Once again, we, at The Balance You Need, are investigating another “disease” that has been skyrocketing over the last decade. In this article you will learn what Crohn’s Disease is, how it is caused, the symptoms of the disease, and potential ways to prevent the onset of the disease or natural ways to fight the disease.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease is an unending disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract (gastrointestinal (GI) tract). It primarily causes ulcerations (breaks in the lining) of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum. The swelling extends deep into the lining of the affected organ and can cause pain and can make the intestines empty often, resulting in diarrhea.
Because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are comparable to other intestinal disorders, such as ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, it can be difficult to diagnose. The main difference with Crohn’s disease is that all the layers of the intestine may be involved, and normal healthy bowel can be found between sections of diseased bowel.
As far as demographics; Crohn’s disease can occur in people of all age groups, but it is more often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 30. People of Jewish heritage have an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease, and African Americans are at decreased risk.
Causes of Crohn’s Disease
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease remains unknown also meaning there is no known medical cure for it. Previously, diet and stress were suspected as the cause, but now doctors know that there are a number of other factors, such as heredity and a malfunctioning immune system, that play a role in the development of Crohn’s disease.
Immune system; Research suggests that a virus or other pathogen may cause Crohn’s disease. When your immune system tries to fight off the invading microorganism, the digestive tract becomes inflamed. Many researchers believe that some people with the disease develop it because of an abnormal immune response to bacteria that normally live in the intestine.
Heredity; Changes in a gene named NOD2 tend to occur frequently in people with Crohn’s disease and seem to be associated with a higher likelihood of needing surgery for the disease. The disease affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families. About 20 percent of people with Crohn’s disease have a blood relative, most often a sister or brother, with some form of inflammatory bowel disease.
What are the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
There are several symptoms of Crohn’s Disease including; abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, rectal bleeding and fever.
The most common complications of Crohn’s Disease are blockage of the intestine and infected fistulas. Fistulas occur when ulcers break through the intestine wall, making tunnels into surrounding tissues of the bladder, genital area or skin. They can cause dangerous abscesses, which may require surgery.
One of the major problems with the disease is that the person tends to not absorb nutrients anywhere near the way a normal person does. This can then lead into other health problems as the body is not getting the right nutrients to stay in optimal health. Therefore, studies suggest finding a Whole Food Supplement that is bioavailable to help maintain a good level of body nutrition. The best form of bioavailability is liquid.
How can Aloe Vera help Crohn’s Disease?
The intestine is a highly multifaceted organ with an important role in immunity against disease and other pathogens. The cells of the intestines are the fastest growing cells in the body (replaced every 4 days) so they have to be continually replenished to maintain the immune system.
The main fuel they need is the amino acid I-glutamine which needs to be enhanced by the foods we eat. Aloe Vera contains this matter thereby enhancing the ability of cell regeneration.
If the body develops “leaking gut syndrome” (where toxins are absorbed through the gut walls and into the blood stream) because of the disease, it can mean major problems with the immune system. Therefore, it is imperative that we treat the disease as effectively as possible.
Long chain polysaccharides that restore these tiny “holes” in the intestines are also contained in Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has amazing anti-inflammatory attributes which are very effective in calming the intestinal spasms that cause abdominal pain, as well as providing a potential natural remedy for other Crohn’s Disease Symptoms.
From an overall health standpoint, Aloe Vera contains over 200 nutrients; Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes essential for keeping your body in good working order. These nutrients are in a natural and synergic form which are easily metabolized in the human body to promote good health.
Best Aloe Vera and Immune System Supplements
Life Force International, a Wellness Company that has been around for 26 years, has two organic products that could potentially benefit a person with Crohn’s Disease; Body Balance and Vitali-C Plus.
Body Balance is a whole food supplement that is 100% Aloe Vera and Sea Vegetables, with no man made supplement whatsoever in it. To learn more about Body Balance, please visit our “Body Balance Detailed Information” page.
