Am posting this on both the Crohns and UC forums as it may be of interest to those looking for natural alternatives. Last night (Australian time) on one of the TV programs, there was a story on Mobicosa which is made from New Zealand green lipped mussels. It was mostly on the success of it on arthritis but they are now looking at using it to treat bowel disorders (excerpt below).
"While other species of mussels also contain anti-inflammatory chemicals, the rather ugly green lipped mussel has it in far greater quantities. New scientific studies are now being run into using Mobicosa to treat bowel disorders, skin conditions even asthma and stomach ulcers."
Here is the link to the story:
I've found an American link for the product:
This is the Australian link:
Officially diagnosed Jan 2005 with UC & anthropathy arthritis, RV Fistula April 2005
Misdiagnosed for over 20 years re the above!
4 DVTs and 1 PE (blood clots) Nov 2007 (caused by flare ups)
Oesteopenia in right hip and spine (caused by pred)
Present meds: 6 x 750mg Colazide, 50mg 6MP, off warfarin but on stage 3 clinical drug trial Rivaroxaban
Take 1000IU Vit D, calcium, magnesium, vit C, vit B, Evening Primrose Oil