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Colitis

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Colitis is a common name for the inflammation of the colon. This usually is a result of prolonged irritation and inflammation of the delicate membrane which lines the walls of the colon. Sometimes this irritation can be caused by ulcerative colitis which is a condition where ulcers form on the walls of the colon.

Common symptoms of colitis are: increased urgency to move the bowel, cramping pains in the abdomen, bloody mucus in the stool, weakness, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and anaemia.

Some other common symptoms are a bloated feeling, constipation, and even diarrhoea.

Banana

One or two ripe bananas eaten every day are a wonderful home remedy because they are bland, smooth, and easily-digestible and even have laxatative properties. Bananas will relieve the symptoms and aid in the healing process.

Apples

Steamed apples are also great for the healing process because they have high amounts of iron and phosphorus plus they are easily digestible due to being steamed.

Rice

A thick gruel of rice mixed with a glass of buttermilk and a ripe banana consumed twice a day is a great aid in the healing process and very soothing for colitis.

Wheat-Grass

Wheat-grass is something we never talk about and really should. It is always a great idea to consume this regularly and fresh.

Use the juice of fresh wheat-grass as an enema and you will be surprised at the miraculous results. The wheat-grass will help detoxify the walls of the colon and help accelerate the healing process.

First the patient needs to do an enema with just lukewarm water and hold for 20 minutes. Then the patient should use 90-120 ml of wheat-grass juice and hold for fifteen minutes.

Tender Coconut Water

Consuming the water of one tender coconut once a day has been found to be extremely beneficial in soothing the colon and even aiding in the healing process of colitis.

Diet

The following should be consumed more:

  • Citrus juices
  • Papaya juice
  • Raw cabbage juice
  • Carrot juice
  • Steamed vegetables

*A 5 day juice fast is highly recommended

The following should be avoided

  • White sugar
  • Highly seasoned foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Highly salted foods
  • White bread
  • White flour products
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Foods cooked in aluminum pans
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