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.
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)
Beer (unless certified organic)
Cheese, processed (natural, aged is fine)
Hot dogs (unless without preservatives or additives)
Meats (canned and processed)
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:
Evaporated cane juice
Ketchup (organic is fine)
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.
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.
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.