Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) include two conditions (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) where there is a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, this chronic inflammation damage the GI tract.Our modern way of life is conducive to bowel disease. By changing our habits of eating and our styles of life we may avoid or heal bowel disease. Dietary modiﬁcations is an integral part of bowel disease treatment since food is a well-known trigger and elimination diets have been shown to improve symptoms.
1. Gradually change the diet, over a period of one week, so that it contains no low residue food (see list at bottom). Maintain strictness in this regard for several weeks.
2. Avoid all animal products for several weeks, including even products made with sodium lactate or sodium caseinate. This measure changes the bacterial flora of the bowel, encourages the development of bowel strength, and reduces constipation or diarrhea.
3. Fast one to two days each week, taking eight to ten charcoal tablets at bedtime on the night before the fast each week. Be strictly regular in mealtime and bedtime.
4. Eat a balanced diet high in unrefined cereal grains, low in fat and protein.
5. Add two to three tablespoons of wheat bran to your food each day.
6. Avoid all stomach irritants (hot pepper, spices, vinegar products, baking powder and soda, caffeine drinks, nicotine, cocoa and chocolates, sugar, hot and cold food and drink, concentrated foods). Avoid all medicines, antacids, pharmaceuticals.
7. Do not crowd meals close together. Put a minimum of five hours between the end of one meal and the beginning of the next with nothing between.
8. Two meals daily, breakfast and lunch, are preferable to three.
9. Eat slowly, take small bites, and chew well. Never overeat.
10. Use few liquid foods and never drink beverages with a meal. The water must be absorbed before digestion of the solid portions can begin.
11. Use no overripe fruits or vegetables, or foods having the faintest taint of spoilage; or foods “aged” during their processing, such as hard cheeses, sauerkraut, pickles, etc.
12. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily, ten to twelve on fast days.
13. If overweight, reduce your weight to normal.
14. Avoid all tight bands around the abdomen. Keep the extremities well-clothed and warm at all times to avoid abdominal congestion.
15. Have at least one hour of out-of doors exercise each day.
For more information contact:
Silvia Rojas Reyes,
N.D., M.M.P., Health & Life Coach
(Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard)
Phone: 44- 756 24 25 749
“Healthy Lifestyle Matters in Prevention of Diseases” SRR
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