Today is World Crohn’s and Colitis Day… many unfortunate souls know these diseases all too well.  For those of you who don’t, the main symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain and cramping, although the exact cause is not known.  Researchers believe the cause to be a combination of environmental factors, genetics and inflammation of the digestive tract.   Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine…Hmmm; don’t these conditions sound a lot like the same thing?  Other individuals suffer from gluten allergy.  Gluten is the protein found in grains, especially wheat.  Gluten allergies cause bloating, cramping, inflammation and abdominal pain.  That’s Right!  Are we beginning to see the connection? 

   Thousands of Americans take millions of dollars worth of medications to manage these symptoms.  Many of these individuals live on a restricted diet, spending untold hours searching for substitutes for bread and pasta, choosing rice-based bread that crumbles as you hold a sandwich, or rice-based pasta that turns into mush as it cooks.  Some brave souls even spend hours (and plenty of cash) experimenting in the kitchen, trying alternative type recipes.  There are even magazines dedicated to this topic, such as Living Without Magazine.

   What most of these unfortunates are unaware of is the fact that this problem can be cured.  Restricted diets are no longer necessary.   Drugs are not necessary.  The stress and emotional burden is completely avoidable!  I know because I’ve been through all of this myself, and after many long years I found the solution.  The answer lies in a little-known alternative therapy.  This therapy has changed my life and it can change yours too.  No one should suffer needlessly.  If you, a loved one, or a friend suffers with the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, Colitis or gluten allergy please call to schedule a free consultation.  In honor of World Crohn’s and Colitis Day this offer is good through May 31, 2012.



SAY GOOD-BYE TO ALLERGIES! Well, if the weather is any sign, spring is officially upon us! Along with warm, sunny weather and the greening of the landscape, allergies have returned for many members of the community. If you count yourself among those unfortunate souls, you’ve likely stocked up on over-the-counter drugs or have seen your MD for one or more prescriptions. So I have a few questions for you…would you like to be free of those miserable allergies, never to spend another dollar of your hard-earned money on allergy medication? Would you like to never think about allergies again? What would you say if I told you this is completely possible? YES, that’s right! You can live free of outdoor allergies, pet allergies, mold and mildew allergies, and food allergies. Read my personal allergy story below to find the answer…From the time I was a small tot I had difficulty falling asleep. I now know this was due to my metabolism revving up in an attempt to get rid of things my body couldn’t handle. At one point my family was sitting around relaxing and eating mixed nuts. Naturally I was given some nuts as well. Within minutes my face began to swell…especially around my eyes and mouth. This was a severe type of allergic reaction called ANAPHYLAXIS…I was rushed to the nearest emergency room for life-saving care. (If you’re unaware of this condition, this is a severe allergic reaction in which systemic swelling occurs. If this happens to you or someone you know, they must receive medical care within six minutes to avoid suffocating to death).  Naturally, I was no longer permitted to eat nuts. Over the next few years I noticed that when I ate eggs or cereal, I became very tired. If I ate cheese, or picked and ate the concord grapes growing in our backyard my mouth felt prickly. When I ate ice cream I would vomit. My mother used to call me her strange little kid because I wouldn’t eat jelly sandwiches…the jelly made me tired.  As I got older I started grinding my teeth…when asked I explained that my gums “ itched” and the grinding “relieved the itching”. Next came the pollen allergies…and by the time I was a teenager the pollen allergies became truly miserable. The MD gave me anti-histamines that made me very sleepy but did nothing for my symptoms. I resigned myself to living with miserable symptoms. As time went by new allergy drugs were developed and I tried them all. One particular drug, Allegra, caused my heart to skip beats. This was frightening, so I reported it to my MD and asked her to document the information in case I died as a result. This happened when I was in Chiropractic College. Fortunately one brilliant instructor with a PhD in nutrition noticed my allergic symptoms and took me under her wing. She taught me about food allergies and their cause. She also taught me that most people with outdoor allergies had undiagnosed food allergies, and that when food allergies were treated most outdoor allergies would lessen or resolve. At that time an elimination diet was utilized to diagnose which foods caused my problems. Treatment consisted of permanently removing these foods from my diet. While not a pleasant way to live, this method was effective in relieving symptoms. The college instructor also taught me that rheumatoid arthritis was caused by food allergies. During my chiropractic internship one of my patients was an elderly woman with R.A. When I applied my knowledge and training to diagnose her illness, and taught her about avoiding allergy-provoking foods, her symptoms disappeared. So I, along with this patient and many others like us, lived on a restricted diet. Our good health returned. Then about eight years later I started to become sensitized to more and more foods until I was reactive to almost all foods. At this point I learned about an alternative medicine modality that completely eliminated allergies. I traveled across the country for costly classes. It turned out to be the best investment of my life. Eighteen months later nearly all of those miserable allergies had been addressed, I no longer required allergy medications, and my health had improved dramatically. I now enjoy the outdoors, have a cat, and eat freely without fear of allergic reaction. If you can relate to any of this, and would like to free yourself from allergies and allergy medication, contact me today for more information. You can get your life back, starting tomorrow!                                                                                    Elizabeth Bemis, D.C.                                       317-416-4588