Crohn's Disease Support
Crohn’s Disease is one of the two major chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, the other being Ulcerative Colitis.
The most common symptoms are:
- persistent diarrhoea
- abdominal pain and cramping
- blood in the stool
- weight loss
As well as:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- joint pain
- inflammation in the eye
- mouth ulcers
- rashes on the legs (erythema nodosum)
Support for Crohn’s Disease
While we cannot technically say we can cure Crohn’s Disease, the approach is aimed at supporting your body to achieve and sustain a state of remission.
While diet is the main focus there isn’t a one size fits all approach. Clinically researched dietary templates are used and adjusted to the individual.
Reduce Oxidative Stress
Increased oxidation may contribute to injury to tissue is Crohn’s. By supporting our natural antioxidant defenses, we aim to reduce tissue injury and support healing.
Supporting the lining of the gut (the mucosa) has been associated with reduced disease activity, longer duration of remission, and a decreased need for surgery.
Correct nutrient deficiencies
As the gut lining is often compromised in Crohn’s absorption of key nutrients may be impaired which may alter the disease.
Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2015, I had suffered from uncomfortable and unpredictable bowel movements along with other persistent symptoms including nausea, fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell.
Since I started working with Martin I have seen a huge difference in my bowel health and I am now able to lead a more varied and balanced lifestyle.
It's worth mentioning that over the years I have worked with several nutritionists with little to no positive results to show for it. Essentially, Martin has done more for me and my health in the last 4 months than any of the other practitioners combined over the yearsDavid - London
Gut Health Testing
Additional testing can offer the most comprehensive insight into the digestive system.
These offer actionable information to help us understand what’s happening inside the digestive system on a bacterial and immunological level.
The following are tests that can help with offering a clear insight into the digestive system.
- Vitamin D. A key nutrient to support the gut lining.
- SIBO Breath Test. Approximately 30% of those with Crohn’s also have a bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine known as SIBO.
- Microbiome analysis. The composition of the bacteria in the large intestine can offer insight and guidance on how to approach your condition.
- Food intolerances. The removal of IgG food intolerances can improve symptoms and lead to longer periods of time spent in remission.