Crohn’s Disease Diet: Oil of Oregano & Colloidal Silver

December 28, 2023 7 mins to read
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Today I want to talk about two powerful supplements in a Crohn’s disease diet: one straight from natures pharmacy – Oil of Oregano and one on the cutting edge of alternative medicine – Colloidal or Structured Silver. The properties of these two supplements make them particularly useful for digestive health and issues like Crohn’s Disease along with lifestyle and diet changes. Chronic illness and autoimmune conditions are among some of the most complex health issues and mainstream medicine doesn’t provide any solutions…yet many have reversed their autoimmune conditions through natural methods.

Crohn’s Disease Diet | The Power of Oil of Oregano

Oil of Oregano comes straight from natures pharmacy – a potent and powerful herb for a wide range of health issues. When it comes to Crohn’s Disease, oil of oregano’s properties make it a powerful part of a Crohn’s disease diet!

Anti-Inflammatory Action

Carvacrol is the main compound in oil of oregano found to significantly reduce gut inflammation, a primary concern in Crohn’s. Think of it as a gentle, yet effective, inflammation extinguisher – calming the out of control fires raging in the digestive tract of someone with Crohn’s.

Antibacterial Benefits

Allot of people aren’t aware that our gut is a complex eco-system aka “the gut microbiome”, with a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria…it may also be news to you that 70-80% of our immune system is in our gut, and we produce roughly the same amount of neurotransmitters in our gut as we do in our brain! Oil of Oregano supports a healthy ‘gut microbiome’ by combating harmful bacteria to re-establish a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria, crucial for those with compromised gut health.

The Science Behind It

Carvacrol specifically targets and inhibits pro-inflammatory compounds, offering a natural solution to help relieve or lessen, many of the painful symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s Disease Diet | The Colloidal Silver Gut Guardian

Next up we have colloidal or structured silver. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. There are dozens of books by doctors and medical experts on the myriad of health benefits for structured and colloidal silver, yet it’s likely you’ve heard nothing about it because most doctors know nothing about it; it’s not standard literature in medical school. Only those select few passionate professionals who like me constantly research traditional and alternative medicine, will have any knowledge of it. I encourage you to purchase my favorite guidebook on colloidal silver “The Most Precious Metal” by Dr. Gordon Pederson and Dr. Bryan Frank which you can find in my Amazon Affiliate Shop.

Structured Vs Colloidal Silver

I use both colloidal and structured interchangeably because they are essentially the same thing. However the molecular structure of Structured Silver makes it more easily absorbed, effective and safer; also more expensive. If possible opt for structured silver, but if all you can get is colloidal silver, it is still very effective. Any other labels such as ‘nano silver’ are just fancy words for colloidal silver; structured silver is generally always referred to as structured silver.

Natural Antibiotic Properties

Silver is naturally anti-bacterial! The tiny silver particles suspended in liquid can act as a natural antibiotic, targeting harmful gut bacteria to help restore a healthy gut microbiome, especially useful for managing gut infections associated with Crohn’s. As I mentioned earlier most of our immune system is housed in our gut (70-80%), so as a consequence of silvers ability to help balance the gut microbiome also helps support immune function, making it a powerful tool in a Crohn’s Disease Diet.

How Does It Work?

These silver particles penetrate bacterial cells, essentially dismantling them from the inside. It’s like sending microscopic ninjas to sneak in and disarm the bad guys, so your body and immune system can combat them and function better.

How much Colloidal Silver should I take?

Most commercially available colloidal or structured silver is 20-30ppm, which is what you want. For dosing instructions, I recommend the guide book I recommended earlier “The Most Precious Metal” by Dr. Gordon Pederson and Dr. Bryan Frank, which you can find in my Amazon Affiliate Shop.

Disclaimer | A Word of Caution

As with anything always consult a professional before starting new supplements. Listen to your body and if you experience any unpleasant symptoms, seed a qualified medical professional. Also commercial over the counter colloidal silver and structured silver products are carefully formulated and tested to keep them at safe concentration levels…I highly caution against trying to formulate your own colloidal silver product unless you have a professional background in chemistry because there is a risk of Argyria if abused.

Need Help?

If you have Crohn’s and want professional guidance on a Crohn’s disease diet, and possible including Structured or colloidal silver as part of that, you can also book a video call appointment with one of our a holistic nutritionists or nutritional counselors (maybe myself!). All you need is a smartphone or a computer/laptop with a webcam and mic. for your appointment. If you aren’t very tech savvy you can also visit the contact page to arrange a phone call.

Crohn’s Disease Diet | Top Eating Tips for Crohn’s

In addition to these supplements, diet plays a pivotal role in managing Crohn’s Disease. As I tell people there is no magic bullet (or pill) solution to any health issue – it’s as important as what you keep out of your body as what you put in. Here are my top three diet tips:

  1. High Fiber Foods: Beneficial for overall gut health. However, moderation is key during flare-ups. My favorite forms of fibre are organic flax seed powder or brown rice.
  2. Avoid high-residue foods: such as fruits and vegetables with skin, nuts, seeds, and whole grains during flare-ups. Cooking, peeling and sprouting fruits and vegetables can make them more digestible.
  3. Probiotics: These are your gut’s best friends. They help maintain a healthy gut microbiome. My favorite probiotic is Dr. Wallach’s Ultimate Microbiome. If you have a flare up it is best to put probiotics on hold until symptoms improve.
  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fish and flaxseeds, they’re great at reducing inflammation. I recommend an essential fatty acid complex for the most benefit, such as Dr. Wallach’s Ultimate EFA
  5. A Gut Repair Formula: designed by nutritional deficiency pioneer Dr. Wallach’s Repair+ can also benefit those with Crohn’s by helping to healing the gut.

Always listen to your body and stop any supplements if you experience unpleasant side effects; consult a qualified medical professional.

Final Thoughts | Conclusion

It’s always important to remember that each person with Crohn’s has unique health challenges, as is often the case with autoimmune and chronic health conditions. There is no cookie cutter approach and what works for one person may not work for another. Listen to your body, journal your meals and how you feel during and after meals, and paint the picture of your Crohn’s disease diet, and what works for you. It is best to consult a medical professional and book an appointment with a nutrition expert to get advice on a proper Crohn’s disease diet, so that it is done safely and tailored to your unique needs. Nature has a treasure trove of remedies, and as a holistic nutritionist and health blogger, I am here to guide you through them. Make sure you follow my socials and subscribe to my newsletter for more great articles like this.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any health care agency or government entity in Canada or the United States.

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