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Is Goji berry good for Crohn’s disease?

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Crohn’s, the most common of the Inflammatory Bowel Disorders, is said to have affected 0.5% to 1% of the American population. The affected patients struck hard when the doctors declare there is no placebo option to cure the disease. Even after many millions of dollars spent, years of research doctors are not clear about the source of the IBDs and how to keep them under control. Most often, placebo medicines tend to provide steroids and high dose pain killers, which complicates the situation with time. Many people lead to a healthy life is a changed lifestyle of natural food and therapy. One such ingredient of natural food that is said to have an effect on Crohn’s disease in the Goji Berry. Here is all you need to know about Goji Berry and IBD.

Many people ask “is Goji Berry good for Crohn’s disease?” The answer is yes. Goji berry, like most another berry, is rich in vitamins C, A and other essential nutrients, which makes it an excellent anti-oxidant by nature. The main reactions taking place during inflammation and the more severe flare are the presence of oxidants higher than anti-oxidants. Introducing enough anti-oxidants make for the balance and maintains the digestive tract without issues. Neutrophils and monocytes emit these oxygen species as a healing mechanism from the immune systems false detection.

Another agent of causing inflammation is the proinflammatory cytokines. According to research, it is controlled to a reasonable extent with the consumption of Goji berries over time. The same research proves the effect of Goji berry on inflammation was significant from the two hours of consumption and peaked at about six hours at 25% and 75% effect when consumed at a concentration of 0.1% and 1% Lacto-WolfBerry compound. The Goji berry is said to have many other general wellness improvements over time helping to sustain a healthier and more normal for Crohn’s patient like everyone else.

Goji berry Benefits for Crohn’s Disease

The commonly known name of Goji Berry has another name of wolfberry across various regions. The Lycium Barbarum is a dark red berry found across all seasons that is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory effect. It is also rich in calcium and iron. While this is a great specialty food recommended for consumption for everyone, only very lately it has identified its ability to treat Crohn’s and other inflammatory diseases. It is used in China for centuries as part of the traditional medicine for various purposes, including the prevention of diabetes.

To understand the full effect of Goji Berry, let us start with the cause and reason behind the IBD itself. Both IBDs are caused due to the malfunctioning of the immune system. The immune system, in general fights any injury or disorder autonomously from within the body. The cause of IBD is false detection of injury in the gastrointestinal tract. It sends oxidants and other enzymes as a quick counter-reaction, which causes the inflammation and inefficient digestion and functioning of the excretory system. While the Crohn’s is predominant in the digestive tract, ulcerative colitis is most significant in the excretory tract.

What most placebos tend to do with Crohn’s is they ease the pain incurred from inflammation. There is not even a proper placebo option to keep pain under control, not to mention ways to treat the disease. Hence, most often, doctors do most of the control with the choice of food. They cut off foods that are hard on the digestive system to prevent flare-ups and instruct to maintain the low-key diet to keep it under control. The technique is similar to Goji berry except that it can have a positive effect on the immune system and rectify its malfunctioning to an extent.

Unofficially, Goji berries or wolfberries is one of the only identified food items to treat Crohn’s. There are some alternatives in the herbal side, like CBD oil that can reduce inflammation. Goji berries as an antioxidant take effect gradually and neutralize the oxidation compound imbalance in the inflammation region. This takes effect within hours of consumption of wolfberry. With regular intake, along with healthier and organic food options, this is already an excellent option to lead a healthy life for Crohn’s patients.

The other aspect of Goji berry that affects the immune system and general well being is the treating part of Crohn’s. Research on Goji Berry’s impact on IBD in a mouse model proved significant improvements over the other set under placebo both affected by DSS induced Colitis. It was also successful in recovering weight loss due to IBD. Over two weeks, the mousses that took water mixed with Lacto-wolfberry (milk and wolfberry extract) mixed recorded a decrease in weight loss and improvement in general activity. Only a few types of research are demonstrating the positive effect of goji berry on Crohn’s so far.

Goji Berry IDB benefits

Goji berries have a great variety of body essentials. You can take this advantage while treating Crohn’s. Being one of the most predominant berries used in the ancient Chinese herbal medicine for centuries, the possibilities they use it for is endless. Here are a few of them.

  • High Nutritional Value: It is amazing how a berry so small is such an allrounder when it comes to nutrition value. They are high on fiber, protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals like iron, copper, selenium, etc.
  • Anti-oxidants: These are oxygen-absorbing molecules that prevent free radicals that can cause damage to the cells. With ORAC values above 3000, they are not the best of the berries but better than most food we intake daily.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Though the process is unclear, an experiment over mice having type 2 diabetes for over two weeks showed a 35% decrease in blood sugar level. It is also worth noting that diabetes is one of the main reason’s goji berries are used in Chinese medicine.
  • Anti-aging Benefits: Chines medicine claims goji berry having anti-aging benefits upon prolonged usage. Though there are not enough papers to prove the fact, it is still an effective option for antiaging and sexual aid in China.
  • Boost Activity Levels: Having concentrated extracts of the Gojis can lead to behavior that is more agile, overall refreshing, and energetic feel both physically and mentally.
Is Goji berry good for Crohn's disease?

Cleanse Benefits of Goji Berry

The Goji Berry extracts helps to an extent in cleansing the waste out of your blood system better than ever. It quickens the excretion of urea nitrogen from the blood that usually occurs after a heavy workout.

Out of the many benefits we have seen, most matter to treat Crohn’s in an all-around aspect leading to a comfortable and healthy lifestyle easing on the food restrictions. With improved awareness of Goji berry and Crohn’s disease researches taking it seriously, organic medicine companies have gone a step ahead and started to manufacture consumable goji berry extract in various forms. It is not easy for everyone to source goji berry extract, but the powder form is easy to buy and use.

Goji Berry powder for Crohn’s

Goji berry is already dry to an extent, making juice or extracts is only viable if you can get the berries fresh. For the rest, powdering is the best way to process and store the Gojis for a more extended period. Companies stick to organic methods of making Goji powder is more effectively and preserve the nature of the Goji berry. If you are looking to put an end to the Crohn’s, then there is no better option than to buy a reliable Goji berry powder from an herbal manufacturer.


