Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, IBD, IBS, Crohn's,
Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac, and Candida Diet Program
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulosis, Twisted and Redundant Colon, Proctitis, Fistulas, Fissures, Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Candida, Autism, Interstitial Cystitis of the Bladder, Sjogren's disease (dry eyes), Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lupus Erythematosus, and other autoimmune diseases.
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What is an Autoimmune Disease,
and How do it Relate to an Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Autoimmune diseases each exhibit very different symptoms that make them appear to be completely unrelated. However, they all have one commonality. They are all autoimmune disorders in which the body's immune system has been accidentally triggered to attack a specific protein tissue of your own body. The original cause is most likely Leaky Gut Syndrome. Therefore, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and all others have a close connection with inflammatory bowel diseases. For this reason many people exhibit several of these diseases. A person who suspects they have an autoimmune disease should obtain a blood test for antinuclear antibodies.
Antinuclear Antibodies Test (ANA)
"What are antinuclear antibodies?"
"We normally have antibodies in our blood that repel invaders into our body, such as virus and bacteria microbes. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are unusual antibodies, detectable in the blood, that have the capability of binding to certain structures within the nucleus of the cells. The nucleus is the innermost core within the body's cells and contains the DNA, the primary genetic material. ANAs are found in patients whose immune system may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that are directed against one's own tissues are referred to as auto-antibodies. The propensity for the immune system to work against its own body is referred to as autoimmunity. ANAs indicate the possible presence of autoimmunity and provide, therefore, an indication for doctors to consider the possibility of autoimmune illness."
"What other conditions cause ANAs to be produced?"
"ANAs can be produced in patients with infections (virus or bacteria), lung diseases (primary pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension), gastrointestinal diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease), hormonal diseases (Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis, Grave's disease), blood diseases (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic anemia), cancers (melanoma, breast, lung, kidney, ovarian and others), skin diseases (psoriasis, pemphigus), as well as in the elderly and those people with a family history of rheumatic diseases."
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Nearly everyone has or will have an autoimmune disease because the list of several dozen diseases seems endless. Doctors and their patients who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases have observed the cycles between periods of activity called flares and periods of calm called remissions, but they have failed to discover the truth behind the cause of these diseases and the reason for the cycling. I have exposed the absolute truth about these diseases and presents dietary guidelines that will allow sufferers to achieve remission for longer periods of time and avoid many of the painful flares. Many of your lifelong beliefs will be challenged using the regime presented in this book.Absolute Truth Exposed - Volume 1
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Leaky Gut Syndrome
The high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid causes leaky gut syndrome and dozens of autoimmune diseases. The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is inherently deficient in protein and essential fatty acids because people shun eating meat. This protein deficiency is widely ignored and denied by health officials, doctors, and professional nutritionists. The high-carbohydrate, low-fat, low-protein diet turns the intestines, especially the colon, into a fermentation tank consisting of a mass of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts, and parasites. The protein deficiency in the presence of these disease-causing pathogens degrades the lining of the intestines, thereby causing Leaky Gut Syndrome. Food particles "leak" past the damaged lining of the intestines into the blood stream where they are viewed by the immune system as foreign invaders. The immune system attacks these molecules. Because some of the leaky molecules are similar to healthy tissue in the body, the body begins attacking itself. Typical autoimmune diseases caused by the high-carbohydrate diet are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Diverticulosis, twisted and redundant colon, proctitis, fistulas, fissures, stomach and duodenal Ulcers, interstitial cystitis of the bladder, Sjogren's disease (dry eyes), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus erythematosus, asthma and other autoimmune diseases.
The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet also causes inflammation of the appendix leading to appendicitis. The deficiency of fat in the diet prevents the gallbladder from discharging its contents, thereby leading to gallstones requiring a cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder).
Doctors will typically prescribe drugs to treat the multitude of possible symptoms which leads people to think the diet should be different for each. Doctors also prescribe drugs to suppress the immune system in an attempt to stop the attack. Most of these drugs have very harmful side effects. This diet program addresses the root cause by eliminating those foods that trigger the immune system to attack the body. Eating one bite of a "Forbidden Food" as in the book can trigger an autoimmune flare that will last for weeks. Therefore, strictly compliance with this diet program is required.
The excessive carbohydrate diet in combination with a protein and fat deficiency causes a condition known as "leaky gut syndrome" where vegetable protein molecules from grains, corn, soy and legumes pass through the intestinal barrier and enter the blood stream. Other food molecules and parts from dead bacteria can also leak through into the blood stream. The body's immune system sees these molecules as invaders and sets about to attack them. The immune system attacks the intestinal tract and other areas of the body which contain proteins similar to those found in the vegetable products.
Colon image courtesy of Free Clipart www.cksinfo.com.
The excessive consumption of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS such as ibuprofen) is a major contributing factor. Antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria that break down toxic molecules and protect the intestinal tract. The absence of bacteria in the colon allows the overgrowth of candida yeast. Therefore, an anti-candida drug should be taken and the diet presented here followed when taking an antibiotic. However, antibiotics are not the primary cause for bowel diseases as often theorized. Dogs and cats are proof against the antibiotic theory. The cheaper pet foods have corn syrup, corn, soybean, wheat, and other grains as their primary ingredients. This is especially true of dog food. Bowel diseases, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity have become epidemic among household pets because they are fed grains instead of meat products. Dogs and cats are strictly carnivorous and should not eat grains. They get bowel diseases even though they have never taken any antibiotics or other drugs. Humans are also very highly carnivorous.
7,700-Year-Old Bones Prove Early Humans were Highly Carnivorous.
Cutting out parts of your colon will not stop inflammatory bowel diseases. They will only spread to another area. Destroying your immune system with prescription drugs will not stop IBD. The only hope is to control the autoimmune response with the diet program presented below in order to heal the digestive system.
Leaky gut syndrome is always associated with autoimmune diseases, conditions in which the immune system makes antibodies against the body's own tissue. Diseases in this category include Lupus, Alopecia Areata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vitiligo, Thyroiditis, Vasculitis, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hives, Sjogren's disease (dry eyes), and Raynaud's Disease. Symptoms can include gastrointestinal reflux, pains, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, bloating, or bleeding from the rectum. Diarrhea and constipation may at times alternate from one to the other. Unexplained weight loss and the inability to regain weight are very common; but weight gain to the point of obesity is common with these diseases and the high-carbohydrate diet.
Conquering Candidiasis Naturally by Stephen C. Byrnes, N.D., R.N.C.P.
Fungus and General Yeast Information by Fungus Focus.
Parasite General Information and Bacterial Infections by Fungus Focus.
Candida Symptoms Questionnaire - Short Form by Fungus Focus.
Candida Symptoms Questionnaire - Long Form by Fungus Focus.
Leaky Gut Syndrome by Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD.
Leaky Gut Syndromes by Leo Galland, M.D.
LowCarber Forum - Candida Yeast & IBS Message Board.
The protein molecules that make up the delicate lining of the intestines are replaced every three days. This is the shortest life of any structure in the body. Amino acids must be available for the body to reconstruct this intestinal lining, and glutamine is one of the most important amino acids for a healthy digestive tract. The intestines are the only organ in the body that uses glutamine as its primary source of energy. Therefore, eating a high-quality animal protein every meal and supplementation with glutamine are highly recommended. Betaine hydrochloride (HCL acid) is very effective against candida and required for protein digestion. Candida thrives in an over-alkaline body-chemistry environment.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You.
Taking whey protein powder is highly recommended because the protein powder provides amino acids to begin healing the intestinal tract, immune system, nervous system and to build bone collagen when digestion may be poor. Do not substitute casein, soy, or egg protein powders because they are not equivalent. Whey protein powder is NOT a substitute for eating meat. It can be added to foods or taken between meals with drinks. Whey protein powder is the best choice because it has all of the isolated amino acids as well as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). It also contains quadra-peptides (short protein chains containing four amino acids).
