IBDs are difficult to detect and diagnose. That is why an empirical treatment is usually made, that is, generalized.
For example, the standard treatment of Crohn’s disease is mesalazine and cortisone. But remember that Crohn’s disease is just the tip of the iceberg, a reaction of the body in which it tries to defend itself.
Usually, it ends up needing the prescription of some immunosuppressant to close “definitively” the problem.
Why do I say “definitely”?
Crohn’s inflamed colon
1) Because the large intestine (as a result of the disease) remains inflamed and continues to worsen.
2) Because if point 1 is verified, the “natural” procedure will be to cut a piece of the intestine more or less long, and we will return to step 1 anyway.
The bacteria in our intestines play a crucial role in our health and diet can significantly alter the immune system.
Sugar feeds bacteria that are harmful to health, and there are more infections and fungi in the intestine. All this can damage the system even more than the impact of sugar on insulin resistance.
Making a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle, allows good bacteria to feed and make a real “magic” on health. People are not yet aware of this because they do not insist much on the subject, and yet it is crucial to health.
You’ve probably read dozens of articles in the newspapers and on the Internet that talk about how good the bacteria (prebiotics / probiotics) are for your body, so much that they are able to help a variety of health problems:
- Heart disease,
- Diabetes, etc.
Obviously, imbalances of the intestinal flora (known as “microbioma”) are mostly associated with intestinal problems, from mild discomfort to severe intestinal inflammation such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
What are the consequences of the disease?
To give us an idea the word that summarizes it would be invalidating. Let’s look more closely at the associated symptoms:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Symptoms:
- Frequent diarrhea,
- Abdominal cramps and aches
- Rectal blood
- Weight loss
Nausea and fever
The ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are autoimmune diseases that can have serious consequences if left untreated.
Symptoms associated with these diseases are caused by an inflammation of the intestines, which in turn increase the risk of intestinal obstruction, abscess, and perforation of the intestine and colon cancer.
Intestinal diseases are also associated with mal absorption and malnutrition, which can lead to a bone disorder, bone fracture. In fact, inflammation of the bowel is an important factor in the loss of bone mass.
Researchers associated leaky gut with joint problems, as the leaky gut allows bacteria and other foreign particles to enter the blood, and this is a major cause of joint problems (such as rheumatoid arthritis).
Lifestyle can contribute to inflammation of the intestines.
Chron’s disease is related to the presence of a bacterium called Mycobacterium paratuberculosis , which prevents white blood cells from killing E. coli bacteria , which is present in excess in Chron’s affected tissues.
One of the main routes for the presence of Mycobacterium is cow’s milk. In the results of the study it was seen that Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) was present in 92% of patients with Crohn’s disease, compared to 26% of patients in a control group. MAP is present in 2% of pasteurized milks today.
There are so many good reasons to limit milk consumption (including its natural sugars that promote insulin resistance and prevent nutritional ketosis …). But if you still want to drink milk at all costs and you are struggling against some IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) at least make sure you drink milk from healthy cows that have been fed only with grass in the meadow
Another factor to take into account is the presence of afflation, an Aspergillus-caused mycotoxin that many Crohn sufferers have in their body.
Crohn’s patients had less symptomatology if they followed a yeast-free diet, especially avoiding bread and beer. Also read Plantas to maintain the good state of the intestines and the stomach.
IBD is also often associated with the presence of bacteria Serratia marcescens and E. coli, together with the fungus Candida Tropicalis. As we can see, bacteria have a strong influence on the immune response.
Moreover, it is known that bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract may be responsible for certain “super-reactive” autoimmune responses (such as celiac disease or allergies and intolerance to certain foods).
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 3% of adults and almost 6% of children in the world are allergic to 70 different foods.
What are the most common allergies or intolerances?
- Milk ( Milk: intolerances and allergies )
You can see the most common allergies in Spain in the following article what are the most common allergies?
Let’s see what to do and what we should not do in case of IBD, such as Crohn’s disease, colitis or any intestinal inflammation.
1) Avoid anything that could damage our microbiome.
2) Follow an anti-inflammatory lifestyle that allows the microbioma to thrive as it should.
- To do this absolutely avoid:
- Refined sugars and fructose
- Cereals of all kinds
- Industrial foods filled with emulsifiers, preservatives, colorings…
Antibiotics (and here also enter those used on certain farms so make sure that what you eat has not been treated with antibiotics)
- Water rich in chlorine and fluorine
- Dairy products (especially if they have been pasteurized)
- Agricultural pesticides (such as glyphosylate)
- Legumes of all kinds.
All these foods play a trick on your intestines.
You just have to check the diet and focus on real food (such as the biological food of Km zero, which we buy in groceries of the whole life). To refuse foods full of preservatives and sugar would be to make a big step forward for health.
You may not have a diagnosis that you have an IBD, but you do have suspicions that something is wrong in your digestive system … how can you tell if the suspicions indicate that the system starts to fail for lack of good bacteria ?. I’m going to give you a list of signs that should not be overlooked. If you have these symptoms, it means that the bad bacteria are staying to live there and making the good ones go. Although there is no diagnosis yet you should start taking action as soon as you notice the symptoms:
- Intestinal gases
- Headache or discomfort
- Wanting to consume sugar and processed foods