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Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Christopher on May 03, 2001 at 15:51:33:

I wrote several weeks ago about the bleeding and mucous in bowel movements and frequency thereof. I had a clonoscopy performed (after having the sigmoidoscopy) which revealed absolutely nothing new at all. My gasteroenterologist concluded it was proctitis and that it was very common and not serious. All they offerred me was cortizone which the nurse confessed to me was mainly for the supression of symptons. I asked her what would resolve it in the long run, to which she replied, "it'll probably heal itself over time." Why do I not believe her?

You said last time that this was a manifestation of LGS.
I already do SR--too bad everyone I mention this to looks at me like I've been to the Health Food store one too many times--but I know that that will take quite awhile to show benefits. Should I also elimenate wheat and dairy as per your recommendations in your article, as well as supplementing with L-Glutamine? Does aloevera juice help heal the intestinal lining?

I have no interest in taking steroids just to "mask" what is going on; I'd rather end this once and for all.

Namaste'



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Vince F on May 03, 2001 at 16:00:50:

In Reply to: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Christopher on May 03, 2001 at 15:51:33:

straining can cause beeding and in my case too much fiber
or rough fiber. If it just happens at times like this I
wouldn't worry too much and would adjust your diet.

VF



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Christopher on May 03, 2001 at 16:21:46:

In Reply to: Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Vince F on May 03, 2001 at 16:00:50:

It's not straining, though. My surgeon, who performed the sigmoidoscopy, said there was immflamation the size of a large golfball up there, so something is going on.

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Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Davetx on May 04, 2001 at 16:00:59:

In Reply to: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Christopher on May 03, 2001 at 15:51:33:

Christopher, In my case the L-glutamine helped a bunch, You can here all amount to take, I was told not to take more then 3 grams a day for 30 days then cut to 2 grams. I would also suggest you try primal defense and flax oil. Just something to add to the suggestions you will get . Good luck



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Christopher on May 04, 2001 at 16:45:26:

In Reply to: Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Davetx on May 04, 2001 at 16:00:59:

I take flax oil. What is "primal defense?" Thanks.



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem

Posted by Davetx on May 04, 2001 at 23:40:14:

In Reply to: Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Christopher on May 04, 2001 at 16:45:26:

Christopher, Go to WWW.Crohns.net and click on products and then to primal defense. It will explain all about it. I only take it, do not sell it or have anything to gain from promoting it. Hope this helps some.

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Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem (Archive in colon.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 05, 2001 at 11:05:33:

In Reply to: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem posted by Christopher on May 03, 2001 at 15:51:33:

Thanks, Christopher.

Now that you have ruled out a cancer you can concentrate on the functional cause of this problem. Proctitis is just your genetic way of responding to the exact same things that would cause IBS, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, Crohn's, Sprue, etc., in someone else. You are lucky your bodymind has given you such a relatively benign warning.

Aloe Vera tends to help sooth this kind of thing. Give it a try. Placing it up your anus pure would help the most IF it is going to help at all.

The L-glutamine might help (in order to tell what is helping the most you would have to do one thing at a time). A combination of things may help the most.

ALL of the things that help LGS will help the most in the long run.

Tell your doubting friends that the cover story of the May 7th Newsweek has proof of the effectiveness of SR. They have put a religious bent on the story but it is about SR.

A trial of total elimination of dairy or wheat has a pretty good chance of resolving the problem for a while. However, remember that even that would be a temporary benefit since you would have been sensitive to these substances BECAUSE of the LGS.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem (Archive in colon.)

Posted by Christopher on May 05, 2001 at 14:06:40:

In Reply to: Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem (Archive in colon.) posted by Walt Stoll on May 05, 2001 at 11:05:33:

Thank you, Dr. Stoll. It does help indeed.

One question comes to mind: I have read much in the archives, and you said it is the casein in milk that is the problem causer, correct? Does that mean whey extract would not "count?"

I will try to obtain the next copy of Newsweek.

Thanks again for your advice.



Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem (Archive in colon.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 07, 2001 at 08:00:20:

In Reply to: Re: Dr Stoll: An update on my colon problem (Archive in colon.) posted by Christopher on May 05, 2001 at 14:06:40:

Hi, Christopher.

I am abashed to admit that. even having been born and raised on a dairy farm, that I do not know the exact chemical composition of whey. Neither could I find that information in my reference books.

I DO know that the curd, from which cheese is made, is separated from the whey and that most of the caseine is in the curd. However since the problem some people have with caseine is a hypersensitive one, any trace of the stuff will obviate progress until the LGS is resolved.

I know of no "purification process" that would remove the last traces of caseine from whey. I stand ready to be educated.

Walt

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