CROHN'S TIPS AND BEST ADVICE by SHEILA BER.
by SHEILA BER
MY BEST ADVICE TO YOU:
Vitamin D3 deficiency is a major factor for Crohn's. I take 8,000 - 10,000 I.U. a day,divided by two, 2x a day.
Try like myself taking the above dosage, but always with a spoon of Flax or Fish oil, to optimize absorption. Vitamin D will give you energy.
Eliminate sugars and replace with Honey in everything! Honey is a mono-saccharides, and easily digested by Crohn's afflicted bowels, therefore less bacterial growth that causes inflammation.Try also take 1/2 tspn of MANUKA HONEY, on empty stomach 1 hour before a meal. It heals any wound inside and outside the body!!!
It helps against any abdominal pain! I tried it when I had pain from Crohn's attack, and the pain was gone.($12 a small jar) but lasts for a long time.SUGARS- IN ANY FORM, IS EXTREMELY HARMFUL TO THE INFLAMED BOWELS OF CROHN'S SUFFERERS.Try to avoid smoking, and coffee only once a day or every other day! Instead of coffee, to be alert and awake, put a dash or two of CAYENNE PEPPER into 1/2 cup of warm water, or into salads, soups, any dishes. It does wonders! It also takes pain away!!!
Taking daily: 2 Tablespoons of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in 1 cup of warm water, helps tremendously! Absolutely!
Also I take 1 baby aspirin 82 mg. every day, or every other day. It keeps inflammation down, and the blood thin, due to high ESR associated with
Crohn's disease. It prevents potential strokes in older adults, due to associated High blood Platelets count, and high ESR!
You will not regret implementing the above suggestions, as you are getting them from a Crohn's sufferer like yourself, who is mature in years, and with experience, and who has tried everything. I have many more helpful suggestions for emergency situations.If you'd like to get the information, you can e-mail me: blueiris0000 @ yahoo.com If you don't try, you'll never know...
Check with your G.P. your thyroid level,and hemoglobin level as well.You might need Iron pill (better from vegetable source), www.vitacost.com sells them cheaply - Item #CTL4026594. Take 3 a day with vitamin C - 500-1000 mg, for 3 months.
When in intense pain, for immediate relief, take 1 tablespoon Colloidal silver, but swash in the mouth for a few seconds, then swallow. In 5-7 minutes, the pain subsides.
Crohn's pain, abdominal pain, can be alleviated effectively also, with boiled ( 5 min.) herbal concoction: Sage, Mint, Anise. Drink warm, several times/day. It's very healing and detoxifying. Don't forget the MANUKA HONEY also for the pain!
Don't: eat fried food!
Don't drink raw milk! You must minimize drinking milk. You can drinks 2-3 cups a week, but you must
boil it first!!! Because milk has a specific bacteria that aggravates severely the Crohn's, but if you boil it, you should be OK.
Do eat: 2-3x a week SALMON fish, and also chicken. These are healing to the bowels, and anti-inflammatory. Also good for the heart, brain, and for depression.
Take: Cod liver oil: 2-3 tablespoons daily. It is anti inflammatory, and keeps you blood vessels in good shape. It also helps ward off depression.
Eat rice daily, if you can, until you get better. You can eat more potatoes and more bread(whole
wheat or 7 grains). Rice is the only one that really best agrees with Crohn's. You can cook it in many ways.
you can even add raisins, silvered almonds, add 3 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoon Grape seed oil
(best oil) and 1/2 teaspoon butter, nutmeg, some cinnamon, grated lemon peel (1/3 teaspoon), 1/2 cup milk, or condensed milk (in a can). Bring to a boil, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Eat cool or warm.
The worst thing that you can do is feel sorry for yourself. I know Crohn's can cause depression.
But you have to remain strong, positive, and hopeful! You must move on with life.
You have to be flexible when it comes to food, and give up the items that cause you trouble (inflammation).
* If you make a mistake and you eat something you shouldn't, or if stress causes you an attack, despite all efforts, don't give up! Keep fighting it, and do all the tips given to you in this massage.
It takes time to heal, and slowly you will heal, I promise. However, you have to make some changes, you just have to, or you could suffer big time.
You just have to visualize your intestines, and what you put into it!
Always take HONEY (MANUKA) and PROBIOTICS (`Primal Defense` is best!)
Remember: that the intestines can heal any at any moment, but slowly, and surely.
However, you have to control what you eat, and how much. Just try to look inside you. Stay calm,
try not to worry.
If you feel depressed, you must take B-Complex 2-3 times a day, and L-theanine (amino acid) 1-2 a day. Drink coffee: once a day enough! even diluted (it elevates your Serotonin level). Take 2 tablespoon cod liver oil a day, as it fights depression and inflammation!
Chinese food can be oily. If it's vegies and rice, and not oily, it's OK. Soya sauce aggravates Crohn's, so stay away from it. Orange is also very aggravating. Instead of lemon in the food, use lime, as it is better for Crohn's. Chicken Teriyaki has soya sauce and it can aggravate. Steak is good, potatoes I find OK, add olive oil on them, some parsley, lime juice and salt, it's healing and excellent tasting.
Eggs I find that if you eat 3 times a week, and then rest 3 days, alternately, your body does not develop intolerance (allergy)for eggs. But then it is individual.
White flour in any form (bread, cakes, cookies etc) is not good for Crohn's. I eat whole wheat bread, or 7 grains, but keep it to minimum, as the flour converts to sugars (polysaccharides, disaccharides) and your bowels will have difficulty digesting them. Complex Carbs such as rice (Bamti is best!), some potatoes,
Sandwich with meat is OK, only if it is cooked chicken or meat, not the cold cuts!
Cold cuts will cause an immediate attack, and more inflammation and as a result. The bowels can react negatively, including forming a blockage.
Don't eat: Apples, oranges, pizza (for now)You can eat: bananas( very good, eat 2-3x a day), broccoli (very good, but must be washed and boiled for 3-5 minutes) to make it easier on the bowels to digest). Carrots are very good, but now, until your bowels get better, you must cook the carrots for 10 minutes, for easier digestion. Tomatoes are very good, but can irritate if your bowels are very sensitive. You man eat fresh tomatoes with sprinkled on olive oil, and it taste yammi, also less irritating.
Pizza 1-2 slices are OK, but because of the yeast in the crust, you must take 2 capsules of PROBIOTICS right away, to digest and kill the yeast. Otherwise, it might give you pain and bloating.
Pancakes are Ok, if you eat 2-3, with only HONEY, no other syrups, not even Maple syrup, due to the sugar (disaccharides)content in them that can damage your bowels.
BER SHEILA, 2012.