Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's and Natural Remedies Constant diarrhea, abdominal cramping and overall fatigue, common symptoms of ulcerative colitis, can really cut into your quality of life. According to the Crohn's Disease and Colitis Foundation of America, ulcerative colitis may affect as many as 700,000 Americans, causing them to suffer from symptoms that reduce their ability to enjoy life and engage in "normal" activities with their friends and family members.
People who have ulcerative colitis or inflammatory bowel disease develop tiny sores (ulcers) when the colon lining becomes inflamed. Due to an abnormal immune system response and inflammation, the body mistakes food and good bacteria, along with other normal substances, for bad invading materials. The chronic disease causes frequent and urgent diarrhea (often containing blood), low energy, loss of appetite and stomach pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control, men and women are equally affected, with most people getting their diagnoses in their mid 30s.
Severe complications include a perforated colon (ruptured bowels), dehydration, anemia and an elevated risk of colon cancer, in addition to just simply having a "crappy" life. It's hard to enjoy outings, sports, family events and other fun things when you're afraid you're going to have to run to the bathroom all of the time. Not to mention the other symptoms that make you uncomfortable.
Many people don't seem to have a lot of luck with medication, and surgery to remove part (or all) of the colon is not a treatment that anyone looks forward to. Diet changes may have some effect, but the symptoms usually persist or, at the least, return unexpectedly.
So, what solutions are there? Could Shakeology® help with this problem? There's a strong possibility.
Of course, I think Shakeology® is the answer for most everything just short of getting your children to clean their room! It's full of the RIGHT KINDS of probiotics, specifically Bacillus Coagulans to help turn around your colon's persistent attack on all "invading" substances. Also, many of the super foods in a class called called “adaptogens”, in Shakeology have been used for centuries to help reduce inflammation, stress and strengthen your immune system.
It will help fuel your body, giving it energy that you lose when symptoms take their toll on you. And, it's a healthy meal replacement when you just don't feel like eating, due to stomach pains or a temporary aversion to food.
BUT -- don't take my word on this: Others say that Shakeology® actually does much, much more for them and their colitis problems. They say that it relieves their symptoms, settles their digestion and helps them feel better than they have in a long time.
EB says, "The digestive issues and inflammation were HUGE things for me. I was on my new meds for two to three months with little to no effect. I started drinking Shakeology® religiously and started feeling better within a couple of weeks!"
Christine agrees, "I had digestive problems, as well as being anemic. It was such a problem. Within a few weeks, it was better and now it's completely gone! My tummy has never been better. I love Shakeology® and believe in it!
Hillary says that Shakeology® is key for her: "I was diagnosed with UC when I was 19. I've gone in and out of awful flare ups, some of which have lasted for over two years with constant bleeding. I've been hospitalized as a result. It's an awful disease. However, I have found that nutrition (Shakeology®) and sleep (good sleep) are keys to keeping my health in check! ... Having a good foundation on which your immune system can draw in times of need is essential to keeping this monster at bay."
Erin said the medications didn't work, but Shakeology® did: "My meds seriously provided me little to NO REAL relief from the joint pain and horrible abdominal pain. Within two weeks of starting Shakeology®, I felt great! After four, I feel AMAZING! I actually skipped my Saturday and Sunday shakes this weekend, and I can feel the negative effects."
Stephanie said, "Shakeology® has helped me so much! Medicine and symptom free since I started!"
Here is another one by someone not realizing it was the Shakeology she was drinking....
With all of its superfoods, digestive enzymes and adaptogens it's really no surprise that Shakeology® has such a strong impact on the negative symptoms produced by ulcerative colitis. It's a nasty disease that drastically alters your quality of life and how you feel. But, as Erin says, "You'll be amazed at the results. Just drink one shake a day!"
Will this help you get rid of your colitis symptoms? I don't have that kind of a guarantee as every one has a unique body chemistry and eating habits. But, I can tell you that if it doesn't make you feel better and you don't think it's helped you with your colitis or other issues, send it back. Beachbody offers a fully-refundable bottom-of-the-bag guarantee. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! You just might find that your problems with colitis will be in the past!
- Certified Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach
For a "Dear Doctor" letter to provide to your doctor on your next visit to find out if Shakeology may help you, contact me at Seay.Stanford@gmail.com and I will send you a printable copy.
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