IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Erica - posted on 11/05/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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8 year old son was diagnosed a year ago with IBD. Traditional doctors want to keep upping his dose of a medicine that can have very dangerous side-effects and want to keep him on it for years!
I am a big believer in natural health and believe that healthy diet, herbs, and essential oils are nature's medicine.
What are your thoughts on this and does anyone have any suggestions or have any input as to what has helped themselves or their kids?
Thank you very much!

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Sarah - posted on 11/07/2015

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Erica and Sherri, I am not saying the info you have shared is not helpful However, we ar Circle of Moms are not physicians. What you have advised has not been approved by the FDA or AAP.
Erica, how was your son diagnosed? Has he had any therapy to decrease stress? Have you met with a board certified nutritionist to discuss dietary changes? If you want natural remedy to your son's issue, go see a naturopath. You cannot simply take the advice of a stranger and presume it is clinically indicated or safe for your child.

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Sarah - posted on 11/09/2015

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Erica, there absolutely nothing wrong with you seeking other opinions and perspective. My only intent with my post was to remind everyone reading it that this is a layman's site. The advice given is parent to parent and should always be taken as such. I did not mean to insult your intelligence.

Raye - posted on 11/09/2015

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It's not wrong to get different opinions, even from different doctors if one is telling you something you don't like. Just be wary that what has worked for one person may not work for your son. Get lots of opinions and decide what you think is best. If that doesn't seem to be working, then you have to make a different choice. Knowledge is power, so load up and be informed on all different approaches so you have options to try to find the best outcome for your son.

Erica - posted on 11/09/2015

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Hi Sarah -

First thing.....I would never just take someone's advice without researching. I am a much better parent than that.
Sherri provided solid, actually proven information. I would be very leery of the things approved by the FDA as they all have profit in mind!!!
We have met with Traditional doctors as well as a naturopathic doctor. I reached out on this forum just trying to see if anyone was in the same situation and what has worked for them.
Traditional doctors tell me that there is no need to change his diet and to just keep loading him up with the medication they provided (which has potential dangerous and deadly side effects!!!)
Naturopath's give you hope and work on the root cause so I just wanted others opinions. Is that so wrong?

Sherri - posted on 11/05/2015

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Hi, You're right about the gluten and sugar! So here is a short list of things that will clean up the diet. Some of these may not make sense so please ask me questions if you want. This is information that has been tested and researched for more than 40 years by scientists and the naturopathic doctors that I work with. By doing this your son will be able to start absorbing more of the nutrition that he eats. When the nutrition is absorbed by the villi found in the small intestine then everything works better throughout the digestive system including the bowels.
I would be interested in your feedback on this.
Good Foods: Eggs (whole), Butter, Salt, Veggies, Fruit, Nuts, Rice & Beans, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Gluten-Free Grains, Filtered Water.
Bad Foods: Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, Fried Foods, Oil in a Bottle, Margarine, Processed Meats (nitrites & nitrates), Baked Potato Skins, GMO’s, Carbonated Drinks.
There are some other things to do but Just real quick, I would recommend taking a good probiotic. Not all work very well so If you need help finding a good one for children I can give you a suggestion.

Erica - posted on 11/05/2015

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Thank you so much, Sherri!

If it wouldn't be too much trouble to provide a list of some things, that would be awesome!

I know gluten and sugar can be triggers also, from what I hear.

Sherri - posted on 11/05/2015

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Hi Erica, in my experience with a child that young it wouldn't be too difficult to clear things up so that there is a good chance of coming off the medication. The first thing I would do is to make sure that his diet is as clean as possible. This would probably include things that you don’t think are wrong to eat. I can give you a list of things I would do if you like.

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