Have you been suffering from the symptoms of Crohn’s disease? Good news, you can treat this condition naturally with a Crohn’s disease diet, along with making other lifestyle changes. What is Crohn’s disease, exactly? It’s an inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. It’s estimated that 1.4 million Americans suffer from this disease or ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease can seriously get in the way of everyday life with the possibility of it being both painful and debilitating. Your doctor may even tell you how there is no known cure and likely prescribe you a medication that comes with side effects. Thankfully there is hope for sufferers in the form of holistic medicine. If you suffer from Crohn’s, don’t lose hope! Crohn’s disease treatment, the natural way, involves making a number scientifically proven changes to your lifestyle and diet. Here are some of the top ways recommended to start healing. High – calorie dietsLactose – free diets (removing dairy products)Low – fat dietsLow – fiber dietsLow – salt diets The type of diet that works best depends on your ability to digest and absorb minerals, bacteria, fats, fiber, and certain types of carbohydrates. Food sensitivities vary but common classic problem foods include spicy and fried foods, refined foods like white breads and pastas, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and caffeine. Wheat products (gluten), cereal grains such as corn and oats, dairy products, pork, onions and yeast also all tend to make symptoms worse. If you suffer from Crohn’s, I strongly recommend changing and improving your diet which is one of the most important, controllable and natural tings you can do to improve inflammation. This involves clean protein sources, healthy fats, and low glycemic carbohydrates in the forms of fruits and vegetables. Limit dairyBe careful with high fiber foodsIncrease probiotic intakeEat small mealsDrink plenty of fluids Slippery elm is an herbal remedy and demulcent that protects irritated tissues and promotes healing. It contains a mucilage substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This coats and soothes for an excellent source of calming during flare ups. Tumeric with Curcumin carries anti-inflammatory properties to reduce symptoms as well. Glutamine for amino acids help the intestinal function. It’s best to take glutamine on an empty stomach. Omega 3 fatty acids like those found in fish oil are another anti-inflammatory and reduce the chances of recurrence of Crohn’s. Real multivitamin that contains beneficial minerals, and avoid multivitamins with dangerous substances such as Centrum vitamins. Lastly, how exactly stress plays a part in contributing to IBD is still up for debate, but experts agree that stress can trigger symptoms flair-ups, worsen digestive health overall, and increase the chance of experiencing complications. Of course stress is a part of daily life, and not all stress is going to be within your control, however there’s a lot you can do to reduce your reactions to stressful events. Regular exercise, getting adequate rest, taking time to relax, spending time outdoors, and fostering supportive relationships can make a huge impact. Proper supplementation, stress management and carefully monitoring the avoidance of antibiotics through the help of your doctor are some of the best natural ways to send Crohn’s into remission (hopefully for good).