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Surgery Alternative for Colitis

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Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 04:09 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Q: Do you know of any alternative to surgery for ulcerative colitis?
— Roy W., Corinth, Miss.
 
A: Because ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder, it is important to increase the intake of immune modulators, such as vitamin D3, 5,000 international units (IU) to 10,000 IU a day, which cools autoimmune activity.
 
Your doctor should closely monitor your blood calcium levels for the first month after starting the higher dose.
 
Omega-3 oils will reduce the immune overreaction. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of Carlson’s Norwegian Fish Oil liquid (www.vitacost.com).
 
Probiotics are critical. I suggest the Theralac brand — two capsules a day for one month, then one capsule a day thereafter. Keep Theralac in the refrigerator.
 
Many minerals and vitamins, especially zinc and magnesium, are also lost with inflammatory colitis. Some patients have had improvement taking 50 mg of zinc a day for several months and then 30 mg a day thereafter. Jigsaw Health’s time-released magnesium is easy on the stomach and well absorbed. Magnesium reduces inflammation.
 
Vitamin C, natural form E (Unique E) and a multivitamin/mineral such as Extend Core will replace lost nutrients.
 
It is also vital to increase vegetable intake and reduce meats, and avoid omega-6 vegetable oils and all excitotoxin food additives. To accomplish this, you should eat only freshly prepared foods.
 
Avoid all soy products. It is a good idea to find out if you have any food allergies since many food allergies will aggravate the condition, especially allergies to cow’s milk and gluten.
 
 
Q: What is your opinion of bioidentical hormones to prevent osteoporosis?
— Marynell S., Tucson, Ariz.
 
A: New research indicates that bioidentical hormones are effective and much safer than pharmaceutical female hormones. Yet, there are even better ways to reduce osteoporosis. For example, eating more fruits and vegetables and less red meats will help a lot. The most important thing is to increase your intake of vitamin D3, the functional form of vitamin D. It requires higher doses — usually 5,000 IU a day.
 
Resistance exercises play a major role in strengthening bones and should be done every day so that all of your muscles are being exercised. Vitamin K, zinc, grape seed extract, curcumin, and quercetin also enhance bone mineralization.

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Q: Do you know of any alternative to surgery for ulcerative colitis? — Roy W., Corinth, Miss. A: Because ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder, it is important to increase the intake of immune modulators.
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