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Feb 24 2011

Mono Treatment – Digestive disorders, Colitis, Crohns Disease etc

Published by at 10:35 pm under Natural treatments

Effective mono treatment must address the health of the gastrointestinal tract. The Epstein Barr virus that triggers mononucleosis can target the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This can result in simple digestive upsets like bloating, gas and loose stools to potentially serious inflammatory diseases like Crohn’s and colitis.

 Let’s have a look at the natural treatments for mononucleosis that can help boost immunity and repair gastrointestinal function:

1) Diet
A mono treatment plan for digestive problems needs to focus on a fresh food diet. Healing foods to include in your diet are fresh fruit and vegetable juices, paw paw, banana, grated apple, pumpkin, potato, millet, natural yoghurt, almond milk and rice. Aloe vera juice, slippery elm powder, psyllium husks and guar gum are particularly soothing for an irritated gut lining.

Foods you need to avoid include sugar, red meat, fried foods, coffee, alcohol, processed foods and any foods to which you have an allergy (typically cows milk and wheat).

2) Supplements
Mono treatment should always include the immune boosting nutrients like vitamin C, B complex, zinc, magnesium and the essential fatty acids. For those suffering from bloating, gas or indigestion, the addition of some digestive enzymes may be beneficial.

3) Gastrointestinal and liver cleansing
Digestive problems and inflammatory bowel diseases like colitis and Crohn’s may be triggered by pathogenic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. A herbal anti-microbial gastrointestinal cleanse followed by the re-introduction of the healthy acidophilus and bifido bacteria is a good idea. A gentle liver cleanse can also be of benefit.

4) Stress management
Part of everyone’s mono treatment plan should be stress management. Stress can trigger lowered immunity and digestive upsets. Effective ways to deal with stress could include relaxation techniques like yoga, deep breathing, visualisation and adequate rest and sleep.

It is also important to keep a positive attitude and to avoid bottling up emotions inside. Having a good chat to a caring friend, doctor or family member can do wonders for your stress levels.

5) Home remedies

Mono treatment, particularly when the bowel is concerned, responds well to gentle heat therapies. An Epsom salt bath, hot pack or warm compress can be used to relieve abdominal discomfort and bowel pain.

For further information on mono treatment and improving digestion please refer to Elizabeth’s e-book “Nature’s Amazing Mononucleosis Cures”. The e-book also comes with 30 days personal email support with Elizabeth if you need advice on your individual concerns.

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4 Responses to “Mono Treatment – Digestive disorders, Colitis, Crohns Disease etc”

  1. Lee says:

    I was diagnosed with mono in March and fortunately the sore throat, fever, exhaustion has gone away and I have been back to normal life for 2 weeks.

    I have been having a lot of stomach cramping and dull pain that stretches around to my back. I didn’t have this when I was first diagnosed and was wondering if this is a common side effect. I am afraid of relapse and my dr. suggested Prevacid/Proselec for a couple weeks before she orders an ultrasound.

    Elizabeth, is this common with mono?

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Lee,

    The Epstein Barr virus that causes mono can affect the gastrointestinal tract to cause pain and cramping however it is more common in the early acute stage. I would recommend you do a course of probiotics and eat a low fat fresh food diet. Adding some magnesium or having an Epsom salt bath, which is naturally high in magnesium can help the neck pain. If your symptoms persists then an ultrasound is advisable in case your liver or spleen have been affected by the virus.

    Elizabeth

  3. Julli says:

    Elizabeth,
    I am 13, I was in the hospital the end of January with major headache, stomach ache and vomating, and sore throat with blisters. The mono test didn’t come back positive until I went back to the doctor like 2 weeks later. Here in the past one to two months I have been having a lot of digestion problems. It’s like cramps all the time and I keep a hungry feeling even after I eat. Yesterday I passed this blood that looked like a blood clot sort of. I was bright red with some dark spots but it was runny, it stuck together. It sort of looked like it had a gel layer over it. I went to the doctor and they said it could have been a polyp. But with the pictures I have seen on the Internet none of them look like what it did. Is any of this common with mono? Do you know what it could have been?

  4. admin says:

    Hi Julli,
    Thanks for your post. Sorry you have been suffering with mono and health issues since January. It can be a very worrying time.

    The Epstein Barr virus that causes mono can attack the walls of the gastrointestinal tract to cause abdominal cramps, bloating and poor digestion. I would look at doing a herbal antimicrobial cleanse followed by a course of acidophillus and bifido bacteria to see if it eases your discomfort. Eating a pure, fresh food diet and avoiding sugars and processed grains is advisable.

    I’m not sure what the blood clot was caused by. It may be worth getting your doctor’s advice on whether a colonoscopy is needed. You may have inflammation of the bowel wall, like colitis or Chrohns disease, which needs attention.

    All the best,
    Elizabeth

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