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Daughter with Ulcerative Colitis and Chronic Pancreatitis

Posted by D. on 07/31/2008

Hi Ted,

I have been reading questions people have been asking you about ph balance and wondered if you could help me.

I have a daughter who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis and recently, in March, was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis as well. She is in extreme pain everyday from the Pancreas and has been bleeding from the colits for almost a year. Her condition is getting worse and she is on pain medication which she tries not to take. Doctors are saying the only thing they can do is manage her pain.

I have tried several alternative treatments and nothing is working.
Can you suggest anything? We are pretty desperate.

Warm Regards

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Most ulcerative colitis might be viral in nature or in some cases maybe fungal in nature. However, certain alkalizing remedies may reduce some of the pain such as magnesium supplements, but also a small amount of magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), which are soothing in nature, but because the alkalinity of this, it will kill the harmful bacteria. The dose is quite small compared to those instructions on the bottle since I used about 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of milk of magnesia in one glass of water to at least reduce some of the pain. Even this is just the adult dose, so a child half the weight of a small frame 100 pound a adult may just require just 1/2 of the dose.

To reverse the ulcerative colitis however requires more time, since ulcerative colitis that I have noticed may be viral in nature and those are best handled with an iodine supplements such as kelp, but they require a bit higher dose needed to raise the iodine to have an effect of killing the virus that may be one of the causes as some ulcerative colitis condition that I have found were of HSV type virus (herpes simplex virus). Some of these may come from environment but many times they come inside the vaccines found in vaccinations. Therefore certain other supportive supplements include curcumin, quercetin, and aloe vera.

Certain diets needs to be avoided, especially wheat, gluten, cheese, vegetable oils, peppermint found in toothpaste, potatoes, peanuts, peanut butter, cokes, aspartame, chewing gums, while fish oils are taken usually 500-1000 mg once a day. This is done to raise the omega 3 to reduce the inflammation, while at the same time most meats are avoided, such as chicken, pork and beef. Fish is an exception, but still those are only baked or boiled and most of the food that is eaten should be mostly vegetables, but no refined process foods and no white flour. What is helpful with ulcerative colitis is the need to reduce constipation through alkalizing remedies such as 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken three times a day in 1/2 glass of water is the simplest of all remedies. While most fruits are generally avoided, especially fruit juices, some possible exception if they are further diluted with twice the water and added some baking soda, but the intake is still very limited.

The other things that help against ulcerative colitis besides kelp supplements in the sea weed, are iodine supplements, iodine foot painting, or iodine painting on the stomach area, frequently enough, but too much may cause some cystic acne in some people (the cystic inside the organs gets transferred to the skin so they have a cleansing effect from the inside out). Zinc gluconate also helps as it has properties in reduction of the virus. However it also helps that lavender oil is applied to the stomach area can also reduce inflammation, but this also have the effect of being somewhat antiviral against the ulcerative colitis if they are frequently applied also.

In conventional medicine they may use immunomodulator agents such as corticosteroids, azathioprine (AZA), cyclosporine, and antitumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies. My own finding is that other suitable substitute, usually sold as oral paste using triamcinolone may also be helpful in reducing this ulcerative colitis pain also.

In conditions of pancreatitis, it might be that certain heavy metals may cause some inflammation in which case celeries, and cilantro are the ones I would eat to reduce the inflammation and the cilantro to reduce the heavy metals. Chlorophyll may also be helpful in cleansing, but I believe a major change in diets is more important to reduce pancreatitis. In many cases I have found increasing numbers from people eating fried foots, but also aspartame that is added in many soda drinks too. Hence fried foods, sweets and artificial sugar are possible culprit in causing pancreatitis, or that the pancreatitis exist because of open sores of ulcerative colitis where bacteria infections caused that is also possible. If the pain is too great I might add a small amount of milk of magnesia of one teaspoon per glass as an enema, or perhaps add 5-10 drops lugol's iodine solution per glass as one way to reduce some of those pain is one possibility.


Replied by Bret
Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks Ted for saying colitis could be viral.

You know, Crohn's disease is now being treated with DMSO. Other people are using it for other ulcerative conditions. If Colitis is a virus, DMSO, would simply be a therapy that attacks the virus respiratory mechanism.

Apply externally without rubber or latex gloves.


Replied by Kathleen

I also have Pancreatitis & my Dr.s have me on Probiotics 10 strains, 50 billion. Also Super digest enzymes, clear liquid diet of bone broth, coconut water, herbal teas, no spices, no food 7-10 days till inflammation is gone. Lots of fluids. Proteins, fats, fiber & spice are enemies to inflamed pancreas. After clear fluids, bland easy veggies & fruits like blueberries, bananas, hot buckwheat cereal, yam, winter squash, pumpkin, NO grains (buckwheat is not a grain technically) About 3rd to 4th week, other non gassy veggies, ocean caught fish. Later white meat free range chicken. I also had IBS & other gut disease so NEVER can eat grains, gassy veggies, spices, fried food, NO GMO's, No dairy, No sugars or artificial sweeteners, No sugar alcohols (sorbitol, xylitol, etc.) only Stevia to sweeten. This usually controls & heals all gut illness. Some benefit from unsweetened Goat milk kefir, about 3 months into the healing process.

opefully this will be beneficial to gut sufferers.

Replied by Nik

Please be cautious using DMSO in conditions which involve uncontrolled bleeding. It may be alright to use but I'd do so under medical supervision and be prepared for emergency transfusing.

Replied by D

What can be done to stop the vomiting of pancreatitis?