This combination of amino acids has been shown to provide the following healing properties:
Provides pain killing effects by healing the nervous system.
Absorption of body building amino acids without requiring digestion.
Stimulates insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which functions similarly to insulin and enhances protein synthesis and healing.
Fights infections by stimulating the immune system. All immune cells are made from poly-peptides of amino acids.
Provides bone growth of protein collagen and strengthens bones. Poor digestion has been shown to cause osteoporosis and degenerative bone disease.
Provides all of the amino acids required to heal and grow ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles, intestinal tract, heart muscle, and all other organs of the body.
Prevents hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) symptoms in people with hypoglycemia or diabetes.
The three most nutritionally important omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic fatty acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic fatty acid (DHA). These are classified as essential because the body cannot make these from other fats, and a deficiency results many diseases. Flax seed oil contains alpha-linolenic fatty acid (ALA) but does not contain EPA or DHA fatty acids. The bodies of some people cannot convert ALA into EPA or DHA, resulting in a deficiency. Therefore, flax seed oil is not a good source for the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Cod liver oil is the best choice because all three of these essential fatty acids are directly available to the body.
The two essential omega-6 linoleic fatty acids are linoleic fatty acid (LA) and arachidonic fatty acid (ARA). In reality, only ARA is essential, but LA has also been listed as essential, since ARA can be made from LA in the body by biosynthesis. One or the other is needed -- not both. These fatty acids are essential because the body is unable to make them from other fats and because they play a fundamental role in several physiological functions. A deficiency results in many diseases. As a result, we must be sure our diet contains sufficient amounts of either alpha-linolenic acid or arachidonic acid. The body easily changes linoleic fatty acid (as found mainly in grain, nut, and seed oils) into arachidonic fatty acid but in doing so can create an unhealthy oversupply of ARA. Vegetarian diets result in an unhealthy oversupply of ARA. Arachidonic fatty acid is the essential omega-6 fatty acid that is found in a healthy but limited amount in meat. Most dietary experts teach that omega-6 polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils are healthy, but they are not. The following links are only three examples of many exposing this misconception. Vegetable oils should not be called healthy, when research shows they cause cancer, heart disease, asthma, and many other autoimmune diseases.
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammatory mediator production.
"The pro-inflammatory eicosanoids prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) and leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)) are derived from the n-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA), which is maintained at high cellular concentrations by the high n-6 and low n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content of the modern Western diet." Omega-6 fatty acids should be avoided. They are found in vegetable, seed, and nut oils such as safflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, and others.
Healthy fat link to bowel disease - BBC New Health - July 24, 2009.
"A high intake of polyunsaturated fat in the diet, while good for the heart, may lead to inflammatory bowel disease, say researchers. Experts believe a high intake of linoleic acid, found in foods like "healthy" margarines, may be implicated in a third of ulcerative colitis cases."
Margarine 'may increase asthma risk' - BBC New Health - July 19, 2001.
"A diet high in polyunsaturated fats - found in many margarines and vegetable oils - may double a child's chances of having asthma, according to researchers."
The edible oil industry produces omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable, seed, and grain oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, Canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil. These oils are highly suspect as one of the leading causes of heart disease and cancer, both of which increase in concert with increases of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet. Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and proven to cause or contribute to a long list of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and many others.
Postmenopausal breast cancer is associated with high intakes of omega-6 fatty acids (Sweden).
"RESULTS: Saturated fat and the omega3-omega6 fatty acid ratio were not related to increased risks, but positive trends were seen for total (p = 0.031), monounsaturated (p = 0.002), and polyunsaturated fat (p = 0.0009), especially omega6 fatty acids and the polyunsaturated-saturated fat ratio (p = 0.004). With mutual adjustment for different types of fat, an elevated risk remained significant in the highest omega6 fatty acid quintile (RR= 2.08, 95% CI 1.08-4.01)."
Hyperglycemia (high levels of blood glucose caused by glucose intolerance) in the presence of hyperinsulinemia (high levels of blood insulin caused by insulin resistance) causes polysaccharide chains to attach to serum proteins, artery proteins, serum hemoglobin, and LDL molecules in a process called glycation. The glycated molecules and rancid omega-6 fatty acids form a fatty deposit called atherosclerotic plaque.
Reversing Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Disease, Stent, HDL, and LDL Cholesterol Success Stories.
Recent Testimonies From People with Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Candida
Sorin wrote from Romania on November 23, 2009, after being on the diet presented here for about a year, "The diet plan plus supplements saved my life."
"I thought I would sign in for a progress report! I am doing very well. So far, so good. I am down to 2 BM's a day, and bleeding has disappeared. I am eating a very balanced diet and it seems as if I am able to tolerate a lot of the red meat now. Thank you for all your advice, and I hope all is well with you."
Sorin wrote from Romainia on August 12, 2008.
"I told my doctor that your diet had made me well. He was very angry and said, 'Get out of my laboratory.' Anyway, I can tell you that I cannot have a normal life anymore here. Everyone wants to put me in a psychiatric hospital because of your diet. I'm healing and growing, being healthy, and they want to put me in a hospital. I usually eat 4 times a day mainly meat, fish, fowl, and eggs. I'm perfectly well and they want to put me in a nerve hospital. Kent, Please ask your God to stop everyone to make me trouble. I was on your diet and everything was fine. So what if I eat hard cheese, eggs, beef, lamb and pork."
Note: The report above tells of ulcerative colitis healing that occurred in only a few weeks on this diet program.
"I had colitis problems since 2 years of age. Chronic constipation was a problem for 30 years as an adult. I was diagnosed as having Crohn's colitis disease three years ago when the constipation changed to diarrhea. After a few months on your diet I am now free of all symptoms, and I discontinued my drug. My recent colonoscopy showed a perfectly normal colon. My doctor was amazed. The arthritis in my hands had been causing stiffness and pain. It was getting worse each year but has completely disappeared. I can knit again."
Note: The report below from Sweden is typical of the denial by doctors. Don't expect your doctor to agree with this diet program. Most likely your doctor will object strongly. Neither will he give the diet any credit for your healing.
"I have been following your diet for a couple of months. I eat mostly moose meat with coconut fat. I had a colonoscopy three days ago and guess what? No inflammation! My colon looked so good my doctor said the previous inflammation could not have been from a flare. Yeah, right! I know it was a bad flare, but I am fine now. Your page was the first site to open my eyes to the dangers of eating carbs. Keep up the good work."
Three month update from the above person.
"Just wanted to give you another update. My asthma is all gone. I'm eating 4 lbs of red meat every day, and I'm growing like a weed! Shredding fat, adding muscle and being healthy is the best thing that has ever happened to me!"
Note: The report below tells how this diet program works where other diets have failed.
"Thanks for your information, it's been very helpful. I've taken your advice, and I've eliminated many of the offending foods that were allowed on another type of IBD diet that I thought were alright. That diet includes yogurt, melon, goat's cheese and surprisingly, the most helpful of all carrots! I've gone almost a year thinking that I couldn't tolerate butter and fatty meat, and suddenly they cause me no problem. I was having a flare for three weeks, and just beginning with the principals of your diet (not including the supplements and minerals) has gotten me back to normality in less than a week. It's a wonder!"
Note: The ex-vegetarian below switched to a high-fat, red meat diet with awesome health improvements. The vegetarian diet caused degenerative disc disease and intestinal diseases.
"Dear Mr. Rieske,
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
"Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not permanently harm the intestines and does not lead to a serious disease, such as cancer. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For some people, however, IBS can be disabling. They may be unable to work, attend social events, or even travel short distances."
"As many as 20 percent of the adult population, or one in five Americans, have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. It occurs more often in women than in men, and it begins before the age of 35 in about 50 percent of people."
What does the average doctor say?
The average gastroenterologist will tell you that Crohn's Disease and other related bowel diseases have no known cause and cannot be healed. Many gastroenterologists will say that your past diet did not cause your inflammatory bowel disease and that a change in your diet will not help your condition. They may recommend a high-fiber diet which actually makes inflammatory bowel diseases worse. High-fiber foods are also high-carbohydrate foods. Humans do not have the enzyme needed to digest fiber, but the bad pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria in the colon certainly do. Fiber will make your IBD worse, guaranteed. On the other hand, good intestinal bacteria thrive on dietary saturated and monounsaturated fats like those found in red meat. The bad, disease-causing intestinal bacteria thrive on carbohydrates and fibers found in fruit, whole grains, and legumes.
Dietary Fiber Theory. Scientific Proof Fiber in the Diet is Unhealthy.
The major medical professions and the American Medical Association (AMA) generally claim that carbohydrates are an innocent and necessary dietary requirement when in fact the scientific and health nutritional requirement for carbohydrates in the diet is ZERO, none. Most professional nutritionists and the USDA Food Guide Pyramid falsely claim that carbohydrates are required in the diet. Studies have consistently shown that the lower the dietary intake of carbohydrates, the better the long-term health. The entire family of related inflammatory bowel diseases is most likely caused by the excessive consumption of carbohydrates in combination with a deficiency of protein and fat from animal sources. Many people with IBD have a common dietary history of shunning meat and natural animal fats, especially red meat and saturated fat. The very high rate of intestinal diseases among vegetarians is the "dirty little secret" of nutritional health. Vegetarians in Southern China and Southern India have a very high incidence of IBD and colon cancer. Chat rooms, message boards and forums for intestinal disease topics on the Internet are packed with vegetarians who are hopelessly locked into their dietary religion. They suffer from a continuous worsening of inflammatory bowel diseases because of these "sacred dietary restrictions." The percentage of vegetarians in the general population of the US is about 5%, but the percentage of vegetarians and ex-vegetarians in IBD message boards is about 80%. One doesn't need a double-blind study to see the obvious, but one certainly must be doubly blind to deny it. Colon cancer among vegetarians is epidemic, but the media keep a tight lid on the topic. People are continually falling away from their vegetarian diet because they realize it is harming their health.
There is an epidemic of young college women who have already blown their guts out from eating the vegetarian diet. They suffer persistent constipation or diarrhea because of a diet of fruit, whole grain cereals, bagels, beans, rice, tofu, and soy milk. They stop menstruating, have hair loss and dry skin problems. Running and the high-energy veggie drinks and energy bars make it worse.
The vegetarians of Southern India eat a low-calorie diet very high in carbohydrates and low in protein and fat. They have the shortest life span of any society on Earth, and their bodies have an extremely low muscle mass. They are weak and frail, and the children clearly exhibit a failure to thrive. Their heart disease rate is double that of the meat eaters in Northern India. HL Abrams. Vegetarianism: An anthropological/nutritional evaluation. Journal of Applied Nutrition, 1980, 32:2:53-87. The optimal diet can be determined by anthropological research studies showing that people have primarily been meat-eaters. Anthropological Research Reveals Human Dietary Requirements for Optimal Health by H. Leon Abrams, Jr., MA, EDS.
Learn the truth about the terribly unhealthy vegetarian diet at:
Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr.
The Myths of Vegetarianism.
The Naive Vegetarian.
Vegan vs High-Protein Diet Debate.
Vegetarians develop high cholesterol and can't correct it.
Beyond Vegetarianism - Raw Food, Vegan, Fruitarian and Paleo Diets.
Animal Rights Terrorists Strike Again?
More women than men tend to shun red meat and saturated fat, as advised by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. They eat some chicken and fish, but in insufficient quantities. More women than men have been brainwashed into believing red meat and saturated fats are unhealthy. Some women have become so brainwashed they say the thought of eating red meat and saturated fat "actually make them gag." Carbohydrates are substituted in the diet in place of the red meat and saturated fat. This is the reason women to have a much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases than men.
Candida Albicans Yeast and Fungus Systemic Overgrowth Infections
A candida albicans yeast, filamentous fungi or dimorphic fungi infection in the small intestine and/or the colon occurs frequently in people with inflammatory bowel diseases. The excessive consumption of carbohydrates and sugars cause candidiasis, which is a systemic candida albicans yeast fungus overgrowth. The yeast also produces alcohol as it consumes the carbohydrates and sugars. The infected person becomes addicted to the alcohol and has withdrawal systems when the sweets are restricted. A strict diet to restrict carbohydrates and sugars must be undertaken to eliminate the yeast infection, but the death of the yeast gives off toxins. Therefore, the low-carbohydrate diet will initially make the infected person feel worse. Eating sweets and sugars will make the infected person feel better, but this simply feeds the yeast and promotes the expansion of the infection.
Dr. Tullio Simoncini Successfully Treats Intestinal Cancer Fungus and Candida With Sodium Bicarbonate.
Fungi or toxic molds in foods such as grains produces mycotoxins and metabolites that cause allergies and diseases. Gliotoxins are fungal toxins produced in the body by various species of Trichoderma, Gladiocladium fimbriatum, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Penicillium. Gliotoxins have an immunosuppressive effect that can seriously suppress the immune system of the sufferer. Candida places a heavy load on the immune system which leads to the onset of other diseases. People who become vegetarians or those who avoid eating meat and fats are most likely to develop one or more of these autoimmune diseases because of the over-consumption of carbohydrates and fiber. Take the candida yeast infection self test on both of the web pages below to see if you may have candida. The symptoms can be subtle, and the diagnosis can be easily missed without a laboratory stool test.
Candida Self Test: Dr Salzarulo.com
Candida Albicans Yeast - University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
The diet program presented here suppresses candida albicans yeast and fungus in the digestive tract; however, complete eradication most likely will require additional efforts with the use of herbal products and prescription drugs. This diet program will prevent the repopulation in healthy individuals. Some helpful anti-candida, anti-fungal prescription drugs are Nystatin (external only), Sporanox (Itraconazole), and Diflucan (Fluconazole), but some strains of candida may be resistant. Herbal products are sometimes helpful. These should be taken before resorting to prescription drugs. Take Renew Life CandiGONE that includes many anti-candida herbs such as Uva Ursi that is scientifically proven to also be an antibiotic. As a second alternative take olive leaf extract, beginning with one capsule per day and increasing to three. Another choice is oil of oregano enteric coated time-release softgel capsules, beginning with one per day and increasing to one per meal. Use oregano with caution as it may cause sudden candida die-off and diarrhea. A fourth alternative is NOW Candida Clear with Pau D'Arco, Oregano Oil, Black Walnut, and Caprylic Acid. Other herbal products are barberry, golden seal, and Oregon grape root. Diflucan is the recommended drug for clearing fungal infections from the digestive tract and throughout the body. Take at least 150 mg per day for 5 days as an annual treatment. Obvious fungal infections require a higher dose.
"The recommended dosage of Diflucan for esophageal candidiasis is 200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily. Doses up to 400 mg/day may be used, based on medical judgment of the patient's response to therapy. Patients with esophageal candidiasis should be treated for a minimum of three weeks and for at least two weeks following resolution of symptoms."
Systemic Candida infections
"For systemic Candida infections including candidemia, disseminated candidiasis, and pneumonia, optimal therapeutic dosage and duration of therapy have not been established. In open, noncomparative studies of small numbers of patients, doses of up to 400 mg daily have been used."
GlobalRPh.com Anti Fungal, Anti-herpetic, Herpes Simplex & Anti-viral agents.
"Systemic candidiasis: 400 mg orally or IV once daily."
