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Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are examples of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Crohn’s disease can develop in any part of the digestive tract, but most commonly targets the intestines. Ulcerative colitis, on the other hand, is confined to the large intestine and the rectum, but sometimes just the rectum is involved. Both diseases have a genetic component, meaning they can run in families, and they affect both men and women. People with these conditions, especially ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk of developing cancer of the intestine. 


Certain vitamins and supplements, including vitamin D, omega-3, probiotics, and prebiotics can help heal and restore gut health. Eliminating trigger foods, and the addition of herbs to meals help modulate the immune system. Herbs that are beneficial to gut health include lion’s mane, marshmallow root, slippery elm, and turkey tails are great for restoring the gut. 


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