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bbc
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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My nutritionist advocates a product called Muconell for IBD which among other things contains Slippery Elm a natural anti-inflammatory. I recently found wonderful throat lozenges rich in slippery elm called Thayers Lozenges, they come in naturallly flavored cherry and orange  providing 150mg of slippery elm per lozenge and they taste great. Thayers has been making natural remedies since 1847 and is a great way to get a good dose of slippery elm...here's their site (you can also find this stuff in many local health food strores like the vitamin shoppe)
 
http://thayers.com/?fa=home 

Post Edited (bbc) : 4/6/2008 9:05:21 PM (GMT-6)


Sara14
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   Posted 4/6/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you noticed improvement since taking them?
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


julee70
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 4/7/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Andrew Weil (of the famous book 8 weeks to Optimum Health) recommends Slippery Elm tea on his website. I tried it for months and didn't see any improvement. But it was easy to try and could probably work for someone else. I'm all for trying things that are a)harmless b) cheap and c)easy to work into your day.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)
5ASA drugs don't work for me. Canasa seems to make me worse.


bbc
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   Posted 4/7/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I use it in combination with Asacol, Rowasa,low fiber low fat diet, fish oil, extra calcium, Digest Gold Digestive Enzymes, melatonin and RenewLife Bowel Soother. I don't think any of these things on their own can keep my UC in check, but together especiaslly with the rowasa I'm doing well (thank the lord : ) )
 
I think any kind of proven natural product to reduce inflammation is beneficial to us.

Post Edited (bbc) : 4/7/2008 10:49:20 AM (GMT-6)


blessteve
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 4/7/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I took that stuff back in the 90's and was no help.
But it may help someone else so give it a go.
yeah
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day. X6 1/15/08.        
Stopped taking all meds 2/20/08. I have always
flared shortly after stopping meds but I think the bacteria in Kefir
has colinized in my colon and I am doing great.  4/7/08 Colon still
doing great. Kefir(probiotic) helped my colon but not my hemmies.
I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
Started 1/01/08 PRObiotics
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk natural probiotic.
1/22/08 Started cultured veggies(probiotic)
 
 
 

Post Edited (blessteve) : 4/7/2008 10:47:41 PM (GMT-6)

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