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Jessi Nahama Manages Crohn’s Disease Effectively

Managing Crohn’s Disease

Jessie Nahama Manages Crohn's Disease EffectivelyJessi Nahama is a girl with a difference. I met her at the Crohns and Colitis Foundation Support Group. I was so impressed with how innovative she has been in managing her condition of Crohn’s Disease She has lots of share about her personal experience…… Read on……

Jessi writes:
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I began a regimen of medications and hoped to finally get relief from my symptoms. But medication after medication, my treatments failed. They worked for several months and then I would relapse. Throughout this, I continued to lead what I considered a “healthy” lifestyle – working out and eating a mostly Paleo diet.

I couldn’t understand why all of these treatments would initially work, but then ultimately fail. I began to feel hopeless as I bounced from medication to medication, watching my inflammation spread despite eating “clean” and taking my medication as prescribed.

When pills completely stopped working, I started infusions. And they worked… for a few months. But I began to metabolize them too quickly and the benefits wouldn’t last long enough, so I began receiving them every 4 weeks (rather than the usual 8).

When it was suggested that if infusions didn’t work, the next step would likely be surgery – I began to better educate myself about alternative options to help supplement my infusions. This led me to meeting Kali Sink (wife to a husband with UC, and the brilliant nutritionist behind modernheirloomnutrition.com).

I made the commitment to being open-minded about more homeopathic remedies she suggested and was shocked at the HUGE difference between the “healthy habits” I thought I was practicing (avoiding things like sugar, processed foods, alcohol in excess, etc.), and truly following a gut-friendly, autoimmune-specific diet – which has been proven to help alleviate symptoms for some people with IBD.

I started a modified version of the GAPs and FODMAPs diets (focusing on low-starch, low-fiber, etc. – I do consume white rice as I am training for a half marathon and my body needs the fuel). I started having organic bone broth every day, and replaced my daily protein powder with Collagen Peptides.

I stopped my generic-brand daily vitamin and instead started taking L-Glutamine powder, Camu powder, probiotics (Primal Defense is great and doesn’t hurt my stomach), and Thorne HCL Acid with Pepsin to help me with digestion. I also take Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil every day (replacing my generic brand fish oil pills).

I learned the importance of really reading labels, being educated about “healthy” brands and knowing what you are putting into your body and how it directly affects your health.

I continue to receive infusions. The only thing I’ve done differently within the last 3 months is strictly adhere to better nutrition and supplements intended to heal gut irritation.

After more than 2 years of taking Mesalamine everyday to help with my inflammation, I was finally allowed to stop it because my symptoms showed such significant improvement (this was after just 3 months of following an autoimmune-protocol diet). I have energy again (most days!).

I am running the fastest training runs I have in years. And in 4 weeks, I will attempt to run my fastest half marathon time ever – a feat I never thought I would be able to do after my diagnosis.

Every day isn’t easy, and I still have a long way to go. But today is better than yesterday, and I’m committed to continuing to educate myself about what my body needs to heal, and how I can fuel it through more informed nutritional choices to keep me strong and carry me forward on my journey to optimal health.

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Jessie is happy to help anyone with any questions. Please email us at help@goodgutsolution.com and let us know how best to contact you.

Join Me for The Crohn’s And Colitis Summit!

Is Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis ruining your life? Join the Crohn’s and Colitis Summit for Free

Crohn's & Colitis Summit

Crohn’s & Colitis Summit

We face an invisible epidemic.

Crohn’s and Colitis are two debilitating diseases affecting over three million Americans and ten million worldwide.  And these diseases are only made worse by physical, and emotional stress, and sometimes the medicine itself.

In just a few days, my friend, bestselling author and TEDx speaker, Joel Sprechman, will be hosting a life changing event. And I would like you to come as my guest. Joel is on a mission to show individuals just like you how to heal IBD and IBS once and for all. You see, he has Ulcerative Colitis, and IBS and this is the very information that saved him from surgery and biologics during his summer hospital stay! It’s also meaningful information for those post surgery or on medication.

The best part?

You don’t even have to leave your house.  All 35 gut health experts will come directly to you.

(no need to take off your PJ’s!).

CLICK HERE to join and watch for free:

The symptoms of this condition go far beyond quick sprints to the bathroom and can actually include problems falling and staying asleep, difficulty waking up, and even a lack of focus and mental clarity…not to mention an increase of salty and sugary food cravings!

Even with a good night’s sleep, an individual with Crohn’s or Colitis often feels tired all or most of the time. This is a never-ending cycle for so many of us.

 The good news?

 It is also reversible with the right steps and solutions.

If you register for this event now, you’ll be able to watch every presentation for FREE, live!

You heard me.

This amazing event will be available virtually, so you’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home. And for a limited time, it will be 100% free.

