Ulcerative colitis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of mucosa of only the final part of the large intestine (rectum). The disease is characterized by immune system attacks on the large intestine mucosa. Symptoms begin with inflammation, followed by sores (ulcers), mild cramps, occasional bleeding with mucus and mild diarrhea with a few stools a day. Periods of constipation are also frequent.
Ulcerative colitis natural treatment include: nutrition diet supplements
Basic Guidelines in NutritionProteins are very important for the cells growth and recovery. Food rich in protein is white cold sea fish, rabbit meat and poultry white meat. Other sources of protein include cow's milk, fresh goat cheese, lean meat and legumes which should be mashed.
People who suffer from ulcerative colitis should also use complex carbohydrates which are a good source of fiber. Fresh fruit such as apples, grapefruit, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and pomegranate may have a protective role in inflammatory bowel disease. However, with fruit should be careful, because the simple sugars can increase inflammation so dried fruits and fruits with higher sugar content (grapes, watermelon) should be avoided. Also, it should be noted that food with high fiber content can cause gas, bloating and abdominal pain.
The choice of fat is very important. People who suffer from this disease should use oils rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Food rich in these are linseed, olive, soy and fish oil.
So foods that are baked or fried in oil should be generally avoided. This kind of food is called dead food because it does not bring important electronic incentives necessary for preserving and restoring health.
Diet SupplementsFood replenishment with vitamins and other essential micronutrients is essential for inflammatory bowel disease. Folic acid supplementation is especially important because its deficiency may increase the risk of malignant diseases of the bowel.
Minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium, also require additional supplementation, due to poor absorption from the intestine.
For bowel health vitamin K is also very important. Clover alfalfa is particularly rich in this vitamin.
Probiotics may be useful in treating these diseases. A good source of probiotics are yogurt or fermented milk containing active bacteria cultures naturally found in the digestive system or so called good bacteria.
Amino acid glutamine is the main metabolic fuel for bowel wall which provides better absorption, acts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and allows the normal permeability of intestinal fringes, effecting beneficially in the case of intestinal diseases.
Essential fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effect and they are always needed for the digestive system recovery. These acids combine with beta carotene and vitamin E.
Supplements that are especially useful include:liquid chlorophyll green care – include clover alfalfa which is source of vitamins, minerals and vitamin K in the form of seeds, powder or capsule. glutamine probiotic bacteria cordyceps - Chinese medicinal mushrooms for the harmonization of the immune system minerals and vitamins omega 3 It is also recommend using the pineapple because of bromelain, which is extremely useful in inflammation and fresh Jerusalem artichoke in the form of salads.