After reading many books on the subject of health, I decided the best way to present information is a question and answer format. Many health books put this style in the back of a book, but, I always liked that part the best. It answered the most common questions and was right to the point.
I have learned that someone going through IBD needs that — someone to get right to the point. As you read these questions and answers, I suggest you keep an open mind and understanding; these will get you the results you are looking for. I have a saying: “Don’t deny until you try.” If you take my suggestions and don’t get the results (which I don’t feel will be the case), then you’ll have the right to say, “I’ve tried it and it didn’t work.” However, if you never try it, you will never have the right to say you don’t believe in it, or it won’t work.” Don’t deny until you try.” You can thank me later, after you’re healed. If a doctor tells you that there is no time because it’s the worst case he has seen, keep in mind they say this most of the time because that’s what they’re used to saying. They want to rush you into their way of thinking before you can have a chance to figure it out for yourself.
The truth is, if it is that bad and you don’t have time, most likely, at that point, the doctors won’t be able to help you either. As long as your body is still working and has the energy and function in the organ or diseased body part, it can revert and heal itself naturally.
Please explore these important question and answer topics in this section to get a better understanding about your health challenge and the best way to heal IBD. All of the questions are posted below. Just scroll down to view each question and answer.
Here are some questions that address this issue:
If I suffer from IBD, it will be very hard to deal with people and life. My life will turn into a hard road.
If you listen to your doctor, this is true, but if you listen to and adopt nature’s cure I explain there is no need to worry.
A flare-up, or an IBD attack, can be the worst feeling in the world. It makes it very hard to do anything, so the answer is to avoid attacks. In this website I explain how to do just that — forever!
If I have IBD, does that mean I will be sick all the time?
No, you will be well between attacks. For any given patient, attacks, or flare-ups, may occur frequently (every few weeks) or rarely (every few years). A person may have multiple flare-ups one year and then none for several years, or any other irregular pattern you can imagine.
The average risk of a flare-up is about 10% per year for UC and 30% for Crohn’s. I have recently met someone who said he didn’t have a flare-up for ten years, then, all of a sudden, he had one. But he wasn’t eating a healthy diet. I’ve never
met anyone who has done what I suggested who didn’t get better. I have met people who think they did what I was saying and didn’t get well, but once we corrected what was wrong, they were fine. There are always exceptions, and everyone should ultimately be treated individually, but nature’s cure for IBD will bring an improvement to all who learn it and adopt it.
How bad can the urge to go to the bathroom get?
Let me start by saying, I understand because I’ve been there. It’s very hard to talk about because it has to deal with the bathroom and diarrhea, blood and mucus. But what is important to understand is that you’re not alone. A bathroom will quickly become your best friend and the most needed thing in your life. The urge will be so strong, you might feel you will not be
able to make it, even worse, you might not make it.
Rubbing my belly used to help sometimes, or trying to redirect my feelings as long as I could until I was able to get to a bathroom also helped. In most cases, the urge will just come upon you quickly. Usually, the longer a person is in an attack, the worse the urges will become. But the more you learn how to control them, the more prepared you’ll be. At first you might have control over the urges, but if you don’t take care of the problem, the urges will take control over you.
Sometimes a bathroom is not within reach; what do I do then?
Hopefully, you will follow the suggestions one this site, but if you don’t, or if you do, and you’re not totally healed yet, once you have an uncontrollable urge, pray that there is a bathroom nearby. Otherwise, it can get ugly. I understand this so well because I’ve experienced IBD attacks without being near a bathroom, and it can be a really unpleasant experience.
I spent most of my time complaining and saying, “Why me?” until I decided to take control of my health. Now, I no longer have any problems with IBD. Although I have faith in what I’m doing, those attacks were so scary that I still pray everyday that I’ll never have to go though them again.
Do you have any suggestions for help when in this situation?
