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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


An interview I did with Jordan and Steve from SCD Lifestyle.com these guys are awesome and ballsy to create a program to tweak the SCD DIET to help people achieve better results. The are filling a gap that has needed to be filled for years.  I urge people deciding to try SCD to check their Information out:

SCD Lifestyle (check it out here)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Future of Food (FULL LENGTH)

Hi Everyone take a look at this video if you can. Watch 10 minutes and your jaw will drop. More and more evidence is showing us how our food system is being changed and manipulated without our consent. Can you imagine a time when farmers and people are no-longer allowed to own seed, grow their own food..........

If you like this video I urge anyone to purchase this DVD as it greatly supports efforts to bring this information to the surface. You can check out their official site HERE: https://www.futureoffoodstore.com/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beat Crohn's disease naturally

Beat Crohn's disease naturally

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by: Dr. David Jockers

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032341_Crohns_disease_prevention.html#ixzz1Lz4qAPJj

NaturalNews) Crohn`s disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that can affect any part of the digestive system from mouth to anus. It primarily causes abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst). This syndrome may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as arthritis, eczema, fatigue and lack of concentration. Natural lifestyle solutions exist for preventing and reversing this crippling disease.

Crohn`s disease is considered an auto-immune disease where the body`s immune system attacks the tissues of the digestive system. Environmental factors play a large role as evidenced by a higher incidence of the disease in western industrialized nations compared to other parts of the world.

The immune system is characterized by 2 major regions: Innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity provides immediate defense against pathogens and is characterized by t-cell formation. Adaptive immunity is considered a `learned immunity` and is what provides long-lasting immune defense through antibody formation. Researchers have shown that Crohn`s is an innate immune deficiency. Chronic inflammation with this disorder is caused by the adaptive immunity trying to compensate for the reduced function of the innate immune system.

Crohn`s disease appears to be associated with anti-yeast antibodies. Mannon is a component of the yeast organism`s cell wall. Individuals with Crohn`s tend to have lower levels of lectin binding proteins that bind mannan and help expel it from the body. Due to the lowered lectin levels and the insufficient innate immune system, individuals with Crohn`s very often develop anti-yeast antibodies. This overproduction of anti-yeast antibodies triggers an inflammatory response that damages the gut lining.

Individuals with Crohn`s disease should avoid all yeast products and other common allergens. The most common food allergens to avoid include gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, & spelt. Soy products, different nuts (such as peanuts), eggs, and heavy proteins are often not tolerated well. Some individuals struggle with nightshade vegetables such as eggplant, tomatoes, & onions.

An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle are critical for full recovery from this condition. Anti-inflammatory foods help to modulate the immune system and give it a more accurate pair of eyes so as to not over-inflame when stimulated. To effectively de-inflame it is key to completely avoid man-made foods, sugars, and food allergens as listed above. The long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA powerfully de-inflame the body by restoring natural balance to the lipid wall of the cell membrane.

Other great anti-inflammatory foods include coconut products, berries, and non-denatured, whey protein from grass-fed cows and goats. This protein source is also loaded with L-glutamine and enhances cellular glutathione stores which are both necessary for rebuilding the gut and de-inflaming the body. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia, cinnamon, rosemary, & oregano among others should be used as much as possible.

Dysbiosis is a common feature in individuals with auto-immune disease. Naturally fermented foods such as red cabbage sauerkraut, kimchi, & coconut kefir are phenomenal foods for restoring healthy gut bacteria. Additionally, a high quality probiotic supplement with 50+ billion microorganisms should be consumed regularly.

Beat Crohn's disease naturally

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by: Dr. David Jockers

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032341_Crohns_disease_prevention.html#ixzz1Lz4qAPJj

A balanced immune response in the body is also dependent upon healthy vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps the body recognize between foreign and self proteins. This reduces inflammation and auto-immune reactions. Healthy Vitamin D levels also stimulate natural Killer cells and macrophages that destroy antagonistic microbes & other pathogens. Healthy Vitamin D3 levels should be between 60-100 ng/ml. Be sure to get tested and supplement if necessary.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032341_Crohns_disease_prevention.html#ixzz1Lz4jIl7T

Monday, May 9, 2011

Foods To Balance Bowel Motility

A great article by Jini Patel

from: http://www.listen2yourgut.com/

If you've got chronic diarrhea, then one of the things you've likely tried to slow down your bowel motility is psyllium seed powder or ground flax seed. Likewise, if you suffer from constipation, you've likely tried the same remedies. How is it that the same substances work for completely opposite maladies?

Stool bulking agents, like psyllium and flax, improve cases of chronic diarrhea because they absorb a lot of liquid. When you remove the excess water from the intestines, it reduces the pressure and bowel movements become less urgent and less explosive.

These same bulking agents improve constipation since constipation often involves very hard, dried out stools that are difficult to pass. When you regularly ingest bulking agents, they keep water in the stool, so the stool remains softer and easier to pass.

