Liquified Bentonite. It's soothing and very healing. Take 1/4 cup mixed with non-acidic juice or beverage upon arising, between meals and especially at bedtime. Natural Liquid Vitamin E is also a wonderful soothing agent when taken at bedtime.

Avoid Dairy products, all refined sugar and fried foods. Almond milk is a great substiture for those who want to avoid soy. Many with bowel disorders find wheat products which contain gluten only irritate the colon. Brown rice flour and pasta etc. can easily be substituted and are much easier to digest. For those with very high acidic levels, usually Type O bloods, eating meat and fish actually helps control the acidic beast. It's like throwing a chunk of meat to a shark. If you don't, the acid (shark) actually attacks the lining of the stomach and the intestines. Be sure that ANY white meats or occasional reds are completely hormone and pesticide free. They MUST BE thoroughly masticated and never, ever fried. Steamed vegies are an amazingly healing accompaniment as well as gold or red baked potatoes. I hope this helps many of those suffering.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Allison (Houston, Texas) on 05/12/2009
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I have ulcerative colitis (UC) and have to take mesalamines everyday to keep it under control. I agree with Ted from Bangkok that UC is caused by bacteria related to the acidity or PH in the intestine. Thus, I am trying to increase the PH of my gut by increasing intake of magnesium. Things that I find helpful to minimize loose stools include: 1 tablespoon L-glutamine on an empty stomach first thing in the morning along with a capsule of B-complex vitamin and vitamin C to help increase absorption of the amino acid. 1 tablespoon of sweet dairy whey (this is different from whey protein) that some health food stores may carry. The sweet dairy whey helps me to be able to take magnesium supplements without getting the runs or diarhea everytime. I don't notice any difference when I take prebiotics (i.e.: FOS, Inulin) and probiotics (yogurt, acidophilus), but I take them nontheless as I figure it doesn't hurt to supplement them.

Posted by A Roper (Sydney, Australia, NSW Australia) on 04/18/2009
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I recently had a flare of UC, got home from hospital feeling about 50%, kept taking the steroids (50mg), salofalk (2 grams), colifoam twice a day and wasn't seeing any improvement... so, after doing some research I added 5mg 3 times a day of L-Glutamine to my routine 30 minutes before meals and saw improvement almost immediately. I'd say I'm 90% to remission and I've only been taking the stuff for a week. I haven't felt this good in 2 years.

I also take a probiotic once a day, 5mg metamucil at dinner and 25mg aloe juice first thing in the morning, but I've been taking those for awhile and although they help, I don't believe they resonsible for this major improvement.

It should be noted that my UC is so bad that traditional medicine has not been effective at keeping me in remission and my doctor said if I have another flare I have to have surgery. L-Glutamine may just save me yet.

Posted by A Roper (Sydney, Australia) on 10/13/2009

Just wanted to update: I have not had a flare of ulcerative colitis since February 09 and as much as I believe L-glutamine has helped, the main thing for me has been avoiding antibiotics. I realised they were causing my colitis. Change of season, sinus infection, antibiotics, flareup.... I picked up on the pattern and isolated the issue. I'm perfectly healthy now and don't think I ever had ulcerative colitis - just a reaction to antibiotics.

Posted by A Roper (Sydney, Australia) on 02/01/2014
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This is A Roper from Sydney. Just wanted to update again that I have not had a relapse of UC since by previous posts - I've been clear since 2009. I'm not taking any medication at all and haven't for a number of years. I haven't had any antibiotics since 2008, haven't had any vaccinations. I've hardly had a cold. For me, antibiotics were definitely the cause. I suspect they triggered dormant viruses I contracted from vaccinations. I haven't been tested for such viruses but I'm planning on it soon. The more I know, the more I can do to keep myself cured from UC. Hope this helps anyone dealing with it.

Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
Posted by Robbie (Hobbs, NM) on 01/06/2009
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My Colitis has been a problem for many years. I've done the aloe vera and it worked for a little while. I feel it helped jump start my road to better living. What really works for me is Boswellia. I take it twice a day and I don't have anymore "runs" to the bathroom.

Aloe Vera Juice, Boswellia
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 05/14/2011

Hi Usha,

Does it matter if 'client' is B positive or negative?

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