This young patient was told that he would be put on immune supressing drugs for his Crohns disease. Oddly, he was feeling his disease was in control with simpler medication, yet a colonoscopy revealed lesions in his large bowel that hadn’t fully healed. The gastro doctor had told his mother that he needed to be on the immune suppressants; and if he didn’t there was a strong chance of getting bowel cancer in the future. Scared beyond her wits but also knowing in her gut this didn’t feel right, the mum found Dr Ashvy.
She again changed his diet, removing foods that are ‘normally seen as’ healthy such as whole grains, chia seeds, tuna and grapes (to name a few) but didn’t really don’t agree with someone with inflammatory bowel disease. She added in Ayurvedic herbs, pro-biotic and pre-biotic food and abdominal massage. She asked him to incorporate mindfulness and meditation on a daily basis and gave him a spiritual prescription. A year later; his large bowel colonoscopy revealed 50% less lesions and his gastroenterologist was happy for him to come of all his medications