Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Overview:

Inflammatory bowel disease is a recurring inflammatory condition in the lower gastrointestinal tract. There are 2 main types of inflammatory bowel conditions; Crohn's disease, and ulcerative cholitis. 


Aetiology:


Special Considerations:

  1. Experienced by about 33,000 Australians. 
  2. More prevelent in the Jewish descent.  

Therapeutic Aims:

1. Reduce Inflammation In The Digestive Tract

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  • Immunomodulators
  • Antinflammatories
  • Demulcents

2. Regulate Immune Function In The PResence Of Autoimmune Disorders

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  • Immunimodulators
  • ...

3. Improve Liver Function

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  • Hepatics
  • Choleretics
  • Cholagogues

Herbs For Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

  • immunomodulators
    • echinacea
  • antinflammatories
    • calendula
    • curcuma longa
    • boswellia
  • Demulcents
    • aloe
    • linum 
    • trigonella
  • hepatics
    • cynara
    • silybum
    • berberis
    • hydrastis
    • berberis 

IBS Sample Formula:


Dietary Considerations:

  • Increase fiber content

Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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