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?