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linden016
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   Posted 2/25/2013 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Can someone tell me what slippery elm does and where can I buy it?
Endometriosis 1996
Fibromyalgia. 2001
Diagnosed with IBS in 1995
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006
Sever anemia had hysterectomy in 2010
1mg folic acid
420 mg magnesium oxide
40 mg celexa (depression)
100 mg trazadone (chronic insomnia)
40mg losec (reflux)
150 mg Imuran
10 mg flexeril (muscle spasms)
17g polyethylene glycol
100 mg trimebutine ( modulon) stopped

ItsAlwaysSomething
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   Posted 2/25/2013 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You can use the search function at the top right of the page under the Join HealingWell tab to find a large number of posts on the subject of slippery elm.

Can also check out cureforulcerativecolitis.com for info on alternative therapies.
Female, USA
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003. Now left-side inflammation only.
Colazal generic (balsalazide) and mesalamine enemas.
Benebiotics probiotic, multi-vitamin with iron, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, Astaxanthin and LDN.
Avoid lactose and most gluten products.

arizonahiker
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   Posted 2/26/2013 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
With Ulcerative Colitis I have an aversion about taking anything with the word "slippery" in it. :-)

greenuc
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Total Posts : 151
   Posted 2/26/2013 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Slippery elm is the single best supplement I took when I had active UC. I'd highly recommend giving it a shot.

It is a huge anti-inflammatory and soothes ulcerations. I bought it in bulk powder form on Amazon, think the brand is starwest botanicals or something like that.
Diagnosed: Moderately Severe UC in September '11
Medication: Lialda 2 pills, once daily
Other: Standard Process supplement regimen

Current UC Remission Status: Sigmoidoscopy on 1/18/13: "No signs of active UC"

linden016
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 2/26/2013 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have looked it up and looked at my health food store but I am in Canada and we can't seem to find it here. Could it be under a mother name? Amazon won't sell it to Canada.
Endometriosis 1996
Fibromyalgia. 2001
Diagnosed with IBS in 1995
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006
Sever anemia had hysterectomy in 2010
1mg folic acid
420 mg magnesium oxide
40 mg celexa (depression)
100 mg trazadone (chronic insomnia)
40mg losec (reflux)
150 mg Imuran
10 mg flexeril (muscle spasms)
17g polyethylene glycol
100 mg trimebutine ( modulon) stopped

ItsAlwaysSomething
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Date Joined Oct 2011
Total Posts : 1407
   Posted 2/26/2013 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Try this website:
http://www.amazon.ca/

Googled "Amazon sales to Canada"
Female, USA
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003. Now left-side inflammation only.
Colazal generic (balsalazide) and mesalamine enemas.
Benebiotics probiotic, multi-vitamin with iron, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, Astaxanthin and LDN.
Avoid lactose and most gluten products.

linden016
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 2/26/2013 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank ItIsAlwaysSomething! I did not know amazon had a Canadian site. I don't do a lot online. Computers don't like me much and I don't like them either. I do all my computer stuff on my phone! Lol.
Endometriosis 1996
Fibromyalgia. 2001
Diagnosed with IBS in 1995
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006
Sever anemia had hysterectomy in 2010
1mg folic acid
420 mg magnesium oxide
40 mg celexa (depression)
100 mg trazadone (chronic insomnia)
40mg losec (reflux)
150 mg Imuran
10 mg flexeril (muscle spasms)
17g polyethylene glycol
100 mg trimebutine ( modulon) stopped

Mackster
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Total Posts : 718
   Posted 2/26/2013 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
you can buy slippery elm at most health stores in canada in bulk powder or in capsules.   you can even find the caps in some supermarkets and drug stores.

linden016
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 2/26/2013 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tried health food stores and all three of the supermarkets we have and no one sells it. Do the capsules work just as well as the powder?
Endometriosis 1996
Fibromyalgia. 2001
Diagnosed with IBS in 1995
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006
Sever anemia had hysterectomy in 2010
1mg folic acid
420 mg magnesium oxide
40 mg celexa (depression)
100 mg trazadone (chronic insomnia)
40mg losec (reflux)
150 mg Imuran
10 mg flexeril (muscle spasms)
17g polyethylene glycol
100 mg trimebutine ( modulon) stopped

linden016
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 2/26/2013 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay I have another question. My doctor said that I SHOULDN'T takeout because I won't absorb the other medications because it causes the mucous lining thicker and won't allow it to be absorbed. Has anyone had this issue? How do you get past this issue? I really want to try slippery elm it sounds wonderful!
Endometriosis 1996
Fibromyalgia. 2001
Diagnosed with IBS in 1995
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2006
Sever anemia had hysterectomy in 2010
1mg folic acid
420 mg magnesium oxide
40 mg celexa (depression)
100 mg trazadone (chronic insomnia)
40mg losec (reflux)
150 mg Imuran
10 mg flexeril (muscle spasms)
17g polyethylene glycol
100 mg trimebutine ( modulon) stopped

garylouisville
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Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 6761
   Posted 2/26/2013 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
To me slippery elm is a paradox. I think the directions say not to take it within two hours of any meds. To me this means that slippery elm only works for two hours. The way it works is to coat your insides, which causes the malabsorption. In my opinion the only way you can get good benefit out of it is to take it every two hours and have your insides coated 24/7 but then you can't take any other meds. If you go by the directions then it is my opinion that you aren't getting enough benefit out of it because your insides are not constantly coated. I used to take mine at bedtime so that it worked all night and that was a time where I wasn't taking any meds. Slippery elm didn't do anything for me.
Asacol 400mgs 2 pillsX3; VSL#3 112.5mgs 1 pillX3; Vitamin D3 5000 ius 1 pillX2;Bentyl & Swanson DAO with meals;black cherry concentrate

Discontinued: Robinul; Natural - peppermint oil, Inflaguard (Boswellia), Pepto Bismol, Omega 3 fish oil, Imodium, Beano, Zymactive, Renew Life Probiotic 80 billion, Florastor, DGL, Monolaurin, slippery elm
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