Vitali-C Plus is also a natural supplement containing; Vitamin C, Black Currant, Pine Cone Extract, and Quercetin. There has been over 20 years of studies on these nutrients that suggest it is an absolute rock star for our immune systems. To learn more about this product, visit our Vitali-C Plus page.
We hope that you have gained valuable information about Crohn’s Disease. Below are several testimonials from people that have used Aloe Vera to help treat their Crohn’s Disease naturally.
Hi Janet! I’m waiting for Eric in Wichita to do an official write-up of his story. The poor guy SUFFERED with Crohn’s disease for years. He even took morphine for pain. He used to bleed all the time. He is only 30. This is what he wrote me;
“Started in January within the first month off all of the medication. Crohn’s disease, anemia, diverticulitis, fissures and fistulas in colon, surgery, can drink coffee again. Have a normal life now. Off; Loratadine 10 mg, Morphine S04 15mg, Prednisone, Venlafaxine 37.5 mg, Nortriptyline hcl 50mg, Metronidazole 500mg, Mesalamine 250mg, Potassium chloride 10MEQ, Budesonide 3mg, Prochlorperazine 25mg, Simethicone 80mg, and Metoclopramide 10mg PRN”.
Crohn’s Disease and Multiple Ailments, Avoided Surgery and Building a Business
For me Life Force came at a time when my vision to accomplish anything with Network Marketing or the Freedom it can provide was nearly faded. Also the products I had been taking at that time still were not giving my body the sufficient supply to correct and prevent further deterioration of my overall health.
I have suffered with Crohn’s disease most of my life and have already had 14 surgeries, seven of them Crohn’s related. I have less than four feet of small bowel and a third of my colon has been removed. I have been referred for multiple joint replacements since 1981. After 27 years of steroids that is no surprise. I was diagnosed with degenerative Arthritis at age 24 along with severe tendonitis. I suffered a neck injury at age 8 in an auto accident and have been involved in others since that have damaged my neck and spine quite severely. I was diagnosed with TMJ and sleep apnea in 1996.
In 1987 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have had breast cancer twice. The first in 1995 was caught in time with a lumpectomy. The second one was eliminated purely through an alternative health approach. I have had two spinal fractures and have suffered with numbness and pain in my left leg and arm due to pinched nerves. I had lost 30% of the use of my left arm and hand in 1994. I was also referred for a hysterectomy and gallbladder removal this past year.
The list of all the health complications in my life is too numerous to go into. At age 19 doctors told my mother that I would not live to see my adult years. I spent most of my early life and young adult years as an invalid and was in and out of hospital continually.
Since 1981 I have searched for answers concerning health and how to prevent disease. For a long time now my focus has been on health and helping others to find answers and be able to afford it. After taking Body Balance and OsteoProCare I noticed a difference in 4 days and I was taking only a minimal dose. So I decided to listen to my body and increase that amount accordingly.
Life Force has improved my health and life in every way. I was able to avoid having my gall bladder removed or any other surgeries. My doctors told me that Crohn’s was in full remission, my gall bladder functions have returned to normal and my blood levels are in the high to normal range. X-rays and tests have revealed overall improvement. I can feel the difference and so can the people I have shared Life Force with. That is what really counts! The list of improvements keeps getting better. For my family and me, good health is not expensive, it is priceless.
I started sharing my testimony with a few friends and then repeated what Marjorie had done for me. I linked them to the Life Force calls. These people were also excited about their own results and in their first month they shared with people also.
My first full month in Life Force I qualified for the Rising Star Bonus and received a check from Life Force for $692. But what excited me was that each of my new people also received a check. I repeated this the second month and Life Force rewarded me with a check for $1360 and I qualified for Rising Star again. Some of my people also qualified for Rising Star and reached Bronze and Silver levels in their first and second month. Almost all of my partners received a check from Life Force.
