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My solution to my UC Problems


Wed, March 28, 2018 9:21 PM

I was diagnosed with UC IN 2012, with all the usual symptoms such as pain in the side and bloody stool. My doctor prescribed Lialda, and presently I am on Apriso.
Six months ago I saw an article about the dangers of Microwaves, and since that time I have stopped using a microwave for any liquid or food. My symptoms have slowly been reducing / disappearing. One problem I was having is that I was becoming allergic to a lot of food, which would cause swollen lips. (Note: I was tested for many types of allergies, and the tests all came back negative.)  This problem is gone, as I can eat anything that I want to without an allergic reaction.
I no longer get any flareups. I will keep you updated on the further reduction of my symptoms, as it gets to a year of not using a microwave for anything. (Note: I  currently use Apriso occasionally, not every day, as my problems are slowly disappearing.)
Therefore, I would like to suggest that anyone interested can research about the dangers of Microwaves, and then stop using them to see if it resolves your problem.

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Sat, September 15, 2018 12:40 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

This is the report of my recent colonoscopy:

Terminal Ileum -Normal mucosa
Cecum, Ascending colon,Hepatic flexure, Splenic flexure, Descending colonand Sigmoid colon - Normal mucosa

Rectum - Diffuse continuous erythema and ulceration with no bleeding, consistent with Ulcerative Colitis.

The previous colonoscopy that I had showed ulceration and erythema throughout my colon. My doctor was very surprised with the improved result that was shown in this procedure. He stated that there were very small patches that were consistent with UC.
I just wanted to share my fantastic results, so that I can encourage someone to stop using the microwave, as I did.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Sat, September 15, 2018 10:10 AM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

I just wanted to share the wonderful news that I got this week. On Tuesday 12th of September, I did a colonoscopy to review the condition of my colon after one year of not using the Microwave.
My doctor was very surprised that my colon did not have the inflammation and scarring that he had previously seen. There was only one very tiny spot that was inflamed. 
This result shows why my medical problems have been decreasing over the past year. I am very happy to see that my colonoscopy has confirmed the improvement that I have experienced over the past year. I no longer have to plan to be near a restroom when I travel. My morning trips to the bathroom are normal, no longer any bloody stool or upset stomach.
Once again, I would like anyone experiencing Crohns or UC problems to stop using the microwave and see if you will benefit from less medical problems. You will continue to use your medication as directed.
James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Mon, September 10, 2018 6:39 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Everyone. This is my one year update since I stopped using the microwave. The positive change in my medical condition has been amazing. As I have stated earlier, I no longer have a queasy/upset stomach after eating. I do not have any bloody stool, and all the other problems of UC. I still use Apriso occasionally.
I will continue to provide an update from time to time, as my condition continues to improve.
At this time I would like to encourage anyone suffering from Crohns/UC to stop using the microwave to cook or warm any food or liquids. You will still continue using your medication.
I am looking forward to some comments from anyone who has stopped using the microwave, telling about your medical improvements.

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Tue, August 14, 2018 12:38 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

I had pain,meds,tests,etc for many years.
Everyone's different.
Inflammation is usually a sign of infection or allergy.
Good probiotics(Pb's) destroy many bad pathogens(+thus inflammation!), they're 70% of our immune system, they're natural/from our mothers,
But stress, meds(+antibiotics), aging all reduce our Pbs.
Ulcers (ie:UC) are caused by bacteria.  Many with uc+cd have ulcers thruout their system (apthous ulcers-milder white ulcers in mouth+)
Maybe its really an underactive immune system/low Pb's.
Many dr's are prescribing them.

Many with other AutoImmune(AI) condtns are helped with Pb's,too.  Ads for other AI Meds list side effects of-other AI condtns.

-Pb's destroy many bad pathogens
-and Pb's help us Digest foods (w/o them we may develop intolerances/ bloating/ pain/runs to carbs, dairy, grains, corn, fats, etc., proper food combining, avoidance may help.  Also raw foods contain enzymes to digest that food, but high/heat can destroy those enzymes.
-Surgery can result in painful Adhesions and Scar tissue-search for natural trtmts.
Maybe it's a combination of the above.
Please do a search-there's a lot of info out there.
For Pb's, you'll need the right kind&right amount for you.  Start slow, work up to higher amts, as tolerated.
Keep refrigerated, take 2 hrs after eating, with room temp, filtered water.
Also antiinflammatory: George's Aloe Vera juice, omega-3 oils, exercise
Good luck.  I hope you find relief.

