Natural Solutions Crohn’s Colitis Book by Michelle Honda PhD Holistic Doctor

Why are Carbohydrates a Problem with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

Can Carbohydrates Cause Problems with Crohn’s or Colitis?

“What the patient takes beyond his ability to digest does harm.” (Gee, S. 1888)

The word carbohydrate refers to starch and disaccharide sugar molecules, both of which require digestion before absorption. The inability of our body cells to obtain nutrients from our foods when eaten is malabsorption. The carbohydrates found in fruit, honey, properly made yogurt and certain vegetables are single sugars.

Monosaccharides (from the Greek mono, “single” and sacchar, “sugar”) are the simplest carbohydrates. Examples include: 1) glucose, 2) galactose and 3) fructose. Disaccharides, or double sugars, are assembled when two monosaccharides are joined by condensation.

Examples include: 1) maltose, 2) lactose and 3) sucrose. Polysaccharides are polymers comprised of hundreds or thousands of simple sugars. The sugar monomers are joined by condensation. Examples include: 1) starch, 2) glycogen and 3) cellulose.

Carbohydrates have a major influence over intestinal microbes through the process of fermentation. Microbes obtain energy for continued maintenance and growth from the fermentation of available carbohydrates remaining in the intestinal tract. The largest source of gas in the intestines is from unabsorbed carbohydrates.

For instance, the lactose contained in one ounce of milk, if undigested and unabsorbed will manufacture about 50 ml of gas in the intestine of an average person. Although, in abnormal conditions, when intestinal microbes have moved into the small intestine, the hydrogen gas production may escalate to over one hundred fold.

How can you improve or resolve your Crohn`s disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

Early detection will help in many cases, but lifestyle changes, particularly the diet will produce the quickest reversal and healing of intestinal aliments. Michelle Honda has a Ph.D. in Holistic Health Sciences. Her educational background includes 10 years of nutritional study and more. Her nutrition diploma, her bachelor’s degree, her master’s degree and her doctorate all focused on nutrition and the lifetime body of work of Dr. Bernard Jensen the pre-eminent clinical nutritionist of the 20th century.

Her knowledge of food and how it affects the body, but more importantly how it affects diseases is in rare company. Plus Michelle Honda did her Doctorate on the major gastrointestinal disorders of Crohn’s, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis, so she is an expert of experts on these disorders. These conditions are largely diet related, and she has excellent results with her patients with these disorders.

If you are not local to the clinic, Michelle can conduct telephone appointments with you very easily. So if you have a phone, you can now successfully improve your Crohn’s or colitis.

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Michelle Honda PhD has the ability to help a very wide variety of health concerns. Persons who are particularly drawn to her are; 1) persons who have an incurable problem 2) persons who have a mysterious un-diagnosable problem or 3) persons who have a chronic problem that is not healing itself via other therapies or modalities. In general, persons who are interested in alternative health also like Holistic Medicine.


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