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   Posted 1/5/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
New to the forum.
I was diagnosed early 2002 with sigmoid, only 19, and didnt think anything of it. 3 yrs later, late 2005,...hospitalized for 3 days,..diagnosed with UC with full colonoscopy. Since then,...Ive been having 3-4 flares a year...that last maybe 3 weeks. I'm VERY healthy, I stopped taking meds...but in the midst of another flare...and after having so many the past couple years, was curious to see if ANYONE has had any natural success for 2+ years without meds? and maybe a rundown on what you did?

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   Posted 1/5/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
talk to Cfromutah... his plan works best for ME. his thread on here is the spinach/sumflower seed thread. I also went gluten free which helped me.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/5/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've taken only 3 short furiations of pentasa in 14 yrs since my dx. I don't like to take any prescription meds for anything, but sometimes it is necessary. I had a nasty little flare this summer and dropped some weight but I also broke my arm, took antibiotics for a toothache, and got the runs from Vegas. The odds were stacked against me and I had to take pentasa for a week. First time in nine years.

This method of refusing to take medication is dangerous and one must know what they are doing and be ready for the consequences that may be involved with such stubborness.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  

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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   

kingjuicer, sorry to hear you are flaring now, there are a number of natural ways to help your health, including eating well and excercise, which it sounds like you already are doing.  Many people recommend a good probiotic.  I was able to come off my meds with an drink called Haldi.  You can get it at whole foods markets.  What has really been nice about finding the Haldi drinks is that I no longer take prednisone, which was making me miserable.  Good luck, and I hope you feel better.



diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission



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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have crohn's colitis (CD affecting the colon) I'm either allergic or non-responsive to traditional oral RX so I had no choice but to put my skeptisism aside and go the natural rout, much to my surprise it has helped a lot...I'm still not 100% remission but I'm definitely much better than I was using the following;

bee propolis (natural anti-inflammatory)
chamomile tea (natural anti-inflammatory)
omegas 3-6-9
vitamins A, C-Calcium ascorbate, B12 (as I have to because of my CD I don't absorb B via diet alone)
fibre supplements (as suggested by my GI)

all daily and indefinitely along with altering my diet, no more junk food/beverages, animal fats, caffeine, I use stevia or honey rather than any other sugar or artificial sweetner and I exercise regularly.

Just note, what works for some doesn't work for all but other people's regime can be a good stepping stone for others to try and often it's the combination of things that help more than just taking one or 2 things only.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
-Food diary is essential. Docs don't recommend them enough. I eat just about everything during remission but when I flare I go straight by the book. Literally. I have a book. Rated from 1-10 on how the food item digests.
-Digestive enzymes are a miracle worker when flaring. Take with every meal.
-A good liquid fiber supplement you can handle.
-A quality Bifidus-based probiotic rated in the billions.
-Chammomile with Pau D'Arco tea with some grapefruit seed extract is my drink of choice when flaring sweetened with honey.
-Garlic, oregano, coconut oil, biotin, chewable vitamins, Zinc.
-Gain weight during remission and exercise. Stay in shape. My flare length and severity are dictated by my current health level.
-Learn to handle stressors (environmental, career, family, public)

As mentioned earlier, please use any advice on this forum in conjunction with a licensed practicioner and/or common sense.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  

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   Posted 1/6/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm at the 10 year mark and have been mostly med free and mostly in remission after the first couple of years. I do take a maintenance dose of sulfasalazine, but it is relatively safe compared to steroids and immunosuppresant drugs.

The things that have helped me are probiotics to restore healthy gut ecology, omega3 to reduce inflammation, l-glutamine and aloe for healing, dietary changes (eliminating or greatly reducing gluten, grains and dairy) and regular weight training and cardio.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   



physllium -- bulks stool

Oil of oregano - antibacterial

cinnamon - antifungal

propolis - antifungal/anticaterial

ginger - powerful anti-inflammatory

DMSO and melatonin - powerful antioxidants

Vitamin E enema - heals ulcers on colon


You don't need to take all of them


Best combination - vitamine E enema, ginger, wild oregano oil





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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Like unclebubba, I'm a spinach/sunflower diet follower, and its the only thing that's ever worked for me.  I can also tell that's its filling a void in my diet that I didn't know I had.  I feel much more energetic and healthy overall.
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Spinach/sunflower & Low-residue diet.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.
Status:  Near total remission

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