Click Here to Register for the free Crohn’s And Colitis Summit now

Warmly,

Good Gut Solution

Good Gut Solution

Heal Your Body With a Healthy Diet

Read Breaking The Vicious Cycle and Find Out How You Can Feel Better. Diet Works – Heal Your Body With The Foods You Eat.

Breaking The Vicious Cycle

What If I told You There Was A Diet That Could Help Chronic Digestive Symptoms, Reduce Inflammation and Heal Your Gut?

Breaking the Vicious Cycle was written by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and cell biologist to provide an alternative way to treat digestive disorders using dietary changes.

What’s the SCD Diet?

Elaine Gottschall’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates need minimal digestive processing. These select carbs are well absorbed and do not encourage microbial overgrowth in the GI tract.

Elaine’s book talks about using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to help reduce inflammation and heal the gut.

What Are the Digestive Conditions Healed by the Right Diet?

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

This book gives  practical recipes that address the problems of intestinal conditions such as:

Celiac Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Diverticulitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Diarrhea
Indigestion

How Does The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Work to Heal?

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), is outlined in her book with easy to follow recipes. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free meal plan.

The SCD works by severely limiting the availability of carbohydrates to intestinal microbes. This is important because of all dietary components, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on intestinal microbes (yeast and bacteria), which are believed to be involved in intestinal disorders. Most intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy.

Click Here to read more on the science behind the SCD Diet, which foods you can eat and which foods to avoid.

Looking for MORE RECIPES to create delicious meals to heal your gut and fight Inflammation?

Ecology Health Center Cookbook

Delicious recipes to lower inflammation

Reduce Inflammation in your body through diet. Start creating healing meals right in your own home today.

The Ecology Health Center Cookbook is designed to meet the specific needs of people who have modified their diets due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s, Chronic Candida and other challenging digestive symptoms.

The recipes in this book were created to limit foods that are common allergens, and those which grow and support yeast, also known as Candida. The recipes are sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and yeast free.

This book was created for those rebuilding their immune systems and trying to reduce inflammation in the body.

Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s and IBS

Healing Foods Recipes for Crohn's Colitis and Digestive Conditions

This cookbook was created specifically to heal injured intestinal tracts. It contains over 200 recipes and over 100 full-page color photos.

This book strictly adheres to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free dietary regimen intended for those suffering from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What’s Crohn’s Disease?

Genova 2.0

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s is part of a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, shortened by using the initials IBD. The part of the body affected is the digestive tract,  where we digest our food.

Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

This GI inflammation causes parts of the intestines to become red and swollen. The inflammation typically extends into the lining of the affected organs. Sometimes sores and even ulcers occur in the walls of the intestine.

Over time the chronic inflammation will result in digestive symptoms.

What are the  symptoms of Crohn’s?

  • cramping
  • abdominal pain
  • rectal bleeding
  • fatigue
  • persistent diarrhea (loose, watery, or frequent bowel movements)
  • weight Loss

How can you find out if you have Crohn’s?

Because Crohn’s disease is marked by an abnormal response in the body’s immune system it can be detected with an at home stool test. We advise clients to use Genova Labs 2.0.

Genova’s easy to use, at home stool test employs markers that tell the difference between IBD (Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis) and IBS (irritable Bowel Disease). If the test shows positive for IBD, further evaluation with a physician is appropriate.

What is the treatment for Crohn’s?

Start today with effective, natural supplements and a change of diet. Many people have been able to control their symptoms and encourage remission with a drugless approach.

For symptom relief here are natural, safe anti-inflammatories that can help reduce inflammation. Our clients do well with Serrapeptase, FYI and Aloe Concentrate. The products are safe to use and don’t have harmful side effects.

Click here to see our Crohn’s Protocol

If you have any questions, please email – we offer complimentary online support when you purchase products from us. We are happy to assist in helping you to create an individualized program to meet your specific needs.

Crohn’s Disability Benefits Guide

Disability Compensation Guide

Did you know that you could get disability compensation for Crohn’s Disease?

  • The inflammation and tissue damage associated with Crohn’s disease requires long-term management
  • This condition is considered chronic
  • This condition can be life long

Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease which has a wide range of symptoms that vary in severity.

While some people may show only mild or occasional symptoms, others experience debilitating and frequent symptoms such as:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue

The symptoms may be severe enough to impact your quality of life. They can also increase the risk for additional health problems.

Given the long-term nature of Crohn’s disease, it may be worth looking into disability benefits. This can help offset the costs of management and help pay for unexpected expenses surrounding potential complications of the disease.

Click Here to Read The Guide to Disability Benefits For Crohn’s 

 

 

A Guide to Disability Benefits and Crohn’s Disease

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