Your doctor can send your stool specimen to Genova Diagnostics, formerly Great Smoky Diagnostic Laboratories for testing to determine the presence of pathogens such as yeast, fungus, parasites, and pathogenic bacteria. The Great Plains Laboratory "Organ Acid Test" evaluates all of the well-defined inborn errors of metabolism that can be detected with this technology (called GC/MS) such as PKU, maple-syrup urine disease, and many others. In addition, we check for many other abnormalities such as vitamin deficiencies and abnormal metabolism of catecholamines, dopamine, and serotonin. They currently quantitate 62 substances but also evaluate other substances that are not quantitated. Some of the other biochemical abnormalities common in autism include elevated uracil and elevated glutaric acid. Prescription drugs are recommended for the treatment of any pathogens the tests discover. However, the diet presented here, along with the probiotics, vitamins, and minerals should be started immediately before resorting to stool testing and drugs.
Parasites - University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
The Great Plains Organ Acid Test is recommenced for:
Multiple Sclerosis or MS-like symptoms
Recurrent Infections and many more conditions
People with the experience and training in self-administering drugs can purchase drugs online without a prescription for personal use on the following International websites. The drugs must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. The FDA does not prevent importation when the drugs appear not to present a serious risk. Previous orders placed with these pharmacies have been completely satisfactory.
InternationalDrugMart.com - Buy Online Without a Prescription
UnitedPharmacies.com - Buy Online Without a Prescription
GenericDoctor.com - Buy Online Without a Prescription
MedRx.com - Buy Online Without a Prescription
FDA - Regulatory Procedures Manual March 2008 Chapter 9 Coverage of Personal Importations.
Are Internet Drugs Safe? The manufacturer of a drug that can be purchased over the Internet should be reviewed to insure the quality of the company. Search for the manufacturer's website before placing the order. The drugs received should be packaged in special bubble wrap packages with the manufacturer's name, drug name, and dosage clearly printed. The complexity of the package and the printing indicates authenticity. Receiving tablets or capsules that are packaged loose in a plain bottle or simple box is totally unacceptable. Some of the suppliers above ship high-quality generic and name brand drugs from multibillion dollar international pharmaceutical companies such as Ranbaxy Laboratories (India), GlaxoKlineSmith (United Kingdom), CIPLA, Limited (India), Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, LTD. (India), Surya Pharma (India), Unichem Laboratories Limited (India), Mega Fine Pharma (India), Ind-Swift Limited (India), Dr. Reddy's Pharmaceutical Company (worldwide), and Stada Arzneimittel AG (Germany). Avoid all drugs made in China.
Are Prescription Drugs Bad for Us? Most people have become extremely resistant to taking prescription drugs until they are faced with the choice between taking a drug or certain death. Most doctors hesitate to prescribe antibiotics based on the false logic that drugs create drug-resistant bacteria. The doctors would rather sacrifice the patient for what they feel is for the higher good of society. Another example is the hesitancy of most doctors to prescribe an antibiotic when the patient is suspected of having common food poisoning. The physicians use the false logic that the patient's immune system is sufficient to make him better in a few days. The doctor may also fail to test for the pathogen which could later be found to be deadly. A common e-Coli bacterial infection can cause permanent liver damage and death. Food poisoning causes 4,000 deaths in the United States every year.
Some prescription drugs have been found to cause death, and many have been pulled off the market by the US-FDA. Other drugs have serious negative side effects, but the bad drugs should not be used as a blanket to label all drugs as unacceptable. Many drugs are awesome. As an example, I ate some raw green pepper for lunch one day which was contaminated with a pathogenic bacteria, resulting in typical food poisoning symptoms. I immediately took one 500 mg tablet of Cipro. Some doctors avoid prescribing Cipro because of negative side effects; however, the food poisoning symptoms soon dissipated, and I ate a full prime rib dinner without any recurrence of the symptoms. Placing a blanket rejection label on all prescription drugs can be dangerously unhealthy.
Are Generic Prescription Drugs Safe? Generic drugs purchased from your local drugstore may not be as safe as Internet drugs even though you purchased them with a doctor's prescription. In some cases you may not know the origin of manufacture. The drugs are handled in bulk rather than safety bubble wrap. They may have come from China where impurities in food, supplements, and drugs are common. They could contain heavy metals, carcinogens, or toxic trace chemicals. Don't assume you are getting the best quality drugs simply because you purchased them with a doctor's prescription from your local pharmacy on your health insurance.
The best test package is the "Men's Profile" or "Women's Profile" that can be done at any local LabCorp facility. Although MDLiveCare uses LabCorp as their preferred laboratory, you can ask for a direct copy via fax or mail so you can go to the laboratory of your choice. Call the laboratory to see what the requirements are, but an appointment is generally not necessary. Simply find the nearest office and walk in with your prescription and insurance card. The video conferencing doctor will also send the drug prescription to your local pharmacy. You can present your insurance card when you pick up the drugs. Another good test is the LabCorp VAP cholesterol package. This test gives a breakdown which is called cholesterol sub-fractions. The reference websites are:
MDLiveCare - Healthcare - Free Webcam - Prescriptions - Medical costs.
Welcome to Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp).
Welcome to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated.
Reversing Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Disease, Stent, HDL, and LDL Cholesterol Success Stories.
If you don't have insurance, the best approach is to purchase the lab tests online at a discount through HealthCheckUSA and take your order to the LabCorp office. This procedure is much less expensive than simply walking into the LabCorp office.
HealthcheckUSA - Blood and Urine Tests You Can Order Yourself Online.
Pathogenic Bacteria Infections in the Intestinal Tract
Almost all the digestion and absorption of nutrients occur in the small intestine. Its long length alone provides a large surface area for digestion and absorption, and that area is further increased by mucosa villi on the surface of the interior intestinal wall. The mucosa (inside surface) and the submucosa allow the small intestine to complete the process of digestion and absorption. The mucosa forms a series of villi, or small projections, only 0.5 to 1.0 mm high and gives the intestinal mucosa a velvety appearance. The villi are the primary structure responsible for the digestion and absorption of food. These villi become damaged from a diet of excessive carbohydrates and the deficiency in proteins and fats. A protein deficiency may be the key because the villi have a short life and are continually being replaced. This replacement may be prevented when one or more of the essential amino acids is missing from the diet. Digestion of the carbohydrates in the small intestine can then become incomplete, and undigested carbohydrates pass to the colon (large intestine) where they do not belong. This presence of carbohydrates in the colon encourages the growth of pathogenic bacteria (disease causing bacteria such as Giardia, Proteus Vulgaris or Clostridium Difficile) and pathogenic fungi which are opportunistic. There are several possible therapeutic alternatives for treating intestinal pathogenic bacteria. Clostridium difficile is the most difficult to kill. It requires Metronidazole (Flagyl ®) or Vancomycin according to the website link above. Flagyl is an awesome drug. It also kill amoeba (protozoa) in addition to the hard to kill bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff.). Take 7.5 mg of Flagyl per 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg) of body weight three times a day. A 150 pound person would take 500 mg three times a day for 10 days or as recommended by your doctor. Flagyl ER (extended release) is a good choice at 750 mg per day for 10 days.
Intestinal flora (bacteria) is not evenly distributed in the digestive tract. As food moves down the digestive tract, the amount of intestinal flora increases. The colon contains a mass of bacteria, and the stool contains a very high percentage of live and dead bacteria. The stool is about 75% water. Live and dead bacteria comprise as much as 50% of the remaining solids. The colon contains thousands of different bacteria. Some are essential; some are neutral; some are unhealthy; some are pathogenic; and in rare cases the pathogens are deadly. Therefore, these pathogenic bacteria in the colon are commonly found in most bowel diseases. The pathogenic bacteria produce toxins which further irritate the digestive system and cause symptomatic reactions by the body. The intestinal tract takes on the characteristics of a hazardous waste dump. The healthy gut bacteria can become overpowered and destroyed by the bad bacteria and/or candida yeast infections. Treatment of the bacteria by drugs is only a temporary solution because the opportunity exists for their reestablishment. Proper diet together with the reestablishment of a good bacterial flora is essential. The bacteria must be starved to death by removing their primary food source, dietary carbohydrates and fiber, from the diet. Removal of these undesirable bacteria by drug treatment will not be successful if carbohydrates continue to be consumed. They will simply return after drug treatment ends because they are opportunistic. The overuse of antibiotics is one of the contributors leading to bowel diseases. See the medical disclaimer below.
