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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a disconnect from your body that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. The condition causes an excessive immune response to food and circulating toxins. This process leads to massive disruption of glucosaminoglycan barrier in the mucosal layers of the digestive tract. This can lead to chronic digestive issues, mouth sores, fever, and inflammation in various parts of the body. 

Causes Of Crohns

  • Genetics

  • Smoking

  • Alcohol Consumption

  • Birth Control Medication - Leads to Vitamin Deficiencies

  • Self Destructive Thoughts

  • Self-Destructive Behavior

  • Chronic High Stress

  • Gut Flora Imbalance

  • Food Allergy

  • Food Intolerance

  • Processed diet

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Adult Trauma

  • Unresolved Trauma

  • Infections

  • Combination of All The Above

Beneficial Tests

  • Colonsocopy

  • Endoscopy

  • Full bloodwork panel that evaluates infections, organ function, inflammation (CRP), and vitamins (B12, B9, D), insulin resistance

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Environmental Toxins - Heavy Metals

  • Mold

  • SIBO Breath (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

  • Digestive Function and Stool

  • Food Intolerance

  • Food Allergy

  • Hormones

Allopathic Treatment Options

  1. Immunosuppressive treatments include corticosteroids and immune blockers. Immune blockers increase infection risk. Corticosteroids can increase appetite, weight gain, insomnia, fluid retention, and cause mood changes, such as feeling irritable, or anxious. Side effects of oral corticosteroids used on a long-term basis (longer than three months) include: osteoporosis (fragile bones), hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, weight gain, increased vulnerability to infection, cataracts and glaucoma (eye disorders), thinning of the skin, bruising easily, and muscle weakness.

Naturopathic Treatment Options

  1. Discover the root cause to why your body is creating symptoms.

  2. Begin with natural, non invasive solutions to support and stimulate the body to heal itself.

  3. Support liver health to detox environmental toxins.

  4. Removes food intolerances, food allergies, and other environmental toxins that may be impacting digestion and causing inflammation.

  5. Address nutrient deficiencies which is vital for overall function and mood.

  6. Rebuild and restore digestive function, the foundation of health, with herbs, vitamins, amino acids, and nutrition.

  7. Manage stress and unresolved trauma that weakens digestion. 

  8. Support emotional health and spiritual health which are essential in overall sense of wellbeing.

  9. Teach lifestyle adjustments unique to your lifestyle and schedule that may include exercise and other lifestyle habits. Dr. Felty looks at more than your symptoms. She provides care for your whole health. Many different factors impact your symptoms. Dr. Felty will take time to educate you and work with you to feel better

  10. Naturopathic Counseling

  11. Hydrotherapy

  12. Homeopathy

  13. Referral to other healers or practitioners relevant to your health and healing.

Everyone is unique and has different reasons why they develop Crohn's disease. Good news is that everyone can improve their condition and activate their natural ability to heal. Dr. Felty cured herself of an inflammatory bowel disease. She knows what it is like to be in severe pain all the time. She can help you. Even if doctors have said 'it is all in your head' or that 'you can not heal'. It is not all in your head. It is in your body too and you absolutely can heal. Dr. Felty understands from healing PTSD that trauma gets stored up in the body and eventually will cause symptoms. She will show you how to release any stored up trauma in the body while removing things in your environment that irritate your body as well. She will show you how to heal yourself and optimize health. She was told that she had an incurable chronic illness that will eventually take her life. She has proven many gastroenterologists wrong. She has been medication free for more than 10 years and has cured her digestive issues while also freeing her mind from disease.

 

She will teach you how to do this slowly as you achieve your desired results. In return, you will live a lifestyle that creates health rather than disease. Whatever you are struggling with, she can help. You can see her while continuing to see your primary care team. She may educate you on labwork to get, supplements to take, lifestyle changes to make, thought retraining, healing infections, healing your gut, and healing trauma. This all depends on your unique situation. Once you meet her, you will know that she tailors everything based on your experiences, symptoms, mindset, and history. She will support you as your take baby or big steps on your health journey. Whenever you are ready, she is here for you. Call her office 773-472-0560 to schedule an appointment. 

Dr. Felty is not a medical doctor. She is a naturopathic doctor. Her services are all educational. She does not diagnose or treat medical conditions. She educates and empowers you to reverse illness and optimize health naturally. She teaches how you can heal yourself.