If I recall correctly, if you get a note from your doctor, you can get a handicap sticker and park in handicap spots. That would be of great help in certain situations. Another tip would be to try to plan your day well so you have a bathroom near you throughout the day. Unfortunately, some businesses don’t accommodate public use of their facilities. They don’t understand and will not let the public use the bathroom in their shops. Carrying a small note to show them might help so they do understand.
What about the blood loss in my stool? Can that cause an iron deficiency, or make me anemic?
Whenever there is blood in the stool, there can be a loss of iron. This can lead to anemia, which means there are a reduced number of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the blood. When more iron is lost than is taken in, there can be a loss of up to an ounce and a half (40milliliters) of blood a day in the stool without it being seen. If the bleeding comes from high enough up in the GI tract, the blood is thoroughly mixed in with the stool. Losing a small amount of blood on a daily basis can lead to iron-deficient anemia over a period of several months.
No one with a recent onset of UC should have an iron deficiency that causes anemia, and people with Crohn’s disease very rarely become anemic.
Even though blood is obviously in the stool, the amount is almost always less than you think; it takes very little bright red fluid to color the toilet bowl water red! Unless bleeding is truly heavy, the bone marrow is able to use available stores of iron to keep the red blood cell count in the normal range.
If the bleeding is heavy, this can be a big problem. Other than doctors prescribing drugs and supplements, you have only one other choice — to prevent the blood from getting into the stool. The best way to do that would be to follow the suggestions for a natural cure on this site. This will take care of any and all nutrient problems.
It must be so hard for a young child to deal with such pain.
Children, particularly teenagers, are very anxious not to be seen as different from their peers; their self-consciousness and intolerance of other children often lead to a degree of isolation. People of all ages who suffer from IBD can tend to isolate themselves, but it’s very common for kids and teenagers with this illness to do so. We must make sure the kids understand
there is a cure, and the way it’s going to be accomplished be explained to them. We must help them to heal.
My doctor says there is no evidence that stress of any kind can cause an IBD attack.
There is substantial evidence that stress, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, can cause an IBD attack. Stress is one of the prime causes of IBD. Stress and discomfort are other ways of saying disease. No matter how well people eat, if the stress in their lives is not reduced, they will still be at risk to experience the pain and suffering of IBD.
What about emotions and IBD?
A person with IBD can become emotionally drained. The entire digestive system is intricately involved with emotions. People can get sick on a ride, or seeing a movie with lots of graphic gore. Visual signals to the brain can trigger a major reaction in the stomach and digestive system. Since the bowels respond to emotions, it follows that emotional upset, or stress, and can worsen inflamed bowels.
Other than the food I eat, or the stress I cause, is there anything else that can be a factor?
There are many minor factors that are different for all of us. That’s what makes us who we are. The key is, before focusing on those minor issues, you should concentrate on the major issues outlined in this book.
One major issue I haven’t focused on in this book, but I have in my book Health According to The Scriptures, is the emotional/spiritual connection to disease. The instructions for living a healthy life, on everything from how we eat, to how we think, to how we act, are all found in the greatest health book ever written: The Bible. When we live a life that goes against the teachings of The Bible, it will affect our health on one level or another. Just as important as physical food, is spiritual food and the best spiritual food can be received from developing a personal relationship with God. I found the best way to do this is to read God’s commandments, live them and pray everyday.
If I have IBD, can I still be fit and active?
Of course you can. Obviously, when you’re in the midst of a flare-up, you wouldn’t be able or even want to be involved in many activities. But if you don’t get any flare-ups, or only very few, there is no reason you wouldn’t be able to be fit and active,
Can heredity be a factor?
Some people believe that genes may predispose a person to IBD, and
that genetics do play a role. Anything is possible, but as I’ve stated time and
time again, IBD is a dietary illness. We all have genetic weaknesses, and if
we pull the trigger they will get us, but if we never pull the trigger, they
won’t. The trigger in this case is the same trigger that’s been around for so
long: eating unhealthy food.
I have a bowel movement once a day, so I’m not constipated.
