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Colitis - Irritable Bowel

What is Colitis? (Irritable Bowel)

woman holding her stomach in painColitis or IBD are similar in that intestinal inflammation leads to pain, bloating and frequent bowel movements. The problem has been referred to as autoimmune in nature. In other words, the overreaction of the immune system itself is causing the inflammation.

I don’t believe the body doesn’t do anything “over.” If it is doing this, it is trying to protect you from something. The question is, what?
That is super difficult because the initial triggers that get the GI tract sensitized are many. They can be from foods, pesticides, herbicides, vaccination or infection. The latter two are events that have already happened and little to be done to “avoid” that, other than probably consider getting any more vaccines, carefully. (This is true if you have any autoimmune disorder, your immune system is already off-kilter. Artificially sensitizing it to more pathogens may not be the best idea.)

For the most part, to address this problem, you should work on lowering the workload the colon is handling. That means streamlining the foods you’re eating and avoid those we know to be an issue with other autoimmune disorders. Notably, wheat, dairy and sugars (I know you don’t eat sugar; we’re talking bagels, pasta and baked potatoes).

Next, add supplements that will help mitigate and control inflammation. Those would be probiotics, fish oil, curcumin and CBD. You need way more fish oil than you think. Only a percentage of the fish oil is the EPA/DHA component.

Here is a general guide of what to take per day:

  • Probiotics: 100 billion CFU (colony forming units)
  • Fish Oil: 1,000 mg of will be 500mg of EPA/DHA (you need to look at the EPA DHA content and increase  your dose to get that to 3,000mg)
  • Curcumin: 1,000mg
  • CBD: 50-100mg

Then, make sure you’re going organic as much as possible. Get the Clean 15, Dirty Dozen list from EWG.org

In addition, autoimmune disorders frequently have a spinal component affecting the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve controls digestion, but also reproduction, heart rate, immune and reproductive functions. It doesn’t travel inside the spine like other nerves. It leaves the spine right below your skull and is influenced by the mechanics and alignment of the skull and top vertebra or atlas. It travels outside of your spine to run the organs. This is why quadriplegia patients still can digest food, have sex etc… despite a full spinal cord injury.

Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to adapt and heal. If it is not adapting or healing, it’s time to alleviate some of the stress so it can catch back up. Correct the nerve interference, reduce the load on the GI tract and avoid further toxins. If you are suffering, let’s get you back to normal. Contact our office today before it’s too late for your body to recover.

Best wishes,

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