Yes that list includes everything, but the most interesting part of this story is that only one of the things on the list is so irritating to tissue that it could reasonably cause the stripping of the mucosal lining and inflammation and corrosion of the colon wall.
See if you can spot it. That’s right… hydrochloric acid. Now this raises another question: Isn’t the body, including the digestive, tract designed to tolerate acid? The answer is a loud and definite “YES.”
So what’s the problem? Enzyme and bile digestion are the preferable methods of digestion in my opinion and they are not damaging to delicate tissues like the esophagus, throat, intestinal cilia and mucosal lining.
Yes, the digestive tract is designed to tolerate acid periodically but in the Western cultures we eat so many catalyst meals and trigger foods daily that instead of enzymes digesting most of our food most of the time as it should be, we digest virtually every meal 3 times per day 365 days per year with hydrochloric acid.
This, in my opinion is the problem. Acid is not bad but acid digestion over 1000 times per year seems to exact a terrible price on the digestive tract. People with colitis may simply be those who are more sensitive to acid digestion or more prone to the effects catalyst food combinations cause.
Using 5 years of research and later hundreds of client specific experiences and testimonials I realized that almost everyone with a digestive disorder suffered from over production of stomach acid (I say almost because some such as GERD patients may actually suffer from low acid production.See article below).
Two digestive disorders are even named according to their acidic villian: heartburn and acid reflux. I believe this is the root cause of all the main digestive disorders such as Crohn’s, diverticulitis, colitis, GERD, celiac, IBD, IBS, heartburn and acid reflux.
By the way, a further evidence of the correctness of my theory is that the one medication recommended for all of the above and virtually every digestive disorder is what? Antacid of course.
Acid is bloating us, ulcerating us, bubbling up our throat, burning our stomach and inflaming our intestines and colon and yet everyone misses that it might be the cause of all these varied symptoms and issues.
The good news is that reducing acid flow might be as easy as eliminating a few foods and food combinations from our diet.
Here are two medical websites showing some confirmation of this part of my theory: