Let Us Elaborate…
Ulcerative Colitis symptoms are very similar to Crohn’s disease and IBS.
Ulcerative Colitis is often the term given to the generalised condition of inflammation the rectum or colon (large intestine). Crohn’s disease however is diagnosed when there are several discrete and non-continuous patches of ulceration and inflammation, anywhere from the throat to the anus.
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis can include anaemia, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Most people experience only mild symptoms, but some people can experience severe symptoms such as nausea, bloody diarrhoea and severe abdominal cramping. Ulcerative Colitis can go into remission for many years and then return.
Carbohydrates and sugars have been shown to promote the growth of yeast and bacteria in the intestines which causes imbalance, increasing the risk for Ulcerative Colitis. Eating red meats, proteins and the consumption of alcohol may also increase the risk of a relapse of the disease.
Infections, poor blood supply and autoimmune reactions can also be linked. Ulcerative Colitis is more common in men, although it can affect women too.
What To Avoid
- All processed, overcooked and starchy food, refined sugar, meat products, carbonated sugary drinks, tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking.
What To Include
- A live, raw, fresh diet will help soothe and improve this condition.
- Following a ‘juice only’ plan for a short period of time may also prove helpful in alleviating symptoms, but always consult with your doctor. Juice boosts, super foods and anything containing soil-based organisms (SBOs) can be helpful in controlling irritating bacteria and micro-organisms like candida albicans (which has been suspected of contributing to this condition). The same dietary approach and juices recommended for treating Crohn’s disease can be useful for colitis too, particularly during a flare-up.
Cabbage Juice works wonders for digestive problems. Cabbage Juice contains sulforaphane, which kills off the bacterial causing stomach ulcers. You can add cabbage to your juices or try a cabbage shot, as featured in Super Juice Me! The Big Juice Experiment.
The Juice Recipes
Red Cabbage Relief (from Super Juice Me Documentary.)
1/2 Small Cabbage (red cabbage works really well)
How To Make:
Juice everything and enjoy!
Please note, it is impossible to give a definitive list as what supports one person can be a trigger food or allergen for another. You must stay your own juice detective at all times and listen to how your own body responds to certain foods and always consult with your healthcare provider when making changes to your diet which may affect your medication. Please be aware that we are not doctors, so it is important to consult with your GP or medical practitioner BEFORE making any changes to your diet. The suggestions above are not meant as an alternative to any current medical treatment so please DO NOT stop taking any medications you are on. They are also not an endorsement of their effectiveness, or a recommendation that they should be followed but instead, are provided for informational purposes. None of the information on the Juice Master website is intended or implied to treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease.