Spent 4 Weeks in Hospital with Severe Ulcerative Colitis
Firstly, thank you for sharing your knowledge on Earth Clinic
I've just spent 4 weeks in hospital where doctors have, using drugs, successfully treated my severe ulcerative colitis. A mix of steroids, pentasa, cyclosporine and azathioprine.
Since getting out of hospital I've been looking at your contributions to Earth Clinic and in particular your remedy of “1/16 teaspoon of zinc oxide plus 1/2 teaspoon of milk of magnesia plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water taken twice a day.”
I am having difficulty with tracking down the zinc oxide. At www.earthclinic.com/supplements.html it says
“3. Absolutely avoid all ingredients in oxide form. Oxide forms of mineral include magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, etc. They don't dissolve in water and will generally stay in their original form. It is poorly absorbed.”
The only zinc oxide I can find is from pottery supplier and the Health Information sheet states:
Ingestion: The product is of low solubility in body fluids and it is likely to be of low toxicity
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting, rinse mouth thoroughly, drink plenty of water and seek medical advice
Ted, is this the right zinc oxide for me or do you have any suggestions where I could purchase some?
Thanks in anticipation.