While Crohn’s is a severe disease and a threat to lifestyle, it can be treated and kept under control to the point where it does not even show its effects. For that, if you feel diet restrictions and placebo are too much to manage, Goji berry powders are the ideal choice to keep you healthy, intact, and immune as others.

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Is honey good for treating inflammatory bowel diseases?

Is honey good for IBD Remissia

Dr. Noam Diamant

The numerous health benefits of honey have been known for centuries but is honey also helpful for healing inflammation and supporting gut health of IBD patients?

Honey is a natural product of honey bees, that is, originates from floral nectars and other plant secretions. It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, and polyphenolic compounds. In recent years numerous scientific studies have shown that honey possesses various important properties, such as wound healing, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Lately, studies focused on patients with Chrohn’s and ulcerative colitis (UC) which are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), shed light on the potential of honey to support the healing process of this patient population.

What is honey and what does it contain?

Honey is a supersaturated, semi-solid natural product that is prepared by bees from the nectar of different flowers and plants. It is a healthy, natural, energy producing and easily digestible food. More than 181 substances are found in raw natural honey. It contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, protein, carbohydrate, lipids and polyphenolic compounds such as flavonoids. The presence of such a variety of active compounds provides the basis for the combined anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of honey. However, the composition and properties of honey depend on the weather and geographical conditions under which it is produced. Therefore, a complete understanding of the medicinal properties of honey is a complicated ongoing scientific endeavor.

What are the medicinal properties of honey?

Ancient civilizations considered honey a god gifted prestigious product.  The use of honey as a medicine started at least six thousand years ago. The earliest written records on papyri and Sumerian clay tablets clearly demonstrate that honey was used, by the Egyptians as a medicine, before 1900–1250 BC.

Prior to the appearance of present-day drugs, honey was conventionally used for treating many diseases. It has broad spectrum anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities, as well as potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous activities.

In particular, honey has a long history of use as an anti-inflammatory substance. The ancient Greek physician and pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides used honey to treat sunburns and spots on the face, as well as to heal inflammation of the throat and tonsils. 

In the modern era, there have been numerous observations of honey applied to inflamed wounds and burns resulting in reduced edema and exudate, providing a soothing effect, and minimizing scarring. 

In clinical trials on burns comparing honey with silver sulfadiazine, honey showed decreased levels of the marker for inflammation, decreased levels of malondialdehyde, and a reduced number of inflammatory cells present in biopsy samples. 

The numerous reports of anti-inflammatory activity in experimental wounds and burns of animal models, prove that honey has a direct anti-inflammatory activity; the decrease in inflammation is not simply a secondary effect of the antibacterial activity of honey’s removing of inflammation-causing bacteria.

It has been reported, that honey inhibited the production of the inflammatory cytokine TNF-α, inhibited enzymes involved in inflammation such as, cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2. It also decreased the amount of potent inflammatory compounds including prostaglandins such as PGE2 (prostaglandin E2), PGF2a (prostaglandin F2a) and thromboxane B2 in plasma.

Honey also has remarkable reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging activities which might be due to the phenolic content and the lipid metabolism-enhancing effect of honey. This beneficial effect of honey has the ability to counteract the oxidative damage and protect organs and tissues.

Is honey good for treating inflammatory bowel diseases?

Why is honey good for wound healing?

Honey has long been documented as having wound healing properties. The risk of wound infection increases as local conditions favor bacterial invasion and growth.  As a dressing on wounds, honey provides a moist healing environment, rapidly clears infection, deodorizes, and reduces inflammation, edema, and exudation. It increases the rate of healing by stimulation of angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization.

It is now widely agreed and proven that honey is not just sugar syrup with certain physical properties that make it suitable as a wound dressing material, but that it is a biologic wound dressing with multiple bioactive components that can expedite the healing process.

Can honey positively affect the human microbiome?

The microbiome (also known as microbiota) is a relatively new term that describes a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and specifically, the collection of microorganisms living in or on the human body.

It is estimated that the human body harbors about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes which means we contain about 10 microorganism cells for each one of our human cells. The majority of these microorganisms reside within the gut which, in the past decade, promoted researchers to inspect the involvement of the gut microbiome in IBD. It is now known that IBD is indeed associated with a gut microbial dysbiosis (i.e. changes in the balance between beneficial to harmful bacteria), including an expansion of facultative anaerobic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. 

Advances in DNA sequencing enabled researchers to entangle the gut microbiota in human health and IBD and beyond the gut bacterial microbiota, expanding insights into other types of bugs. Viruses and fungi such as Candida albicans were also revealed to be increased in IBD.

As mentioned above, honey has the potential to eradicate bacteria and fungi. The question that therefore arises is does honey exert such properties in a specific manner which targets the right bugs? A look into research on this topic reveals a quite compelling set of findings with many studies revealing specific antibiotic properties of honey against harmful bacterial strains that are increased in IBD patients’ gut. It has been proven, that some varieties of honey have anti-fungal activities against some species of yeast including Candida albicans. As a result of these findings, the use of honey for supporting development and maintenance of a healthy gut microbiome in patients, has been rising in recent years.

For example, in 2018 the results of a clinical study that evaluated the effect of honey on diarrhea and fecal microbiota in critically ill tube-fed patients were published. These patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Enteral Nutrition (EN) is the first choice for feeding support. However, it is often complicated by gastrointestinal side effects, such as diarrhea. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of honey in enteral diet during occurrence of diarrhea and fecal microbiota in critically ill patients. Patients in the honey group showed a significant increase in the frequency of bifidobacterium in comparison with the control group. In the honey group, there was a considerable reduction in diarrhea. A significant difference was found in length of ICU stay and sequential organ failure assessment score in favor of the honey group.

Another example is a 2017 publication of results of a randomized controlled trial that evaluated a medically-graded honey supplementation formula as a prebiotic for preterm infants. Enterobacter (“bad bug”) stool colonization decreased in the honey supplemented groups, whereas Bifidobacterium bifidum and lactobacilli (“good bacteria”) colony counts increased in the honey groups. Furthermore, it was shown that supplementation of milk formula with medically graded honey was associated with significant increase in weight and head circumference of preterm infants.

So, what about honey and IBD patients?

With this body of evidence of the medicinal properties of honey it is only logical to assume that it can be useful for the alleviation of Chrohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. However, can honey maintain it’s beneficial properites when it is ingested and not applied topically as traditionally done in wounds and burns?

