Zylah wrote:On another topic, regarding the constipation: there is a tea I make (...) is traditionally held to have a soothing effect altogether on the gastrointestinal tract. (...)If you can make or buy some chai tea, and then add fresh ginger, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and local honey as well as whole milk to it, it may have a happy effect.
I'm surprised to read this! Okay, Crohn's disease and IBS are not the same, but they're both about gastrointestinal tract acting up... I had IBS from age 14 to 31 (pregnancy made it completely go away, I was very lucky) and a year or so before I became pregnant I found Heather Van Vorous, who is an IBS sufferer and wrote two books and a website on the subject. After reviewing tons of literature, talking to doctors, and so on, she became a patient-expert and came up with a diet. It takes care of constipation AND diarrhea and it took care of 95% of my symptoms at the time. Pretty amazing. Milk and tea were HUGE no-nos in that diet. Indeed, tea was one of the things that made me react the most, and when I cut all dairy I felt much better (this is not about the lactose in dairy, but about whey). Instead, she relies a LOT on mint as a GI tract soother...
This prooves that we are all very unique... I'm fascinated by the way you use herbs and the composition of your teas, thanks for posting all this (more please?
...and that tea sounds fabulicious and I have to try it soon!
I really hope you'll find the right combination that will make your uncle feel better. Et si par hasard tu parles français, je vous souhaite à tous les deux la meilleure des chances. Je trouve ton dévouement à son égard admirable; il est bien chanceux d'avoir une nièce qui s'occupe si bien de lui!
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