FPO new1
Joined Aug 23, 2016

Tue, August 14, 2018 11:53 AM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

I had pain,meds,tests,etc for many years.
Everyone's different.
Inflammation is usually a sign of infection or allergy.
Good probiotics(Pb's) destroy many bad pathogens(+thus inflammation!), they're 70% of our immune system, they're natural/from our mothers,
But stress, meds(+antibiotics), aging all reduce our Pbs.
Ulcers (ie:UC) are caused by bacteria.  Many with uc+cd have ulcers thruout their system (apthous ulcers-milder white ulcers in mouth+)
Maybe its really an underactive immune system/low Pb's.
Many dr's are prescribing them.

Many with other AutoImmune(AI) condtns are helped with Pb's,too.  Ads for other AI Meds list side effects of-other AI condtns.

-Pb's destroy many bad pathogens
-and Pb's help us Digest foods (w/o them we may develop intolerances/ bloating/ pain/runs to carbs, dairy, grains, corn, fats, etc., proper food combining, avoidance may help.  Also raw foods contain enzymes to digest that food, but high/heat can destroy those enzymes.
-Surgery can result in painful Adhesions and Scar tissue-search for natural trtmts.
Maybe it's a combination of the above.
Please do a search-there's a lot of info out there.
For Pb's, you'll need the right kind&right amount for you.  Start slow, work up to higher amts, as tolerated.
Keep refrigerated, take 2 hrs after eating, with room temp, filtered water.
Also antiinflammatory: George's Aloe Vera juice, omega-3 oils, exercise
Good luck.  I hope you find relief.

FPO new1
Joined Aug 23, 2016

Tue, July 31, 2018 12:37 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Everyone, this is my update on my 11 month long remission from Ulcerative Colitis symptoms. It has been 11 wonderful months since I have stopped using the Microwave to cook or warm any food or liquids. My symptoms have been slowly reducing month by month. I do use my medication occasionally, but I am sure that I will no longer need it in the future. I did not have any issues this month.
As I have stated earlier, the one common thing that this Crohns/Colitis community has is that we are all using the Microwave. We are all eating different foods, as we are from different cultures.
My contention is that using the Microwave is leading to all the medical problems that we in the community are experiencing. That is why I would like to encourage everyone to stop using the Microwave, and see if this helps with your medical problems. You will still use your medication, but you may experience a remission from your medical problems. You have nothing to lose, but the chance of having to take more and more medication.
James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Wed, July 11, 2018 4:14 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Everyone, this is my tenth (10) month update since I stopped using the Microwave. My update is a few days late as I was enjoying the summer weather. I only have positive things to say as there were no setbacks. My medical condition is improving all the time, and I have no issues.
I am appealing to anyone with Crohns/UC to stop using the microwave, and see if you will get a ten month remission as I did. You will still be using your medication, and you willl see if there is any improvement in your medical condition.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Fri, June 29, 2018 5:10 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Everyone, this is my ninth (9) month update on my medical improvement since I stopped using the Microwave. I was diagnosed a while ago with UC, and I was prescribed Apriso.  I would occasionally get a remission, but the symptoms would return with a vengeance.
Nine (9) months ago I saw an article stating the dangers of the Microwave, and since then I have stopped using the Microwave to warm/cook any food or liquids. It is only used to tell me the time.
I am having constant improvements in my UC symptoms. I no longer get a queasy stomach or bloody stool, and I no longer need to be worried about the location of the nearest restroom. I know this is a full time worry for Crohns/UC sufferers.
I would like to encourage anyone with Crohns/UC to stop using the Microwave for a while, and see if this helps to relieve some of the medical problems that you are having. You will still be taking your medication, but you will remove the usage of the Microwave and see how long your remission will last.
Please note that it has been found the people with Crohns/UC cannot use salads, as we cannot process the green leaves.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Wed, June 13, 2018 12:35 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Thanks for your reply Kumputer, but I am convinced that my illness is related to using the microwave. I have had remissions from my UC before, but I always had a queasy/upset stomach. I no longer have an upset stomach since I stopped using the microwave. I no longer get bloody stool. It has been eight (8) months since I have stopped using the microwave, and I can see improvements weekly. I will keep updating my monthly improvement for the year of not using the microwave. As I stated I still use Apriso occasionally, as I am not cured as yet.
There are a few food items that I still get problems with when I eat them, as they give me loose bowel movements. The items are: Salads, Cream Cheese, Processed Beets, Canned Sardines and Sodas or Food with High Fructose Corn Syrup.  I use cooked Spinach, Kale and Broccoli, and I also use a lot of fruits. I try not to use any processed foods.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Sun, June 10, 2018 6:56 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

