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Celebrating Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Celebrating Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 10:12:07 in Healthy Living

“It really is an awful disease and goes unrecognized because a lot of us keep hush hush about it. That's right i'm guilty of not spreading awareness myself, but its like having food poisoning every day. The pain is deep. In the beginning, I was told by my GI doctor that I would be on medicine forever and probably not be able to hold a job. After grieving over this, I found a new doctor, a naturopathic doctor who wanted to get to the root of my problems, rather than just mask my symptoms with drugs. I've been healing myself through diet + supplements every day. Namely, avoiding common allergens, like gluten, dairy and genetically modified foods, and focusing on an anti-inflammatory diet with lots of Omega 3. Herbs come to the rescue, like turmeric, boswellia, devil's claw, marshmallow root, licorice root & slippery elm. L-glutamine replenishes the colon cells and supplementing with probiotics is the best idea for one with this disease! There are many alternative treatments out there I haven't tried, like stem cell therapy, or Low Dose Naldextrone, even acupuncture. Don't be skeptical, until you give your body time to adjust to something new. Finally, healing does come within the self -- lowering stress, mending relationships and treating yourself better as a person overall. Do your research. Bless everyone! I'm 22yr old grad student and I was diagnosed with crohns last year. :)”