- September 23, 2014
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Health & Wellness
Gastrointestinal Disorders can include Gastritis, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As well as Ulcers, Hemorrhoids, Diarrhea and Constipation. Leaky Gut Syndrome, Diverticulosis, and Diverticulitis are additional GI disorders. The common denominator between all of these is severe discomfort, malabsorption, inflammation, food allergies, depressed immunity, off balance ph levels, and stress.
Gastrointestinal Disorders can be hereditary or caused by a genetic predisposition. However, other issues may also be the cause
- lack of exercise
- insufficient fiber
- insufficient water
- over the counter medicines
- prescription medication
Control of Gastrointestinal disorders is ultimately possible.
Shiitake mushrooms boost the immune system and offer antiviral benefits. Moreover, vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, minerals and a quality multivitamin can offer benefit. Consider herbs that can help to repair the immune system, reduce inflammation or repair the stomach lining. Echinacea and goldenseal should be considered.
Elimination diets are, in fact, great for figuring out food allergies. Of course, gluten, corn, dairy and processed foods are among the most common offenders. To see if symptoms begin to improve remove the possible offenders for a minimum of three weeks. Reintroduce foods slowly. Reactions will be noticed immediately. Presumably, they will then be easily traced back to the offending substance.
Elaine Gottscahll, M.Sc. created The Specific Carbohydrate Diet. In fact, this approach leads with the idea that gastrointestinal disorders are related to imbalances in the body. The main imbalance is found between carbohydrates and intestinal bacteria. Ultimately this brings a further decline in health. The author states that the success rate of her approach is quite high. For example, the recovery rate for Crohn’s disease is 80%. Meanwhile the recovery rate for diverticulitis is 95%. Furthermore, there are very encouraging results for celiac disease and spastic colon. Her approach is based on the teachings of Dr. Sidney V. Haas,
Diet highlights include avoidance of processed meat, canned fish and smoked meat. In addition, avoid cereal grains, flour, potatoes, yam, chickpeas, soybeans and seaweed. Finally milk, beer, baking powder and seeds.
Do some of these issues plague you? Tell me about it.