Originally Posted by Gnome Chomsky
seriously, though, either this is a joke or you are being purposely vague for reasons unknown.
It is not a joke. And that is the honest truth. And am not being vague. I have spoken about this quite openly on another thread a few months ago. Ulcerative colitis is primarily a disease of non smokers (like I said, I don't know if it's ONLY a disease of non smokers).
The relation between cigarettes and ulcerative colitis is now an established medical fact.
I landed up very seriously ill in hospital. I could barely walk.
The internet has many article on ulcerative colitis and nicotine and cigarettes.
I reckon one day there will be an alternative to cigarettes with the benefits of the nicotine and the whatever that helps the disease. But at present there is none... and quite frankly, the thought of what they would to do the animals in the labs in order to develop a medicine like this... makes me shudder.
Oh... why does the nicotine help keep UC in bay? It's because it deposits a protective lining on the intestines which prevents the ulcerations and destruction from taking place.
I don't like being treated by "ordinary" doctors. So I decided to get myself treated by a Professor who knows what he is talking about. We spoke at length about the alternatives to smoking. Cortisone? Immuno-suppressants? No thank you...
Two cigarettes a day are not going to kill me... well not quickly anyway. However, ulcerative colitis is a ***** of disease and I hope you, or anyone on these boards, never gets it.
I probably would have developed this disease YEARS ago, if I had not been a smoker (was always a very light smoker. Not the pack-a-day type. I always lit up my first cigarette towards the evening). I started smoking when I was twelve, and all I can say is that thank god I did... I know a thirteen year old kid who has this disease and my heart breaks for him.
Eating raw and living foods also helps an awful lot. It's easier to eat raw and living foods in the summer though. The northern hemisphere weather is not so conducive to eating that way. But in the summer, that's the way I will eat in the future.