Natural Remedies For Chrons Disease

By Tyran Smith

There are about 2 million cases of Crohn's disease diagnosed in North America and 95,000 in the United Kingdom. Some scientists believe it is related to an auto-immune response while others think it is a low stomach acid response but the causes and cures are unknown. In addition to the alimentary tract, this condition can affect the joints and eyes.

A flare up of symptoms can occur after months of an individual having been symptom free. You can avoid your flare up triggers but you must understand what they are as these triggers can vary between individuals. Sufferers of Crohn's disease may choose to take natural remedies rather than prescribed medications because they are cheaper. Helping the natural healing processes of the body and reducing the chances of relapses are things natural remedies can do.

For natural treatments to be successful, it is crucial that suitable diets should be followed. Avoidance of products containing gluten and lactose will bring relief to many individuals with Crohn's disease. The risk of developing Crohn's disease is lessened and the chances of attaining remission are improved by having a proper intake of Omega-6 fatty acids (sesame seed, corn oil) and Omega-3 fatty acids (Flaxseed oil, fatty fish such as trout and salmon).

If taken daily (initially one teaspoon, steadily increasing it to one tablespoon), the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp oil, a well balanced oil which contains Omega-3, 6, and 9, are effective in reducing inflammatory processes. Candida - a fungal overgrowth caused by destruction of bacteria (the good type) in the alimentary tract through use of steroids and antibiotics, is another Crohn's disease related problem. Candida is the overgrowth of yeast in the bowel and it stops being harmless if it spreads into the blood as this causes low energy levels in those with compromised immune systems.

Wormwood and Zell Oxygen are two types of natural remedies, available from health food stores (for both Candida overgrowth and Crohn's disease). A diet of natural high fiber whole foods is recommended for remission cases and a low residue, low fat diet is an additional natural remedy in relapsed cases when signs of the disease are present.

As they promote self healing in the body, proper nutrients are important in helping the intestines recover from inflammatory responses. The absorption of important nutrients in the diet will be adversely affected if the intestines are inflamed. Abiding by a nutritious and well-balanced diet is extremely important. You should steer clear of processed and high fat foods, caffeine and milk if you are a sufferer of Crohn's disease, as well as other inflammatory bowel diseases and want to stay healthy. - 30540

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