Trouble in the Gut, When Antibiotics Work Too Well and Clostridium Difficile Infection.
Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns - Bacteria Sensitivity to Various Drug.
Intestinal Parasites & Bacteria by Leo Galland, M.D.
Bacteriology - University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
People commonly have a test of their fecal matter done and are found to have one or more pathogenic bacteria present. The assumption is commonly made that they must have contracted the pathogenic bacteria in some manner, and this is the reason for their inflammatory bowel disease. Both of these assumptions are wrong. People are routinely exposed to these bacteria which are suppressed by a healthy digestive system. The abundance of carbohydrates and fiber in the diet causes the opportunistic pathogenic bacteria to proliferate and thereby make the IBD worse. Your doctor can send your stool specimen to Genova Diagnostics, formerly Great Smoky Diagnostic Laboratories, to test for the presence of pathogens.
Dietary Fiber Theory. Scientific Proof Fiber in the Diet is Unhealthy.
The abundance of pathogenic bacteria in the gut caused by the consumption of carbohydrate foods such as whole grains and fruit proliferate in the appendix where they cause chronic inflammation. As a result appendectomies are very common in people with IBD.
Colon Cleanup of Undesirables and Pathogenic Bacteria
A routine or annual colon cleanup with an antibiotic is recommended to clear the colon of undesirable bacteria that creep into the digestive tract. This is a healthy procedure when done correctly. Even those who show no sign of pathogenic bacteria from a stool analysis should take a treatment of antibiotics to clean up undesirable bacteria that could be continually disturbing digestion. The recommended prescription drug of choice for gastroenteritis is Flagyl (metronidazole). Flagyl has been shown to be one of the drugs of choice for Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria infections in the colon. An annual treatment should be considered to clear the digestive tract of pathogenic infection. Take 7.5 mg of Flagyl per 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg) of body weight three times a day. A 150 pound person would take 500 mg three times a day for 10 days or as recommended by your doctor. Flagyl ER (extended release) is a good choice at 750 mg per day for 10 days.
Keflex (cephalexin) is another generally well tolerated drug to kill Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria as well as other pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract, but it is not effective against C. diff. Take one 500 mg capsule three times a day of 5 days and reduce to one 500 mg capsule one time a day for 10 days or as recommended by your doctor.
Rifaximin is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infection only in the intestines. Rifaximin works differently from other antibiotics because it passes through your stomach and into your intestines without being absorbed into your blood stream. Because rifaximin treats only the intestinal tract, it will not treat infections of other parts of the body. Rifaximin is used to treat travelers' diarrhea caused by E. coli in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Most people get this infection by eating food or drinking fluids that have been contaminated with the bacteria. Rifaximin is also used to lower the risk of worsened brain function, or hepatic encephalopathy (he-PAT-ik en-SEF-a-LOP-ath-ee), in adults with liver failure. Brain function can be affected when the liver stops working and cannot remove toxic substances from the body.
GlobalRPh.com - Drug Treatments for Gastroenteritis.
GlobalRPh.com - Drug Treatments for Infectious Diseases.
NOTE - Always take one capsule each of the two recommended probiotics with each meal and with a late evening snack during the time you are taking an antibiotic. This helps to continually replenish the digestive tract with good bacteria.
Ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin have the undesirable side effect of possible tendon weakness or damage, and they are not effective against Clostridium difficile infections in the colon. A visible side effect is marks or grooves in fingernails as they grow out. Do not take ciprofloxacin or ofloxacin in high doses or for an extended period of time, as it can cause seriously ruptured tendons. As an alternative, begin by taking 250mg of Ciprofloxacin twice a day with meals, at breakfast and dinner for the first two days, followed by 250mg once a day with breakfast for five more days or as recommended by your doctor. As an alternative, take one 300mg Ofloxacin tablet with breakfast for five days. Doxycycline may have fewer side effects but is not as effective.
Treatment with Flagyl (Metronidazole) Tablets on Rxlist.com
Treatment with Flagyl (Metronidazole) Tablets on Drugs.com
Treatment with Cipro (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride) Tablets on Rxlist.com
Treatment with Cipro (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride) Tablets on Drugs.com
Treatment with Floxin (Ofloxacin) Tablets on Rxlist.com
Treatment with Floxin (Ofloxacin) Tablets on Drugs.com
Treatment with Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate) Capsules on Rxlist.com
Treatment with Monodox (Doxycycline Monohydrate) Capsules on Drugs.com
Treatment with Keflex (Cephalexin, USP) Capsules on Rxlist.com
Treatment with Keflex (Cephalexin, USP) Capsules on Drugs.com
See your doctor and the following web page for dosage recommendations.
GlobalRPH.com Drug Treatments for Gastroenteritis
GlobalRPh.com Drug Treatments for Infectious Diseases.
Failure of the diet presented here is a sure sign for an intestinal infestation of undesirable bacteria. Another sign is bad breath. A stinging sensation upon urination is a sign the infection has spread to the bladder and kidneys.
Probiotics should also be taken at the same time in order to replace the undesirable flora with these better choices. Take one each of the following two probiotics three times a day with meals for 10 days followed by one each per day with breakfast on a continuous basis thereafter. The daily supply of these good probiotics helps to prevent the growth of undesirable bacteria.
Multidophilus - Lactic Flora by Solaray - Link for info only. Buy locally from a refrigerated display case and keep refrigerated.
Bacillus Coagulans, formerly Lactobacillus Sporogenes probiotic by Thorne Research. Refrigerate after opening.
Carbohydrates cause leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases. Carbohydrates cause an increase in insulin, which promotes the release of epinephrine (adrenalin) causing a collection of physiological actions called the fight-or-flight responses. Two of these responses occur in the gastrointestinal tract where muscular movements and digestive secretions slow down or even stop. This causes constipation. Most gastroenterologists erroneously recommend a high-fiber diet to combat the constipation caused by carbohydrates, when the correct action should be to stop eating carbohydrates. The fiber can be digested by pathogenic bacteria which encourages their growth. These bacteria stimulate intestinal secretions causing diarrhea. This is why so many people with intestinal diseases find no relief from eating fiber or taking fiber supplements. High-fiber foods are always high-carbohydrate foods. To prevent offensive carbohydrates from entering the colon, the body responds by pulling out the water. This causes constipation. The body can also reverse the tactic by pouring lots of water into the colon in order to flush out the offensive carbohydrates. This causes diarrhea. A sudden switch from one to the other and back can occur.
Cancer - The Cause, Prevention, Treatment, Control and Spontaneous Remission of Cancer of the Breast, Prostate, Lung, Colon, Liver, Pancreas, Brain, Bone, Lymph Gland, or Skin Melanoma
Dietary Fiber Theory. Scientific Proof Fiber in the Diet is Unhealthy.
Study Find That Dietary Fiber Does Not Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer. PDF file.
High-fibre diets do not prevent growths which can develop into bowel cancer tumours, say researchers - April 20, 2000.
The low-carbohydrate, low-fiber diet recommended here has been shown to stop this vicious cycle. The high-protein, high-fat diet presented here reduce insulin and adrenalin responses. It promotes healing, a healthy digestive system, and normal bowel movements. These improvements occur in a matter of weeks or days in most cases simply by eating a diet typical of many primitive cultures over the centuries. This is the natural diet for humans prior to the cultivation of grains and the production of factory foods. In order to fully appreciate this diet plan one must overcome the current nutritional myths which are promoted by food manufacturing companies.
