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Welcome to the Healing Center for Crohn's Disease.
I am David Edelberg, M.D.

 
Doctor's Bio
 
We don't understand a lot about Crohn's disease, but we do know that more and more young people are being diagnosed with it. Crohn's is a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. It strikes mainly adolescents and young adults, and manifests itself as abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and weight loss. The small intestine is primarily affected, and the patient develops real problems in absorbing important nutrients.

Physicians use the anti-inflammatory drugs sulfasalazine and steroids to reduce the inflammation. As the disease seems to be related to alterations in the immune system, they sometimes add medications to suppress immunity as well. Unfortunately, the disease often progresses despite drug therapy, and surgery is frequently needed for infections and intestinal obstruction.

At WholeHealthMD, we believe that a major commitment to lifestyle changes, including strict attention to diet, stress reduction, and taking appropriate supplements, can make a significant difference in the lives of people with Crohn's disease.


let me tell you about Crohn's Disease
What is Crohn's Disease?
Key Symptoms
What Causes Crohn's Disease?
Conventional Treatments
Medications
Tests and Procedures
Treatment and Prevention
How Supplements Can Help
Self-Care Remedies
Alternative Therapies
When to Call a Doctor


supplements we recommend for Crohn's Disease
This chart indicates at a glance the herbal and nutritional supplements that I and other WholeHealthMD practitioners have found most helpful for this ailment. We've also provided specific dosages and other useful tips.

 



Supplements

Reference Library
boswellia
chamomile
digestive enzymes
fish oils
flaxseed oil
folic acid
glutamine
herbal digestive formula
horsetail
magnesium
quercetin
slippery elm
vitamin A
vitamin B12
vitamin C
vitamin D
vitamin E
zinc/copper
detoxification therapy
Food Remedies
Crohn's Disease
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