Most of us know that medication is usually necessary to treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis but there is a lot more you can do to help keep your disease under control and hopefully prevent your disease from progressing. This website is aimed at sharing the many natural and alternative options which are available to us.
While medicine’s are designed to treat symptoms, it is ill-advised to depend solely on them to keep your symptoms under control. Usually, as time goes by, the drugs become less and less effective and you need to take stronger drugs with more dangerous side effects. Often, patients can end up on medication where the side effects are more worrying than the illness itself. As the author of this website, I have been on some of the heaviest drugs available and have been prescribed more and more drugs to treat the side effects of those drugs. I realised that I was on the wrong track when I was on a long list of meds including pills for depression and anxiety. I decided it was time to take measures to get to the root of the problem and try to treat my disease from there, rather than firing more and more pills at symptoms and side effects.
I was surprised to find that there is a mountain of information regarding ways to help naturally control symptoms so I decided to put them all in the one place and create this website.
Take measures to reduce the chances of your offspring being diagnosed.
As of yet, what causes IBD has not yet been discovered but there are many possible contributing factors. It is known that there is a genetic factor. If you have IBD there is an increased chance of your offspring being diagnosed at some point in their lives. It is suspected that it could be in your genes but it is also possible that your child will inherit your dietary and lifestyle habits which could increase their risk. Sugar, processed foods, smoking and stress reduction are things you may be able to take control of to help.
A note from the Author/Disclaimer
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2007. Having no experience of serious illness until then, I put all of my faith in the medical profession and began taking the medications without question. I narrowly avoided surgery and have had numerous severe lengthy flares. After all medication options failed to keep my symptoms under control and frustrated with the medical professions lack of interest in any type of treatment other than pharmaceutical medicine, I decided to search for other ways of reducing symptoms. After realising there was many options available I created this website to create more awareness of these options. I am not a trained medical professional and it is my opinion that you should always take your pharmaceutical medicine as prescribed. This is not a website that encourages otherwise. Everybody’s disease is unique in keeping it under control and you should find what works for you, inform yourself.
I have created this website at my own expense and I have nothing here for sale nor do I have any advertising space here. I am simply trying to share information that might be useful, particularly to people who have been recently diagnosed.
Please feel free to email me if you have found this website helpful.