Children with Crohn's disease can have stunted growth because Crohn's can inflame the small intestine where most of the nutrients are absorbed from food. That is why growth failure occurs in 75 percent of children with Crohn's but only 25 percent of children with UC.
But as I said before if you are losing blood then you should get your blood levels of iron, folate, and B12 measured to check for anemia from blood loss. If you are worried about
your sexual development then you probably should also supplement with zinc.
BTW if you only had this disease since Easter then you probably don't have much catching up to do.
This is from Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
by Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno, page 465:Three nutrients deserve special mention in the treatment of IBD: zinc, folic acid, and vitamin B12...
Many of the complications of the disease may be a direct result of zinc deficiency: poor healing of fissures and fistulas, skin lesions, decreased sexual development (hypogonadism), growth retardation, retinal dysfunction, depressed immunity, and loss of appetite...
There is evidence that vitamin D deficiency is quite common in IBD...
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
Post Edited (IamCurious) : 10/28/2016 7:27:11 PM (GMT-6)