curcumin and colitis article/abstract

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   Posted 8/21/2008 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thought some might find this interesting since it's about an actual study...
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   Posted 8/21/2008 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Didn't read the whole study at this time but will bookmark it...need to look up too many!

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!

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   Posted 8/21/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
It would be nice if it was in English, but what I did get from it that there may be some theraputic benefits to curcumin.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 8/21/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think that an ordinary medical practioner will understand this article

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   Posted 8/21/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, hey, I just find the info, I don't write it LOL!

Yes, basically it's saying there can definitely be therapeutic relief from curcumin/tumeric herbs.

It's just nice to see actual full blown (and clearly scientific if it's not in laymans terms) studies on the positive effects of herbs for our disease.

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   Posted 8/21/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Where do you buy this stuff?

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   Posted 8/21/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
In the spice isle at the grocery store, they should have at least one if not both.

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   Posted 8/21/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
i did a post a few months back on tumeric.
my doc always emails or prints out new studies for me on all types of therapies. medical and alternative.
and he strongly recommends tumeric.
it has anti inflammatory properties and studies have shown that it benefits those wtih UC greatly.

you can get it in vitamin stores too.
capsules filled with it.
tumeric/cucumin is the same thing.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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   Posted 8/21/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, It seems curcumin is quite the drug to be taking. I took too much of it for my MS. which may have been part of my UC problem. Before I was diagnosed, I was taking about 50,000 mg of turmeric, 60,000 mg of ginger amd a plethora other immunomodulatory supplements and antioxidants. That's what I was intersted in: Antioxidants and immune modulators, I swear they helped my MS, but were not good for my colon. I am now taking 1 ginger pill a day, alpha lipoic acd once/day, and turmeric 500 mg/day.With these low dose I have had to effects.
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.

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   Posted 8/22/2008 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted before on turmeric - within 2 days I went from blood + D to perfect BM's and no blood which was the first time in over a year for me! However I think the effect may wear off - maybe your body becomes accustomed to it?

But I would recommend trying it - circumin is the active part of Turmeric I used Lamberts turmeric 10,000mg capsules 3 a day then went to 1/day for maintenance.

Interestingly it's about 3 weeks since I took it last and now I am starting to flare....

6 Asacol tabs/day
1 Pentasa Suppository / day
Fish oil 3/day (omega 3 only)
Multivitamin and mineral 1/day
Folic Acid 1/day
Aloe Vera 3/day
Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD
Turmeric 3/day
Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

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