Natural Crohn’S Treatments

A natural treatment to achieve remission for people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease includes a diet of food in its most natural state (preferably organic), accompanied by a regimen of probiotics and nutritional supplements. Additionally, foods known to be dynamically difficult to digest, excessively processed, foods containing certain additives and genetically modified food sources must be eliminated from your diet.

Simple Diet

Eating foods in their healthiest state is a return to raw foods cooked with natural ingredients used for flavor enhancement and seasoning. Certified organic foods are recommended as these foods do not contain herbicide, pesticide or fertilized chemical residues.

Foods to Avoid

Certain foods require additional work from the digestive system, and they should be avoided for people with Crohn’s. These foods include:

Apple juice (unless raw, no sugar added)

Bacon

Beer (unless certified organic)

Bologna

Cereals

Cheese, processed (natural, aged is fine)

Chewing gum

Corn

Hot dogs (unless without preservatives or additives)

Meats (canned and processed)

Mozzarella cheese

Processed cheese

Rice

Ingredients/Additives to Avoid

Some foods and condiments contain ingredients or additives that should be avoided. Most foods and condiments are available in organic, which are acceptable. Avoid the following ingredients/additives:

Aspartame

Baker’s yeast

Baking powder

Carob

Cellulose gum

Corn syrup

Cornstarch

Dextrose

Evaporated cane juice

Guar gum

Inositol

Inulin

Isoglucose

Ketchup (organic is fine)

Maltitol

Maltodextrin

Mannitol

Margarine

Melatonin

MSG

Pectin

Sorbitol

Soy sauce

Splenda

Stevia

Sucralose

Tagatose

Xanthum gum

Xylitol

Probiotics

People with Crohn’s tend to have an imbalance of natural flora in their digestive tract. Taking a quality probiotic that contains homeostatic soil organisms daily helps to achieve a desirable combination of good/bad bacteria to maintain gastrointestinal balance.

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Immunity Support Supplements

Crohn’s disease is related to a weakened immune system. Immunity support supplements are necessary dietary additions as they contain nutrients that are important for optimal function of the immune system. These nutrients provide immune support through immune cell function, immune cell metabolism, methylation (helps regulate normal cell growth) and antioxidant support.

Green Food Supplements

Five to nine servings each day is the recommended daily allowance for fruits and vegetables. Individuals with Crohn‘s disease may find it difficult to consume recommended allowances due to an intolerance to leafy greens. Adding a quality green food supplement will ensure the body receives the nutritional benefits of meeting the required daily allowances of leafy greens and vegetables.

Warning

The natural treatment described above is recommended for people with Crohn‘s disease who are not experiencing a flare. An alternative approach should be used until the flare has subsided.