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Dr. Peeyush Bhargava is now a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

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Lifestyle

Early To Bed & Early To Rise: try to have 8 hrs of sleep during the night. Go to bed between 9:30-10:00 pm and wake up between 5:30-6:00 am. Eat dinner 2-3 hrs before going to bed.

Water Intake

Drink two full glasses of water (at room temperature) after waking up. Try to have complete bowel
evacuation every morning. Increase your daily intake of water (without ice) and try to drink 2 liters (0.5
gallons) during the day. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat, especially during summer months.

Yoga and Pranayama

Practice 2-4 rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) in the morning and 10 min of Kapalbhati Pranayama. Join a Yoga class and research them online. Other useful poses for you are:Bhujangasana, Shavasana, Vajrasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, and Yoga Nidra. Practice Vajrasana for 10 min after meals. Slow relaxed walking is very good, especially after meals.

Avoid

Red meat, alcohol, sour foods and fruits, egg yolk, fried foods, coffee, fermented foods (bread),chili and pepper, vinegar products, yogurt, processed and canned food, sour salty and pungent tasting foods, and tobacco products.

Prefer

Whole wheat pasta or tortilla, couscous, mung beans, rice, cooked or baked vegetables, sweet astringent and bitter tasting foods, mozzarella cheese (avoid dairy products during a flare up), mild green or black tea, Use filtered water or bottled water.

Herbal Supplement

Try our herbal formula for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It contains ten different herbs: Foeniculum vulgare, Cyperus rotundus, Glycerhiza glabra, Aegle marmelos, Emblica officinalis, Tinospora cordifolia, Messua ferrua, Plantago ovata, Withamnia somnifera, and Aloe Vera. One tsp of this herbal supplement powder is stirred in a cup of water, along with 1 tsp local honey, and taken orally twice a day, after breakfast and dinner.

Further Management

These herbal supplements do not have any known adverse effects in the dose recommended. They also do not have any known interaction with any prescription medication. Herbal supplements take 2-6 months to show their effect and are typically continued for 1-2 yrs for chronic illnesses. Thereafter, the recommended lifestyle changes and yoga-pranayama should be followed consistently. When you start feeling better consult with your Gastroenterologist to slowly taper steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. If you have iron deficiency anemia, talk to your doctor about venofer-iron-sucrose injection. Avoid oral iron or multivitamin supplements.

Personalize Your Healing Program

The information above is generic and does not apply to all patients. Click on the link below to order Herbal Supplements or a Personalized Healing Program. The Personalized Healing Program includes detailed consultation with Dr. Bhargava and a 2 month supply of Herbal Supplements.

Purchase Options

VH-SIN-IBD – 2-Month Supply of Personalized Herbal Supplement – US $199.00
(Complete the Patient History Form and Dosha Analysis Questionnaire online)



If you have other coexisting health problems, it is recommended that you opt for Personalized Healing Program based on consultation with Dr. Bhargava.

VH-MUL-PER – Consultation and 2-month supply of Personalized Herbal Supplement – US $399.00