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“Poetry and Religion are both a product of the intestines.”
Colitis literally refers to an inflammation (characterised by enlargening or swelling) of the colon. The term is used to describe inflammation in any of the parts of of the large intestine (colon, caecum and rectum). The inflammation is usually due to an immunological reaction against foreign pathogens that have infected the colon (e.g. intestinal parasites like Entamoeba histolytica cause amoebiasis which in turn can lead to colitis.)
It can be acute and short lived or it can be chronic (persistent.)
In allopathic medicine, the label colitis is used if the origin of the inflammation in the colon is undetermined or the signs and symptoms of colitis are quite variable and dependent on the cause of the colitis and factors that modify its course and severity.
The main symptoms of colitis are fatigue, severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, cramping and bloating.
Other tell-tale signs may include: abdominal tenderness, weight loss, internal bleeding (resulting in bloody stool,) an increased frequency in bowel habits, fever and diarrhoea.
Citrus fruits are to be avoided and also check with your health practitioner if you are actually lactose intolerant, in which case milk is a no-no and can exacerbate symptoms. Eat slowly, exercise and stay positive!
Many herbal teas are known to be beneficial for people suffering with colitis.
Many nutritional supplements are known to be beneficial for people suffering with colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is the most severe form. Stress, both physiological and emotional, is a factor and food intolerances are often an important trigger. Antibiotic or steroid use can be a major contributing factor, complicating the picture by killing the bacteria that maintain gut health, allowing candida albicans to proliferate in its fungal stage. Exposure to environmental toxins, such as herbicides sprayed along roadsides by some councils, cause acute colitis in some people.
Fish oil has been shown in clinical trials to improve colitis and reduce or eliminate the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for this condition.
Liquorice is a specific herbal treatment for ulcerative colitis. Slippery elm and aloe vera will soothe the mucous membranes of the bowel and help repair damage from recurrent inflammation.
Barleygrass will supply valuable nutrients including essential amino acids and a broad range of minerals to replenish and restore the colon.
I take this daily, it's affordable and I give it to the kids, too - capsule emptied out and dissolved in juice.
I have been taking these for a few years now and find them of great benefit. I notice when I don't use them so always have a spare bottle so I don't run out. Lots of good bacteria in these too!
Excellent value for money
These are the best probiotics I have purchased, I feel great already,l gentle on the stomach and digestion hugely improved. I shall continue to purchase these in the future
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