Friday 5 July 2019

Natural Remedies for Colitis and Crohns | Crohns and Colitis UK

Hello my lovelies! If you don't know already, and if you've read my blog for a while I'm not sure why you don't know really, but I suffer from a life-long invisible chronic illness called Ulcerative Colitis. It's very similar to Crohns Disease and can really be a pain in the bum sometimes - literally! But I've found that adding some natural home remedies into my diet has really helped ease my symptoms and my condition, so I wanted to share them with you all encase you are fed up of suffering and would like to some give easy home remedies a go.

| Turmeric | This is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and helps alleviate inflammation and swelling of the digestive tract. Personally, I find the best way to get turmeric into my diet is via homemade smoothies or juices.

| Green Tea | Green Tea is full of anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Positively affects your immunity. Having a cup of green tea in the morning can really help start your whole day the right way.

| Marsh Mallow Leaf | Soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Helps heal inflammation inside the tract and gets rid of irritants.

| Slippery Elm | This is an anti-inflammatory with demulcent properties that supports the healing process and prevents irritation.

| Change Your Diet | Some types of diets including lactose-free diets and low-fat diets are extremely good for controlling symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease. I personally highly recommend a vegan diet if you're a sufferer as wow, it really has helped me.

| Ginger | I adore ginger as it's packed with tons of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, which are beneficial for easing inflammation in the intestinal tract and promotes digestion. If you want to add ginger into your diet but don't know where to start, ginger biscuits are a perfectly easy way!

| Probiotics | These aid in restoring the good bacteria in the digestive tract, hence, improving digestion and absorption of food through the intestinal tract.

| Daily Exercise | This really helps the air in expelling built-up tension, along with stress to clear your mind. If you have a disability, like me, and can't exercise much then why not try yoga or even wheelchair yoga? They're both a really great way of exercising your body.

| Take A Deep Breath | Strive to breathe deeply for several minutes a day to get the chronic muscle tension and spasming reduced. Meditating is a really great way to do this, and I can't recommend Michael Sealey on YouTube enough to help you through a guided meditation session from the comfort of your own home.

I really hope some of this advice really helps you out. If you have a home remedy that you think I should add to this list then please send me a tweet letting me know and I'll consider it.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x