I have had ulcerative colitis for 22 years and have tried a lot of different stuff! The best thing that I've found is high fiber (to sweep away the inflamation! ) and multiple probiotics. I eat what ever I want and I went to work for 30 years and rarely missed a day. My high fiber is oatmeal, cheerios, miniwheats, multigrain bread. Fiber 1 chewable is best if you don't get enough fiber with cereal. For years I had to push myself to go to work. The first time I took the probiotics I couldn't believe how much better I felt. I was getting sick once a year and using antibiotics for years and wasn't replacing the bacteria in my gut and had only bad bacteria in my gut. I was almost high from feeling good it had been so long. I use the pills once a month for maintenance and a few days after using an antibiotic for 10 days. (to put good bacteria back in! Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria! ) I take the pills the day before a day off because they will make you poop alot (just that first day!)
Dear Ted. I hope you can help.
Since you are based in Thailand, I was hoping that you might be able to help me to source some of the suggested supplements to cure ulcerative colitis.
I am living in the North of Thailand, near to Chiang Mai but can easily order online if necessary.
I have read much about the mycobacterium paratuberculosis and it's potential cause of colitis/crohn's.
Diagnosed with UC 2 years ago, I would say its mild compared to others' stories. Thankfully!
I have managed to hold off all western medication thrown at me, and instead have worked with my diet to manage the condition. The best results I've had have been from correct food combining, which I follow very strictly.
However, although I'm now passing good stools for most the time, the inflammation still returns and causes pain and bleeding. In fact, fasting for a period of 2 weeks gave me the best results but I lost so much weight that I'm fearful of taking this route again. I'm already 6 kgs below my normal weight.
So, I'm hoping that an Humic acid/aloe vera approach may work to help kill MAP and alleviate symptoms. I feel that this approach with my current diet might just result in permanent healing.
I am, however, finding it difficult to source Humic acid in Thailand. Can you advise? I've ordered a liquid supplement containing Humic acid from Australia but I've read that the powder is preferred. Is it possible to source here in Thailand do you know?
Also, is there anything else that you would recommend that I take along side the Humic acid?
Thanks for your time
Better But With Side Effects
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS
Dear All, my 18yo son was diagnosed with UC 10 months ago. At the present time he has been taking Humic acid since 12/20/12, but some days he still has formed bloody stools. If anyone have suggestions, please post them. Regards, Irene
(Wb, Nj, Usa)
6 Years of Ulcerative Colitis. Normal function within about 10days.
I moved to America in early 2005 and immediately started having problems with my GI tract. Stomach cramps, frequent bathroom visits and weight loss were all symptoms. In a bad day I would use the bathroom 20 times. After 6 months I returned home to Ireland and saw a GI specialist who tested me and said I had IBS and to watch what I eat and learn to live with it. Over the following years I just gritted my teeth and got on with life. I moved back to the USA. I always knew where the bathroom was because I might have to run there at a moments notice.
In June 2011 I had a terrible episode after going wine tasting in Napa, CA. I knew alcohol wasn't good for my stomach but I wasn't aware just how bad things can get! This was the first time I had a bad UC flare up. I lost about 12 lbs in 3days and only narrowly avoided hospitalization because I went to see a GI specialist. I had all the tests and he diagnosed me with gastritis in the stomach, an esophageal ulcer and pretty severe Ulcerative Colitis. He said that UC is an autoimmune disease and I will have to take medication for life to deal with it. I was annoyed that I officially had a disease with no cure and I wasn't prepared to accept that.
I took the Meds: PPI for stomach acid and Asacol HD for anti-inflammation of the bowel. The PPI helped the acid in my stomach but the Asacol only helped a little. I went for my follow up visit and there was some improvement (bathroom visits down from 12 to about 6/day and I still had the urgency that only someone with UC or a similar problem can understand) but not as much as the Doctor would have liked. He told me to stick with these Meds for another 2 months and if there is not a significant difference then he would consult with some other Doctors and start steroids etc. I did not want to go down this route as the logical end is surgery and colostomy bag.
I started trolling the internet for cures. Tried yogurts- no help. Tried paleo diet/gluten free- no help. Tried staying off alcohol-helped a bit but not enough.
I then decided that I had to get my acidity under control. I started taking baking soda and water and it helped a bit. I also started eating organic food and reducing processed foods including refined sugar which I know could send me to the bathroom in minutes. Then Ted suggested on this site to try Humic Acid. I liked the sound of how it blocked the fungal/myobacterium cycle and I ordered some in liquid form online. Within 3 days of taking humic acid I noticed a difference. My urgency was reduced and the occasional stool was already getting firmer. Day 5, I was shocked at the effects, my stool was like I remember as normal.
