The cause of Crohn’s disease is uncertain. Conventional medicine states that it is an autoimmune disorder and other researchers believe that an infectious organism causes it. Others think that it may be brought about by an inherited tendency. Since the origin of a disease can often be extrapolated from its cure there is much evidence out there that Crohn’s has an autoimmune origin that causes severe pathological microbial invasion of the colon. Conventional treatment includes anti-inflammatory medicine and antibiotics.
Science Daily reports that a bacterium from cow’s milk may cause Crohn’s disease for some people. Mycobacterium paratubertubercolosis causes indirectly the inability of white blood cells to kill e-coli. Hence an overgrowth of e-coli is frequently found in Crohn’s disease patients.
Crohn’s disease will degenerate the lining of the intestines. There can be significant pain, diarrhea, bleeding and malnutrition as a result but actual tissue of the colon can slough off. Hospitalizations are required and over repeated bouts of severity death can occur.
In the alternative arena of treatment the approach is much the same as in conventional treatment but the results can be much better because the treatments used lack significant side effects. The goal is to reduce inflammation and pathogens and to modulate the immunes system while boosting the nutritional status.
The three phases of treatment are required to promote health - Remove, Modulate and Restore. These phases can be done simultaneously. It is just a way of thinking in one’s approach to the disease. You need to be sure that all three phases are being adequately and effectively addressed.
In the Remove Phase you will eliminate the bacteria that is causing you so much discomfort. There are new products now available that avoid many of the pitfalls of antibiotics.
In the Modulate Phase you will administer a prescription drug called Low Dose Naltrexone that will modulate the immune system so inflammatory responses are soothed and mechinisms of healing are not over reacting.
In the Restore Phase you will incorporate specific diet changes and take supplements that will work to restore and heal the lining of the intestine and colon.
Each phase requires that you learn new information about products, why they can help you and how to use them to bring the healing process on. The related links below will conect you to each articles on each phase of therapy.