Top Ten Nutritional Myths, Distortions and Lies That Will Destroy Your Heath.
Some people have a defective gene that causes carbohydrate intolerance, or the inability to absorb glucose and galactose in the small intestine. The unabsorbed glucose and galactose continue through the intestinal tract to the colon where they promote the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and yeasts. Glucose-Galactose Malabsorption is inherited as a recessive genetic trait. The defective gene responsible for this disorder (the sodium-glucose cotransporter [SGLT1]) is located on the long arm of chromosome 22 (22q13.1).
Complex Carbohydrate Intolerance or Glucose Galactose Malabsorption.
The Bran Wagon article by Barry Groves, PhD, exposes many of the common myths about high-fiber foods. Dietary fiber actually causes or increases the severity of many diseases.
All carbohydrates are turned to glucose (blood sugar) during digestion. This blood sugar zings the baby's metabolism. The result is a hyper-metabolism which may be the root cause behind the epidemic rise in childhood Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, official health organizations don't have a clue about the cause or cure for these problems.
Other infants start on the road to insulin resistance when fed the standard high-carbohydrate diet. This has been proven to be the root cause of childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, allergies, and heart disease. The high-carbohydrate infant foods are setting the child up for a lifetime of health problems. On the other hand, some children are exceedingly thin and fail to thrive. They are often misdiagnosed as being anorexic instead of having Crohn's disease.
Crohn's 'mistaken for anorexia'
Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Intellihealth.
"Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions may be associated with malnutrition because of such factors as poor appetite, decreased absorption, surgical loss of bowel, intestinal injury and chronic diarrhea. Patients commonly experience weight loss. Vitamin and trace-element deficiency may also occur. If the disorder occurs during childhood, growth failure due to malnutrition must be treated before the potential for normal growth is lost."
"Diet can't cure inflammatory bowel disease. Avoiding certain foods, however, may help to control symptoms. Foods to avoid include dairy foods high in lactose, such as milk and soft cheeses (in patients who are lactose intolerant), raw fruits and vegetables, spicy foods and nuts."
"Specialized, predigested liquid diets (elemental diets), combined with the exclusion of other food, may induce remission in some patients. Recent data suggest less highly predigested (polymeric) diets may work as well as elemental diets. Preliminary studies have examined the benefits of using fish oils to relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis or prolong remission in Crohn's disease."
General Symptoms Related To Gastrointestinal Disorders by Intellihealth.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease by The American Gastroenterological Association.
"Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common but poorly understood disorder that causes a variety of bowel symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation, bloating, gassiness and cramping. While these symptoms may be caused by a number of different bowel diseases, IBS is usually diagnosed only after your doctor has ruled out the possibility of a more serious problem. The severity of the disorder varies from person to person. Some patients experience intermittent symptoms that are just mildly annoying, while others may have such severe daily bowel problems that IBS affects their ability to work, sleep and enjoy life. In addition, symptoms may change over time, such a that an individual may have severe symptoms for a several weeks and then feel well for months, or even years. Most people are never cured of IBS, but the disorder is not related to and does not progress to any other disease, such as ulcerative colitis or colon cancer."
"Celiac disease (also called non-tropical sprue, celiac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is an intestinal disorder in which gluten -- a natural protein commonly found in many grains, including wheat, barley, rye and oats -- cannot be tolerated by the body. In normal, healthy people, gluten is digested like any other protein or nutrient, then absorbed through the fingerlike protrusions called villi (and the even tinier hairlike protrusions called microvilli) that make up the surface of the small intestine. But in people with celiac disease, gluten causes an immune reaction in the body, leading to inflammation and damage to the villi and microvilli of the small intestine. The result is that the intestine cannot absorb nutrients properly and the person can become malnourished."
"Celiac disease is believed to be hereditary and is most common among people of northern European descent. As many as one in every 250 Americans may have celiac disease, but most cases go undiagnosed, often because the symptoms are assumed to be caused by other diseases or because symptoms are mild. Although many cases are diagnosed in childhood, celiac disease can be diagnosed at any age. It is believed that surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection or severe emotional stress can trigger symptoms of the disease in people who are predisposed genetically."
"Celiac disease is considered to be an autoimmune condition because the body's own immune system damages the intestinal villi, even though the process is started by eating gluten. People with celiac disease also tend to have an increased risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes (which usually requires insulin and is most common in children and young adults), systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease. Other conditions that may coexist with celiac disease include dermatitis herpetiformis (an itchy, blistering skin rash), liver disease and immune system abnormalities."
Tue. February 11, 2003 05:39 P.M. ET By Alison McCook
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "New research shows that some people with no obvious symptoms of the digestive disorder celiac disease can, in fact, have the condition. A survey of more than 4,000 people with no genetic risk factors or symptoms of celiac disease revealed that about 1 in 130 had the disorder. Over time, celiac disease can damage the small intestine and interfere with the normal absorption of nutrients from food. The only treatment for the illness is a diet that strictly avoids foods that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley."
"Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong condition that begins with rectal inflammation but can progress to involve much or all of the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis typically begins to cause symptoms in young adulthood, most often between the ages of 15 and 40."
"No one knows for sure what triggers the inflammation in ulcerative colitis. Many people think that it begins with a virus or a bacterial infection and that the body's immune system malfunctions and stays active after the infection has cleared. In this kind of autoimmune problem, the bowel is injured by the body's immune system. The disease does not act contagious, even within families, so there is no worry of direct spread of the disease from one person to another."
"Ulcerative colitis affects the inner lining of the rectum and adjoining colon, causing it to wear away in spots (leaving ulcers), to bleed or to ooze cloudy mucus or pus. A few other parts of the body seem to be affected by inflammation and can develop symptoms in ulcerative colitis, including the eyes, skin, liver, back and joints."
"Crohn's disease is a chronic condition associated with inflammation and injury of the intestines. It typically begins to cause symptoms in young adulthood, most often between 15 and 40 years of age."
"No one knows for sure what triggers the intestinal inflammation. Many people think that a virus or a bacterial infection might start the process, and that the body's immune system "malfunctions" and stays active after the infection has cleared. Family members may share genes that makes Crohn's disease or another similar inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, more likely to develop if the right trigger occurs. (Twenty to 25 percent of people who have Crohn's disease have at least one relative with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis.) The disease is not contagious, even within families, so there is no worry of direct spread of the disease from one person to another."
"Once Crohn's disease begins, it can cause intermittent, lifelong symptoms by inflaming the inside lining and deeper layers of the intestine wall. The irritated intestine lining can thicken or wear away in spots (creating ulcers) or in cracks (creating fissures). Inflammation can also allow an abscess (a pocket of pus) to develop. In between attacks of inflammation, the intestine attempts to heal by recoating itself with a new inside lining. When the inflammation has been severe, the intestine can lose its ability to distinguish the inside of one piece of intestine from the outside of another piece. As a result, it can mistakenly build a lining along the edges of an ulcer that has worn through the whole wall of the gut, creating a fistula -- a permanent tunnel between one piece of gut and another. A fistula can sometimes even form between the gut and the skin surface, creating drainage of mucous to the skin."
"Diverticulosis is a colon condition so common among older adults in developed countries -- and so rare in rural Africa and Asia -- that it has been called " a disease of Western civilization." Diverticulosis develops in weak spots along the walls of the colon, typically in the sigmoid colon on the left side of the abdomen. In response to pressure, small, balloonlike pouches called diverticula may poke outward through the weak spots. Most people have no symptoms, but if a diverticulum bleeds or becomes infected, hospital care generally is required. Surgery may be recommended in specific circumstances."