Initial evidence that honey remains potent when it is administered by ingestion came from many studies that evaluated the efficacy of honey in treating gastric ulcers. For example, in experimental rat model of gastric ulcer which was examined both microscopically and macroscopically, honey was shown to have a gastroprotective effect that was similar when compared to omeprazole, which is the standard of care for gastric ulcers.

Another study was carried out to evaluate the effect of honey on gastric mucosa in a rat model. The rats were randomly assigned into two groups, the control group and the honey-fed (test) group. After twenty-two weeks the rats were weighed and tested for gastric ulcers. The results showed that honey significantly reduced ulcer scores as well as caused scanty hemorrhage in the test group compared with increased ulcer scores and multiple hemorrhages in the control group.

These are two examples of many studies that were conducted on animal models that showed clear efficacy of honey in treating gastric ulcers thus proving that consumed honey remains active in the digestive system.

In humans, a cross-sectional study that was conducted on 62 subjects over 18 years. Honey consumption was assessed by a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) and correlated to cellular tests, showed a positive relation between honey consumption and positive effects on gastric cancer.

Another study evaluated the effect of honey added to oral rehydration solution for treatment of gastroenteritis in infants and children. One hundred infants and children with acute gastroenteritis were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups, each consisting of 50 patients: Group I received ORS for rehydration (control), and Group II received ORS with honey. In the honey-treated group the frequencies of vomiting and diarrhea were significantly reduced compared to the control group. Also, the recovery time, defined as the number of hours from initiation of treatment to when normal soft stools are passed, with the patient showing normal hydration and satisfactory weight gain, was significantly shortened after honey ingestion. In conclusion, honey added to ORS promoted rehydration of the body and sped recovery from vomiting and diarrhea.

A large study in humans that focuses on the effect of honey on IBD is a complicated scientific task to undertake. Until such a study is performed, the above evidence of conditions that are similar to IBD and work done in animal models suggest that IBD can be another condition that benefits from honey consumption.

For example, in a study done in a mouse inflammatory model of colitis, honey administration was as effective as prednisolone. In another such study honey dose-dependently afforded protection against acetic acid-induced colonic damage. There was almost 100% protection with the highest dose (5 g/kg) was used, while glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose mixture produced no significant protective effect. Also, honey prevented the depletion of the antioxidant enzymes, reduced glutathione and catalase, and restored the lipid peroxide malondialdehyde to normal levels. In yet another study in colitis mice, the effect of natural honey on induced colitis was assessed by the following parameters in colonic samples: tissue injury, inflammatory infiltration, interleukin-1 and -6, superoxide dismutase and reduced glutathione.

In addition, the expression of TNF alpha and other pro-inflammatory agents were examined. Compared to the control colitis group, the honey-treated group had significantly improved macroscopic and microscopic scores and exhibited the down-regulation of oxidative, inflammatory, and apoptotic markers. In addition, the role of honey in epithelial regeneration was clarified.

To summarize, there is a rapidly increasing number of studies that support the use of honey in aiding the healing process of IBD patients. This natural medicine, which is also tasty and nutritious should be included in the diet of health conscious IBD patients.


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How To Gain Weight After Crohn’s Surgery?


Crohn’s disease being the most difficult to handle among the two Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD) is hard to regain the state of normalcy even after surgery. The whole lifestyle of the patient affected by Crohn’s is expected to change drastically shifting more towards healthy living alternates and sticking to strict habits as a part of remission. Do not worry if you are a patient recently undergone or are preparing for Crohn’s disease surgery; you can continue to have a life of your own without a ton of medicinal expenses and limitations. Medicine has grown to the point that surgery is no more the only option always. However, 80% of Crohn’s patient undergo surgery at some point of their affected state compared to very few surgery conversions with Ulcerative Colitis, another form of IBD.

After a non-emergency Crohn’s surgery, it almost takes 4 to 6 weeks to recover from the surgery with a week’s hospitalization. This should have led to a considerable weight loss already. With all the main symptoms of diarrhea, fatigue, and loss of appetite contributing to weight loss and the Crohn’s disease being chronical, it is not easy for everyone to fight back to the physical normalcy in terms of weight. Being trim and thin is a sign of good health, but the phase from being affected by Crohn’s to post-surgery makes you thin and thin, thinner.

Are you worried about how to gain weight after Crohn’s surgery? The trio of a doctor treating Crohn’s, an experienced nutritionist, and proper cooperation from the affected person can only achieve it. The diet plan differs with the state of Crohn’s and the medication used. The formulation of diet plans for every individual is started with a common diet for Crohn’s, which is then modified based on the adaptability of the patient. Later on, this plan is adopted for long-term usage and weight maintenance.

How to Gain Weight if You Have Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is one of the common chronic diseases affecting about 780,000 Americans out of which age of 15 to 35 is most vulnerable to catch on. Though there is not a particular reason for the occurrence of IBD, hereditary is one major proven factor. When checked, 5-20% of the Crohn’s patients reported a first-order relative having similar IBD disorder earlier. The worst part is, about 85% of Crohn’s patients are taking repetitive surgery within 20 years from the first one. Amidst all these, the task of gaining weight is complicated to manage single-handedly.

Every Crohn’s patent is fighting the weight loss in IBD someway or the other. The inevitable weight loss is only controllable to an extent with medicine and surgery; it is the food habits and exercise playing a major role. However, diet plans are unique to every Crohn’s patient. Here are some of the common strategies that are effective for most.

  • Eat more: The basic idea of higher intake calorie than burnt calories every day contributes to weight gain. However, the catch is a limitation of food options you have to deal.
  • Take food frequently: Instead of having 3 meals a day, take 6 half meals or more, throughout the day for effective metabolism and lesser burden on the gastrointestinal system. You must be aware of the digestive habits before deciding on the frequency of food intake.
  • Eat high nutrient foods: As you might have known, fat and carbohydrates are not the highest ingredients on a Crohn’s patients’ diet. Sought the help of a nutritionist and work closely to figure out an effective diet plan of yours. The most common nutrients favoring weight gain for Crohn’s patients are,
  • Vitamin B12
    • Folate
    • Calcium
    • Vitamin D
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Magnesium

Any food item with the above nutrients and with less or no fat and fiber are usually good for Crohn’s affected persons.