Just because you have a bowel movement once a day doesn’t mean
you’re not constipated. If you eat six times a day and have one bowel
movement a day, that could be a serious form of constipation. There are
many early warning signs of getting some form of IBS or IBD; constipation
is one of the most obvious. When a person has IBD, there is a good chance
the number of trips to the bathroom are going to be many, but before the
attacks start, if the person is constipated and doesn’t go enough, that is not
good either. Ideally, everyone should have a bowel movement at least two to
three times a day, depending on how much he/she is eating.
What are some suggestions when dealing with the stage of disease know as
When people contact me who have IBD, I first suggest they get my
book and other educational material about IBD. My book answers many of
the questions they may have, but since my approach is not common, it will
open many new questions. People with IBD need to become educated about
their physical, emotional and spiritual health. A break down in one of those
areas usually leads to a break down in others. I recommend that people
follow-up by giving me or someone I know a call to help them with the
healing phases at the end of this book.
Gaining wisdom about the design of the body and how it is supposed
to run is the best way to develop a healing plan. Then we can overcome and
avoid any future issues. Take action and leave no room for doubt!
Okay, now I know that IBD is a disease affected by diet. I’m ready to get
better, where do I start?
The first action step is to figure out the root causes of your health
challenge. Then your healing will begin.
Some of the well-known root causes of disease are:
Spiritual – A lack of faith and understanding of divine beliefs
Emotional – Due to mental stress, anxiety, and excess choice
Physical – Due to poor eating habits, lack of proper exercise, sufficient
water, and sound sleep
With the right understanding of what led to your disease you can be
successful in overcoming it. Don’t be like people who spend so much time
dealing with drugs and doctors to control their illnesses that they aren’t
leaving time to discover the cause. You deserve more then that. You don’t
want to control pain, you want to get rid of it! Identify and eliminate the root
cause and you will overcome any health challenge in no time.
People need to know they have a choice. Spread the truth. Spread the
The information you now have is not the end; it’s just the beginning. It all
depends on what you do with it.
When I first found out I had IBD, I had no idea what it was; I just
knew it was the most hurtful thing in the world. I was blessed to find the
correct information to help me cure myself and remain healthy. If it weren’t
for those special people out there who had spread the information I needed, I
never would have found it. The more correct information people have about
how nature works, the better off they will be. If medical doctors are the only
ones telling us what is right and wrong, how can we ever learn anything
about regaining our natural state of health? Now that you have this
information, once you cure yourself, and you will when you follow the
guidelines in this book, don’t stop there. Get this information out to as many
people as you can, and help them heal just as you have.
What is disease? Why did this happen to me?
What is disease?
Disease is a warning sign created to alert us to what is happening inside our body at all times. Most disease today is self-inflicted by unhealthy diet and lifestyle. There is only one disease with different levels or stages based on the seriousness of the condition.
Stages of Disease
Enervation or nervous exhaustion (laziness)
Indurations or scar-tissue formation
Fungation or Cancer (mutation or proliferation of cells)
Can everyone be cured at any stage of disease?
No matter how bad someone’s disease is, the body can reverse the process and become healthy again. I know people with the worst illnesses who have recovered once they implied a wise approach to their healing program.
Simply figure out why you developed a disease first, and your healing won’t be too far behind. After that, you’ll be able to avoid any future issues with your health and, at that point, looking young and staying healthy will most likely come naturally./
I was feeling fine and all of a sudden I got diagnosed with IBD, how could this happen to me?
The human body is the most intelligent, strongest machine out there. Just like any machine, if you take care of it, it will last a very long time. However if you neglect it, it will break down. Like great machines today, even after damage is done, they will still work. Many people have lost the great blessing of health and do not even realize it because they haven’t completely broken down. Because we have such amazing power to continue feeling and looking great even while a health issue may be brewing inside, we tend not to pay too much attention to our health until we feel sick. It is very wise to get a check-up and a tune-up to make sure everything is in the best shape possible.