Does Diet Affect Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

Can Dietary Choices Positively or Negatively Affect You?

Many attempts have been made to verify a bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal or viral origin to be responsible for intestinal disorders. Mental and physical considerations such as psychosomatic illness, stress, and emotional trauma may have an important role as contributing factors or advancement of the disease.

Michelle Honda PhD notes; “I have a client who developed colitis from overwork and emotional stress. Her lifestyle eventually settled down and her condition systemically went away. It has been several years now and still no symptoms.”

Symptoms include diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal tenderness, fever, anorexia and weight loss, a general feeling of being unwell. X-rays show abnormality of the terminal ileum.

Although the causes of Crohn’s disease are many and are often the result of autoimmune disorders or food allergies. Alternative treatments address these factors through diet, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.

Crohn’s disease studies have generated some dramatic results relating to carbohydrates in the diet. Two reports in the 1980’s appeared in the medical literature. The first reported the results of Dr. Von Brandes and Dr. Lorenz-Meyer of Marburg, West Germany who brought about remissions in twenty patients with Crohn’s disease by forbidding foods and beverages containing refined carbohydrates, mainly sucrose and starch.

In the second study involving twenty patients with Crohn’s disease, dietary changes involving the elimination of specific foods, particularly cereals and dairy products, resulted in sustained remissions. The physicians conducting the research concluded that “dietary manipulation might be an effective long term therapeutic strategy for Crohn’s disease.”

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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