What Causes Colitis & Crohn’s?
by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
The Purpose of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Disease is a purposeful body-directed process. The body enacts colitis and Crohn’s and every other inflammatory disease for a good, constructive purpose.
We do not get IBD because the body has gone haywire / out of control, nor because our genes are defective, nor because your Uncle Harry and Great Grandma Matilda had IBD.
The body enacts inflammation in the bowel (and elsewhere) as an intelligent life-saving, health-restoring purification/detoxification action to neutralize toxins/poisons so that they can be eliminated and no longer cause harm. If our body did not have the ability to conduct inflammation, the overload of toxins would quickly kill us.
Inflammation is part of the disease process that was intelligently enacted by the body to save our life—it is not the bad guy; it’s the good guy!
The bad guys are the toxins that entered our body via wrong diet, medicines and exposures to hazardous chemicals.
So, in a nutshell, colitis and Crohn’s are inflammatory bowel disease conditions caused by toxicosis—an overload of systemic poisoning. The toxins trigger the body to enact inflammation.
In most cases, we can say that the toxicosis that causes colitis and Crohn’s is the direct result of malnutrition, i.e., an unnatural, physiological incompatible diet that is toxic, largely indigestible and lacking in nutrients.
Disease Is A Beneficial Process We Can Identify As A Condition
We must not think of “diseases” as things. Modern medicine looks at them as things and tries to “treat” them to stop them. This is totally illogical. Stopping intelligent, body-directed purification processes keeps us sick and more toxic than before, and incessant medical treatments routinely kill people.
We must not be persuaded to view IBD as a “bad thing” that needs to be treated with medicines. All medicines are toxic poisons and they have no intelligence, nor the ability to repair one cell nor to heal anything. If the body heals when we take medicines, it did so despite the medicinal poisoning. Only the instructions in our genes can repair our cells and direct the healing process
Over 100 years ago, pioneer Hygienic nurse Florence Nightingale said:
“Is it not living in a continual mistake to look upon disease, as we do now, as separate entities, which must exist like cats and dogs, instead of looking upon them as conditions, like a dirty or clean condition, and as much under our own control; or rather as the reactions of kindly Nature against the conditions in which we have brought ourselves?”
Florence Nightingale also said:
“The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease-conditions.” (Read Beachamp or Pasteur? by Douglas Hume.)
IBD Is A Self-Healing Action – Support It Prudently
The Vegan Healing Diet Plan (included in my Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s book) and a period of rest allows the body to do its work of resolving IBD, that is, to restore health by purifying the bowels, blood and tissues via inflammation and heightened elimination, and by nourishing the cells with the fuel and all the building blocks they need to function normally, vibrantly. The Vegan Healing Diet Plan does not interfere with or stop inflammation; it replaces the causes of inflammation and allows the inflammation process to complete its job of purifying the body so that the tissues can heal and regain normal function.
When IBD is present, the body is not malfunctioning. It is doing the right things and knows what to do to get you well. Simply support it with rest and proper nutrition per the Vegan Healing Diet Plan. If you embrace and even love the healing process, your recovery will go well. Your body is crying for you to do this and will love you for it!
To your vibrant health and happiness!
Dr. Dave Klein