Posted 11/13/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)
Hopefully it works for you Peter. I think the treatment will work better when I get this yeast thing under control.
Yes, something about meridian (sp?) lines. Apparently the tea has digestive enzymes that take the burden off the body for the most part. I think the problem occurred when I started on the diet which opened the door to carbs, more than I was originally taking--normally I was consuming plenty of chicken/turkey, but this had to be eliminated. What also seemed to help, which is probably the only real anti-inflammatory herb were these indigo capsules I started to take... they appeared to help some. I don't care much for the theory, I have no idea how much of it is true in a strict sense, but pragmatically if it works then I am on board. I think some of the diet is bogus (such as the high carbs), I need to be more selective and looking at some of his reasoning behind what can be taken, I am quite doubtful. E.g. Avoid even organic chicken because it has bacteria that is harmful, but I proved to him that the standards for this kind of chicken are much higher than standard ones. Plus, he said I cannot have milk products, not because of the lactose, but the milk protein cannot be digested, which I am thinking is too much of a gross generalization. Yogurt and cheese are such a great source of probiotic, metabiotic, and prebiotic components, along with calcium and other vits... something which hasn't been a problem with me in the past and ample benefits doesn't make sense to avoid. I am wondering if he is generalizing Crohn's too much with UC. Anyhow, that is my rant :) The good news is that I am seeing some real improvement: formed stool, rarely blood, and now less bloating.
Yet to go into remission, Flare-up since Aug 12th and still atempting to work in the midst of it
On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Greens+, Fish Oil