New Member - thought I'd share some research

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BTC
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/21/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing some research from studies I've read about here. One study talked about oxygen starved cells so that reminded me of something healthy I did when I was in remission, deep breathing. Specifically a program called Oxycise. It's known for fat metabolising but as you will see in the article I pasted below, the oxygen helps many things in your life. The site also talks about oxygen rich foods that are alkaline - I've always known I'm too acid and THAT causes inflamation. Pretty interesting stuff. I've started back on my breathing, it's a pretty easy thing to do and can't hurt and may help!
 

The digestive tract is lined with tiny fingerlike projections called intestinal villi.  Their task: to absorb calcium, iodine, essential fats, amino acids and dozens of other metabolism-boosting nutrients.  But to do this effectively, intestinal villi require a great deal of oxygen – more than most tissue in the body.  And when oxygen is in short supply (as it is for almost 90 percent of us, thanks to shallow breathing), the ability of villi to absorb nutrients plunges by as much as 72 percent, according to research at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.  “But when oxygen intake improves, nutrient absorption is enhanced within minutes, boosting metabolic rate by as much as 30 percent,” says nutritionist Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet (Healing Arts Press, 2005).

 

Diagnosed with LS UC 1984, suffered for 16 years, high doses Pred and eased off to Azulfidine; remission for 9 years, just flared recently. Asacol 3, 3x day; 20 ml. Pred.. Heading into remission again with addition of: prayer, deep breathing, walks on the beach and: 4-1000 mg.garlic twice daily; 2 zyflamend twice daily, SuperFoods RX multi-whole food vita twice daily, SuperFoods RX Omega 3; 3 Asacol 3 x day with 3 Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic; Metamucil morning and night - no dairy, hardly any coffee, lots of water and green tea. Was using L-Glutamine but read that it can aggravate?


julee70
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   Posted 1/21/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing this info. And welcome to the discussion.

I've also found that deep breathing is very helpful, specifically deep breathing with meditation and also the deep breathing for playing a wind instrument. (In 10+ years of having this disease I have never had to run to the bathroom in the middle of a rehearsal. Interesting, huh?)

Thanks for reminding me of this! I'll google Oxycise and check it out.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just mentioning the Oxycise to a friend and am considering to purchase it.

I'm definitely interested in it.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


BTC
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 1/22/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Sometimes it's the little things we forget about till we have that "ah ha" moment. It's amazing how I get anxious if I go out somewhere - like where's a bathroom, will I be able to find one if I need it, etc. but if I'm walking on the beach - no problems!

One more thing, back when I was doing the Oxycise regularly I had a fall head first down our stairs. One side of my face looked like a boxer and by the next day it was normal. The docs said it had to be all the oxygen. Glad I'm back at it - good luck.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30828
   Posted 1/22/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
wow...happy to hear you didn't have any more damage done!

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


dakotagirl
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 1/22/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell!

I'm googling Oxycise right now.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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