Hi. I have mild UC. Hyperbaric oxgen and hydrogen peroxide have helped me. I was reading all about sodium bicarb and colitis. Would doing an Bicarb enema be a good idea in this case? Re finding ones acidity levels is it litmus with urine and saliva? Thanks Rob
Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate
First off, thanks for the feedback. I have tried L-glutaine on several occassions but haven't noticed too much of a difference. As for the Magnesium Citrate, isn't this a laxative? I would be a little concerned to take this as I am already going to the bathroom enough during the day and with some urgency. I saw Ted's recommendation but was still a bit nervous since my google search on magnesium citrate returned "laxative". I will take another look at Mag citrate.
Baking Soda and Magnesium Citrate
The amount of magnesium citrate by Ted is 1/8 teaspoon in a glass of water. Laxative dose is 2 to 5 ounces (around a half a cup). Also a very interesting idea to cure a lot of digestive ailments is the GAPS diet.
Raw Food Diet
I followed the same diet and my symptoms left me in about the same amount of time after a year of suffering. I ordered a book from a website (not sure I can post it here).The author claimed 100% success. It sounds like the same book.
Licorice Root, Job's Tears, Lotus Root
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.
How much turmeric would you advise using? I'm at the start of a flare up, and would love to avoid going back on steroids.
Ted, How many times a day on the simple formula mentioned? Once a day or three times a day? And is it best on an empty stomache or does it matter? Thank you for this website!!! Rebecca :)
I had ulcerative colitis for ten years and had seen a gastroenterologist for all those years. I was taking all kinds of medicines like Asacol and prednisone, etc., when after a while nothing seemed to help, my Dr. suggested that I may need to get a colostomy. Well I thought "unh unh no way", so I came across this book written by Jane Heimlich "What your Doctor Won't Tell you"(I believe she was the wife of the man who invented the Heimlich Manuever). In the book I read a section that was about a man named Dennis Burkitt and he studied tribes in Africa that had no colon problems whatsoever, and he stated it was due to their diet as opposed to the western diet full of dairy, sugar and fat. They ate no dairy, or flour products just truly whole grains, no sugar very little fruits, they ate lots of vegetables and legumes and little lean meats. This was probably a primitive type diet. I tried to eat as close to that diet as possible, by eating whole grain bread (with the seeds in it), no dairy, sugar or fruits, no fats, gravies, sauces or syrups. I just ate lots of fresh vegetables mostly raw some cooked, mostly fish, only water, some fresh cooked beans, some seeds and nuts. ANd lots of prayer to God It didn't take long for things to turn around and I can say that I did not have to see my Dr. ever again. I have since adjusted my diet to incorporate some stuff moderately. My colon does not have a problem anymore. But if I was to return to eating alot of the wrong foods on a regular basis I would be right back where I was before.
I have suffered with Colitis for years, but no more. I encourage everyone to try probiotics (Remedy). I am now symptom-free
I would like to recommend pure slippery elm powder (not slippery elm food which has flour in it) to help with acid reflux. Slippery elm when made up into a milkshake type drink (see tip at end of this for making it up without lumps!) has soothing properties, lines as it goes down, and is also nutritional. My children used to have slippery elm mixed with fruit such as stewed apple or apricots or banana as a cereal when they were bubbies. They loved it. Anyway, re: acid reflux - it will not instantly make it go away but will help soothe some of the symptoms and calm the volcanic eruptions a bit if drunk fairly frequently, especially when one has the symptoms of heartburn or sore throat etc. I think used in conjunction with yoghurt (or even better pre and pro biotic capsules) and the apple cider remedy, as well as of course changes to ways of living, it would be very good. I cannot say it will be as I have not tried the ACV remedy yet - but I intend to!
My husband has ulcerative collitis and drinking slippery elm has really helped him as well as natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, taking pre and pro biotics, and taking linseed oil. Has anyone tried ACV for ulcerative collitis btw? Oh before I forget...I said I would give a tip for making up slippery elm without the lumps. This is how my hubby and I do it: Put two heaped teaspoonfuls of slippery elm in a mug. Bring kettle to boil but before pouring into mug, put a covering of cold water over the powder in the mug. DO NOT STIR yet though but stir as you are pouring in the hot water. Leave some room at the top for adding milk (we use soya milk btw as this suits my husband's UC more, but other types of milk are ok if you can drink them).
Coconut Oil Enema
Did consuming oil help you?
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.