  • Find the food items that suit you: Crohn’s has a general list of “foods to avoid” and “good for health” items, like super-foods. However, it can vary based on the factors like infected part of the gastrointestinal disorder, surgery aging, and presence of a fistula, etc. So set a food diary, introduce a food item into your diet, increase its quantity gradually and study if your body accepts it without any issue before making it the main option.
  • Form of food: Having affected and operated in the gastrointestinal tract, every detail about your food intake is important. Make food convenient to intake and digest. Taking smoothies instead of solid food is one good example of making work easier for the digestive system. Likely, saliva is a catalyst for proper digestion. So, have your food slowly in small quantities and have it in your mouth for a while to absorb saliva before swallowing.
  • Exercise: While some hard workouts might have a negative impact on Crohn’s leading to increased inflammation and irregular bowel activity, mild activities like speed walking is good for the patients. Practice such mild activities to have a healthy balance of intake and burnt calories.
  • Nutrient Supplements: Part of working closely with the doctor and nutritionist is taking regular medical tests to monitor essential nutrient content in the blood. If any of the essential elements are found in shortage, there are two common ways to boost them – take a nutrient shot making an instant recovery or take supplements of the nutrient regularly to revive organically.

Weight Gain Shakes for IBD

Supplementary shakes are new to the market. They are superior compared to nutrition supplementary pills and shots. They have the benefits of making effect organically with time, and you do not have the hardships of taking them as pills or by injection. Weight gain shakes for IBD makes the process of weight gain enjoyable. These shakes and smoothies intended to weight gain for Crohn’s disease are rich in nutrients that occur naturally and tastes good. It has an added convenience of being both the meal and supplement boosting the weight of Crohn’s patient.

Weight gain shakes are readily available in the market for pickup while you are on the way to your office. Do not worry about the allergens or the excess fat content found in weight gain supplements. They are available in different combinations to match every need.

Summarizing Rapid Weight Loss of Crohn’s Disease

Fighting rapid weight loss due to the chronic disease of gastrointestinal inflammation is a task that needs a lot of attention from self, nutritionists, and experts. On a test of over 200 people with Crohn’s disease, 57 percent of them experienced significant weight loss under a controlled environment. The main reason is lack of nutrition due to the limitations put by Crohn’s food restriction. Nausea and diarrhea are two other factors contributing to the plight. Early age is also a factor of weight loss with Crohn’s making for lower BMI during the diagnosis of IBD and the weights going even lower with time. Though nutrient content can be temporarily boosted with shots, it tends to fall low soon after. The objective of getting to the desired weight and maintaining it throughout the year can be done only with the help of nutritionists, weight gain shakes for IBD and regulated lifestyle.

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Can people with Crohn’s eat eggs?

Can people with Crohns eat eggs

Having Crohn’s diseases presents a plethora of challenges when it comes to the kinds of foods to consume at that time of flare-ups. While some of these foods may worsen the situation, others might help manage the symptoms. Of course, people with Crohn’s diseases would definitely want to avoid these foods that could aggravate their conditions.

Obviously, people suffering from Crohn’s diseases are often subjected to flare-ups. These are the particular periods where symptoms such as stomach cramping, diarrhea, and nausea begin to manifest whenever they consume anything.

As a result of these, doctors and other medical practitioners often recommend that people suffering from this cankerworm called Crohn’s should have different dietary approaches whenever they have these flare-ups and when they do not. This article seeks to look at varying degrees of questions as regards Crohn’s diseases and the kinds of diet that is best to manage the symptoms.

Can People with Crohn’s eat eggs? Definitely, Yes. If you are battling with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, you need to know that every mouthful counts.

While there has never been any firm evidence affirming the real or actual cause of inflammatory bowel diseases, numerous studies are supporting the fact that certain foods can aggravate the symptoms specifically during flare-ups. Conversely, consuming the right foods at that moment could assist people living Crohn’s better manage those conditions.  

Whether you are feeling well and able or you are feeling miserable, it is highly essential that you consume meals and snacks packed with healthful nutrients as much as possible.

Nutrients that provides you with plenty of vitamins, minerals and a host of other nutrients should be your primary matter of concern. Remember, fuelling your body with adequate nutrients will significantly help you stay healthy, fight infections, reduce inflammation and heal off the wounds.

Whether you prefer it scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, or as an omelet, eggs are perfectly packed with superfoods. Whether your flare-ups or symptoms force you to stick to eggs on toast, or you are able to combine them with veggies, eggs are packed with nutritious, versatile, gut-friendly, convenient, and inexpensive source of easily digested protein. Once you choose to consume them, you are sure to receive a hearty dose of nutrition.

For instance, a whole egg offers about 6 grams of nutritious protein. Apart from that, it also contains other dietary irons. Due to the increased loss of blood, these irons needs to be replenished.

Several research studies have proven that egg yolks are one of the components of eggs that contain immune-boosting vitamin D. Aside from that, egg yolks also contain lecithin, a fatty acid that works best when it comes to absorbing the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. 

How to Cook Eggs for Someone with Crohn’s

Whether you are just recovering from a flare up or inflammation, it is highly essential that you consume a sufficient amount of protein. Animal proteins for instance eggs are loaded with amino acids which are useful in many body functions such as cell growth and repair of worn out tissues.

Generally, eggs are well tolerated and easily digestible. However, there are a variety of ways to prepare them for people with Crohn’s or other inflammatory bowel diseases. Anyway you prepare them, whether hard-boiled, scrambled or soft cooked, eggs are inexpensive sources of easily digestible proteins.

As one of the requirements for a balanced diet, eggs play a critical role in the build-up of a healthy digestive tract and can also be functional during acute digestive issues. In addition to the plethora of nutrients present, eggs are easily digestible when compared with other highly proteinous foods such as legumes and meats.

Due to their abundance in sulfur content, eggs are capable of contributing to the intestinal gas of some individuals while also rendering numerous benefits to the other digestive systems.

When experiencing acute diarrhea, eggs are known to be more tolerable protein when compared with beans, fried meats or nuts. Fresh eggs are the best as some processed eggs contain some hazardous components that celiac patient should avoid at all times.

