Just to clarify the use of symptoms to diagnose inflammatory bowel conditions. You know that you have passed from Ulcerative Colitis into Crohn’s when in addition to urgent diarrhea and blood in your stool- you find mucus in your stool. The mucus represents your body’s last ditch effort to protect you from your stomach acids devouring your intestines/colon.
The #1 thing that you need to know is that you cannot eat your way into or out of any inflammatory bowel condition. It’s not about food. You could eat the worst possible diet and it would not give you IBS. The same can be said about eating only organic food —
- You know almost nothing about it because until the 2nd 1/2 of the last century you didn’t need to as it and you used to be self sufficient. That has changed.
- Nothing has changed in the last 50 years of inflammatory bowel disease treatment.
- There is no effective medical treatment for any IBD.
The truth is that diarrhea is our friend.
- I say friend because without it you would blow a hole through the wall of your colon in a matter of several days.
- When an antibiotic in any of it’s versions destroys the mucosal lining in your intestines it exposes it to your stomach acids.
If you have an inflammatory bowel condition the good news is that with the proper treatment you can permanently repair your gastrointestinal tract. The means is to replace the mucosal lining which protects the tissue of the intestinal wall. This tissue is made up of skin- fat and muscle. Without the mucosal lining our stomach acid erodes the wall and over time will create the symptoms of IBD.
I have harped many times on this blog about the evils of antibiotics. Now it is time to give praise where praise is due. Hail Hail the life saver—Hail Hail Antibiotics.
Hail Hail Mother Nature —-for giving us penicillin!
Hail Hail Louis Pasteur for discovering it!
Hail Hail my grandmother who in our house taught us to fight over the gray -green moldy looking stuff on the bread!
Ulcerative Colitis is essentially when you have holes in the wall of your colon.
Ulcerative Colitis is when you have blood and sometimes mucus in your stool.
Ulcerative Colitis is not a disease.
Ulcerative Colitis is a manmade condition.
Ulcerative Colitis is caused by the post WW2 indiscriminate prescribing of manmade synthetic antibiotics.
This is pretty simple—–itis = irritation-pain-inflammation.
Ulcerative Colitis just means that the colon has an ulcer which results when the itis is either ignored or does not receive proper treatment.
IC-Interstitial Cystitis is exactly the same condition but occurs in the bladder and as with colitis can be very painful.
Not only do the symptoms and pain accumulate, but also new symptoms get added at each “train stop.” Additionally the longer a person goes without proper naturopathic treatment, the worse these symptoms can get.
People who see mucus in their stool are always scared and confused.They can understand diarrhea but mucus? It might sound surprising to know that this is happening for a good reason. It is trying to protect you.
This occurs in more advanced cases of inflammatory bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s.