Crohn's Disease: What Everyone Needs to Know

Spreading at an Alarming Rate

Up to 600,000 people in the United States alone suffer from Crohn's disease and the number is quickly growing, according to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) believes over 1.4 million people suffer from one of these diseases.

What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's Disease is a type of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) where chronic inflammation can destroy the integrity of the colon wall, severely impeding the bodies ability to absorb food.

6 Symptoms Watch:

1. Loss of appetite

2. Chronic diarrhea

3. Cramping

4. Abdominal pain

5. Weight loss

6. Complications such as intestinal blockage, sores or ulcers that tunnel through the affected area to surrounding tissue in the bladder, vagina, and areas surrounding the anus. These tunnels may become infected and require surgery.

Conventional Treatments: “No Cure”

Modern conventional medicine claims “there is no medical cure” (The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America). While it is certainly true that no medicine has proven to eradicate the disease, there are simple, cost-effective ways of healing our digestive tracts.

Other Treatments: Cheap, Easy and Effective

The easiest and most cost-effective treatment for Crohn's disease is diet and lifestyle change paired with supplemental support. A simple food-allergy test followed by removal of aggravating food allergens can quickly and drastically improve our health. Supplements can help the readjustment process as we begin to heal our compromised digestive tract.

Take Action

Don't let conventional medical wisdom stand in the way of your health. If you or a loved one suffers from Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), take action and get help now.