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Although a number of products are touted as "natural Crohn's disease cures," there are presently no cures for the condition. Still, many people try these remedies for a variety of reasons. If you're thinking about trying a natural treatment such as fish oil or curcumin, discuss it with your healthcare provider. Some alternative or complementary treatments for Crohn's disease could interfere with standard treatments.

Can Crohn's Disease Be Cured Naturally?

You may have read the testimonials: "After two months of this product, I stopped having Crohn's disease symptoms, and they have not returned since. It has changed my life." Or you might have heard about a so-called "natural cure for Crohn's disease" from an Internet bulletin board. After reading these types of stories, one might assume there are treatments for Crohn's disease that your healthcare provider is not telling you about. In fact, search the Internet for "natural cures for Crohn's disease" and you are bound to find many products that will supposedly cure the disease. These products can include natural remedies such as:
These claims can be attractive, especially for people living with a chronic condition like Crohn's disease. Some people may even achieve unbelievable results from some of these remedies. But there is something important to keep in mind before you consider any of these items. There is no cure -- natural or otherwise. While there is no proven Crohn's cure, treatments (including proper diet, lifestyle changes, and medications) can help control symptoms of the disease.
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