Within our first year of sharing the tea, people started telling how it had helped their Crohn’s Disease.
One of our customers, Kathy M., briefly shared her experience with me in March, 2016.
Her doctor was leaning toward diagnosing Crohn’s for her intestinal and stomach problems. As she told me her story, I thought of my good tea friend Lynda Cramer in Rocklin, California.
In 2010 she was seeking help for Robyn, her high-school senior. Robyn had become so debilitated and missed so much school with Crohn’s that they didn’t think she’d be able to graduate.
The tea gave her the strength and energy to start eating better and exercising. It allowed her to adjust some of the expensive medications. She graduated and went off to college, and learned (as our college kids on their own discover) that she must continue to be diligent in caring for her health – which included drinking the tea.
It is now several years later, and Robyn has served a full-time mission for her Church and is living life as a normal young adult — and drinking the tea!
These Results Are Not A Rare Experience
My own adult niece, the mother of two, was diagnosed with Crohn’s after the birth of her first child. While she is on medication, it’s interesting that her prescription medicines do NOT work effectively if she doesn’t drink the tea.
I see this as a continuing indication that a clean colon allows us to absorb nutrients, supplements and medications in a very efficient way.
All in all – the tea can make a huge difference, and as we all know, what does it hurt to just try?
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. It is considered to be an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although the disease can occur at any age, Crohn’s is more prevalent among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.
Most patients experience pain from cramping or soreness in specific spots in the abdomen from time to time in addition to other common symptoms like diarrhea.
Crohn’s disease can affect the entire thickness of the bowel wall, while other IBDs usually only involve the inner most lining of the wall.
Finally, in Crohn’s disease, the inflammation of the intestine can “skip”– leaving normal areas in between patches of diseased intestine.
Who gets it and how?
Diet and stress may aggravate Crohn’s Disease, but they do not cause the disease on their own. Recent research suggests hereditary, genetics, and/or environmental factors contribute to the development of Crohn’s Disease.
Crohn’s is more common in developed countries rather than undeveloped countries, in urban rather than rural areas, and in northern rather than southern climates.
Before committing to any diagnosis on your own assumptions, always have your symptoms reviewed by your doctor. They may send you to a specialist in the gastrointestinal field that will pinpoint a more conclusive explanation for your bowel troubles.
Ensure that you are consuming plenty of water, lots of green vegetables, and some form of exercise a few days per week to keep your bowels moving regularly and keep your stomach pain free
Common Symptoms of Crohn’s
- Frequent Diarrhea — Generally speaking, diarrhea is a pretty good indication that your insides are not pleased. It can be a sign of food poisoning or the flu virus, but when it doesn’t seem to go away it is time to advise your medical team
- Stomach Pains — Many Crohn’s sufferers complain of stomach aches and cramping in the beginning stages of the disease that sent them to their health practitioner
- Fevers — Most people know if they normally run a high temperature or a low one if applicable; but if you have been developing fevers along with any other stomach issue, it could be a sign of Crohn’s
- Loss of Appetite — Thousands of patients report a decline in appetite as an early indicator of Crohn
- Night Sweat — While night sweating can be symptomatic of several ailments, it is also a popular sign of something irritating your bowels such as Crohn’s
- Full Bowel — A bowel movement progresses as normal, but may have the sensation that their bowels were not entirely emptied
- Weight Loss — It is typical when a patient is suffering from frequent diarrhea and stomach pains that they also result in losing a few pounds. Most have zero interest in eating when making so many trips to the restroom. In fact, some are extremely fearful to consume any food that could increase their symptoms
- Frequent Trips To The Restroom — The urge to make a stop at the bathroom more often than usual is a common indicator of Crohn’s
- Bleeding — Rectal bleeding is a very telltale sign that Crohn’s may be lingering. If your bleeding is only once every few months, that wouldn’t apply. This would be an issue that occurs multiple times within a few weeks
- Constipation— Crohn’s is a complex disorder that can be very moody. It can cause you to move your bowels nonstop, then days later you can suffer from constipation