Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of inflammatory disorders of the colon and IBS, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the main types of inflammatory bowel disease. It needs to be kept clear that IBD’s are not in fact diseases and also that IBD is not in itself a bowel condition. It is just an ‘umbrella’ term that covers IBS-colitis & crohn’s. These are man-made conditions–not diseases. It is essential to comment that not only does Crohn’s disease affect the small intestine and large intestine; it can also affect the mouth, esophagus, stomach and the anus whereas ulcerative colitis primarily affects the colon.
The Truth about Inflammatory Bowel Conditions
All inflammatory bowel conditions are man-made and, in fact, they are caused neither by poor diets, nor by germs, stress, or genetics. There should be no mystery surrounding the cause of these disorders. They are not the outcome of some autoimmune syndrome.
Hence how are these conditions created? Gastrointestinal (GI) problems appear when the mucosal lining of the tract itself is compromised.
The major cause is antibiotics, and these come in several forms. You may consume antibiotics via a prescription, or through your foods or the environment.
But no matter how antibiotics get into your system they breach the protective lining of mucous in your GI tract, they expose the fragile issue of the GI to the digestive acids in your intestines. Over time this causes erosion to the muscle, fat and skin which are the building blocks of the GI tissue.
Once erosion happens, small perforations form and without the appropriate treatment you end up with disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and Ulcerative Colitis.
These situations are similar.
These are given different names based on the amount of injury done to the tissue-not because they are actually different conditions. The greater the erosion the more severe the symptoms can be. Symptoms may include diarrhea, blood and/or mucous in the stool.
These conditions cannot be healed by themselves. Self healing is impossible given the acidic internal conditions once the mucosal lining is compromised. Even medications such as steroids, which seem to be resolving the issue, are not able to halt the erosive process.
What most doctors are unaware of is that with the proper treatment this tissue can be completely rebuilt regardless of how much damage has been done to it. What is needed is the strategic use of the natural, raw organic materials that the colon is made of which can be converted into the skin-fat and muscle of the gastro-intestinal tract.
It is just like when you would take calcium to help repair your bones. There are supplements available that will support the repairing of your GI tract.
When this perfect environment is created, the body will quickly heal and you will not need any prescription medication, nutritional supplements, or dietary and lifestyle restrictions.
Inflammatory Bowel Condition’s Cause
The only essential issue regarding any IBD is the status of the mucosal lining that sits upon and protects the tender skin inside your gastrointestinal tract. Discussing anything else is secondary as that would be focusing on something other than the cause.
If your mucosal lining has been damaged or breached you will have great potential for any of the inflammatory gastrointestinal problems.
The mucosal lining is made of the good kind of bacteria. Anti-bacterial substances are the good bacteria’s enemy. If you believe that you have not been exposed to antibiotics then you are mistaken. Since this damaged mucosal lining is related to conditions such as IBS-colitis-ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease it all depends on how much and how often you have been exposed to antibacterial agents in our food-water & household supplies.
If you were to claim that you have never been exposed to antibiotics, that would mean that you never drank water including that which is used in cooking (including restaurants) and frozen foods.
Did you ever swim in a pool or bathe or shower in the bath? Yes—that water is laced with antibacterial chlorine and will penetrate your skin. Did you ever brush your teeth (there goes the water thing again) check out what’s in that toothpaste? Or mouthwash-‘kills more germs than the other brand.’ Ever clean your house—do you use some kind of super duper cleaner on your kitchen counter top—‘kills more germs.’ If not you must have been living in a bubble. Even if you just breathe air–yup antibiotics are even in the air. Ever heard of acid rain?
All of this stuff is rough on the mucosal lining and that is how we get inflammatory bowel conditions. Even if you don’t have one yet you are likely working on it.
IBS-IBD: The Right Way to Cure Inflammatory Bowel Conditions
Inflammatory bowel conditions were discovered during the 50s, and ever since medical practitioners and the big pharmaceutical companies are struggling to discover the reason behind these conditions. While some choose to accuse poor diets and germs, others choose to accuse stress levels and even genetics for that.
