Darlene sent me an email in response to the “welcome to 2014” email message that everyone on the free newsletter received.
What was amazing and interesting to me was how she mentioned a few things which I’d never heard of before.
This treatment is working for her. Way cool right.
(I guess sometimes I feel like after running this site for so long and after hearing of thousands of treatment ideas…I must have heard it all and know everything by now regarding colitis…WRONG!)
So, with her permission, here is the message from Darlene:
Thanks for the update. I wish you much success in gaining a stable living environment in 2014. I can’t imagine dealing with UC on the road as much as you have. I work in a huge academic library and the distance from my office to the restroom is far and sometimes I have to do that walk in the presence of dozens of students through the computer lab to get there while trying to walk in a normal manner! (Can’t be done! J)
Unexpectedly one day in November 2013 a friend handed me two bottles of supplements and said that she had been taking these pills and why don’t I try them. She gave them to me. Taking those pills had a noticeable difference by the very next day. What a surprise. I never expected that! I didn’t expect anything to change, really. One bottle was Now Chlorella, 1000 mg, and the other bottle was Nutricology Liver Beef, Natural Glandular. That evening I started taking two pills twice a day of each of these supplements. Within one or two days my stool was different – surprisingly. It had form and shape and was less frequent! Not knowing anything about chlorella except that it was green and good for me I researched it and discovered that it is beneficial for treating ulcerative colitis. If I stop taking it there’s a change (back to worse) within a few days. It’s only been 1 ½ years since my diagnosis and I have mild to moderate UC in the lowest portion of the colon. Never would I have known that chlorella could help me except from this serendipitous incident – a friend just handed me these bottles out of the blue. I tried them and what a difference to my comfort level! I just wanted you to know about chlorella in case you haven’t heard about it before. I also take a prescription for UC – Lialda. Starting at two pills twice a day I’m now down to one pill twice day. Since starting chlorella the frequency of my BMs has dropped from 1-5 to 1-2 with less urgency. I am treated by a terrific colorectal doctor.
Peace, love, stability and blessings for 2014.”
Thanks Again Darlene for sharing this email with me, and for allowing me to post it to the site! Much appreciated.
I had a feeling that some of you would be interested in knowing the details behind Darlene’s Lialda use, and when I asked her how long she had been taking that, she wrote back stating “I started taking Lialda at the time of my diagnosis which was in May 2012.” So, my worry that maybe she began taking Lialda at the same time which would complicate knowing exactly what was bringing her the great results…doesn’t seem to be a factor here.
Here are the affiliate links to the products she mentioned on Amazon:
I started site shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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