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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