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Mel2001
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   Posted 2/28/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not been in remission for 6 months untill 2 weeks ago my natropathy took me off his tonics and on slippery elm in powder for taken once in the morning. It has been 3 weeks now and I feel better than ever. I have no problems going to the bath room however just wanted to get feedback on slippery elm If I can take it long term?? I see my second specialist im 1 month so untill then I will stay on it . Can I stay on this and avoid any other meds?

Joma
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   Posted 3/1/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You can take slippery elm long term. it is pretty much a food rather than a medicine. slippery elm provides mucelage (spelling?) - basically it coats the lining of you digestive tract to help it heal. You will notice that if you make slippery elm tea it is kind of slimy - that is what makes it useful. I make tea regularly or if I dont have time to make tea I take it in capsule form. It also does have nutrients and vitamins in it. If works, keep using it. As for not using other meds - I personally have never had it work so well that I have been able to avoid traditional meds. Perhaps you can but I would be very careful about going off other meds.

Other supplements that you can make into teas that could help are Marshmallow root, peppermint, camomile, tumeric and hops.

VerM
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   Posted 3/1/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Never worked for me. Tastes like dirt.
I will not be passive.  I will fight until I win.  -VerM


Mel2001
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   Posted 3/3/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys for your response. However I am off all meds and only on slippery elm I mix it with apple and mango juice. This is the only thing that has helped me so far even enemas wern't really helping. Anyways see how I go ay Cheers .

mudua
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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I used it for 3 months without success but it may work for you

Dr-A
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   Posted 3/4/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad it's working for you and you can stop everything else. It's nice to take something that works that isn't slowly killing us at the same time, lol. Hope you can keep off of everything else!! What type/brand are you using and what's your dosage?
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Mel2001
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   Posted 3/8/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Im not sure of the brnad its just slippery elm in a big jar in powder form. I am meant to be taking it 2 x a day before breakfast but honestly I only take one full teaspoon in a cup of apple and mango fruit juice and mix it up. Leave it for a couple mins untill the power soaks in otherwise it stay lumpy yuk!! Just before breaky and everythin seems to be going ok 'thankgod' ...

James l
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   Posted 3/8/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
hey mel. What other tonics did you take that your naturalistic doctor recommended?
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera


James l
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   Posted 3/8/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
and is there anything you have to avoid while taking slim elm powder?
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera


Mel2001
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey James, Honestly slippery elm is all im taking NOTHING else... I think in the tonic was a mixture of thing for bloating,gas,consipation,stop bleeding,craps and other things, however none of it seamed to work and my natropath was shocked at the outcome of the tonic he put me on because his other paciants with uc helps them alot.
He told me to throw the tonic away and gave me a big bottle of slippery elm in powder form. It has been over two weeks and I cannot believe how well it has worked for me. I was like you and tking supplements and fish oil ect but at least I can say I tried them ay? Touch wood this is actually working for me after months of continues flare ups its FINALLY stopped. No more bleeding or lose stool I feel healthy again :) I am eating all foods that used to irritate me inc tomato,onion,raw fruit n vegi's ..Have you tried it ?

James l
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   Posted 3/9/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
the slippery elm powder? no not yet. but do you know the brand that you use? or do you know where I can order one?
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera

in semi remission


Mel2001
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   

The brand is Bonvit - slippery elm. I got mine from my natropathy however I found a web site you can purchase it from for about $14

http://www.getprice.com.au/Bonvit-Slippery-Elm-Bark-Powder-125g-Gpnc_322--35232390.htm

 

Hope this works as well as it did for me.

Let me know how it goes . goodluck


James l
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Total Posts : 95
   Posted 3/9/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Mel. I will try it out and see if this can make me even more better :)
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera

in semi remission


AKB
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/9/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried slippery elm for about a year. I think it helped marginally. It basically coats your stomach, is how I saw it. It likely won't survive your digestive acids in order to coat your intestines, but a defective mucus layer is a fundamental part of UC, so at least the idea is in the right direction!
Dx:

Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.

Therapies:

Pharmaceutical: Lialda 2/day, Rowasa/hydrocort as needed
Probiotics: Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Vit ABCDE, Zinc, Turmeric, Bromelain, Fish Oil, Flax Oil


James l
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 3/11/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
So Mel, Did you order this from AU?
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera

in semi remission


Mel2001
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 3/15/2009 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
No hun, my natropathy gave it to me. You might be able to try getting it from health food shops maybe different brand but im sure it will have the same effect.

James l
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 3/15/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, the only way to get the same brand that you have is to order from some Australian website haha.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
in 95% remission, E-mail me if you have any questions about how I achieved my remission.


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not tried slippery elm yet, but might give slippery elm tea a try soon. If anyone is interested in this, below is some info I found on the U of MD Medical Center website.

The following are recommended adult doses for slippery elm:

* Tea: Pour 2 cups boiling water over 4 g (roughly 2 tablespoons) of powdered bark and then steep for 3 - 5 minutes. Drink three times per day.
* Tincture: 5 mL three times per day. Note: Contains alcohol.
* Capsules: 800 - 1,000 mg three times daily. Take with a full glass of water.
* Lozenges: follow dosing instructions on label.
* External application: Mix coarse powdered bark with boiling water to make a poultice; cool and apply to affected area. Never apply slippery elm to an open wound.

Precautions:

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, herbs should be taken with care, under the supervision of a health care provider.

Slippery elm has no serious side effects. Because it coats the digestive tract, it may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs. You should take slippery elm 2 hours before or after other herbs or medications you may be taking.

Slippery elm is thought to be safe in pregnancy and during breastfeeding, but no scientific studies have been done to confirm this. The outer bark of the elm tree, however, may contain substances that could increase the risk of miscarriage, so sometimes pregnant women are advised to avoid slippery elm.

Possible Interactions:

There are no scientific reports of slippery elm interacting with any other medications, although it may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet

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