Crohn’s-Colitis Awareness Week

by O2Living Editorial Team @o2living
posted on December 09th 2011
Crohn’s-Colitis Awareness Week

Do you or anyone you know suffer from IBD?

According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), this past week (December 1-7) was the first ever annual "Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week." Chron's & Colotis are two serious Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).  They are characterised by chronic inflammation in the intestines. Symptoms typically include diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, fever and rectal bleeding.  They are very unpleasant.

However despite 44 years and 150 million dollars invested in research,  they still are unsure of the causes of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.  There is as of yet no prescription medication or surgery that can yield guaranteed results.

This does not mean there is no hope for sufferers of IBD.   According to Sherry Brescia, a long term sufferer of IBD, a simple understanding of the three ways in which IBD can threaten you and what you can do to prevent this can go a long way.

The first way IBD can cause harm is to the digestive system.  IBD can cause inflammation of the intestines which leads to pain and digestion difficulties. However, health food experts have put together a system of combining different foods to make them easier to digest- meaning you can avoid discomfort by eating only particular combinations of types of food.  To help sufferers understand which combinations of food digest better, Sherry Brescia has put together the Great Taste No Pain digestive health system.  This will show you what to do, what to eat and how to structure your meals to minimize irritation and feel great after every meal.

The second part of the puzzle is the immune system.  Chron's and Colitis are classified as autoimmune conditions meaning your immune system will target all kinds of bacteria in your body, both good and bad.  This results in inflammation, pain and diarrhoea.  You can combat this by reinforcing your body with probiotics.  A good supply of probiotic bacteria can also help with pain free digestion. Sherry Brescia recommends Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula as this encourages more anti-inflammatory Regulatory T cells to form, reducing inflammation and giving you relief.

The third and final thing to understand about IBD is that many sufferers are very sensitive to gluten.  Unfortunately, if you fall into this category, food combining and probiotics won't completely eliminate your symptoms alone.  You will also need to eliminate gluten from your diet.  Sherry Brescia's Great Taste No Gluten guide can show you how best to avoid gluten.  It features great gluten free recipes, meal planning tips and comes with clear charts that illustrate how you can substitute many ingredients with other gluten free ingredients.

You can find out how to get a copy of the Great Taste No Pain plan at the following link, as well as many testimonials and  all the information you could want.  It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee, so if you find it's not working for you, you won't have to spend a dime.

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