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Crohn's Disease

Khalid Noor Aldeen is a Naturopath and has a 'Master of Herbal Medicine (USA)', 'Adv. Dip. of Nutrition', an 'Adv. Dip. of Naturopathy' and an 'Adv. Dip. of Western Herbal Medicine', is a current member of 'Complimentary Medicine Association (CMA) Australia' and 'American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) USA' and has many years of experience prescribing Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) medication, custom designed for his patients.

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Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is characterised by chronic intestinal inflammation. The two major types of IBD are Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), although other less common IBD conditions are also included in this category.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease



Crohn's Disease causes inflammation of the lower small intestine and the large intestine (colon), but may involve any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends through the entire thickness of the bowel wall.

The disease is present equally in men and women and usually appears for the first time in people under 30 years old with most incidence in those aged 14-24 years. A small proportion of patients may develop Crohn's disease between the ages of 50 and 70 years but the disease can occur in people of any age. The cause of Crohn's Disease is unknown, although a family history of IBD has been associated with increased risk.

Common symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal Pain, often in the right lower quadrant
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fever
  • Weight Loss
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Anemia, if Bleeding persists

Crohn's is a chronic disease, patients will experience periods of aggravation of symptoms and other periods of remission.

During periods of active symptoms, people may experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint Pain
  • Skin Problems

Children with Crohn's Disease may suffer delayed development and stunted growth.

Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Though it is impossible to cure Crohn's Disease, with help from your doctor and a naturopath you can get the best treatment for this disease, and give you the best quality of life possible. Though I have not come across a sure-fire therapy that works for Crohn's Disease, I do have some alternative approaches that make a big difference in your general health and make you feel a lot better.

Most people with Crohn's Disease become anxious and depressed over it. Which is not surprising it is a very anxiety-provoking, depressing illness. But at the same time, anxiety, depression and other stress will intensify symptoms. I recommend getting involved in a stress-management program that appeals to you, such as yoga or moderate exercise together with the use of my herbal medicine to calm down the large intestine and colon, while also controlling the inflammation. I also use liquid multivitamin and minerals to ensure some absorption. I also mix up a herbal tea for stress or for depression depending on the severity of your suffering.

A bland diet would be prescribed as well, to eliminate allergy causing foods such as milk and gluten, this diet is to be taken for 3 weeks to see if there is any improvements and then slowly foods can be reintroduced into your diet to ascertain what is making your illness worse. It's not easy to eliminate grains and dairy from your diet but if Crohn's Disease is making you miserable, I'd say it's worth the adjustment for a few weeks to see if you feel better.

You may not have heard of psyllium husk or seeds, but I bet you have heard of Metamucil. Metamucil is a commercial fiber product that is basically ground psyllium seeds and husks with some flavouring added. Psyllium seeds and husks work as a laxative because in the intestines the mucilage in psyllium seeds and husks absorbs water and swells to many times it's original size. It adds bulk to stool to stimulate the muscle contractions to move the stool through the colon and give the urge to go to the toilet.
This absorbtion helps to treat diarrhea because it absorbs the excess fluids and the mucilage in psyllium exerts a soothing effect as it travels through the digestive tract and reduce or stop cramping. If you use psyllium make sure to drink plenty of water and if your symptoms get worse after taking it once, don't use it again.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is a disease that is characterised by inflammation and micro-ulcers in the superficial layers of the large intestine. The inflammation usually occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon. Ulcerative colitis occurs most often in people ages 15 to 30, although the disease may afflict people of any age. It affects men and women equally and appears to run in some families.
The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. There is some evidence to suggest that the body's immune system reacts to an environmental, dietary or infectious agent in genetically susceptible individuals causing inflammation in the intestinal wall.

Common symptoms:

  • Bloody Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fever
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Anaemia
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of Body Fluids and Nutrients resulting in nutritional deficiencies

These symptoms occur as intermittent attacks in between periods when the symptoms go away (remissions). These disease-free periods can last for months or even years.

Usually an attack begins with:

  • Increased Urgency to Defecate
  • Mild Lower Abdominal Cramps
  • Blood and Mucus in the Stool

Ulcerative colitis may cause long-term problems such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation of the Eye
  • Liver Disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Skin Rashes
  • Anaemia
  • Kidney stones

Treatment of Ulcerative colitis

These complications may occur when the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body. These problems can disappear when the colitis is treated effectively.

The treatment for Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease are very similar because they are both Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

Though it is impossible to cure Ulcerative colitis, with help from your doctor and a naturopath you can get the best treatment for this disease, and give you the best quality of life possible.
Though I have not come across a sure-fire therapy that works for Ulcerative colitis, I do have some alternative approaches that make a big difference in your general health and make you feel a lot better.

Most people with Ulcerative colitis become anxious and depressed over it. Which is not surprising it is a very anxiety-provoking, depressing illness. But at the same time, anxiety, depression and other stress will intensify symptoms. I recommend getting involved in a stress-management program that appeals to you, such as yoga or moderate exercise together with the use of my herbal medicine to calm down the large intestine and colon, while also healing the ulcers and controlling the inflammation. I also use liquid multivitamin and minerals to ensure some absorption. I also mix up a herbal tea for stress or for depression depending on the severity of your suffering.

A bland diet would be prescribed as well, to eliminate allergy causing foods such as milk and gluten, this diet is to be taken for 3 weeks to see if there is any improvements and then slowly foods can be reintroduced into your diet to ascertain what is making your illness worse. It's not easy to eliminate grains and dairy from your diet but if Ulcerative colitis is making you miserable, I'd say it's worth the adjustment for a few weeks to see if you feel better.

You may not have heard of psyllium husk or seeds, but I bet you have heard of Metamucil. Metamucil is a commercial fiber product that is basically ground psyllium seeds and husks with some flavouring added. Psyllium seeds and husks work as a laxative because in the intestines the mucilage in psyllium seeds and husks absorbs water and swells to many times it's original size. It adds bulk to stool to stimulate the muscle contractions to move the stool through the colon and give the urge to go to the toilet.
This absorbtion helps to treat diarrhea because it absorbs the excess fluids and the mucilage in psyllium exerts a soothing effect as it travels through the digestive tract and reduce or stop cramping. If you use psyllium make sure to drink plenty of water and if your symptoms get works after taking it once, don't use it again.



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