I bought liquid chlorophyll today...

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pb4
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   Posted 1/1/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
anyone eles here use it or try it?  It's suppose to be exceptional for health (including the digestive tract) so I'm hoping the positive effects of it will kick in quickly...I'll keep ya all updated on this.
 
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   Posted 1/2/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be interested to see how it works. Do keep us posted.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


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   Posted 1/2/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I used it for two years beginning in 1982 -- along with aloe vera gel, flax seed tea, and yoghurt with whey. Those two years that I turned my back on medications (after being diagnosed in 1981) and tried the natural route to wellness gave my smouldering disease time to build a dandy stricture that resulted in years of nasty obstructive episodes, despite the host of medications that I was then forced to try. I lasted until, I finally ended up with an emergency resection in 1993. I'm nothing, if not stubborn and I was determined I wouldn't have surgery until it was absolutely necessary. It eventually was.

For me, these natural remedies only fed my denial. I don't think, however, there is anything intrinsically bad about any of these natural supplements, pb4, except their cost. You have a really good handle on your disease, have sensitivities that preclude opting for conventional medications, and are managing it well, so I will be interested to know whether you derive any benefit.

For others out there, however, I would caution against throwing your drugs away and relying on alternative medicines. If you are in remission and moving towards health, maybe, it's worth a try. As long as you remain rooted in reality. You've got to deal with what is not what you'd like it to be and if you notice the slightest deterioration in your health status, act on it, don't wish it away. This disease can be incidious, working under the radar, building up strictures even while you feel ok and then bam you're dealing with the consequences every day and no drug is going to make it better at that point.
Belleenstein:

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pb4
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   Posted 1/2/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I second that...I would never suggest ANYONE stop taking their meds and go the natural route only, many have sucesse using them in combination as well, so at least there are options (except for those who unfortunately get no relief from either)...

I hope to see good results from drinking this grass flavored chlorophyll, besides, I've drank worse when I was taking the liquid propolis, thank goodness I was able to move onto the caps and still get the same benefits from them.

I'm just happy I'm able to find things that are 100% toxic free to aid with my issues in dealing with this dreaded disease.

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   Posted 1/2/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   

grass flavored? yuck :)

I would be interested to see how it works. I have not done any of the natural remedies just my meds. Mostly because I can't stand to take anything else. I even have trouble taking my vitamins

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


pb4
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   Posted 1/2/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I mixed it with pinapple juice today (1 tablespoon of the chlorophyll with half a glass of juice) and never tasted anything except the pinapple juice...it was just fine and I'm continuing with it.

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pb4
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   Posted 1/2/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I mixed it with pineapple juice today (1 tablespoon of the chlorophyll with half a glass of juice) and never tasted anything except the pinapple juice...it was just fine and I'm continuing with it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


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   Posted 1/2/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My particular case of CD has been too aggresive for me to consider NOT taking any drugs. I like using all the nutritional support and supplements that I can tolerate. I agree it's nice to know something is not toxic, I feel better when I stick to whole organic foods. With this disease I always feel like I'm building myself up for the forthcoming WHAMMY just around the corner. Who knows, I may suddenly go into burnout or remission but I certainly want as many guns as I can get if I don't!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


pb4
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to add this here...

There has not been much research into chlorophyll in the last couple of decades but there have been small clinical trials and independent reports of several benefits stemming from its use. Chlorophyll taken internally may help heal stomach and gastrointestinal ulcerations or damage and, early on, it was used as a treatment for anemia.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I am all for trying the obscure remedies! Except when I tried aloe vera and ended up vomiting all day long. That was unpleasant.

My rules:

1) If it makes me vomit the first day I take it, it's gone. Like the aloe vera I ingested once upon a time. Man, that was awful.
2) If I don't feel worse within a week, I'll keep taking it.
3) If I feel better after a month to six weeks, I'll joyfully keep taking it.
4) If there's no improvement after one month to six weeks, depending on the "remedy," I will usually discontinue.

So far, I've ditched the FiberCon, Culturelle, Nature's Way, aloe, certain pharmaceuticals, random enzymes prescribed by various allied health practitioners, etc. I've kept the VSL#3, Omega 3-6-9 supplements, and other pharmaceuticals.

Otherwise I'd WAY too quickly burning holes in my pockets!
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pb4
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   Posted 1/3/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone adjusts differently to different things...you may have given up too soon on the probiotics and the stool bulker, those can both have side effects of excess gas and bloating, with the fibre, it's your system adjusting to it (took mine 3 months but was well worth it) with the probiotics many experiance bad bacteria die off also causing excessive gas/bloating.

If those 2 didn't make you throw up you might want to cosider trying them again, seperately on their own so you know what's doing what and you should always slowly add things into your system anyways...starting probiotics and stool bulkers on the same day isn't likely going to make you feel fantastic.

:)
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   Posted 1/3/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've taken various fiber supplements for a couple of years, and never noticed a lick of difference. It seems no matter what I get the garden hose effect. Except for this cholestyramine, that seems to have a somewhat helpful effect, or maybe it's the VSL#3. Man, I feel like I have SO been all over this so many times, you know? But you're right, giving things a little longer won't necessarily hurt. Maybe my new rule should be to finish the bottle and then decide :)
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pb4
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   Posted 1/3/2008 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
If you've taken fibre supplements for a long period of time and didn't notice any difference then you may have needed to slightly increase the amounts until you got to a point where you did notice benefits...fibre helps sweep the bowel clean of bad bacteria over-growth as probiotics help with balancing the gut flora.

Not finishing a "bottle" of a particular supplement(s) is likely why you didn't notice benefits, anything can take months of use before you actually notice improvements, key is sticking with it for at least 6-8 months before giving up on it (that's the theory I use anyway).

If you do find something(s) that help, stick with it or maybe even increase the dosage to get an even better effect.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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