Still, there is no efficient conventional medical treatment. At best, medical healing for IBS/IBD is only meant to offer a temporary treatment. Yet, how do people trust these treatments if their doctors are not able to state the cause of these conditions in the first place?
This is the reason why IBD is still one of the most complex and confusing disorders in all of conventional medicine. The question is: ‘Is there an effictive treatment for inflammatory bowel conditions?’ The answer is ‘Yes’. In order to be more precise, the answer to the effictive treatment is Holistic Gastroenterology ™.
Prior to talking about Holistic Gastroenterology ™ , it is proper to be aware of the cause of inflammatory bowel conditions and understand how everything begins.
The actual cause of bowel inflammation and pain is synthetic antibiotics.
These are very frequently present in the medicines we take and in things like the toothpaste we use. They also exist in the water and food we consume. While we are exposed to these synthetic antibiotics, the good bacteria are killed. These bacteria make up the mucosal lining that protcts intestinal wall, paving way to an inflammatory bowel condition.
Because of the destruction of the bacterial mucosal lining ‘holes’ are eventually formed in the bowel tissue due to exposure to our digestive acids.
When these acids come in contact with the delicate bowel walls they breach through the sensitive tissues and the walls are damaged and if this is left without proper treatment, apart from inflammation and pain, severe symptoms such as presence of blood and mucus in the stool will eventually appear.
Therefore, the actual reason behind IBS/IBD, all inflammatory bowel conditions is synthetic antibiotics.
With conventional medicine treating IBD with medicines full of these antibiotics this is like rubbing salt into the wound and will make the problem worse.
On the other hand Holistic Gastroenterology ™, does exactly what is needed. It keeps the treatment straight and simple. While these tissues are damaged, they need specific nutrients to grow again and require a bacterial growth that will strengthen the mucosal lining. This treatment includes providing the body with specialized nutritional supplements that contain the very nutrients that the bowel walls are made of therefore repairing the damage done and correspondingly restoring the beneficial bacterial growth to prevent this from occurring again – providing a permanent treatment.
Food Does Not Cause or Cure Inflammatory Bowel
There is a general belief that diet is causing your Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), but the reality is that you cannot eat your way into IBD and you cannot eat your way out of it.
There is no such thing as an IBD Diet.
Some misinformed people will tell you that you got it from bad diet habits, and that eating organic foods etc will repair it. It’s time to stop playing the blame game. It is not about food.
These are several of the most common questions that I am asked about IBD:
‘Last year I had food poisoning, could this be the cause of my IBS?’
No. You already had an existing condition that just wasn’t severe enough for you to notice. Food poisoning possibly aggravated it.
‘My Doctor suggests I should stay away from gluten and dairy– could excluding them from my diet heal my colitis?’
No. The same goes for any other food that you ate before things got worse.
You only have to remember one food rule in case you are suffering with any of the forms of IBD. Eat a low fiber diet-until you are healed. No raw fruit or vegetables. Entirely avoid nuts, seeds and corn. Fiber works like a cleaning brush that wipes out your colon, but when you have inflamed sensitive tissue in your colon, the last thing you want to do is drag a cleaning brush across it, right? Ouch!
This one simple rule when followed, can lead to decreasing your symptoms by approximately 50%. This, though, does not mean you are healed 50%. But it means that you have taken the very first step in managing your condition by yourself. Getting on track with the healing process is the second step.
The Proper Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Conditions
All Inflammatory bowel conditions, as already mentioned before, include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
These conditions are all the exact same condition. The only reason these conditions have different names is because they are separated by their degree of severity. The more severe the condition is, the more damage has been done to the colon and/or GI tract.
The amount of damage corresponds to the length of time these disorders have gone without a proper treatment. Doctors tend to suggest to patients having these disorders that they cannot do something to fix it, but they can only manage it.
This is not accurate. In fact, there is a cure. My definition of cure means that when you finish the treatment, it’s all gone-finished-no symptoms-no need for drugs-nutritional supplements or special diets———you are healed..
Don’t listen to anyone that tells you that you can only manage your condition by taking toxic drugs or cure it by having surgery. These are Band-Aid solutions only. Repair the problem by seeking the only treatment that works.