I stopped taking the humic for one weekend (5 days on, 2 days off theory) and symptoms got slightly worse towards the end of the weekend so I resumed the humic on the Monday and I haven't stopped since. I believe Humic acid is mostly responsible for the unbelievable improvement. Removing the toxins from my diet and not drinking tap water filled with fluoride and chlorine may also be a factor. I also take L-Glutamine and Vitamin D and have started to take the fulvic acid also because they say it is best to take both together for overall health.
I want to shout it from the rooftops- Humic acid is a miracle for UC, God guided me to earthclinic and God bless you all for helping!
(San Ramon, Ca)
Hello Ted, I just wanted to tell you that You SAVED MY LIFE. I was diagnosed UC almost 1 year ago. My entire colon was UC. Doctor gave me Asacol and Canasa. They worked 3-4 months, after that stopped. I have done SCD diet. Scd diet worked for awhile after 5 months stopped to work. I was going to bathroom 20 times a day with bloody diarrhea.
I found your article on this website. I have been using humic acid 3 months. It cured my UC. As far as I can see that people can not find Humic acid on the web. I would like to suggest 2 website link. People can find them. Thank you so much, this has changed my life!
1. website (cheaper)
2. website (expensive)
(Pune, Maharashtra, India)
(Ooltewah TN USA)
Hey Ted, How are you doing? I bought some humic acid powder and I'm not exactly sure how my measurements should be. It's 100% humic and is completely black and when I have mixed it, it is a little difficult. I'm not sure why, but eventually it does mix but leaves some sediment at the bottom. Should this happen and is it fine? This is the place I purchased it from (http://www.teravita.com/Products/Products.htm). If you copy and paste the link you will see the products, however I have the 100% so it's not there but the 90% humic is there and it's the same description but obviously the most potent.
Also, how much should I be mixing??? I have been putting regular water in about a glass liter jar and putting 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of the humic in it and mixing. I drink 1 ounce 2-3 times a day. Is this ok? Could you let me know what I should be doing? I feel no different at all or any changes with myself or colitis. Everything seems the same basically, however it's only been a few days!
Also, as I understand, there should be no taste, but I do get an earthy/rocky taste with this.... Is this normal since it's 100%? So is you could help me with these four points, I would appreciate it so much!
1. Is this humic fine?
2. Is this normal the way it mixes and sometimes alittle clumps at the bottom (sediment)?
3. Are my measurements fine?
4. The amount I take is fine?
(Window Rock, Arizona)
My name is Morgan and I am 23 years old. I have been battling what they believe to be Ulcerative Colitis for over 2 years now. When I say "what they believe" I mean that I have all of the symptoms as someone with UC but all my test results come back negative. I have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 scopes but no answers. My colon walls are inflammed and have been taking asacol three times a day and when it's a bad flare up (blood in stool and diarrehea) then they put me on steriods. Nothing has seemed to work for a long period of time. I have read over the site about natural remedies and was interested in the Humic Acid results. This is all very new to me, I was wondering where I can get it and the dosage?? Thanks!!!
(In The Valley, Ca)
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Hello Ted, how are you? I'm a 28 yr old male who has ulcerative colitis/proctitis, skin issues on scalp/face, and high mercury levels(scored a 7, when 2 was normal), and a white tongue that will not go away and always seems like something is in my throat. Well, I have read so much on this site and what you have posted. Thank you for it all. I have followed some with little results. So here goes: I recently recieved humic acid in liquid form and it says to take an ounce a day so I have been splitting it up in 3 doses and taking it that way. Its been about 6 days so far and I feel it's ok however where can I buy the kind of Humic you use? Maybe this isn't as potent? My proctitis has been better the last 2-3 weeks. I use a canasa supposity a day, take 2 grams vit C, vit E, 50 mgs Zinc citrate, and boswelli. I also alkalize using a whole lime and 1/2 tsp baking soda (using this for about 2 weeks). My bowel movements have been fine however sometimes it burns and there are alot of holes in my BM (Sorry, just wanted to explain). Tonight, I just added lugol's iodine to my humic acid (2 drops). Also, I dilute the humic acid with some water when I take it. I gonna try to get the cinnamon oil and aloe vera oil, but I definitely need the humic powder? Should I use another combo with the baking soda instead of the lime? Maybe potassium citrate?
I would like to explain why I'm taking the zinc, vit E, vit C.... I have this condition on my scalp and face where my follicles get clogged with keratin/sebum and then it oxidizes and it's preventing my beard hair from growing in some spots like the root is dead. It gets dry and oily at the same time (like it is compensating), itchy and when I get a haircut there are white little hard balls everywhere (assuming it's keratin/sebum). My hair is so rough and the sebum just wont stop and it's really weird. I do get some cyst, but I feel the zinc has helped with that but only that, not the oily, dry, rough, patches with keratin plugs. And lastly, I do have sinus problems where there is always mucous in my nose.
Thanks for reading and hopefully you can help me out! Take Care!
