Archives for Pharmaceuticals

Case Study: Camel Milk allows full stop of Entocort steroid and not needing Humira

A case study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology showed that a 22-year-old patient with a Crohn’s Disease Activity Index(CDAI) score of 400 showed significant improvement from this milk. For this article, I’ll call this man John. According to the Merck Manual, his CDAI reveals mild to moderately active Crohns’ Disease 0 to 149 points:  Asymptomatic remission 150 to 220 points: Mildly to moderately active Crohn’s disease 221 to 450 points: Moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease 451 to 1100 points: Severely active to fulminant disease John had watery diarrhea and left-sided abdominal pain. His stool cultures were negative,
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Categories: Arthritis, Case Study, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Digestive, EAT, Enemas, Inflammation, Leaky Gut, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH, Stomach Ache, STORIES-OF-HOPE, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

The Mold and Crohn’s Colitis Connection

(This blog post is a dynamic document that I will be updating periodically) Back in 2016 it was reported that researchers may have figured out the cause of Crohn’s disease.  According to a recent study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, they found that fungus is a key factor when it comes to developing the disease.  It was a miraculous feeling headline when compared to the small sample set. The study looked at Crohn’s disease and their Crohn’s-free first-degree relatives in nine families in northern France and Belgium, and in Crohn’s-free individuals from four families living in
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Categories: Abdominal Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Acupuncture, Arthritis, Asthma, Brain Fog, Candida, Crohn's Disease, Depression, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Diarrhea, Difficulty Concentrating, Digestive, EAT, Emotional, Enemas, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Gas-Flatulence, Gratitude, Headache, Inflammation, Joel's Story, Joint Pain, Massage, Mood Changes, Nutrition, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sinus Congestion, Stomach Ache, STORIES-OF-HOPE, Supplements, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Accidental Fear or Valid reporting? Risk of New IBD Rises for Patients Treated With Etanercept

The Center for Biosimilars today published an article that concluded that there is a fearful risk of being diagnosed with IBD Crohn’s or Colitis for those currently being treated with Etanercept. Respectfully, I believe this study is incomplete and does not tell the full story. Though I don’t currently have access to the full study, just the Wiley Online Library Summary and the Center for Biosimilars article, until Lifestyle and Diet are factored into these studies I believe they do not tell the complete story.  20 years of clinical and cost outcomes from Integrative Medicine* have demonstrated the following results:
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Categories: Abdominal Pain, alopecia, ankylosing spondylitis, Biologics, C-reactive protein (CRP), CalProctetin, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Joel's Story, pemphigus, Pharmaceuticals, psoriasis, Recommended Resources, RESEARCH, Resources, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stool Analysis, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, Ulcerative Colitis, and vitiligo.

The Crohns Colitis Summit Changed My Life. Don’t give up the good fight! You are bringing so much healing to the world….

…that’s what Mia emailed me. After asking her to elaborate, this is what she said next: I have rheumatoid arthritis. I got diagnosed at the end of 2016, with a 4 months wait to see a rheumatologist, on state insurance because I wasn’t able to work from the pain and fatigue, and with Trump attacking the ACA I was terrorized over the idea of being dependent on the US medical system and then being denied coverage. I decided to seek further education in proactive healthcare I could rely on. I spent that time doing AIP to see if anything besides
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Categories: Case Study, DIAGNOSIS, EAT, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Recipies, Resources, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and The Crohn's And Colitis Summit.

US FDA approves Stelara for ulcerative colitis

Do you find these articles helpful? Please donate today so we may continue this service so humanity may prosper in a peaceful world with a peaceful microbiome This past October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ustekinumab (Stelara by Janssen), a human IL-12 and IL-23 antagonist. This is based on data from a phase 3 UNIFI trial, which demonstrated that ustekinumab induced and maintained clinical remission in a significantly greater proportion of adults with moderately to severely active UC compared with placebo. Trial And Study Results Janssen said at the time the UNIFI data was released that at Week
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Categories: Biologics, C-reactive protein (CRP), CalProctetin, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Nutrition, One Great Gut Collection, Pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH, Resources, STORIES-OF-HOPE, The Crohn's And Colitis Summit, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Researchers discover critical link to controlling inflammation in Crohn’s disease