More so, eggs are excellent source methionine, an essential amino acid which are the sub units of human proteins. They are critical components of the human body cells. Essential amino acids can only be obtained from foods or supplements — for instance, production of vitamin D by absorbing sunlight. Methionine is a detoxifier and also an antioxidant.

Research studies have proven that methionine deficiency could contribute to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease while eventually damaging vital organs in the body.

From helping in managing the symptoms of Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases to providing a nutritious source of protein, eggs are often terrific choices effective for digestive health.

Is Oatmeal good for Crohn’s?

Generally, dietary fiber has both its benefits and adverse effects on people with Crohn’s disease. While consumption of dietary fiber by people with Crohn’s disease could prevent overheating and even put a stop to diarrhea, the wrong fiber, on the other hand, can worsen diarrhea and eventually result in abdominal pains and cramps.

Oatmeal is an example of the right kind of dietary fiber, and it contains soluble fiber that is capable of being easily broken down in the body.

Like insoluble fibers, insoluble fibers also absorb water as found in nuts, vegetables, and fruits, oatmeal usually have soluble fibers softened in liquids as their principal constituent. When it comes to consumption of oatmeal by patients with Crohn’s disease, you need to ingest them with lots of water.

Oatmeal provides a combination of ready meal that soothes the gastrointestinal tract. As a good source of slowly released carbohydrates, oatmeal is undeniably a good source of energy sustenance while also reducing food cravings. 

Oatmeal doesn’t only bring comfort, but the soluble fibers present helps to absorb water and slowly passes through the digestive tract. Indeed, this is a perfect meal for breakfast specifically when it is soft-cooked.


Eggs and Crohn’s-Summary

The egg debate has been in existence for some time now. Eggs have been considered a taboo as a result of their abundance in cholesterol contents. Various research experiments has attested to the fact that the dietary cholesterol in eggs increases the blood cholesterol levels thereby aggravating the risks of heart diseases.

In recent times, virtually all nutritional and medical consensus now agrees that eggs are absolutely fine for regular consumption. And with all other things, it must be in moderation.

In conclusion, eggs are super healthy foods. If you are hungry, consuming eggs will not only help you pack the right nutrients, they’ll definitely manage your symptoms and satisfy your hunger. Interestingly, eggs are a wholesome, natural and inexpensive source of essential body nutrients.

And yes, they are fabulously easy to prepare. Enjoy them scrambled, poached, hard-boiled or omelet at any time of the day. If your symptoms permits, combine them with some vegetables for a perfectly balanced meal.

Above all, one needs to know that everyone differs when it comes to tolerating food. What might be considered safe for someone may aggravate the symptoms in another. However, try different foods and observe your body’s reaction in order to understand your digestive requirements better.

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What Are The Best Organic Superfoods For Crohn’s Disease?

Is someone in your family suffering from IBD or more specifically the Crohn’s Disease? If the doctor has been recommending going for the best organic superfoods for Crohn’s Disease, he or she is right. They are highly effective in treating Crohn’s Disease since they are very practical to implement too. There are many medicines available in the market for the treatment of this disease. However, in order to get complete relief from this disease affecting digestion and overall intestinal functions, one needs to make positive life changes. Superfoods are, therefore, highly recommended because of their ability to change the way a person eats and thereby, influencing the disease and treating.

Crohn’s Disease or Inflammatory Bowel Disease is one of the conditions causing acute inflammation and irritation to the patients. The entire digestive tract may feel irritated, and this might lower the overall immunity and strength of a person. The issue of the disease is that it spreads through the entire wall of the bowel. With proper lifestyle and eating choices, one can still curb the disease drastically. If you are wondering on what are the best organic superfoods for Crohn’s Disease, here is a list for you to check and implement for your ailing family member.

The Best Organic Superfoods for Crohn’s Disease

Superfood 1: Honey

Superfood 2: Aloe Vera

Superfood 3: Moringa Oleifera

Superfood 4: Acai

Superfood 5: Others

Why Superfood?

Crohn’s Disease works slowly on the digestive tract and develops through it to a small intestine. People often confuse it with Ulcerative Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This is why many people may not even recognize the pain from its symptom or be able to distinguish. The Superfoods these days are available as potent remedies for the Crohn’s Disease.

The Superfoods are available in retail outlets in powder form or in any other form for you to have. They are nutritious and try keeping the actual benefits of these foods intact. They are great to consume in drinking form or as per the instructions on a bottle or bag. Just make sure they are FDA or NIH Approved only before you use them.

They are something that everyone can use daily and are beneficial since they have direct effects as anti-bacterial or anti-viral and even as anti-oxidants. That is to say, they are by every sense ideal for controlling the Crohn’s Disease.

Since this disease affects the digestive tract and bowels, it makes sense to change the way you look at food. It makes a lot of sense to not just have a pill or syrup for the treatment of the disease. Having this in the diet will help in the better restoration of good health.   

Superfood #1: Honey

Honey is abundant in anti-oxidants and is one of the earliest components of medicine since ancient civilizations. It is rich in Hydrogen Peroxide that works magically in healing inflamed bowels. It has a natural composition aiding in its work as a superfood for treating Crohn’s Disease. The anti-bacterial properties in it help in a faster and better treatment of the disease. Consumption of honey in moderate quantity will be necessary for the patients suffering from diabetes. However, it works for reducing inflammation of the GI tract well with regular consumption. Honey is great for daily consumption and just a spoonful can bring in marked difference since it heals the digestive tract steadily.

Superfood #2: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a magical herb and is a popular choice as an alternative medicine for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease.  Aloe Vera has already gained fame for its use in treating wounds and work as an antiseptic too. The inherent coolness that the plant’s gel from inside the sharp leaves gives, is unbelievable. However, Aloe Vera has been a top choice for treating IBD for long. These are to be taken just for a few weeks. You will start seeing improved results very early itself during the phase of your consumption.

Aloe Vera helps in reducing the inflammation thanks to the presence of Hydrogen Peroxide and other components. It further assists in increasing the overall immunity that becomes low in a patient suffering from IBD. On consuming Aloe Vera in juice or gel form, it works on aiding digestion of microbes and increases the ability to fight the bacteria and other foreign bodies. Aloe Vera on moderate and daily consumption twice a day can bring in much-needed relief due to its cooling effect, and because it lines up the entire digestive tract. As an antioxidant, it postpones or lowers the speed of cell damage, which is common when free radicals are formed.