Grace, before others chime in with helpful information, you can start with chewing whatever you eat, an exaggerated amount of time.
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.
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.
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 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.
What a inspiring story my daughter had ulcerative colitis and was in the hospital too much bleeding . How is your son doing?
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.
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?
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.
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:
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
Hi, for anyone interested..
I have acquired the Humic acid now. Bought in Australia and mailed over to Thailand. I have been taking 15 ml 2x/day along with aloe vera.
I had an immediate positive effect. In 2 days all bleeding stopped and by 1 week no more pus or mucous either. Good stools and regular.. note that I follow strict food combining principles so my stools were fairly good even before the introduction of Humic acid.
Addition benefit of the humic acid was a huge increase in energy levels. From day 1 I noticed the difference.
However, after almost 2 weeks, I now have external hemorrhoids. I'm wondering what to try to resolve this. I've actually been meaning to do aloe enemas as per Ted's recommended approach to UC but now that I'm ready to do this I'm worried about inserting the tube at the site of inflammation.
Ted, can you recommend anything? Perhaps aloe vera topically?
Can you tell me when you took Aloe Vera, in what form, and how much at a time please?
Will potassium chloride do the same thing?
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago during the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. After the delivery of my son I suffered from extreme constipation alternating with bloody diarrhea. After years of suffering I found a fiber supplement with Psyllium, Hibiscus Flower, Licorice, Fenugreek Seed, Pau D' Arco Bark and Hyssop. To my complete amazement it worked great. It is by far the only fiber that works without cramping my colon or irritating my ulcers.
What's the name of it? If love to get some too. I've been suffering with this disease for 20 years.
Fecal Calprotectin Levels
Hi, I have done a fecal calprotectin test and the result came very high, at 8,800 mg/g. I have Ulcerative colitis (or indeterminate colitis or Chron's colitis). The doctor said he has never seen a number high as this even for colitis patients. the normal number must be below 50. Does anyone know anything about this? It's the first time I do the test. Any ways to reduce it? Thanks.
coconut heals the intestinal tract from teeth and mouth enzymes to the gut to the rectum. It is anti fungal , anti bacterial, anti viral, anti microbial.
I have had intestinal problems and I'm on month 7 for daily coconut oil and meat, haven't drank the coconut milk, but the meat helps with diarrhea in a lot of people and the oil doesn't tax the liver. It does make me a bit quesy when I first drink or eat the oil 3-5 tsp. at a time - but I take a couple papaya tabs and that calms it down. Coconut products are truly AMAZING for overall improved health. Betafood heals the gut too and I use a few tabs of it daily with my supplements. It heals the gallbladder and helps digest fats.
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
In reply to healing Ur digestive system - I was also diagnosed with colitis & have found the following really helps me:
Blending or juicing in mornings (cabbage - carrots - cucumber - apple) - taking a very good probiotic everyday - taking garlic gel cap everyday - taking multivitamin - drinking 2-3 tablespoons flaxseed oil everyday. Regimen above has helped me tremendously!!! Hope it helps u or someone!! Have blessed day!
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Dear all, thanks for this wonderful site. I am sure it is helping tons of people with difficulties out there.
I would like to talk about my problem with Ulcerative Colitis and ask about recommendations.
I am 31 years old, diagnosed with ulcerative colitis since 2005 while I was working and living in Nigeria. (left sided, proctitise, chron's colitis, etc as it keeps on changing per medical doctors). Bloody diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue were all common. At the beginning of the disease it was getting controlled with steroids. Now after some years, flareups are frequent, and not controllable with steroids. I lost my weight from 70 kgs ( I'm 173 cm) and being athletic, to 50 kgs now and skinny, since I am sick all the time. The disease is effecting my joints too. I was hospitalized 2 times last year because of movement restrictions in my joints and heavy bleeding. That's the story in a nutshell.
I would like to know where to start. There's alot of information everywhere, but for sure the cure is not with medical doctors. It's just here, natural healing. So please can you advice how should I start healing my intestines?
1st you are mentioning, colitis is caused by mycobacterium. So I have to kill these in the first step, then the second step is healing the intestines and the 3rd step always supply building blocks for these healing so I do not get into flarups again. That's of course by avoiding alot of bad foods (which I do not eat actually). So please can you supply a personalized supplementation plan since you say everyone is different? I want to heal my intestines, get my health back and get back my body.
Are foods like gluten, lactose, eggs, seeds and nuts very bad and causing autoimmune reactions?
