Inflammatory bowel disease, or disorder, covers many problems – colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, crohn’s disease, and probably many more. The medical label is less important than the symptoms, which will be personal and individual to you. Certainly everyone suffering with this may have pain, discomfort, an altered bowel regularity and consistency, as well as the need to structure their day around bathroom visits.

The medical label doesn’t really help you. It only helps your GP reach for a select number of drugs, which may or may not help you.

Those who suffer with any form of inflammatory bowel disease understand fully the importance of a healthy digestive system. It’s a big, big part of our total organism. When it functions well, we are generally well. When it functions badly, it can disrupt our lives.

It has no preference to age or gender, race or culture.

It can affect any part of the digestive tract despite the name, from the mouth to the anus, but mostly it occurs in the stomach and intestines.

Things to Examine With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

With any inflammation problem:

  • the first thing you need to examine is your diet
  • the second thing to appreciate is that a healthy gut is teeming with bacteria
  • the third thing to take on board is that almost everyone is over medicated, particularly with antibiotics

The Diet

The common western diet is a far cry from the one we evolved on. When you look at our teeth, you can see they are structured for a predominantly plant based diet, with flat molars for grinding up plant based food. Our stomach acid is much weaker than that of a carnivore, as plant based food doesn’t need strong acid. Our intestines are much longer than those of a carnivore as plant based food takes a longer time to process.

The frequent consumption of animal protein wreaks havoc on our digestive system. We aren’t physiologically capable of digesting and utilising the amount of animal protein most people consume.

Processed food is de-natured food. White sugar, white flour, white rice have all been processed to remove the important parts of the plant as far as digestion goes. Eating raw sugar cane, whole wheat and brown or wild rice doesn’t have the same deleterious effect on either our digestion or on our health.


It almost doesn’t seem to matter what you go to see your GP about, you’ll always come out with a script for antibiotics.

Bacteria itself is never the problem in any disease. It is only the effect of a deeper imbalance. When you treat the deeper imbalance, the excess bacteria disappear without further help.

All antibiotics kill off bacteria. And it can takes years for them to come back up to their optimal numbers, by which time most people have had a few more courses of antibiotics.

It is impossible for the gut to work efficiently without bacteria. In the early stages, the effect may be minimal. But as time marches on, the effect will accumulate. The discomfort will turn to pain. The occasional soft stool will turn to chronic diarrhoea. Inflammatory bowel disease has set in with a vengeance.

Most people visit their GP for minor ailments. The system has encouraged them to do this. But your body has an inbuilt ability to heal itself. We wouldn’t be alive today if we didn’t have this. Give it a chance. It may be able to resolve that cold in a week. Whereas it takes seven days with antibiotics. Which don’t address a cold, because it’s a virus.

Where does all this leave you?

Holistic Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The first thing is to address your diet. Stop the junk and processed food. Cut down at least, or eliminate if you can, all animal protein. Eat fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds in abundance. Raw when you can, but cooked is acceptable.

This may fully resolve the problem for you. In time. It is also likely to resolve many other health issues.

For some, this isn’t fast enough. And who can blame them when they are in a lot of pain and are chained to the loo?

Good homeopathic treatment can fully reverse any disease, including inflammatory bowel disease. Homeopathy works at an energetic level, which is fitting when you consider we are energetic beings.You can sign up for my regular emails here.

Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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