On the contrary. I'm not necessarily convinced that medication is the answer. I'm just completely convinced that microwave ovens are not harmful, and absaining from their use will not cure any ailment whatsoever. I can back this up with years of peer-reviewed scientific research. Also, your understanding of the mechanismns by which the microwave ovens work is lacking. While it's true that it causes water molecules to vibrate which heats them up, it certainly does not tear them apart. If it did so, the molecules would ceace to be water, because they would convert to their component atoms (hydrogen and oxygen), which is essentially what electrolysis does, and that requires a completely different mechanism to achieve. Any of the public's fear of microwave ovens comes from the fact that they use "radiation" to heat food. But the fact of the matter is that this form of radiation is low frequency and harmless, as opposed to high frequency harmful ultraviolet or lethal gamma radiation. Microwave radiation is lower in frequency than the visible light that your desk lamp is emitting, and in fact your cell phone and your WiFi are all also emitting microwave radiation as we speak. You're contantly bombarded with these waves every day, and there's almost nothing you can do about it.

While you may have somewhat of a point that I have little to lose by trying your method to cure my UC, I also have little to lose by stopping something else that I do every day, like taking showers, or using automobiles, or carrying a cell phone. I guarantee that if you had coincidentally used any of these other methods at the same time you had stopped using microwave ovens, you would have seen the same results. Like I said, you got lucky. Your disease remissed all by itself. This is much more common than you might think. For proof of this, take any scientific study of a clinical trial for some medication that is known to be effective for some people, like vedoluzimab (Entyvio). It's 47% effective, meaning 47% of users showed improvements in their symptoms. Yeah, I know, this is far from 100% effective, so, like I said, I won't claim that medication always works. It doesn't. But compare this 47% number to the number of people who showed improvements by doing nothing at all (placebo control group), which is 26%. In conclusion, you're more likely to improve if you take Entyvio, but there's no guarantee, and you could very wel improve by doing nothing at all, in fact you have at least a 26% chance. I'm simply arguing that you're effectively in this 26% group, and for that you should count yourself very fortunate, but be wary that it may not last forever.

You're making an extraordinary claim by saying that the cause of UC is simply microwave ovens. For this you need extraordinary evidence. You need to have a solid scientific hypothesis of why microwave ovens cause UC. And you have to demonstrate that it works, not just on a single patient, but on hundreds of patients. And you have to compare this against a control group of patients who do nothing specific to treat their UC. Without any of this, your claims are simply pseodoscience. I'm sure your intentions are well-meaning, but you need to be very careful when making such claims, and take full responsibility for anyone else who follows your advice.

FPO kumputer
Joined Jul 19, 2013

Thu, May 31, 2018 11:46 AM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Kumpter, I was looking at your comments in the various topic areas on this forum, and I noticed that you are convinced that the solution to these problems is more and more medication.
The problem is that after using all these various medications, you are still getting flares and other medical problems.
What if there is a simple solution to all these problems by not using the microwave. You seem to have tried all the various medications, but you still have problems. What do you have to lose by trying the simple solution. Stop using the microwave for a while, and see if there is any improvement to your medical condition.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Thu, May 31, 2018 11:26 AM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Thanks for your response Kumpter. However, I am convinced that my reduction in UC symptoms is due to me no longer using the microwave. I have had remissions from flare ups, but I always had a queasy stomach, and this is no longer the case.
This is another monthly update since I have stopped using the microwave. I have continued my medical improvement, as I did not have any problems.
I am feeling better everyday, as I no longer have bloody stool and stomach pain. No more queasy stomach problems.
I just want to note that I had a bad reaction to eating processed Beets (These are sold at BJs in the refrigerated section). The first time I ate them I had a stomach reaction, so I repeated eating them and nothing else. I had a very bad reaction again. So no more processed Beets.
If there is anyone out there who has stopped using the microwave, could you tell us if you have noticed any changes in your condition.
James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Sun, May 20, 2018 3:07 AM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

