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Is Your Inflammatory Bowel Disease Viral?

IBD Colitis, Crohn's disease Shingles natural remedies

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases have been shown to be linked and may be caused by the Shingles virus, but there's a natural way to find relief.


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IBD, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Becoming More Prevalent

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a relatively new condition affecting about 1.6 million Americans and it’s becoming more popular. This includes approximately 780,000 people with Crohn's disease and another 907,000 with ulcerative colitis. Researchers have estimated that 6 to 15 new cases of Crohn's disease are diagnosed per 100,000 people each year.

Ulcerative colitis is the most common form of inflammatory bowel disease in the world. For patients in the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 1000 Americans suffers from colitis. Most new cases are reported in patients that range in age from 15 to 35 years old.

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Colitis, Crohn’s and Shingles Are Linked

Ulcerative colitis is characterized by recurring episodes of inflammation of the mucosal layer of the large intestine, or colon. Right now, there is no medical cure for ulcerative colitis.

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Studies have shown a link between Colitis, Crohn’s and the Shingles virus. However, Chronic Illness Expert and Author of the NY Times Best Selling Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, Anthony William claims that colitis is caused by one of eight strains of shingles virus that does not cause rashes, but rather, creates severe inflammation in the inner lining of the colon.

Natural Remedies For Shingles

Medical doctors say there’s also no cure for shingles, but a natural approach that includes an anti-inflammatory and anti-viral diet along with supplementation can go a long way toward ending symptoms. If you develop the shingles rash, there are a number of things you can do to help end your symptoms according to William:

  • Avoid Wheat
  • Avoid Eggs
  • Avoid Dairy
  • Use herbal antivirals, such as Cat’s Claw, Lemon Balm and Red Clover in either tincture or tea.
  • Take L-lysine
  • Lower stress.

You Can Ease Shingles Symptoms

Medical treatment for IBD illnesses, particularly Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, are continually changing. Shingles are painful, but natural remedies greatly reduce the length and severity of episodes. The most effective methods for treating inflammatory diseases are with diet. This begins with making the necessary food eliminations.

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Some remedies for ending IBD symptoms include:

  • Eating mostly foods that are easy on the digestive tract. These include lettuce, avocado, aloe, coconut, wild blueberries and papaya, eaten whole, freshly juiced or in smoothies
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Grazing/eating small meals throughout the day instead of big meals
  • Staying hydrated with a good quality aloe or coconut water
  • Replenishing zinc stores using a quality ionic zinc concentrate
  • Working closely with a Naturopath or Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

If you are currently suffering from IBD, consider the above natural remedies for ending symptoms of Shingles and strengthening the immune system. Shingles is a virus that can be avoided by adjusting lifestyle and self-care habits.