Lactic Acid & Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Is Lactic Acid a Culprit for IBD?

The undigested carbohydrate within the small intestine can influence microbes from the colon to establish themselves in the small intestine and multiply. Lactic, acetic and other short chain organic acids, along with gas, injure the small intestine. In conjunction with the damage to the intestine, there is a growing body of scientific evidence showing, “lactic acid formed from fermentation in the intestine causes abnormal brain function and behaviour”, which could account for the behavioural problems which often accompany intestinal disorders. B.V.C., Elaine Gottschall, 4:18, (1997).

The fermentation of unabsorbed carbohydrates influences the growth of large amounts of lactic acid which is prevented by following a special carbohydrate diet. The bacteria within the small intestine increase the production of gas, acids and other products of fermentation which sustain the malabsorption difficulty and prolong the intestinal disorder.

In addition to this vicious cycle, the bacterial growth in the small intestine encourages the destruction of enzymes on the intestinal cell surface preventing carbohydrate digestion and absorption. Consequently, the increased availability of carbohydrates for further fermentation and the production of excessive mucus may be triggered as a self defence mechanism. The body increases mucus production in an attempt to lubricate itself against injury caused by microbial toxins, acids and the presence of incompletely digested and unabsorbed carbohydrates.

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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