Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Is There Natural Help for Crohn's?

Monday, 23 Sep 2013 09:01 AM

Question: My wife has suffered from Crohn’s disease since she was 11 years old, and has had bad reactions to recent drugs prescribed by her physician. Is there something else she can do?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Several substances are known to help Crohn’s disease, including zinc, omega-3 oils, probiotics, and a diet high in nutrient-dense vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, etc). In addition, you should drink plenty of fluoride-free water.

Recent studies have shown considerable benefit using ellagic acid and EGCG (from a product called Teavigo). Both are powerful anti-inflammatories.

Hesperidin also powerfully suppresses inflammation. All of these can be purchased as a
supplement, and in combination they work even better than alone.

Avoid all excitotoxin-containing foods, such as MSG, aspartame, neotame, hydrolyzed proteins, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, whey protein, soy protein isolates, natural flavoring, sodium or calcium caseinate, carrageenan, and autolyzed yeast.

Inflammatory oils should be avoided. These include corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, soybean and canola oils.

Probiotics containing prebiotics (either Theralac or the Jigsaw brand) can be taken daily to reduce inflammation.

A product called N-butyrate has been shown to significantly reduce bowel inflammation.

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