Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  According to the Merck Manual, there are two major types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD.  Both are similar in nature and are the result of your immune system attacking your digestive tract.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  The type types of IBD are Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  Both are the result of your immune system reacting and attacking the lining in your gut.  As your immune system attacks this lining, it compromises the lining.  In turn, this leads to inflammation and a host of digestive problems.  These problems usually include chronic inflammation at various sites in the GI tract along with diarrhea and abdominal pain.

So how exactly does one distinguish between the two types of IBD?  As it turns out, this is a difficult task.  In many cases, they can be difficult to tell apart.   In fact, these two diseases have many similarities and sometimes are difficult to distinguish from each other.  However, there is one major difference.  Crohn’s disease can affect almost any part of the digestive tract.  Meanwhile, Ulcerative Colitis almost always affects only the large intestine.  However if your problem lies only in the large intestine, that doesn’t rule out Chrohn’s disease.  Sadly, no on really knows the cause of either form of inflammatory bowel disease.

How to Tackle it…

The common medical treatment involves drugs that suppress your immune system.  The idea is to kill off part of your immune system so that it can’t attack the digestive lining.  However, what medicine fails to answer an important question.  “What’s causing your immune system to overreact?”

This is a question we seek to answer in the enzyme nutrition world.  While I don’t treat diseases (including either form of IBD), I can support healthy digestion and a healthy immune response.  We can do this several ways.  First by helping your body properly heal the digestive lining.  Second, we can find out what organ is stressed enough to cause your immune system to over react.  Once we determine that, we can support the healthy function of that particular organ.  Either way, we accomplish this with a combination of dietary changes and enzyme supplements.  But only after performing scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

We can Help…

Do you suffer from chronic digestive problems?  Are you missing out on work family or fun?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and your digestive tract