Is Conventional Medicine Coming Around About Colitis?

Could conventional medicine may really be starting to figure out how natural treatments can do patients far more good than the toxic drugs they routinely prescribe? Perhaps, according to a new study that discovered a solution for colitis I've been recommending for years on my Web site: An oral supplement enriched with fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants reduces the reliance on traditional therapies for patients with ulcerative colitis.

Moreover, people who took this supplement were less likely to start corticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side effects. And those undergoing corticosteroid therapy who were given the oral supplement versus a placebo soon reduced the dosage of corticosteroids needed to control clinical symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Researchers conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial of adult patients with mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis to assess the benefits of adding this supplement to standard medical therapy for this disease (an inflammatory bowel disease in which the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed and ulcerated, and most commonly affects those between ages 15-40).

Also understand that taking a high quality fish oil daily isn't at all the same thing as taking a supplement. I truly believe it to be an essential food.

Another important factor in treating colitis: Following an optimized nutritional plan that severely restricts or eliminates sugars and grains.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

EurekAlert April 6, 2005

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