First of all, congratulations on your improvements. This is a tricky disease to manage. That said, you along with many others who have suffered from this condition, have probably gotten lucky. There was another reply here on this thread about how microwaving destroys life energy. Assuming this is true, then so would any kind of heat that can cook food. I would strongly suggest that simply avoiding microwave ovens did not put you in remission. Something else did, and you may never know what. I have been a UC patient for 13 years, and I have seen a lot. I've cycled in and out of remission more times than I can count. I, like you, became convinced it was something non medical but specific that I did early on that helped, only to find that I would eventually flare up again. Coincidences happen all the time. If, in your case, it's not a coincidence, then there might be something else that avoiding microwave ovens changed in your life as a side effect. Maybe you ate less of a food irritant. When you're in a flare up, many people, myself included, have distinct reactions to certain kinds of foods. For example, maybe your problem was TV dinners, or whatever else you usually used a microwave to heat. I say all this because there's a real danger in forgoing what could be effective medical treatment for an assumption that something pseudoscientific can help. The real treatments of this disease have been found through very careful and patient observation by many patients and their doctors, and clinical data. The truth is that this same kind of rigor has shown that microwave ovens are no more harmful to anyone than any other kind of cooking.

FPO kumputer
Joined Jul 19, 2013

Wed, May 02, 2018 10:43 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Hello Everyone. This is my monthly update to show my medical improvement since I stopped using the Microwave to warm/cook any food or liquids.
I no longer get any flare ups, and I have solid bowel movements. I no longer have a queasy or upset stomach. The benefit to this is that I can now travel without having to worry about the location of the nearest restroom.
I still use Apriso occasionally, but I know this will be discontinued shortly as my symptoms come to an end.
I hope my medical improvement will inspire someone else to stop using the microwave, and see if this clears up your Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis symptoms.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Tue, April 10, 2018 7:40 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

Sounds interesting. I might give this a try because I am starting to feel a flare coming on. Thanks for the info!

FPO andrew 2012
Joined Nov 10, 2017

Tue, April 10, 2018 9:34 AM

Reply posted for andrew 2012.

One of the books that I read for my research was Health Effects of Microwave Radiation by Dr. Lita Lee. He noted that one of the symptoms resulting from microwave use was:

* Higher rates of digestive disorders and gradual breakdown of the systems of  elimination were observed.

Microwaving involves heating the water molecules within the food, which vibrate at incredible speed. The structure of the water molecules are torn apart and vigorously deformed. All naturally occurring food ( not processed or cooked), contains life energy. Microwaving food destroys and depletes the life energy, rendering the the food completely dead and lifeless. In addition, the food's nutritional value is lost and it becomes nearly useless in providing any real health benefit.

James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

Mon, April 09, 2018 4:15 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

What is so bad with using a microwave?

FPO andrew 2012
Joined Nov 10, 2017

Mon, April 09, 2018 12:35 PM

Reply posted for JAMESMADISON.

I noticed that no one has responded to my description of how I have reduced / eradicated my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms. I no longer use the Microwave to cook or warm any food or liquid.
Presently, I do not have any bloody stools with mucus. I now have normal bowel movements, two to three times a day. I remember  the bad old days, when I would have bloody bowel movements 6 to 7 times a day. That is all gone. I only use Apriso occasionally, and do not eat salads as people with Ulcerative Colitis cannot process uncooked green leaves. I use cooked leafy greens such as spinach or kale.
I would like to ask if there is anyone with Crohns / Colitis who does not use the Microwave at all for cooking or warming food. My contention is that we are all having these medical issues, even though we come from all different backgrounds and cultural norms, because we are all using the Microwave to cook or warm food.
I would like to know if there is anyone out there who would like to join me in not using the microwave, and see if this relieves your symptoms without additional medication.
James

FPO JAMESMADISON
Joined Mar 28, 2018

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