Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ulcerative Colitis Support
Ulcerative Colitis is one of the two major chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. The other being Crohn’s disease.
The main symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis are:
- frequent diarrhoea (which main contain blood and/or mucus)
- abdominal pain and cramping
- rectal pain
- weight loss
During a flare-up these symptoms may increase and also include:
- joint pain
- mouth ulcers
- swollen skin
- irritation in the eyes
Dietary Support for Ulcerative Colitis
Various dietary templates have been used in clinical settings that have shown to reduce disease activity in Ulcerative Colitis. These are used as a template to help support your condition.
The aim is not to use these as a one size fits all approach, but as a starting point that is then adjusted based on your response. This way we can find the diet that works best for you and your gut.
The 3 dietary aims for Ulcerative Colitis are:
Support the Immune System
Heal the Gut Lining
I have worked with several nutritionists with little to no positive results to show for it.David - London
Essentially, Martin has done more for me and my health in the last 4 months than any of the other practitioners combined over the years.
Targetted Support for Ulcerative Colitis
Specific probiotic formulations have also shown benefit when studies in those with Ulcerative Colitis.
These provide foundational support which has been shown in research to support the gut and improve levels of beneficial bacteria.
A reduction in disease activity has been shown with the use of natural supplements.
A variety of daily practices can be incorporated into daily life to support digestive function and anti-inflammatory processes.
I view the relationship I have with my patients as a partnership.
Since the process is dynamic and symptoms may respond quickly to the changes, I find regular contact and feedback sessions are best.
This allows us to keep all the recommendations relevant and our approach up to date.
It also prevents you from remaining on a specific stage of treatment for a prolonged period of time when you’re ready for the next step in the process.
The aim of this is to support you as well as possible and to help you feel better, quicker.