Possible antibiotic therapeutic alternatives and definition of drug abbreviations. The diverticula become infected and inflamed by pathogenic bacteria. A combination of two prescription drugs is commonly used for diverticulitis, Flagyl (Metronidazole) plus Levofloxacin. Unfortunately, the standard medical practice of placing the patient on a high-carbohydrate, high-starch and high-fiber diet makes the pathogens return in a vicious cycle. The drugs also kill of the good intestinal flora. The pathogens are opportunistic, and the good intestinal bacteria are needed to block their return. The best approach is to start the diet program presented on this web page below before starting the drugs. Increase the probiotics to two capsules each with each meal for a month. The benefits claimed for the high-fiber diet are a myth. Read the truth here. Dietary Fiber Theory. Scientific Proof Fiber in the Diet is Unhealthy.
Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis Theories presented on the following links are wrong.
Does Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease?
Anti-Mycobacterial treatment and Crohn's Disease.
Two-year outcomes analysis of Crohn's Disease treated with rifabutin and macrolide antibiotics.
Two-year outcomes analysis of Crohn's Disease treated with rifabutin and macrolide antibiotics.
There is one big error in the theory that Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis causes Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is definitely an autoimmune disease as proven by the administration of steroidal immune-suppressant drugs. The bacteria are opportunistic. Killing them only brings temporary relief, although the time before reintroduction could be several years. A high-carbohydrate, high-fiber, low-fat diet recommended by most gastroenterologists provides the opportunity for the Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis to flourish. The steroidal immune-suppressant drugs bring temporary relief from the symptoms, but suppression of the immune system allows the Mycobacterium to multiply even more. This is why Crohn's patients continue to be worse and worse over the years when on the standard immune suppressant therapy. The diet program presented here stops this escalating cycle. This diet suppresses the Mycobacterium by removing the foods that feed the bacteria. This diet also causes the bad immune system response to carbohydrates and fiber in the diet to decrease, and it increases the strength of the immune system to fight the Mycobacterium. The "Perfect Diet" program presented here brings success. The Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis Theory is also proven wrong because it does not help mild cases of Crohn's disease. The diet program presented here helps to calm all autoimmune diseases.
Stomach Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria Infections
Eradicating the Pathogenic Bacteria Helicobacter Pylori may Prevent Stomach Cancer.
"Helicobacter pylori, proved to be the cause of most stomach ulcers, has also been linked with stomach cancer. In a study of 550 people who had stomach cancer surgery, antibiotics which killed the bug cut the risk of a second cancer developing by two-thirds."
Stomach Peptic Ulcer Disease and Duodenal Ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a type of sore or hole that forms in the lining of the stomach or intestine. An ulcer in the mucous lining of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. One in the upper-most part of the small intestine, or duodenum, is called a duodenal ulcer.
Mastic gum has no effect on Helicobacter pylori load in vivo -- Bebb et al. 52 (3): 522 -- Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
"Objective: To determine whether mastic gum suppresses or eradicates Helicobacter pylori infection in humans.
Patients and methods: Nine patients with H. pylori infection, and without gastroduodenal ulceration, were recruited from day-case endoscopy lists and treated with mastic 1 g four times daily for 14 days. [13C]Urea breath tests (UBTs) were carried out immediately before, on day 15 and 5 weeks after treatment with mastic.
Results: Mastic had no effect on H. pylori status in any of the eight completed patients; all remained H. pylori positive by UBT with no change in scores [pre-treatment mean ± S.E.M. 19.1 ± 3.7, day 15 (post-treatment) 18.7 ± 3.8, P = 0.8, paired t-test].
Conclusion: Despite reported anti-H. pylori action in vitro, this preliminary study shows that mastic has no effect on H. pylori in humans."
I had been tricked again by the mastic gum salesmen and following false study. The previous report present here from the New England Journal of Medicine claimed that mastic gum is active against Helicobacter pylori bacteria, the cause for stomach and duodenal ulcers. The following report is apparently false. Mastic Gum Kills Helicobacter Pylori.
There are several possible antibiotic therapeutic alternatives for treating Helicobacter Pylori. Helicobacter Pylori is very difficult to eradicate. A good antibiotic treatment therapy is required. The diet program presented here should help prevent the repopulation of the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Your doctor most likely will treat Helicobacter pylori with one of the following regimens.
Three Drug Regimen
"Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) orally twice daily + Clarithromycin 500mg orally twice daily + Amoxicillin 1gm orally twice daily [Available as Prevpac using PPI lansoprazole]. Eradication 85-90%. Duration 10-14 days*."
Two Drug Regimens (FDA Approved)
"PPI + either clarithromycin 500 mg orally three times daily OR Amox 1gm orally twice daily for 2 weeks then PPI for 2 more weeks (PPI = omeprazole 40mg QD or lansoprazole 30mg orally three times daily), or
Ranitidine bismuth citrate (RBC) 400 mg orally twice daily + clarithromycin 500 mg orally three times daily OR orally twice daily for 2 weeks then RBC for 2 more weeks."
Four Drug Regimen
"Proton pump inhibitor orally twice daily + Bismuth subsalicylate 525mg four times daily + Tetracycline 500mg four times daily + Metronidazole 500mg orally 3 to 4 times daily. Duration 2 weeks."
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder in which the stomach's juices (acid and digestive enzymes) flow backwards (or reflux) into the esophagus. Because the lining of the esophagus is not equipped to handle these caustic substances, the esophagus becomes inflamed. This produces the sensation we call heartburn as well as other symptoms of esophageal irritation.
The lower esophagael sphincter is a valve between the esophogus and the stomach that prevents stomach acid from refluxing upward into the esophogus. The pyloric sphincter is a valve at the discharge of the stomach. The lining of the stomach secretes several different gastric products necessary for the healthy digestion of food after eating. These products include hydrochloric acid (HCL) that is used to assist in the digestion of protein in meat and other foods. The pyloric sphincter valve opens when the acid reaches a desirable high level. A low acid level in the stomach causes the pyloric valve to remain closed, resulting in a bloated feeling. Gases are formed causing the person to burp stomach acid and gases up into the sensitive esophogus. The acid reflux occurs because acid level is below normal, not because of excessive stomach acid. The lower esophagael sphincter valve can also become damaged which leads to an incurable acid reflux condition. Acid reflux should not be allowed to continue because it damages the esophagael sphincter valve and the lining of the esophogus.
Acid reflux is not caused by too much stomach acid. Acid reflux (GERD) is caused by the stomach excreting acid at the wrong time when the stomach is empty or by not excreting enough acid to open the pyloric sphincter valve. Young people have much higher levels of stomach acid which drops as we grow older; yet young people rarely have GERD even though they have a very high stomach acid level. Older people do not have enough stomach acid as described in the book. Why Stomach Acid is Good for You. Taking Betaine HCL (hydrochloric acid) with meals may help somewhat, but there is more to it than that. GERD generally disappears within a few days on the low-carbohydrate diet presented below and supplementing the diet with Betaine HCL. One must eat a low-carbohydrate diet in addition to taking Betaine HCL to completely prevent GERD.
Recent Testimony From a Man With Acid Reflux
Stomach acid reduces and restricts stomach bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungus, although many bacteria and viruses can survive the normal level of stomach acid. Taking antacids or drugs to reduce stomach acid is the wrong approach. Low stomach acid promotes the growth of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungus and leads to worse inflammatory bowel disease. Never take antacid tablets or drugs to reduce stomach acid.
Parasitic Intestinal Infections
Dientamoeba Fragilis & Blastocystis Hominis Parasites.
Blastocystis Hominis and Dientamoeba Fragilis are protozoal parasites which can cause constipation and/or diarrhea, mushy stools, stomach pain, bloating, chronic fatigue, and weight loss. The diet program presented here will not eradicate parasites in the digestive tract. Additional efforts with herbal products and prescription drugs will be required. Testing of a stool specimen is required in order to identify the specific parasite. Your doctor can send your stool specimen to Genova Diagnostics, formerly Great Smoky Diagnostic Laboratories, for testing for the presence of pathogens.