Superfood #3: Moringa Oleifera

Another superfood for IBD is Moringa Oleifera. The tree’s leaves are rich in phenolic derivative properties and even isothiocyanate. This means it is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory elements making it useful for treating Crohn’s Disease. The Moringa leaves are one of the new superfoods available in the market and are already drawing many people. The leaves are even rich in calcium, Vitamin C, and more beneficial for the overall treatment. So, consumption of this in the powder form or as leaves in smoothies or shakes can bring in soothing relief to the pain associated with Crohn’s Disease. It can also bring relief in the lower abdomen at all times.

Superfood #4: Acai Berries

Acai berries are small fruits with purple skin and have a big seed. These berries are rich in Anti-oxidants and low in sugar but dense in a host of minerals. They are available as a powder or in berry form and one should, however, have it unsweetened for the best effects. Make sure to note that these berries have high-fat content in them but controlled consumption will take care of the issue. They are ideal for lowering bad cholesterol levels and even prevent cancer cells from growing.

Superfood #5: Others

From Vitamin and mineral-rich Avocados to Yoghurt to almond milk and eggs, you can get pleasant relief by these superfoods. They are easily available and many of us already consume them once in a while. They are great to have and in moderate quantities can bring about positive change to health. The other superfoods include nuts and berries along with sweet potatoes too. Nevertheless, while raw vegetables are not great for digestion and might cause issues, consumption of these veggies in the low-fat diet with care will help in the long run.

Supoerfoods for IBD – Summary

As per the statistical reports, the average American consumes lesser nutritional foods in his daily diet. This requires no big logic to understand that only due to paucity or deficiency of these much-needed minerals, that people fall ill. Though one can get Crohn’s Disease through genetics and across any age group, the fact remains that consumption of right food help in treating it.

Are Superfoods really so effective? Or are they just promotional tactics by retailers? Whatever they are, their efficacy just drives home one point – they make eating vegetables and legumes better. They are certainly curing and aiding a speedy recovery from Crohn’s Disease. For any medicine to take effect, their dosage plays a vital role. While picking the superfoods for Crohn’s Disease, make sure to read a lot about them. There are certain foods like honey, which can be taken just with milk and one can even use it to drink it with a glass of warm water too. The berries and nuts or the salmon and avocados are in regular use in most of the households. So, consuming it under the guidance and with care can help in reducing the harsh levels of Crohn’s Disease.

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What are the Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Women over 50?

Anti Inflammatory Foods for Women over 50

“I am sorry; I don’t think I can join you for the trek next week.” My 50-year-old sister just disconnected the call with her friends with disappointment. It was crippling pain in her joints and knees that have forced her to back out from the trip she had been planning for months. “What are the best anti-inflammatory foods for women over 50?” Let us check out the greatest anti-inflammatory foods for women over fifty to help them get back to their normal life.

The best anti-inflammatory foods will be Berries, Honey, Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Aloe Vera and other antioxidant-rich foods, that can minimize inflammation by a great deal. Inflammation is just one of the conditions that fifty-plus women face beside getting a host of other scary ailments. This inflammation is a condition that is due to aging and hence, is quite common after women cross the age of 50. Healing takes a long while after a certain age in men and women alike. In women, inflammation can cause further chronic issues unless one takes steps to control it.  

Honey- The Rich Anti-Oxidant Solution

Honey boasts of being one of the most effective anti-inflammatory foods to include in your diet every day. It is naturally sweet and so it can be substituted for sugar too. Likewise, the honey is rich in sugar, water, Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex and minerals. Honey has earned a high place in the medicinal world thanks to its healing properties, and this is why it was in wide use from the earliest civilizations itself. So, “Is honey anti-inflammatory food?” – is not a question to ponder anymore.

  • Prevention of Chronic Inflammation: It is proven to be exceptionally essential for preventing chronic inflammatory conditions like cardiovascular or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (or COPD), Type 2 Diabetes, Cerebrovascular Disease or stroke and more. The anti-oxidants in honey reduce the impact of cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2 that contribute to reducing inflammation. Women suffering from colitis also can go for consuming honey.
  • Treat Skin Cell Repair and Regenerate: Honey is anti-bacterial too and that had been the reason for it to have been an essential ingredient in treating burns and skin ulcers or more. Honey soothes the intestinal mucosa and even helps in the regeneration of new cells and tissues.

Tomatoes- The Lycopene Way to Fight Inflammation

Fruits and vegetables in all its freshness can be best for staying fit and healthy without causing any harm to the body. Among these, tomatoes are the best for women aiming to fight inflammation. Researchers have proven from repeatedly that the tomatoes are not something you should ignore when it comes to fighting inflammation.

Tomatoes also work wonders in minimizing the cholesterol levels in the blood. The anti-oxidants in tomatoes are effective whether you cook them or have in a fresh green salad or smoothie. Sprinkle a little extra-virgin olive oil for more benefits.

Lycopene is a natural carotenoid that tomatoes have the power to tackle cancers. The elements present in tomatoes like Cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase are helpful in reducing the power of the inflammation-instigating components in the body. Women over the age of fifty can try drinking or consuming fresh tomatoes and see a big difference in their health.

Aloe Vera- Alkalizing Food and Keeping You Hydrated

Bradykinase in the Aloe Vera helps in reducing inflammation of the skin Aloe Vera has already found outstanding regard from a medical practitioner right from the earliest times. The thorny long and scaly leaves contain a gel that once you peel and extract can offer great benefits for skin and hair. “Is Aloe Vera anti-inflammatory food?”- if this is what you ask, then the answer is yes. Rich in Vitamin, Sodium, Potassium. Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Folic Acid and a host of minerals like magnesium, calcium and more- Aloe vera is great for inflammation as well.

The aloe vera has Gibberellins and Auxins help in the healing of wounds and internal inflammation too. Tissue and cell repair are also possible by consuming aloe vera and its Phytonutrients help in relieving a person of any intestinal disorders. Aloe Vera juice is also ideal in alkalizing the effect of acidic foods reducing chances of inflammation due to acidity. Additionally, Aloe Vera keeps a body cool and hydrated, something that is a respite from irritating inflammation. Aloe Vera is famous for being anti-fungal, anti-allergic, and can prevent diabetes and cancer.