To aggregate the most appropriate IBD news we are republishing this article. This was first reported by Case Western Reserve University in MedicalXpress. We updated the article for further accuracy. (Thank You Dr. Peter Spiegel for bringing this breakthrough to our attention) Investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine discovered that blocking interleukin-1α (IL1α), a protein that controls inflammation in the gut, markedly decreases the severity of intestinal inflammation in a mouse model of Crohn’s disease (CD). The anti-inflammatory effects of the biological therapies used to neutralize IL1α were similar to those of steroids, which represent what
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Categories: Biologics, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Pharmaceuticals, RESEARCH, and TREATMENT.

Pharmaceutical Options

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Oral Sulfasalazine [Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs] Mesalamine [Lialda, Pentasa, Delzicol, Asacol HD] Olsalazine [Dipentum] Balsalazide [Giazo, Colazal] Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Rectal suppositories and enemas Mesalamine [Canasa, Rowasa, sfRowasa] Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids Prednisolone [Pred Forte, Omnipred, Pred Mild, , Orapred ODT, Millipred DP, Veripred 20, and Pediapred] Prednisone [Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol] Budesonide [Entocort, Uceris, Pulmicort, Rhinocort Allergy, and Pulmicort Flexhaler] Methylprednisolone [Solu-Medrol, Medrol, ReadySharp Methylprednisolone, P-Care D40, P-Care D80, and Depo-Medrol] Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulators Ustekinumab [Stelara] Adalimumab [Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn’s-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn’s Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis] Azathioprine [Azasan, Imuran] Infliximab [Remicade]
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Categories: Asacol, Corticosteroids, Enemas, Lialda-Mesalamine, Pharmaceuticals, Prednisone-Deltasone, Rowasa, Suppository, and TREATMENT.

Therapeutic Retention Enemas: An Underutilized Modality for Ulcerative Colitis

The use of therapeutic enemas has a robust tradition in the history of naturopathic medicine. In addition, my own grandfather, a medical doctor, had a habit of administering a cleansing enema to any of his 8 children who displayed any sign of acute illness, which, in the words of my brother, “if nothing else, probably cut down on malingering.” Despite these facts, I made it into my 30s and through my entire professional training as a naturopathic doctor without having given, received, or even witnessed an enema of any type. This article focuses on the use of enemas in ulcerative
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Digestive, Enemas, Pharmaceuticals, Supplements, Suppository, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Coconut Oil Enemas Saves Woman From Surgery

If you find this information useful, please donate so we can continue providing you with meaningful information to help you Thrive with IBD Crohn’s Colitis.  A new case study* out of Germany was just published in the October 2018 American Journal of Gastroenterology. A 32-year old woman was experiencing fistulizing Crohn’s Disease complicated with diversion colitis.  Diversion colitis is inflammation of the large intestine brought on after surgical treatment (Usually an ileostomy or colostomy). In early 2016 her perianal fistula, after not responding to pharmaceutical drugs, was treated with a diverting sigmoidostomy which is when surgery creates an artificial anus in the
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Categories: Abdominal Pain, CalProctetin, Case Study, Colonoscopy, Colostomy, Crohn's Disease, Diversion colitis, Enemas, Fistula, Hematochezia(Blood in Stool), Ileostomy, Inflammation, Pharmaceuticals, Supplements, Surgery, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Dear Doctor Bagley

I’m hopeful this is one way we turn around the broken healthcare system. I have a voice. You have a voice. Express your appreciation for those who deserve it. Also, express your dissatisfaction with those who deserve it. I also filed a formal complaint for one particular incident. Don’t be that guy who only complains. Give honest feedback for extraordinary service. Extraordinarily bad, and extraordinarily good. Hospitals take patient feedback seriously. Together we can make a difference. Dr. Bagley, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU You probably don’t remember helping me at UCSD Thorton IR on 2-11-2019 during
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Gratitude, Hospital, Joel's Story, LOVE, Pharmaceuticals, Relationships, and STORIES-OF-HOPE.