Ted: I have been researching to take Humic Acid for my UC, however I've been finding a lot of Humic Acid in tablet form. From reading what you and others have been posting it seems as though you are taking Humic Acid in a liquid state. I was wondering does it make a difference to take it in tablet form? or is Liquid form best for UC? And if liquid form is better, would you be able to recommend a provider of it? I am unable to find it in liquid form. Thanks for all the help and best wishes! Rick
(Geelong, Victoria, Australia)
(Parksville, Bc, Canada)
For Ted: I have been diagnosed with uc/proctitis since June of this year (started to have symptoms since January 2011). I was prescribed asacol and took 12/day until about 1 month ago. My symptoms were reduced but my stool was still quite loose and I started to lose weight slowly because I was not absorbing. My weight loss to date is 44 lbs. And I continue to lose a bit. My hair has recently started to fall out and had some constipation about 2 weeks now. My skin looks fine but I don't have much fat.
I am unable to find humic acid. Any recommendations where I could find this in my area. I am taking 1/8 teaspoon magnesium citrate 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Also I am not clear on how much cinnamon oil and aloe vera to use. I was so bad yesterday that I tried some jojoba oil and a drop of cinnamon oil; helped and had some relief from the gas in rectum.
Thanks very much.
I am 20 years old and I was diagnosed with UC about 10 months ago. Through this ten months my doctor prescribed me with Prednisone and Apriso. Those things did work for me to begin with, but after I got off the prednisone I flared up again, this happened about 3 times. So I gave up with the Apriso feeling like that wasn't working well enough and went to taking Boswellia, Turmeric, Olive Leaf Extract, and Aloe Vera Gel, all in capsules. This has been working very well for the last month or so but I still feel like a flare up could happen anytime.
So my main question is, is it safe for a person to take H2O2 with UC? I've read in some places that it is possible that it could rupture the colon... But then I have also read that it has healed and cured some peoples UC. Please advise! Thank you in advance!
(La, Ca, Usa)
(London, Ontario, Canada)
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.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
L-Glutamine (high dose): Upon the suggestion of a nutritionist I went to see, she claimed she didn't have a single ulcerative colitis patient to a L-glutamine. The one she gave me has a high dose of L-Glutamine along with other herbs like Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root and not much else (sorry I don't have a bottle here). It's a powder you mix with water every morning 1/2 hour before you eat anything and you need to do this for 3-5 weeks before you see results. And let me tell you I was shocked in 3w when it finally went away after over a year of daily attacks.
The premise of how it works is that when you have impaired digestion, your body doesn't break down proteins efficiently causing you to become deficient in amino acids. L-Glutamine is the amino acid necessary for rebuilding you intestinal wall which sheds itself every 5 days or so? and without that amino acid becomes damaged. By giving yourself pure form, in liquid (requiring no digestion of pills etc) you give your intestines what it needs to make a healthy lining. It was really mad at the time that something so simple recommended by a nutritionist of all people cured my colitis when I had spent huge $$$ seeing naturopathic Dr's, chinese herbalists and acupuncturists, some of which helped temporarily but the L-glutamine was the magic ticket for me.
It took a lot longer for my digestion to return to normal but the L-glutamine totally took care of my diarrhea, spasms and bleeding in 3w of faithfully drinking it every morning.
I just wanted to mention to be wary of psyllium fiber. The first ND I tried gave me a supplement so close to the one that worked but it made me worse and I know now that I can't take psyllium fiber AT ALL, but I can handle the flax fiber in this drink. And I also discovered that multi-vitamins cause me to bleed. I can only take whole food vitamins. Two things you might want to watch out for.
(New Iberia, La)
Licorice Root, Job's Tears, and fresh Lotus Root, Ulcerative Colitis. There is a book that I own, it's called Chinese Natural Cures, by Henry C. Lu, who has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1972. This book claims that it has the cure for Gastric Ulcers. Please get a copy, try the remedy and give me some feedback. My email address should be visible to you. Thanks and best wishes.
(San Antonio, Tx)
(New York, Usa.)
I was browsing the Internet for anything that would help my Ulcerative Colitis. I have had it for about 10 years (I may not have it any more though ;-) ). The thing that worked for me was Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). Most people are skeptical because of the word "Miracle", but I highly recommend it. "Don't knock it, until you've tried it." It's basically Sodium Chlorite / Chlorine Dioxide. You may want to do a little bit of research, but it wasn't that bad for me at all. I would go into details, but it takes about 20 pages to describe. I have a log online. If you want the log, just contact me and I'll send you the URL.
I can eat virtually anything I want (I'm still getting used to being normal again). The "treatment" took about 2-3 months, but I feel BRAND NEW!!!!
EC: Yep, we're hearing a lot of great things about MMS, especially from Joyce.
(Staten Island, NY)
(Woodridge, Il, Usa)