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil- Cook Healthy and Dig into Green Salads  

Yes, the Extra-Virgin Olive oil is now popular and available across the world for use in making the sumptuous Mediterranean and Cypriot dishes is a great food ingredient to fight inflammation. Who loves to eat bland or tasteless food and resort to salads only diet? No one. So, if you wish to tuck into some mouthwatering dishes while also reducing inflammation of your intestine, and liver and lungs, go for the extra-virgin olive oil. It has Monosaturated fats, CRP, and other such nutrients to help in controlling or reducing inflammation. The oleocanthal, the phenolic compound in this oil can reduce pain and inflammation.

People are under a misconception and state that they should not eat fats for controlling inflammation. However, eating fats like this Extra-Virgin Olive Oil can drastically help in controlling inflammation, and other aging-related issues like chronic heart and diabetes conditions.

Consumption of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil has similar effects to a low dose of Ibuprofen, and this says a lot about its role as an anti-inflammatory food. Fats and Extra-Virgin Olive oil can reduce chances of getting arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.

You will need to thank the Oleocanthal that reduces these risks and increases immunity to such serious conditions related to inflammation. This is probably the big reason for including the extra-virgin olive oil in food.

Welcome the Omega 3 Fatty Fish on Your Platter

Did you just think that consuming fish has no benefit? Well, you are wrong since even your salmon and sardines pack in a punch to help you curb the inflammation on your knees and joints.

An almost common condition that hurts women n after the thirties is osteoporosis when the bones become brittle and knees and calves start hurting.

  • Wonders of Omega3: Do all fish hold some fatty acid? No, only specific fishes with a long chain of Omega3 fatty acids can help you in this regard. The fishes like Salmons, Mackerels, Sardines, and Herrings to start with, are a great source of these Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Work by EPA and DHA: The fishes have Eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA and Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA elements that work effectively in reducing inflammation and preventing it from taking severe shapes and cause chronic ailments.

Our bodies have the metabolism that can easily use these fatty acids into Protectins. Omega 3 Fatty acids have lipid mediators or 3-PUFA. The EPA has the E-Resolvins and the DHA has the D-Resolvins and Protectins. All of these work coherently in fighting inflammatory bowel conditions like the Periodontal disease and bacterial dysbiosis. These EPA derivatives have strong anti-bacterial combinations that prevent any form of kidney disease and diabetes.

Conclusion Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is not a condition that one can take lightly especially if it is prolonging and does not see any abatement. Women often mistake these symptoms for gastric problems and or chest burn due to acidity.

Managing diet and controlling the intake of carbohydrates in the form of pastries or white bread, red meat, and soda and the likes is helpful.

Besides these, consumption of leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and green lettuce in the daily diet can also help matters. Nuts like hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, are a great source of Vitamin E and bring more variety to those suffering from the inflammation.

The consumption of these nutrient-rich foods will see direct and almost visible effects from inflammation. A visit to the doctor is ideal if the inflammation continues, and the pain becomes unbearable.

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What is aloe vera impact on crohn’s disease

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Sadly, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. However, as discussed in this article, some specific measures such as drugs, diets and medications, and surgery have been proven to help relieve the signs and symptoms of this cankerworm. And, there are also certain herbal medications that are found to be effective in managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s.

One of such herbal medications is Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a plant that has been discovered to be very useful in reducing the symptoms and effects of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Aloe Vera reduces prostaglandins and inhibits cyclooxygenase pathway. Apart from that, Aloe vera is utilized by doctors and physicians as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to supplement for therapies and other medications in order to ease the symptoms of this great cankerworm.

Aloe vera is loaded with Anti-Inflammatory Properties.

When a part of the body is swollen and reddened as a result of infection or injuries, inflammation occurs, and that particular part of the body begins to feel certain pains. One of the most common and early signs of Crohn’s disease is the inflammation of the intestines. Also, in severe cases, swelling and redness can also be noticed in joints, eyes, and skins of that individual. Aloe vera has a plethora of inflammation inhibitory components. Apart from that, it contains various ingredients that helps to prevent and relieve inflammation.

Prostaglandins are compounds found in the body tissues. Its function is to send signals to the immune system to produce substances that can fight pathogens whenever the body sustains an injury. Of course, this results in inflammation of that injury site.

Also, during infections, interleukins are one of the compounds responsible for signaling the immune cells to migrate to an injury site. More so, the body cells consist of reactive oxygen metabolites such as Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and these compounds functions to strengthen the cell walls and protect against infestation of pathogens.

Aloe vera reduces the prostaglandins and also inhibits the cyclooxygenase pathway. This pathway is responsible for the formation of prostaglandins.

In short, Aloe vera reduces prostaglandins thereby reducing the swellings or inflammations in the digestive tracts as a result of Crohn’s diseases. More importantly, this also helps to reduce abdominal pains and cramps that a patient feels due to inflammation.

Aloe vera is a great Antioxidant

Aloe vera as an antioxidant helps to prevent cell damage as a result of Crohn’s disease. Antioxidants are great compounds that inhibit or prevents the oxidation processes. Oxidation occurs in the stomach during various pathways, and it results in the production of free radicals as by-products.

For a free radical to stabilize, it requires electrons, and they end up getting these electrons from the body cells. They tend to damage the cells while leading to diseases, illnesses and eventual cell death.

The body produces both free radicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants are very functional in neutralizing and eliminating free radicals. However, if the free radicals outnumber the amounts of antioxidants, then there is a problem. Therefore, it is highly essential to consume diets that contains more antioxidants 

The stomach intestines consist of a good number of microbes, foods and body cells that facilitates the production of free radicals. In cases where the free radicals outnumbers the level of antioxidants, it leads to cell damage thereby resulting in Crohn’s disease.

Therefore, the presence of sufficient antioxidants in Aloe vera makes it a beneficial alternative medicine to manage Crohn’s disease as it prevents cell damage in the intestines, thereby reducing inflammation.

Aloe Vera acts as an immunomodulator for Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a disease that is related to the immune system. Therefore, the immune system needs to be regulated in order to ease the symptoms. A number of reasons can cause inflammation in the intestine. One of them is the activation of the immune system by infections, injuries and bacteria and this leads to swelling and inflammation of the intestine.

