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At our center we use complementary and naturopathic medicines to treat ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammation in the intestines which can cause pain, diarrhea and bleeding. We have found that it can be dramatically helped with dietary changes, probiotics and anti-inflammatory herbs. In colitis, the immune system attacks the lining of the intestines and causes damage. Some evidence suggests that certain foods and imbalances in the intestinal bacteria trigger the immune system. After these foods are removed and the bacteria is replaced, colitis can go into remission. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as aloe can speed up the healing. Current conventional treatments such as steroids, 6MP and Remicade suppress the immune system which may have adverse effects long term.

Patient Testimonials

"I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in May 2003. After meeting with Dr. Belanger in the fall, I began taking probiotics, fish oil, and psyllium. With his help I was able to get off prednisone, a steroid with harmful side effects. While I am still not 100%, I am doing so much better. Thank you for your help Dr. Belanger!" -JP

"I had been treated for ulcerative proctitis for 5+ years, by a medical doctor specializing in this diagnosis. When I became allergic to the prescribed medicine, he advanced me to a steroid which had no positive effect at all. The next step was a stronger steroid with potential serious side effects. My medical doctor (!) advised that I find a 'holistic doctor' before going with the stronger steroid. A friend recommended Dr. Braga. She and I analyzed my diet and she recommended specific changes. She prescribed specific vitamins and supplements to work with the dietary changes. She also mailed a letter to my medical doctor info rming him of my new treatment. It took 2 years of continual improvement, but I have now been totally symptom free for one full year. Dr. Braga's patience, encouragement, and ability to reevaluate as I improved gave me the support to get where I am today. Thank you, Dr. Braga." KD

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