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john oh
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm new in here. I was diagnosed in last may.
Since then, i've seek various information about cause of crohn's disease.

Some source said that amalgam in teeth makes intestine weak and causes crohn's disease.
so I plucked all amalgam out from my teeth, and replaced it with gold and some white stuff.
and some source said steroid and other med that makes our antibody weak to soothe inflamations are harmful.
so I rarely eat those kind of med except pentasa. Instead i eat omega3, vitamins(especially vitamin D), lactobacillus and cucumin(from curry).
I think it is alternative remedy.

Is there anyone use this kind of alternative method like me?
and if so, let's share experiences.

medchrt1
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   Posted 1/7/2010 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hi..sometimes i find doctors do not know of these types of basic remedies, such as bitters and such used in the old times and thats sad.. of course they rely on the drug makers and so much of these remedies are being lost. I don't agree entirely on the tumuric or ginger as i find if you already have inflammation then putting this spice is not the best, other than maybe some mild diluted essential oil. I do like the B vitamins the best and I get them in the drinks that i drink. I wont mention the drink because it has alot of sugar and then everyone is going to yell at me, lol.

Wolfie40
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   Posted 1/7/2010 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to welcome you to the forums.
I can't answer your question as I'm taking traditional medicine.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


kunglao
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   Posted 1/7/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Tumeric and ginger are antiflammatory herb
 
Ginger and Siberian Pine Nuts Oil help me with bloating and indigestion. Use fresh ginger as hot tea or buy "Traditional" brand Ginger Aide
 
I wonder if anyone try colon cleanse and probiotic product see if it help.

MikeB
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   Posted 1/7/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Without disparaging the use of various supplements, herbs, vitamins, probiotics, etc., which can probably be of some benefit as adjuncts to more standard drugs therapies, I think we can safely put to rest the suggestion that the fillings in your teeth give you Crohns.

The simple truth is that there is no vast divide between so-called "traditional" medicine and "natural" remedies, since a large number of standard medications prescribed by doctors (including aspirin) are of natural origin.


kunglao
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   Posted 1/7/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
There is no way to check what is in your small instestine since its 21 feet long. Even with modern medical dont explain everything. Toxic waste remain, hidden bacteria like lime and TB, fungus, parasites make it their home. Could this cause your immune system to over react that cause imflammation. Maybe cleaning the inside out will help. Carbohydrates when digested convert into sugar that feed this pathogen. By the way cancer cells also loving sugar. Any suggestion on a colon cleanse product that is gentle?

Writer
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   Posted 1/7/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Every cell in our body uses sugar (the simple sugar glucose, derived from carbohydrates) to survive. It's the preferred fuel for cells. A colon cleanse won't get rid of sugar, which is absorbed in the small intestine.

Nanners
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   Posted 1/7/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I would never do a colon cleanse with Crohns. All it does is remove even the good bacteria from your bowel and I can't see how that is good for us.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Rider Fan
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   Posted 1/7/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
If you want a colon cleanse ask your doc for a colonoscopy.  Your colon will be so clean it will squeak.

33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


kunglao
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I need more of a body detox. Taking magnesium to expel feces isnt the same. Some of these so call colon cleanse contain herb and probiotic that suppose to detox your liver, kill bacteria and parasite and replace with probiotic. The process usually take minimum 2 weeks to complete.

gullharbor
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone used Remicade for treating Crohn's disease? My 19 year old son has been on Remicade for 2 years and has been responding well to the drug. However, I constantly search for an alternative treatment for moderate to sever Crohns.

MikeB
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   Posted 1/7/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
A great many people here are on Remicade. Others with moderate to severe Crohns use Humira, and some do well on 6mp/Imuran. Beyond those there really are no "alternative" treatments for Crohns at that level.

Writer
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Gullharbor,

If your son is maintaining remission on Remicade, I wouldn't rock the boat by discontinuing it. However, if at some point he loses response, and wants to try an alternative treatment, one option is enteral nutrition. It is "alternative" in the sense that it's a dietary therapy, but it has been validated in clinical trials by the standards of conventional medicine and has been around for many years as a treatment for Crohn's. It can be effective even in patients with severe disease. Just a thought for the future.

Nanners
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
gullharbor,

I might suggest you make your own post, so your message does not get lost in john oh's post. Just click on the new topic button and type your message.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/8/2010 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
rider fan tells it like it is lol Go Lions Go
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


medchrt1
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   Posted 1/8/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
im from the school of hard knocks and will not safely put to rest... at least addressing the fillings/tooth situation. Consider that teeth are made of calcium and would logically think they might need calcium and the fact that fillings are present means the tooth has had decay to now have been repaired. then isnt there some relationship albeit perhaps distant between crohns and mineral intake, electrolytes and how they are being processed in crohns,, here,,worth investigating.
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