Three natural answers for Crohn’s and other bowel issues

If you have painful inflammation of the digestive tract and you have difficulty processing foods, no one needs to tell you any more about the problems a condition like Crohn’s disease can be.

What you might like to hear is what can help.

Broccoli and plantain

study now shows that broccoli and plantain may help curb Crohn’s.

One of the key stages in the development of Crohn’s is invasion of the cells lining the bowel (epithelial cells) by bacteria, particularly a sticky type of Escherichia coli, so the researchers looked at dietary agents that might influence this process.

They found that plantain and broccoli fibers reduced translocation of E. coli by between 45 and 82 percent

Probiotic bacteria

Studies suggest that common probiotic bacteria found in yogurt and some cheese could help calm intestinal tracts and possibly prevent inflammatory bowel diseases.

Researchers have found that both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum reduce inflammation and reduce Crohn’s disease activity.

Vitamin D

The extra vitamin D you get from the sun in Southern States may lower your risk of digestive inflammatory conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that women living in Southern States had fewer digestive issues than women in Northern latitudes.

Authors of the study examined data from the large, long-term U.S. Nurses Health Study I and II and found that women living in Southern regions were 50 percent less likely to develop Crohn’s disease and had a 35 percent lower risk of ulcerative colitis when compared to counterparts living in the North.

The researchers said that this may suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and the onset of digestive diseases.

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Easy Health Options Staff

By Easy Health Options Staff

Submitted by the staff at Easy Health Options®.