Only a couple of my partners had any previous experience with networking and none of us had had any success before. We believe that most network companies are not designed for the average person to succeed. Life Force has proved to us to be the answer to address all of our health needs. It nourishes the body and helps the body to do its own repair. Life Force can help the average person to succeed and accomplish their goals financially for anyone who is open to trying the products and pick up the phone. It is purely on a referral basis, has no selling involved and our businesses continue to grow.
Now at age 50, I feel that I have been given a new life. I feel younger than I did at 20. I thank God for giving me the strength not to give up, for bringing Life Force into my life and for giving me the compassion to care enough about others to share what I have learned with them. We owe it to ourselves and others to share Life Force. We are making a living and making a difference with people who care.
Beverly J. C, Rocky Comfort, MO
Spina Bifida, Endometriosis
I was born with Spina Bifida a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close completely before birth; I was one of the lucky ones. Others with this condition experience a canal that does not close at all causing paralysis and hydrocephalus. I was repaired surgically and watched closely for changes or any trouble throughout my teen years. I have developed many issues related to Spina Bifida but have always managed to push through and live a productive life.
In early adulthood I began to suffer with endometriosis, a gynecological problem which causes many different symptoms, tiredness, pain in the lower abdomen, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, flu-like symptoms and terrible joint pain. My late twenties to early forties were totally plagued with surgeries and discomfort and although I was never afraid to mix east with west it seemed that I had tried anything I thought might help from Omega 3 fatty acid pills, which were new in the eighties, to new drug trials-but nothing helped until I reached menopause which lifted me out of the endometriosis nightmare that many women suffer from. Although I was living day to day throughout my life with a pain level of between 10 and 14 with 10 being your worst pain ever experienced, I felt that I would have to push through all of those walls and keep moving…and so I did. Fatigue was a condition that I thought I had become quite familiar with.
It was June of 2002, I had been through a stressful time but life seemed to have leveled out and was ok now….AND THEN IT HIT ME the brick wall of what would become the most devastating medical news I had received in my 49 years, “you have Crohn’s Disease”. I had experienced some weight loss, what woman doesn’t want to shed a few pounds? I hadn’t had much of an appetite but I thought that it was due to the stress. One afternoon I was afflicted with very bad flu symptoms accompanied by severe pain in my right side. Every bone, muscle and joint in my body hurt. I felt a kind of nausea that I had felt only one other time in my life, it was like a sea sickness. It worsened so dramatically in the next few hours that I called my gynecologist sure that it was some wayward endometriosis attack. A CAT scan, blood tests and ultra sound resulted in the bad news of Crohn’s Disease.
I spent five out of seven days laying on the couch because I was so sick that I really couldn’t stay up for any length of time. I thought “is this what my life is going to be”? I felt tired from the inside out. The nausea was constant and Crohn’s Disease at least in my case is a constant condition.
After a while I felt as though I had tried everything from pills to drug treatments and most everything in between, I became discouraged and disconnected from the rest of my world. Then a good friend told me about ‘Liquid Organic Product” and suggested that I try it. Although skeptical, I began to take it every day and in one month I noticed a change. I could feel the effects of ‘Liquid Organic Product”. The effects of my low grade fever began to disappear, and my other pains became bearable. Still skeptical that this was the result of taking ‘Liquid Organic Product” I would stop taking it as if to test it for a week only to find myself back in a Crohn’s attack with the nausea, joint and abdominal pain and exhaustion from the inside out! I found that I didn’t know the real meaning of fatigue until I was stricken with Crohn’s Disease. It has been 8 years since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease but with the ‘Liquid Organic Product” I know that I am able to maintain a level of heath that allows me to continue a daily routine. There are no more 4 and 5 days a month spent on the couch. I have a feeling of health and well being with ‘Liquid Organic Product”. The aloe vera helps my digestive system and the sea vegetables nourish my body. It has been a lifesaving product for me and I wish for all of you who read this the same results.
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