Moreover, how can someone visit Ted in Thailand? Is that possible?
Regards and thanks in advance.
Please feel free to contact me by email as well. This goes to anyone on this website. We are here to help each other, and together we are stronger.
Berj, if it was me, I would visit Jim Humble's website as he has a lot of experience with diseases in Africa. He has healed many of malaria and his remedy is MMS. There is help on that site.
I would heal the gut with turmeric, two teaspoons in simple whey powder and water, which also addresses the liver. Ayurvedic Amala powder which is the best vit C can also be taken to body tolerance. Hope you will embark on your tour to good health soon. Best wishes, Om
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Berj: It is very common to hear of digestive illnesses occurring following a short or lengthy stay in unsanitary environments and conditions like is common in Africa. There are numerous parasites and pathogens that one could be infected with.
Begin treatments of herbal remedies found here on E.C. for both parasites and pathogens. Some herbs are effective in removing both p & p. Garlic, Oregano, Grapefruitseed extracts are good universal antiparisite/pathogen herbs.
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Thanks guys for the suggestions.
LDN treatment sounds promising. I will definitely pursue it and try to see how can I get that here in Germany.
As for the fecal transplant, I am also considering it and studying it. The cost is an issue unless I have to do it myself without testing the donor and so on. Otherwise its an expensive treatment given that only some special centers in the world do it. (One in Australia and some others in the States).
Coming to MMS, I never heard about it, and is also very interesting. I also may give it a try.
As for turmeric (curcumin), in the last month, I was adding curcumin on virtually everything I ate. I experienced no healing effect. Maybe I was not taking enough. I don't know. I may try your suggestion to take it with water, without the whey. Will still that work?
Thanks again for your suggestions. Looking forward for more suggestions regarding my case and I look forward to help others to find a cure for their colitis problem.
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Berj: Overall I still think MMS is the route to take. For turmeric visit:http--www.bioponic.com-pdfs-TurmericAyurveda.pdf.
I love to read it as there is such a vast range of action by this sacred herb. Here you will find a section on your needs. Turmeric works to the chakra level and as is also with Chinese medicine, you may first feel effects on your subtle plane. Killing pathogens with superoxygenation is done by MMS, a very powerful remedy.
Hulda Clark's remedies for parasites work very well as per my own experience years ago. However your condition seems to require a broader spectrum remedy. Chemical medicine can complicate matters, not to mention side effects, etc. Hope this helps. Om
Ulcerative Colitis Remedies
Guys, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis while I was in Africa 8 years ago. Every now and then, and the latest was last month, I go and lie to the medical doctors and say I need a test for bacteria, parasites and any pathogen, and all are coming negative. So I don't know really if I have to believe the results tat I do not have any bacteria or parasite or not...
I do still believe though that it was caused by an infections in that not so clean environment, while I was very clean before living there, eating only home cooked meals, exercising regularla and being very athletic. Since then I have lost all my health and body. But I also guess my diet helped getting me colitis by that time. I was heavy on eggs (more than 5 a day, sometimes I ate 10), milk of around one liter per day and also cheeses (usually white). What do you think? I know that stool and blood test can have mistakes, but can they have the same mistake over and over again? I did 3 tests already this year and 3 times any parasite or bacteria came negative.
Highly recommend stinging nettles. I began takin it in tea form not even knowing I had the colitis symptoms It's cheap very effective has become a prize herb for me.
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 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?
Look for organic non irradiated turmeric if possible but any turmeric powder will be good.
Turmeric, Cumin, Aloe Vera
After all the foods and the drinks I had with the family during the christmas period really put me in danger at the start of the new year. I was bleeding from my stomach for few days. whatever I eat the problem is still there. I even felt dizzy one morning and that lasted couple days. Probably because of the blood lost. I was about to call an emergency. On the morning instead of having my usual coffee I decided to go some kind of natural remedies. A mug of hot milk with one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of Cumin diluted and drunk it at once. My lunch was just plain boiled rice another cup of hot milk in the afternoon with the same mixture. I also had Aloe vera drink in between. In the morning when I went to the toilet I haven't had a single drop of blood and my stool was normal. The time I went for a Doctor appointment after few days he said everything is fine. But I will be going for internal gastro check (whatever is called). I hope you guys will find the same benefits from theses remedies.
High Fiber, Probiotics
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 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
Have you looked into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for him? (It's also commonly refered to as SCD. ) There are websites and books devoted to it.