Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s Diet
Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s: The complete wholistic guide to healing the gut and staying well was created by Dr. David Klein, a nutrition counselor with a PhD in natural health and healing.
He explains that the symptoms of bowel diseases are actually a sign that the body is trying to heal itself but this cannot occur until toxic diet and lifestyle factors are replaced with healthy ones.
The author had severe ulcerative colitis for eight years, healed himself on this plan and has remained healthy for over 25 years.
He claims a 99% success rate within two to eight weeks with his clients and others who follow his healing plan, without the need for any medication.
Colitis and Crohn’s Diet Basics
Klein advocates the Natural Hygiene System, which is described as being the science and fine art of natural healing and healthful living.
According to natural hygiene philosophy the body knows how to heal itself and all that is required is that we simply rest, avoid toxins and eat our natural diet.
Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s claims that we are biologically adapted to eat a vegan diet and that this way of eating allows the bowel to remove toxins naturally and heal rapidly.
During the healing stage the recommended diet is highly restrictive and is basically limited to juices, smoothies, fruit and certain steamed vegetables.
Dieters are advised to eat meals consisting of a single fruit only for easy digestion. Bananas and papayas are especially recommended when experiencing digestive distress. Raw vegetables are to be temporarily avoided with the exception of celery in green smoothies
Many other foods are to be avoided because they cause irritation to the bowel.
- These include spices, salt, meat, dairy, beans, soy and grains.
- Caffeine should be eliminated because it depletes the healing energy of the body.
- All fatty foods are to be discontinued during the healing phase.
After the initial healing phase the diet can be expanded slightly to include certain sources of fat such as avocado, olives, durian, coconut, nuts and seeds, but a fairly restricted vegan diet must be followed for at least the first six to twelve months.
Banana, papaya, grapes, pear, melon, mango, peeled apples, cherimoya, plums, raisins, dates, steamed vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots, squash, sweet potato), green smoothies, fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
Sample Diet Plan
One or two glasses of water
Banana celery smoothie
Steamed and blended sweet potato, carrot and celery
Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s says that during the healing phase when symptoms are present, complete rest is recommended.
After this readers are advised to ‘stay fit and limber with appropriate exercise and stretching’. Walking, jogging, yoga and bodybuilding are recommended.
Costs and Expenses
Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s: The complete holistic guide to healing the gut and staying well retails at $23.95.
- Many sufferers of bowel disease have achieved lasting success on this program.
- The author is a qualified health professional and has personal experience of severe bowel disease.
- Encourages a high intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- May also assist with the management of heart disease.
- Very restrictive and eliminates many foods including grains, legumes, meat, fish and dairy products.
- Must be followed exactly for reliable results.
- Will be very difficult to eat out and in social situations.
- The first phase diet appears to be nutritionally deficient.
- Vegan diets can be deficient in many important nutrients, especially if not carefully planned.
- Much of the information in this book has been taken directly from the writings of T.C Fry and Dr. Herbert Shelton, who were natural hygiene educators.
Many sufferers of bowel disease have reported relief from their symptoms when following Self Healing Colitis and Crohn’s Diet.
However, due to its highly restrictive nature it is recommended only for dieters who are highly motivated and preferably under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
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