Unknown food allergies, malnutrition and
malabsorption are common in this patient population often resulting in
hypoalbuminanemia, anaenia, and certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Therefore the following dietary, nutritional supplements and botanical
medicines are recommended for disease maintenance.
Maintain adequate caloric intake but avoid
all processed starches and carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, alcohol,
caffeine, spicy foods, and artificial flavoring and food additives; and to
reduce the inflammation process, avoid arachidonic acids (as found in
animal products) while increasing alpha-linolenic acids (omega-3 fatty
acids, as found in flaxseed oil, primrose). Eat a varied High-complex
carbohydrate, High-fiber diet with at least 64 oz of water a day. (Note:
This is in direct opposition to the standard, unsubstantiated allopathic
recommendation of a low-fiber diet). Although some fiber food may be too
rough and thus avoided. Wheat and wheat bran are generally avoided either
for their roughness or due to a personal allergy to it. Eat plenty of
non-acidic fresh and cook vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, carrots, celery, kale, spinach, and turnips. Papaya and papaya
seeds are very helpful to digestion.
Perform an elimination diet to isolate
potential food allergies (wheat, corn, dairy products and carrageenan-containing
foods are common issues). Then element these foods.
Supplement with a multi-fold increase (up
to 5 times suggested daily allowance) in certain therapeutic vitamins and
minerals. Divide daily supplements into TID allotments. The following
nutritional deficiencies are common in this patient population:
Deficiencies in vitamins: B3, B12, C, D,
Deficiencies in minerals: calcium,
magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper.
Deficiencies in folic acid and retinol.
Certain botanical flavonoids have a long
historical naturopathic use to address the inflammatory process.
Quercetin is the most pharmacologically active flavonoid, with
remarkable effects on various enzyme systems which are directly related
to the inflammation process.
1 Tbl of Bastyr’s Formula of botanical
medicines is recommended with each meal. (This can be purchased in
8 parts Althaea officinals –
marsh mallow root, a demulcent with soothing properties on the mucus
4 parts Baptista tinctora –
wild indigo, for gastrointestinal infections.
8 parts Echinacea angustifolia
– purple cone flower, antibacterial and promotes normalized immune system.
8 parts Geranium maculatum – a
8 parts Hydrastis Canadensis –
goldenseal, inhibits growth of many disease-causing bacteria.
8 parts Phytolacca Americana –
poke root, promotes healing of ulcerations of the intestinal mucosa.
8 parts Symphytum officinale –
comfrey, anti-inflammatory and promoter of tissue growth and healing.
8 parts Ulmus fulva – slippery
elm, a demulcent with soothing properties on the mucus membranes.
8 parts cabbage powder –
promotes healing of gastrointestinal ulcers.
2 parts pancreatin – to assist
the digestion process.
1 part naicinamide – an
2 parts duodenal substance –
promotes healing of gastrointestinal ulcers.
Additional recommended therapies
Fast once a month.
Proteolytic enzymes, considered essential,
to promote digestion and decrease inflammatory process.
Multienzyme complex with pancreatin,
considered essential, to promote anti-inflammatory enzymes.
Acidophilus, Bio-Bifidus, or Kyo-Dophilus,
very important, to normalize intestinal bacteria.
Aerobic Bulk Cleanse (ABC) or psyllium
seeds/husks, very important, to keep colon walls clean.
Alfalfa, very important, for vitamin K and
chlorophyll to promote healing.
Free-form amino acid complex, very
important, to supply needed protein.
L-Glutamine, very important, as a
metabolic fuel for intestinal cells.
Vitamins A and E, very important,
antioxidants to promote healing.
Vitamin B complex, very important, for
breaking down fats, proteins carbohydrates, and for proper digestion.
Aloe vera to promote healing in the colon
and thus ease pain.
Chamolime, dandelion, feverfew, papaya,
red clover, slippery elm, yarrow extract are also beneficial.
Aerobic 07 or Dioxchlor, perhaps helpful,
to destroy unwanted bacteria in colon.
Garlic, perhaps helpful, as a natural
antibiotic with healing effect on colon.
Glucosamine sulfate or N-Acetylglucosamine,
helpful, as a component in the protective mucous secretions in the
digestive tract and to protect intestinal lignin from digestive enzymes.
Raw thymus glandular, perhaps helpful, to
promote healing of ulcerative colitis.
For acute pain, drink a large glass of
water to flush out particles caught in the crevices of the colon.
Duodenal glandular, considered essential,
for healing gastrointestinal ulcers.
Taurine (sublingual form), considered
essential, antioxidant and immune regulator.
Vitamin B complex, B12 and folic acid,
considered essential, for digestion and healing.