I’ve had Crohn’s disease for over 20 years now. For the past several years I’ve management my Crohn’s Disease naturally. I spent several years researching how the immune system, gut health and diet are connected. I also took me several years of trial and error to figure out what worked best for my body. I wrote a book about my journey in hopes of helping others with Crohn’s Disease. My book is called Crohn’s Disease- From Pain To Healing and it’s available on Amazon. I wanted to share just some ways that I manage my Crohn’s naturally daily.
I follow a diet that is 100% gluten free. Years ago I went on a Paleo Diet and followed a strict paleo diet for several years. I ended up slowly adding some foods back to my diet that were not allowed on paleo such as legumes and dairy but I still stay completely gluten free. I found that gluten aggravates my Crohn’s symptoms so I stay away completely from gluten. I also avoid junk food as much as possible and stay away from packaged foods. I choose fresh foods instead such as fruits and vegetables, organic chicken, meat, fish and seafood. I also use organic dairy. I eat organic yoghurt daily with collagen protein powder as well as bone broth protein powder. If I’m not eating a yoghurt, I’ll take probiotics. I like to also use digestive enzymes with meals especially when eating meat.
I use vitamins daily to support my body. I use the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality pack which includes 3 different vitamins. I have used these vitamins for several years now. I like them because they are whole food based vs synthetic vitamins. They also don’t have any junky ingredients in them and they are essential oil based which is what I love. These vitamins have also made a huge difference in my hair and skin. I also feel a lot more energetic with these vitamins. I also take the doTERRA Yarrow Pom beauty complex vitamins for my skin. I also use NOW Supplements, Vitamin D-3 5,000 IU, High Potency, Structural Support*, 240 Softgels” class=”aioseop-link”>vitamin d3 daily to support my body.
I use several different doTERRA essential oils daily to support my body depending on how I feel. One of the essential oils I do use daily is Digestzen. I love it for supporting my digestion. I also keep the Digestzen Touch roller bottle in my purse and the kids version of the roller bottle, Tamer, by my bed. I like to apply the tamer on my stomach before going to bed. I like to switch between the two roller bottles, Digestzen Touch and Tamer frequently. I prefer the Digestzen touch during the day and the Tamer at night. Even though the Tamer blend is geared towards children, adults can use it too. My kids also use both Digestzen and Tamer interchangeable.
The kids essential oil blends can also be used for adults so I love to have them in the house for my kids and I get to use them too. 🙂 All the blends in the kids kit smell amazing and there are so great blends for stress too. I like to use essential oils to keep stress and overwhelm at minimum because I’ve noticed that stress brings on problems with my tummy. My favorite essential oils for stress and mood management are Adaptive, Balance, Serenity, Calmer, Steady and Frankincense. I also love to use floral oils for mood depending on what I feel like. My favorite floral oils are Neroli, Jasmine, Magnolia and Rose.
I also take doTERRA essential oil soft gels daily or make my own. The ones I take daily are Copaiba softgels, turmeric capsules and peppermint soft gels. I also sometimes make my own capsules by using 1-2 drops of Yarrow Pom, copaiba, turmeric, black pepper and frankincense in an empty veggie capsule.
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