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Posted by: 15470 (Guest), Monday, October 17, 2011, 1:41am
A young friend of mine, he's 23 yrs old, has been struck down with ulcerated colitis. His specialist said the only cure is to have his bowel removed. He has seen a naturopath and is taking alternate medicines, but recently visited a clinic in Sydney that performs faecal infusions.

He was told that although his is in the early stages, he will have this disease for the rest of his life and he will have to learn to deal with it, using the latest treatments available. He is being prescribed a new tablet the side effects of which are debilitating enough, let alone his continual battle with staying healthy enough to participate in life.

I have suggested the family read Eat Right 4 Your Type, but I am also wondering if there is something more specific for this disease. And I would really like to know if it is curable.

Looking forward to feedback. Thank you all very much in anticipation.

Sue
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2011, 1:49am; Reply: 1
welcome!

great advice you are giving your friend...hope he is curious enough to follow his guidelines and heal his gut.

can you give us your blood type?
Posted by: 15470 (Guest), Monday, October 17, 2011, 2:02am; Reply: 2
Hello Lola,

I am type A and have been following the BG diet for about eight years now. It has become a way of life and has healed not only my body but my person. I recommend it as often as I can to people with health problems, but I strike a lot a resistance as it forces people to look outside the square and eat foods with which they are not familiar.

Anyway, this young boy's parents are sceptics, so I need very sound advice to help convince them help is only a food group or two away!

Thanks,
Sue
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2011, 2:33am; Reply: 3
welcome!
begin from the basics......have them read the BTD book.....

that was all I needed to make me see the light, 14 years ago!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Monday, October 17, 2011, 8:09pm; Reply: 4
Once a person visits a gastroenterologist he will be following that path forever and a day.  He would do well to try a more natural way to regain health.  Definitely read "Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type" and seek out a naturopath who favors the BTD.  
Posted by: 15470 (Guest), Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10:20am; Reply: 5
Thank you NHGirl,

Unfortunately his parents aren't convinced by Eat Right 4 Your Type, so I am seeking something more that might influence them to try it. Someone may have had an experience of this disease and treatment with diet. If so, it would be great to receive a testimonial so I can get them on track, at least.

There is much scepticism, as I've said before.

Thanks anyway.
Sue
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 11:01am; Reply: 6
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Let it go if you can, you will never have enough "proof" to satisfy some people.

We can provide you stories of success but "proof" is very personal to people and if they are medical minded people they will not be easy to convince of anything.
Posted by: gardengirl, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 2:53pm; Reply: 7
Well, I really like the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. It is geared towards ulceritis colitis. It gives a really good explanation of what's happening. It can be a stepping stone for them at the very least, just to see what happens from diet alone. There are a lot of reviews on Amazon for it. I use it for ideas for me but find the introduction on what happened and is happening to your body is simply explained and makes sense. That alone can help one convince them that, yes, food matters. Yeah, it really is up to the individual to make the change, I am glad I researched further and am now medication free.
Posted by: Jane, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 3:11pm; Reply: 8
All I know is that it worked for me.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 9:16pm; Reply: 9
The GTD worked for my 46 year old son who had terrible colitis less than a year ago. His gastro
doctor told him he's got an "auto immune disorder" and would have to be on meds for the
rest of his life... He learned that his stress level was too high...now goes to yoga a few
times a week after work...has been following his SWAMI diligently since May and  is totally off all medication for more than a month.  :)

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 10:58am; Reply: 10
boswellia carterii....Eritrea......(pray) but you also might go for boswellia serrata but here it might be that your success needs a bit more time ;) ;D...

greetings from Switzerland :D
Posted by: weroflu, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 12:49pm; Reply: 11
you will have to google it, but i read about a gentleman who cured a longstanding uc condition with vit. E enema. there was a critical dose that effected the cure and the condition never came back. if the story is true it is pretty remarkable.

he should also look into kefir implants.
Posted by: yvonneb, Sunday, October 30, 2011, 7:35pm; Reply: 12
Hi Susiefj,

I 'have' ulcerative colitis. My specialist told me the same as your young friend was told.
In my worst times I used to sleep on the toilet with a blanket. I am off 95% of all medication now.
I would not be where I am today without this diet- my specialist keeps checking with me if I am still eating the 'funny foods' because I am doing so much better than he expected  ;D ;D ;D