Do not fall for the "colon cleanse and detoxification" scam. The colon does not contain a lining of putrid material that looks like "chunks of debris that resemble cooked liver, long, black, twisted rope-like pieces." A colon cleanse and/or a detox program of harsh herbs and fiber products only serves to create more problems that may lead to leaky gut syndrome.
Associated Autoimmune Disease and Disorders
The irritable bowel diseases can predispose one to Alzheimer's disease because the digestive tract becomes acidic. Many doctors and nutritionists erroneously recommend a high-carbohydrate diet containing very little meat and fat as a way to reduce acidity when it actually causes the problem. The acid increases the amounts of aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury, tin, and zinc that will be absorbed. Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin B-12 may not be absorbed, which has been suspected as contributing to Alzheimer's disease. This diet will return digestive system acidity to normal.
Information on hemorrhoids including symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.
Interstitial cystitis is a "puzzling bladder condition in which the bladder wall becomes irritated or inflamed, causing pain and frequent or painful urination. The symptoms of interstitial cystitis are often similar to the symptoms of a urinary-tract infection. However, in interstitial cystitis, there is no infection, and the symptoms do not respond to antibiotic treatment." Interstitial cystitis is probably an autoimmune disease caused by the excessive consumption of carbohydrates, especially grains. Leaky gut syndrome likely started the autoimmune reaction. The "Starting Diet" presented in the book will probably bring prompt relief. However, this diet plan must be continued to prevent recurrence of the disease.
Proctitis is inflammation of the rectum. The flesh can split, forming fissures that become infected with bacteria. Healing is difficult because it is an autoimmune reaction that forms the fissure. This diet program in combination with antibiotics should heal the fissures nicely. Infectious viruses can also cause proctitis.
Sjogren's Dry Eye Syndrome is another autoimmune disease that is very common for those with IBD, arthritis, Lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. The program presented here should help greatly, but eye drops are also suggested. Try the following suggestions.
Lubricant Eye Drops for Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Relief | GenTeal | Beauty and Spa | Walgreens
Lubricant Eye Gel for Severe Dry Eye Relief | GenTeal | Beauty & Spa | Walgreens
Dry Eye Treatment
"It is apparent that there is no single artificial tear eye drop that provides all of the surface healing strategies (bicarbonate ions, hypotonicity, viscosity, non-preserved). Therefore perhaps it may be beneficial to use different eyedrops interchangeably or sequentially - i.e. a drop of Systane or Refresh liquigel followed 5 minutes later by a drop of Bion Tears (Murine Tears has the preservative BAC, therefore avoid it) followed 5 minutes later by a drop of Thera Tears or Thera Tears liquid gel (Hypo Tears and Akwa Tears has BAC, therefore avoid them). This cycle may be repeated every 2 to 4 hours. At night use a non-preserved ointment like Refresh PM ointment. Avoid Lacrilube as it has preservative (chlorbutanol)."
The Latest Inflammatory Bowel Disease News
Further Evidence that Low Vitamin D Increases Risk of Colorectal Cancer - July 24, 2007.
"Researchers from Harvard University have reported that low plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations increase the risk of colorectal cancer. The details of this study were published in the July 10, 2007 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute."
Computed Tomography Colonography Deemed Cost Effective Method of Screening for Colorectal Cancer - June 27, 2007.
"Researchers from the University of Wisconsin have reported that computed tomography colonography (CTC) with “nonreporting of diminutive lesions was found to be the most cost-effective and safest screening option” for colorectal cancer. The details of this study appeared in the June 1, 2007 issue of Cancer."
I've witnessed a little miracle - eczema and psoriasis treatment | Alternative | Health | Telegraph - September 11, 2006.
Research Identifies Alcohol as a Possible Autoimmune Disease Treatment - August 11, 2006.
"Researchers discovered that the signalling molecule has an unusual affinity for alcohol. It's a lethal choice for the signalling molecule that, in turn, also kills T cells that need the enzyme phospholipase D to survive. Previously, it was unknown whether regulatory T cells required the molecule.
“What we have found is that if you block this enzyme, almost all T cells die after three days but the regulatory T cells can survive,” said Makio Iwashima, MCG immunologist and the study's corresponding author.
“After three days, we give them some food to grow and, in one week, you get about 90 per cent pure regulatory cells.”
T cells are components of the immune system designed to attack invaders such as bacteria and viruses; regulatory T cells are a small subset that prevents the cells from also attacking body tissue. The approach worked with laboratory-grade alcohol, called butanol, as well as beverage-grade ethanol."
Reference Books and Online Support Groups:
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
Good Calories, Bad Calories is a must-read book. Gary Taubes is an award- winning scientist who has specialized in exposing misleading, incorrect, or fraudulent science. His seven- year research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates are better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet with more and more people acting on the advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
Taubes argues persuasively that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates (white flour, sugar, easily digested starches) via their dramatic effect on insulin -- the hormone that regulates fat accumulation -- and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. There are good and bad calories. Taubes traces how the common assumption that carbohydrates are fattening was abandoned in the 1960s when fat and cholesterol were blamed for heart disease and then -- wrongly -- were seen as the causes of a host of other maladies, including cancer. He shows us how these unproven hypotheses were emphatically embraced by authorities in nutrition, public health, and clinical medicine in spite of how well-conceived clinical trials have consistently refuted them. He also documents the dietary trials of carbohydrate-restriction which consistently show that the fewer carbohydrates we consume the leaner we will be.
With precise references to the most significant existing clinical studies, he convinces us that there is no compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease; that salt causes high blood pressure; and that fiber is a necessary part of a healthy diet. Based on the evidence that does exist, he leads us to conclude that the only healthy way to lose weight and remain lean is to eat fewer carbohydrates or to change the type of carbohydrates we do eat and, for some of us, perhaps to eat virtually none at all.
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You can talk with others who have bowel diseases or candida about their experiences. Registration is free but required before you can post your own message or question. You can click above to visit and read posts by others. Look for the "Candida Yeast & IBS" topic link.
Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life
Life Without Bread is an important addition to the growing body of literature on the benefits and importance of low-carb diet. Written by Christian Allan, Ph.D., and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., the book is based on Dr. Lutz's experience using carbohydrate-restricted diets with thousands of patients for more than 40 years. It is based on extensive research in the medical and scientific literature and provides ample references. The book presents a unified theory of how high (and even moderate) levels of dietary carbohydrate cause or exacerbate various health problems and how carbohydrate restriction can help people to recover from those problems.
The book Life Without Bread by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D. has a chapter on gastrointestinal diseases. Don't be mislead by the title to believe the cure is the simple elimination of bread. Mr. Lutz's older book is out of print but has essentially the same information. It may even contain more detail than his new book above. Fortunately, Chapter VII: Gastro-Intestinal Tract of the older book can be read online.
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution - Revised and Improved
The Atkins' New Diet Revolution is the best book for an initial dietary change and quick weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and reduced cholesterol. Look for the companion book for recipes. It has some very interesting case studies from the doctor's patients. It includes data from past civilizations proving the low-carbohydrate diet is the most healthy.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. ISBN: 006001203X.
Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet Revolution
This is Dr. Atkins newest book. The main topics are the cause, prevention, and cure for diabetes and heart disease which have become major health concerns in the United States and many other developed countries.
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. with Sheila Buff ISBN: 0312251890.
Protein Power Lifeplan
This book by Dr. Michael and Dr. Mary Dan Eades has an excellent chapter on "Leaky Gut Syndrome" which describes the cause of bowel diseases and autoimmune diseases.
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You
This groundbreaking book unleashes a brilliant new plan for permanently curing heartburn by relieving the root cause of the problem: low stomach acid. The fact is that heartburn is caused by too little stomach acid -- not too much, as many doctors profess. Book by Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard.
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