Crohn’s & Colitis
> Digestive health
Crohn’s & Colitis are considered the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease leads to chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. The main difference between Crohn’s and colitis is the location the inflammation occurs. In Chron’s, inflammation can occur anywhere on the digestive tract while in colitis, it is limited to the colon. Both Crohn’s & colitis present with similar symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, painful bowel movements & blood and mucous bowel movements.
Dr. Swalah, ND utilizes evidence-based naturopathic digestive health treatments to address the root cause of the disease and utilizes the healing power of nature to decrease the inflammatory process of this condition. Let’s address some naturopathic digestive health treatments Dr. Swalah, ND uses to treat patients living with Inflammatory bowel disease.
Diet is a crucial component in Dr. Swalah, ND’s treatment protocol for individuals diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Because IBD impacts the digestive tract, the foods we consume directly impact and can influence the inflammation occurring in the digestive tract. Some foods can further increase inflammation while other foods are anti-inflammatory. Dr. Swalah, ND does a thorough dietary assessment to determine what pro-inflammatory foods need to be removed and what anti-inflammatory should be increased. Dr. Swalah, ND works with her patients to make mindful, sustainable dietary changes.
Herbs and botanical medicine are another important treatment option for individuals suffering from IBD. Plants and herbs have strong medicinal properties, for instance, aloe vera gel is a powerful, soothing substance for the inner lining of the digestive tract. Boswellia is a well known and potent anti-inflammatory substance and research has shown that it can help decrease the severity and duration of IBD related flareups. Dr. Swalah, ND utilizes customized, individualized herbal support for her patients suffering from IBD.
High dose intravenous vitamin therapy is a game-changer for patients living with IBD. Because of the inflammation happening in the gut, essential vitamins & minerals are not easily absorbed. To bypass the gut, IV therapy provides cells with 100% of the vitamins & minerals used. Anecdotally, patients with IBD getting IV therapy feel more energetic after only one treatment. Dr. Swalah, ND has been trained to do IV therapy and holds a designation from the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the regulatory body. After ensuring if her patients are good, healthy candidates for IV therapy, Dr. Swalah ND creates customizable intravenous preparations, specific for the needs of her patients.
If you are living with inflammatory bowel disease, consider the naturopathic inflammatory bowel disease health treatments Dr. Swalah offers and recommends. Book a free consultation with her now and get you started on a healthier path.