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Colitis Relief

Colitis literally translated refers to any inflammation (characterised by enlargening or swelling) of the colon. The term is used to describe inflammation in any of the parts 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.)
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“Poetry and Religion are both a product of the intestines.”

Thomas Carlyle

 
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.

Product Reviews

  • very good

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    This product is fantastic. It helps me a lot. I take it first thing in the morning. It helps me to be more regular and I have hardly any stomachs cramps as a result of coeliac disease.

    M Vos

    21/11/18

  • Basically cured my irritable bowel syndrome

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    I wish this stuff was available 50 years ago. I'm also adding inulin to stir-fired vegetables. I think they are both contributing to my new gut health.

    Will

    18/10/18

  • Could be better...

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    I tried Slippery Elm from bio balance for the first time a couple months back and since I didn't know what slippery elm should be like I thought it was ok. It didn't turn into a smooth texture at all, but more of a frothy texture with a lot of grit in it. I had expected a much smoother texture. It was not particularly easy to swallow due to the texture being gritty. But it did mix nicely into my porridge in the morning. And it did help with some of my bowel problems although not as much as I had hoped. But when this particular product went out of stock I ended up trying the Lotus brand (which unfortunately is not sold by healthpost). I have to say that Lotus brand is much better! It turns into a nice smooth texture and is much easier to drink without all the grit. It also helped a lot more with my bowel problems. So after trying the Lotus brand, I would not really recommend this bio balance brand, even though it is certified organic. It is not as effective as the Lotus brand. But that is just my personal experience. It may be very good for other people.

    Melisa

    26/09/18

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