Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Are There Natural Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis?

Monday, 20 May 2013 09:52 AM

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.

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Question: My wife, 36, has ulcerative colitis, and she is taking a lot of harsh
medication. Is there natural treatment to help control this nasty disease?
 
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
 
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the large intestine and the rectum.
 
Newer research has shown that the supplement silymarin in a dose of 200 mg, three times a day, can significantly relieve the symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, blood in stool, diarrhea, and unexplained fever.
 
Soluble fiber products also help, both as a prebiotic and in the production of short-chain fatty acids. In addition, omega-3 oils high in DHA reduce bouts of ulcerative colitis.
 
Most inflammatory episodes can be controlled with a combination of these treatments, and healing of the gut will then be allowed to proceed.
 
Research shows that supplementing with prebiotics and probiotics also improves the
condition.
 

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