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Cathy’s Free Ebook – Stop The Bleeding – Natural Options to Heal the Colon

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A very big THANK YOU to Cathy for putting this together.

Thank you for sharing this with the ulcerative colitis community and for sending over this PDF file of everything you have so carefully written.  It is very much appreciated!

Warmest regards,

Adam

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4 Responses to Cathy’s Free Ebook – Stop The Bleeding – Natural Options to Heal the Colon

  1. Trish May 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Oh gosh I’ve read this completely immediately , all arrows are pointing to the SCD way of eating.
    Also again and again we are presently hearing of the gut brain connection.
    Thank you Cathy. I am studying as much as I can to get a handle on this scary journey. And your acknowledgement of the directions that seem obvious now is a massive support.
    Be well
    Trish

  2. berklia May 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Thank you Cathy and Adam for sharing this!

    Having tried the diet part of this, I can say that I have traveled a similar route & that Cathy’s techniques have worked for me as well – when I have the time and freedom and finances to support that kind of care for myself on my own – without any family members advocating or cooking for me. If I had a support system, I know I would be where she is now.

    I also haven’t had the option of fecal implants, but I know if I did, I might be completely cured.
    I wonder if we can create a private “network” or fecal implant donors/receivers so we can all be cured. Let me know if anyone here knows of something like this.

    I hope that fecal implants will be supported and covered by our medical system in the future. Right now, only people with C Diff. are allowed this healing treatment.

    Peace & healing,
    berklia

  3. Lisa May 14, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

    Cathy, thank you for sharing your hard won experiences with us.

    Both my father and his sister had UC. I lost them both to cancer in their 60’s even though their mother, father, and sister lived well into their 90’s.

    When I had my first flare 17 years ago of what would later be formally diagnosed as UC, my gastroenterologist encouraged me to read Elaine Gottshall’s book, and to try the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). He told me that most of his patients thought it was too hard to do, but that one or two patients found it helpful. I owe my life to that man.

    That summer, I followed the diet as well as I could and had soup made with lots of fresh vegetables including red cabbage almost every day. I immediately began to heal.

    I believe the trigger for my first flare was eating food from the deep fryer daily during my first 6 months working in a restaurant. After that, I switched to eating a potato with butter instead of fries.

    2 years ago, I made the mistake of adding ground flaxseed to my daily diet and within 3 weeks had my second flare. Flaxseed is definitely an “illegal” food on the SCD.

    I resumed following the SCD again, but my symptoms continued. After 9 months I requested a colonoscopy fearing the worst, cancer. Incredibly, even though my colon was inflamed and red, no cancer was present, and my symptoms remitted within days of the colonoscopy.

    My theory is that after having followed the SCD for 9 months, the colonoscopy prep to which I added a chaser of freshly squeezed lemon juice and water – (I was very careful to remove all seeds and pulp) – purged the “bad” bacteria from my colon. I’ve been in remission since. But interestingly, when I recently had sweet potato fries from a designated gluten-free fryer, I had symptoms again for two days.

    I had already eliminated highly processed vegetable oils – (corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower, canola, cottonseed, and peanut) – from my diet earlier that year so my remission continues.

    I have type 2 diabetes too which I manage with the low carb high (healthy) fat diet and walking, no medications or insulin. It compliments the SCD beautifully.

    I eliminated gluten from my diet in 2011, all grains in 2015. (I had the genetic test for celiac, I don’t have the genes, so my diagnosis is non-celiac gluten sensitivity). This year I’ve decided to greatly limit dairy to one daily serving of cheese made from raw milk from pastured cows.

    A big question I have is whether or not glyphosate is playing a role in my chronic conditions because it is associated with so many of my triggering foods.

    Today I eat organic, non-GMO, foods only. I think it’s helping. Would love to connect with you anytime. I can be reached at DiabetesT2Rewound [at] gmail [dot] net.

    I look forward to sharing your story. Thank you again.

  4. Lisa May 15, 2017 at 9:44 am #

    I was wrong. While glyphosate kills bacteria, in my case, the more likely triggering food for my UC was linoleic acid.

    Someone just sent me an old article reporting on a study that showed a relationship between linoleic acid – (found in highly processed vegetable oils and margarine) – and ulcerative colitis. This validates my experiences with oils commonly used in deep fat fryers in restaurants. The abstract is included at the end of the article…

    http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/linoleic-acid-and-ibs.html#.WRnV7pLyu71

    “CONCLUSIONS: The data support a role for dietary linoleic acid in the aetiology of ulcerative colitis. An estimated 30% of cases could be attributed to having dietary intakes higher than the lowest quartile of linoleic acid intake.”

    Tjonneland A, et al, IBD in EPIC Study Investigators. Linoleic acid, a dietary n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and the aetiology of ulcerative colitis: a nested case-control study within a European prospective cohort study. Gut 2009 Dec;58(12):1606-11. Epub 2009 Jul 23.

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