12 Year Old Daughter with Ulcerative Colitis

Posted by Lori on 09/15/2007

My 12 year old is underweight with ulcerative colitis...

"... usually 1/2 a lime (approx 4 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lime) with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/4 glass of water is taken twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime. A drinking water with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in 1 liter of water and a twice or three times a week vitamin B complex (its usually called B50, where most B's are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 are 50 mg, except for folic acid is 50 mcg and B12 50 mcg) should resolve the problems in a matter of 2-3 weeks.

Would this work for my daughter with her being on meds for her UC? She's on Asacol, azithioprene ( Imuran) and prednisone. I need to get her health back. She also has receding gums. I sent you an email on that subject.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

If ulcerative colitis, essentially it is the zinc and magnesium will offer the best way in killing the hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria. Alkalizing discourages their growth. It also happens whenever constipation occurs first. Once it sets in the wounds of ulcerative colitis are relatively slow to heal. A small coconut oil, my help some healing when added to food as it creates a barrier between the foods and the esophagus for example to allow some healing. Zinc supplements, and sometimes a small pinch of zinc oxide mixed in water will absorb the hydrogen sulfide.

Vitamin B complex will help with the appetite, but does not directly deal with ulcerative colitis, but does help with underweight condition. In some instances 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of drinking water will reduce the incidence of ulcerative colitis as the salt somewhat discourages the microbial growth.