I’m obsessed. I’m ashamed I didn’t use it sooner. I mean, peeps be like, “epsom salt for this and epsom salt for that and just sit in a sitz bath.” And I was like, “Yeah. Okay. Epsom salt. Right. Got it.” (Not.) I guess there was a small part of me that just couldn’t understand how an $8 bag of epsom salt could possibly do all of the things they said it could, so I never used it. Until I did…and now it’s my answer for everything: detoxing, pregnancy pains, infections, insomnia, bad hair days…you get it, so get some!
This is one of my favorite supplements for Candida and Crohn’s, and I did two rounds of this while trying to kick them. Candida is a natural part of the body’s gut flora but can get out of control and cause numerous health issues. Candida Clear attempts to restore order and contains powerful herbs and digestive enzymes to do just that.
A good juicer is one of the best investments you will ever make. I cannot live without my Champion. I’ve used it for over eight years to make juices, sorbets, nut butters, ice cream, and baby food, and it has been with me through every detox and juice fast.
Peppermint oil is helpful for a variety of conditions including Crohn’s and IBS and studies show it to be effective for pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. It also has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antiviral properties.
Udo’s oil is a great plant-based alternative to fish oil. It’s derived from flax, sunflower, and sesame seed oils and has a 2 to 1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Your body can’t make EFA’s on its own, which is why a supplement may be needed for a diet lacking in good fats.
The GAPS diet was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and is a popular go-to for digestive diseases, neurological issues, autoimmune conditions, and inflammation. It focuses heavily on re-establishing healthy gut flora, eliminating unhealthy pathogens, improving digestion and nutrient absorption, supporting the immune system, and supporting the connection between the gut and the brain.
Elemental shakes were first developed by NASA as a way to feed astronauts in space. Now they’re used for all sorts of conditions, including Crohn’s. A Plus is certified gluten-free with no artificial flavors are preservatives and contains all of your nutritional requirements. These are my go-to elemental shakes.