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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2018-04-24T07:16:02+00:00

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) consists of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are pathologies affecting the gastrointestinal tract, but each affects different areas in the gut. Crohn’s Disease affects mainly the end of the small intestines, but can occur anywhere between the mouth and the anus. Ulcerative Colitis, on the other hand, affects only the colon and rectum.

IBDs are usually triggered by environmental events, although they develop spontaneously without a specific event. Leading a stressful life or eating a bad diet can both contribute to the on-set of IBDs. There are certain populations in which IBDs are more prevalent, such as people who come from eastern European, African American or Jewish descents. Genetics can determine the likelihood of an individual contracting IBD but its onset is ultimately triggered by environmental exposure. IBDs are found more frequently in developed countries and in urban areas.

“I was diagnosed with inflammation of the colon by a gastroenterologist. David’s approach was to “heal the body.” We did this with a carefully planned detox, diet and supplements. Simply put, David, you changed my life and for that, I cannot thank you enough.”

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IBD is a chronic disease that develops when the body produces an immune response to the natural bacteria found in the gut, which normally co-exist with the body harmoniously and partake in essential functions such as fermenting foodstuffs that the gastrointestinal tract cannot break down and regulating the immune system. In individuals afflicted with IBD, the body develops immune reactions that attack the natural bacteria population. IBD is a painful disease, because inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract results in the thickening of the intestinal wall and produces painful discomfort such diarrhea, cramps, constipation and rectal bleeding.

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