After 12 years on the diet (first ER4YT, then LR4YT, then genotype & now SWAMI) here's my two cents worth:
1. Colitis in solid remission in my opinion is cured
2. Diet does not play as big a part in UC as in Crohns, because the absorption of nutrients is not affected (UC is in the big intestine, Crohns in the small intestine where absorption takes place)
3. Nevertheless, the natural state of ones body is Health and your body needs ALL nutrients in ABUNDANCE ALL THE TIME to achieve this!
4. Dr.D says in one of the books that it is more important to include the "medicine" type foods than leaving away the avoids
5. So based on this, here is what helps (check the foodbase once you know his bloodtype to make sure all are suitable for him
- anti inflammatory foods: oily fish (omega 3 oils), linseed/flax oil (omega 3), ghee (helps heal gut lining and feeds good gut bacteria)), tumeric as supplement (so it's easy to get enough of it), boswellia serrata supplement, slippery elm supplement, peppermint tea for colic/ gas/ cramps, acidophillus beneficial bacteria supplement or a combi bacteria one (check the ER4YT store for tailor made ones)
- help the gut heal in a flare up: steamed veg & white rice, steamed fish, eggs, no fruit at first, no gluten grains, no sugar, no junk, no fried foods, no alcohol or smoking, plenty rest & sleep, sleep, sleep
6. The parents don't need to believe the diet to try it. Reverse the argument...if food isn't that important then they have nothing to lose by trying it out for two weeks- he WILL feel better!
Don't leave foods out as such, substitute instead.
If the son wants to go it alone, support him against his parents in not eating the 'wrong' foods- nobody will force it down his throat if he refuses to eat it! Going hungry is better than eating an 'avoid'!
My best method to avoid certain foods around my family was: "I don't feel like eating this right now" , "I am gone off this food", 'this doesn't taste the way I remember- I don't like it any more", " I have a craving for...(pick something beneficial here)".

A loving family should feel like they want to do everything to make you feel less rotten, so getting them involved in cooking you something (beneficial) you actually feel like eating (my appetite tended to disappear during a flare up) can be easier than you think : )

A loving family should want you to feel less sick, so if that meant running around the garden anticlockwise on a full moon in the nude, in my opinion they should support that too!!
So, changing a few things in ones diet is tame after that!

Good Luck!

(PS: above argument never worked for me, but I did threaten with it when the pressure was getting too much-hahaha!)

PSS: Our Irish ER4YT guru Prannie Rhatigan had Ulcerative Colitis too & was scheduled for the operation to have part of her bowel removed. She came across the diet, followed it and not only was the operation cancelled, she made an absolute turn around recovery and is in remission for something like 10 years = cured!
She's been on the Irish TV there recently and a link to it is on the very first page when you open dadamo.com

PSS: The docs don't like using the word 'cured' because its not a disease one makes antibodies against and then thats the end of it. UC is a disease where ones immune system gets out of balance, overreacts and attacks one self = auto immune disease. Hence that is his week point. He'll always have an affinity to having this type of flare up if stressed for example. Some folks get rashes, some get colitis. The docs say that the operation 'cures' the condition, because if there is no colon there in the first place it's impossible to inflame it- duh!!

Personally, I prefer not eating wheat (my biggest no-no) to having to live with a colostomy bag (not very sexy, besides everything else).
I prefer to keep all my colon, rather than have a major operation so I can eat french fries after (which are bad for everyone anyway, because of the transfats etc).
I prefer not to die of junk food, soft drinks or colon cancer- UC people have a 5 times higher risk, so do 'eat your greens!' and stick to 'the diet'!

Oh, I really hope they come around  :)
Posted by: Spring, Sunday, October 30, 2011, 7:57pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Lola
welcome!
begin from the basics......have them read the BTD book.....

that was all I needed to make me see the light, 14 years ago!


A big ME TOO, Lola!!
Posted by: Spring, Sunday, October 30, 2011, 8:08pm; Reply: 14
I can feel my temper immediately rising when I read a horror story like this with doctors "playing God" and giving it to people right "in the gut," so to speak! I have heard 'way too many stories about this sort of garbage in my lifetime!!! I have two nieces from two families whose parents got this stuff dished out to them about their girls when they were young (different problems) and both of them are beautiful, middle-aged, healthy, very smart women today. It is a miracle that I am able to even be decent to doctors because of what I have seen, and I am sure many others could tell some terrible stores, too, of this sort of thing. That character some years ago who wanted to insult Dr. D. on the forum didn't have a clue what he was messing with! ;D
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, October 30, 2011, 9:53pm; Reply: 15
If we knew he blood type we would have a starting place. Until then all you can get is anecdotes and what not.

If he is young, this probably does not have to be a problem in his life.
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