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Crohn's and Colitis

Does low-dose naltrexone really help Crohn's disease?

2014-09-02 17:51
Can naltrexone treat Crohn's disease?

Could the inexpensive drug naltrexone help treat Crohn's disease? There are claims that the medication can be a big help to those suffering from CD, but there is also some information anyone battling Crohn's or colitis should know.

If you are diagnosed with Crohn's disease you may have already heard about preliminary studies showing low-dose naltrexone (LDN) might help alleviate Crohn's disease flare-ups.The drug has garnered


Simple blood could tell who will develop Crohn's disease and could mean new treatments

2014-09-01 13:28
Epigenetic changes in patients with Crohn's disease found with a simple blood test

DNA changes found in the blood of children with Crohn's disease could mean a way to determine who will develop the inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD). Scotland scientists also say epigenetic changes could mean a better understanding of Crohn's disease and new treatments.

Researchers have found DNA changes associated with Crohn's disease that could lead to new treatments. A simple blood test could determine who would develop the disease.

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How to treat IBS with this dietary plan

2014-08-30 11:03
Prebiotics and probiotics combined could treat IBS symptoms

David Rakel, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director, University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has some advice for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Based on study reviews, prebiotics and probiotics both keep the gut healthy. But combining the two can help IBS as well as chronic constipation. Here's how to get started.

Combining prebiotics with soluble fiber foods could be the best combination for treating irritable bowel syndrome suggests professor David Rakel,

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Is the low FODMAP diet a treatment for IBS?

2014-08-26 12:40
FODMAP diet a treatment for children with IBS

If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?

If your child suffers from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS you may want to consider the FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet.

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Exciting gene discovery expected to help children with Crohn's disease

2014-08-25 14:00
Epigenetic changes identified that predict Crohn's disease in children

New and exciting research has identified epigenetic changes that occur among children with Crohn's disease. How genes interact with the environment has been the subject of study for a variety of diseases. Now scientists have identified two regions in particular where genes change to lead to Crohn's disease that is expected to help diagnosis and treatment.

Crohn's disease is a debilitating and painful condition that often strikes children and young adults. Researchers have made an exciting discovery about epigenetic changes that lead to the disease.

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Natural ways that might stop diarrhea from Crohn's disease

2014-08-22 13:39
coconut cookies and other ways to naturally stop diarrhea with Crohn's disease

How can you stop diarrhea associated with Crohn's disease other than with prescription medication that can lead to constipation? Here are some natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments that might help, one of which is downright yummy.

Don't let diarrhea from Crohn's disease disrupt your life. Some prescriptions to treat watery bowel movements have unwanted side effects. Explore natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments.

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First study shows inhaled bacteria in your shower could trigger Crohn's disease

2014-08-16 13:28
Bacteria in shower a Crohn's trigger say researchers

A bacteria that infects cows and inhaled in domestic showers could trigger Crohn's disease. University of Lancaster scientists have found for the first time that inhaling the Map bacteria may contribute to clusters of Crohn's disease.

Researchers have been exploring the link between a bacteria found in water and Crohn's disease.

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