Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are severe digestive afflictions affecting hundreds of thousands of Americans. Symptoms include cramps, abdominal pain and diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Often these conditions necessitate long-term dependence on powerful drugs, and can result in debilitating surgery and even death. Both diseases are classified under the medical rubric of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Dr. Hoffman believes that, in many cases, while judicious use of drugs is sometimes needed to control symptoms, nutrition, diet change, supplementation, and where appropriate, use of bio-identical hormones are essential to full resolution of these health problems.
What results can you expect from treatment? Depending on the severity of your condition, our program can enable your conventional medications to work better; they may be partially tapered; or, in the best case scenario, they may be discontinued altogether.
Depending on your condition, some or all of the tests, supplements or therapies described here will be employed in treating you, or others may be ordered. Care at the Hoffman Center is highly individualized, and no two patients are alike.
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An example of our treatment program is described below.
IgG RAST food panel, Candida antibodies, anti-gliadin antibodies, Vitamin D, B12, folic acid, homocysteine, zinc, iron, ferritin, testosterone (healing in men), and DHEA (healing in both sexes)
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (tailored to reflect results of IgG RAST)
SCD-Compliant Probiotics, Vitamin D, Enteric-coated Fish Oil, EGCG, Curcumin, Zinc, L-glutamine, Methylcobalamin, Methylfolate, DHEA
Low-dose Naltrexone, Chrohn's/Colitis intravenous "drips", antifungal medication (Nystatin, Diflucan, etc.), bio-identical testosterone
Learn more about the Hoffman Center
Read Important articles about ulcerative colitis and Crohn's:
Addressing inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease update
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Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils
One patient's UC success story