In both cases, it's easier on the peristaltic mechanism to move stool along that is normal-sized and soft, yet formed. Likewise, this type of stool is easier on the rectum and anus and helps prevent fissures and hemorrhoids.

The typical way to consume a bulking agent is to mix it well with half water and half fruit juice and then drink it quickly before it forms into a gel. However, many people (including me) simply loathe having to drink these thick, gloppy mixtures. And just try to get a child to drink one without gagging!

So, what I do for myself and my kids, is to mix a bulking agent in together with food. I prefer ground flax seed – not only does it taste better, but you also get the benefit of the omega 3 essential fatty acids it contains.

The easiest way to have fresh ground flax seed on hand is to buy a bag of whole flax seeds and keep these in the fridge. Then, each morning, just take out the amount you need and grind them fresh in a little coffee bean grinder. Using a coffee bean grinder requires minimal clean up and a good one usually costs less than $15 at large stores like London Drugs or Target. (http://www.target.com/Proctor-Silex-Grinder/dp/B00006IUX5/ref=br_1_2?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&searchView=grid5&searchNodeID=13385401&node=13385401&searchRank=pmrank&searchPage=1&searchSize=30&id=Proctor%20Silex%20Grinder)

Here's our morning regime that you may want to try - soaked oats with ground flax added. This is a very easily tolerated food (the oats are pre-digested from the soaking and gluten-free) that helps bulk up the stool without having to drink any gelatinous liquids. In both recipes, you add the amount of ground flax seed you require to normalize your bowel movements – for a child, this is often 1 tsp of flax, for an adult, 1 tbsp is often sufficient. But feel free to experiment and add more or less, depending on your needs.


Soaked Oat Porridge

The night before (or at least 12 hours before):

1. Put 1 cup of slow-cook (rolled or steel-cut) oats and 1.5 cups of filtered water in a bowl.

2. Add 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (or whey is ideal if you have it)

3. Cover and leave sit at room temperature overnight or at least 12 hours (this will pre-digest the oatmeal, making it very easy to digest and will also make it cook very quickly)

When ready to eat:

1. Put 1/2 cup of water in a pot (Optional: Add 1/2 cup of diced apples and/or raisins) and bring it to a boil.

2. Add the soaked oats mixture (as is, no need to drain off the soaking water) to the pot of boiling water.

It will take about 5 minutes to cook, stir frequently.

Put cooked porridge in a bowl and stir in 1 tsp - 1 tbsp of ground flax. If you can tolerate it, put 1 tbsp of butter directly on the hot porridge and let it melt.

Then add your milk of choice (or water) and sweetener as needed (brown sugar, honey, stevia). And enjoy!

Serves 2


If you do not like porridge, or, if you have leftover porridge, you can make Oatcakes from it.


1. Take 1/3 cup of porridge (made according to instructions above)

2. Add 1 beaten egg and mix thoroughly until there are no lumps

3. Add 1 tsp – 1 tbsp ground flax seed

Heat a frying pan on the stove with 1 tbsp of butter melted in it.

Pour the oatcake mixture into the pan, flatten into a smooth pancake, and fry on both sides until crisp and brown.

Serve with more butter on top and your choice of honey, jam or maple syrup.

*This oatcake can be floppy, so you may need to flip it over in sections when cooking in the pan.


Benefits of Soaking Grains

All traditional cultures soak their grains before consuming them. But, as with much of traditional dietary wisdom, we have lost this knowledge and the vast majority of us have no idea that grains need to be soaked in order to be properly digested. This may also be one of the main reasons so many people today are intolerant of wheat – how many people do you know that soak their wheat berries first, before grinding them into flour?

The cookbook, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig has detailed instructions for soaking and preparing every kind of grain for vastly improved digestion and absorption of nutrients. This excerpt from Nourishing Traditions tells you exactly why you need to soak grains (including porridge oats) before cooking and eating them:

"All grains contain phyticphytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron especially zinc in the intestinal track and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in unfermented whole grains may led to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss. The modern misguided practice of consuming large amounts of unprocessed bran often improves colon transit time at first but may lead to irritable bowel syndrome and, in the long term, many other adverse effects. Soaking allows enzyme, lactobacilli and other helpful organisms to break down and neutralize phytic acid. As little as seven hours of soaking in warm acidulated water will neutralize a large portion of phytic acid in grains. The simple practice of soaking cracked or rolled cereal grains overnight will vastly improve their nutritional benefits."

Like anything, as soon as you make porridge (and oatcakes) this way once, it will seem so easy – yet delicious – that you'll be hooked for life!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things I did to help with joint pain while healing my IBD


Hi Just me doing a video talking about the things that I did to help alleviate my joint pains while I was healing. I experienced severe pain in my knees and lower back for years and when I began healing and did these things the pain decreased dramatically. I no longer suffer from these pains and I went from one end of the spectrum to another.  Please let me know how this stuff works for you.

The links I mentioned in the video:

Vitamin D Cure: Here

Knox use with Arthritis: Check it out here  then once on the site review the arthritis link