Whenever bacteria, viruses or other foreign objects enter into the body, the immune system is triggered immediately into action. When this occurs, several immune cells are released in order to fight against these foreign objects.

However, Aloe vera acts as an immune-regulator because it activates the macrophage cells. The macrophage cells are the white blood cells that are responsible for digesting the foreign microbes or substances.

Aloe vera also acts as an immune-modulator by enhancing the growth of fibroblasts which induces an auto-immune response especially in cases such as injuries in the tissue. Aside from that, it also modulates the immune system by increasing the activities of phagocytes. This will in turn help in fighting off the foreign microbes or substances that might have triggered the immune system into action.

In short, Aloe vera acts as an immuno-modulator by enhancing the synthesis and functioning of immune cells. This also results in the elimination of harmful bacteria that might have caused the Crohn’s diseases.

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Aloe Vera Helps to Improve Digestion

Aloe vera helps to disrupt the growth and development of various disease-causing organisms found in the guts that may lead to digestive problems. This plant has loads of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that prevent the gut bacterias from causing infections. This will in turn aid and enhance efficient and problem-free digestion.

Also, Aloe vera contains phytosterols which are very functional in the glucose and lipids metabolism. This also results in enhanced digestion.

Above all, digestion processes can be improved by Aloe vera as a result of its anti-bacterial properties and also enhances metabolism by improving absorptions of various substances in the intestines.

What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is undeniably an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It can lead to inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. Apart from that, it can also affect all the components of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) from the mouth even down to the anus, but then, the effect is restricted to some part of the small intestine and towards where the large intestine originates.

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe barbadensis miller alternatively referred to as Aloe vera is widely known for its healing and rejuvenating properties on some kinds of illnesses. The Spiky succulent plant can be found naturally in the dry and tropical climates of Asia, Europe, Africa, and both the Western and Southern Part of the United States of America.

Over the years, many people realized that the plant has more to offer than its beautiful looks. Both the Juice and the gel found as components of Aloe vera became very famous and was used as herbal medicines in treating all forms of diseases including skin infections and problems with the digestive system. Let’s take an in-depth look at the effect of Aloe vera on Crohn’s diseases.

What Aloe Vera Does for Crohn’s Disease

You may begin to wonder about the effects of Aloe vera when applied on patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. It is highly essential to note that the properties of this plant are beneficial in the treatment of symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

There you have it! Some of the effects of Aloe vera on Crohn’s disease. However. Aloe vera can be found readily available all across the world and quite inexpensive. It also has a lesser adverse effect when compared with other drugs and medications.

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Is Honey Good for Crohn’s Disease?


Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It is due to the inflammation of the digestive tract, which eventually results in abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, severe diarrhea, and malnutrition. The inflammation as a result of Crohn’s diseases often spreads deep into the layers of the bowel tissues affected. Crohn’s disease can be painful and debilitating, and in some cases, it may lead to life-threatening complications.

Being one of the most dreadful, painful and difficult digestive problems to treat, Crohn’s disease is a growing problem all over the world. Often times, Crohn’s disease is being confused as ulcerative colitis, bowel syndrome and gastric ulcer.

If you are one of those who has crohn’s disease, you may find yourself in a situation of despair when in search for treatment options. This is due to the fact that the causative agents of Crohn’s disease have been a mystery to the world of modern science. This article is mainly centered on whether honey is suitable as a treatment option for those who are suffering from Crohn’s disease – studies have revealed that Honey is effective in assisting Crohn’s disease (and IBD in general) patients maintaining remission.

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Is Honey Good for Crohn’s Disease?

While modern allopathic research has proven that the underlying cause of Crohn’s disease is still a complete mystery, all they could discover is that it is an autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder is a condition whereby the body’s immune system reacts and destroys some healthy tissues in the body by mistake.

It may interest you to note that some of the things that trigger this action include toxins, irritants, bacteria, pathogens and a host of other microbes. There might be numerous treatment options believed to help patients suffering from this disease, but here is the question….. Is honey good for Crohn’s disease? And it’s yes. Honey and Manuka honey, in particular, is an excellent treatment option to manage and completely cure Crohn’s disease

Chemically, honey is a complex blend of many organic and inorganic compounds such as sugars, proteins, organic acids, pigments, minerals, and many other elements. Honey use as a therapeutic agent is as old as human civilization itself. Prior to the appearance of present-day drugs, honey was conventionally used for treating many diseases.

Several research studies have revealed that Honey, for instance, Manuka honey is effective in the treatment of chronic ulcer and some other stomach problems.

Over the years, honey has been utilized in ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of anti-inflammatory ailments. Here are a few of the benefits of honey as a treatment option for Crohn’s disease and other stomach problems:

  • Honey is a good source of antioxidants. Some types of honey are filled with antioxidants just they are found in many fruits and vegetables
  • Honey is made of natural hydrogen peroxide as a constituent. This makes it an effective treatment option for wounds and other stomach ailments.
  • There are a good number of antiviral and antibacterial properties in honey.

Is Honey an Anti-inflammatory Food?

Honey is widely considered as an anti-inflammatory food, as it possesses a property that reduces swelling. Topical honey treatment is believed to initiate or accelerate the healing of inflammations since ages and the belief that honey is a nutrient, a drug and an ointment continue even in the present times.

Honey could be useful in preventing chronic inflammatory conditions like atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular diseases. However, there also have been questions regarding the effectiveness of the healing powers of honey.

Scientists believe that honey benefits of healing come from its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to nourish surrounding tissues. Honey can directly be applied to the inflammations, burns, wounds, etc. as a treatment.

Raw honey contains many beneficial plant compounds. It contains at least 181 substances, is a supersaturated solution of sugars like fructose (38%) and glucose (31%), contains small amounts of proteins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and includes a significant amount of phenolic acids and flavonoids. These are proven anti-inflammatory in function.

Related researches about honey and IBD

Australian scientists have discovered that honey can be natural treatment for killing many types of bacteria and micro-organisms that cause infections – researchers at the University of Sydney are convinced that further testing will deliver a proof of Manuka honey healing qualities. 

Results of a research with rats indicated that Manuka honey is effective in the treatment of infections, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Honey proven to be a wonder cure! – Anti-inflammatory food, like honey, is an eating pattern that cab either prevent or reduce chronic inflammation.

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