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Can A Horse Cure Colitis Symptoms?

Posted Dec 18 2009 12:00am

A lot has been written about possible links between the consumption of milk and the incidences of colitis and Chrohn’s. Yet again a recent joint study between scientists in the UK and Canada found no association between dairy products and the risk of being diagnosed with these diseases.

And on the subject of milk, here is another, though slightly offball result of research involving a bit of horsing around but could offer some relief from colitis symptoms

It is all to do with mare’s milk where German researchers believe drinking mare’s milk may ease IBD! A total of 17 adolescent patients with chronic colitis and Chrohn’s who drank the milk were found to have high levels of “good” bacteria which are thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect as well as boosting the immune system.

Patients were given either 250ml of mare’s milk or a placebo daily for two months. Those given the milk reported less abdominal pain, less blood in faeces and needed less medication, though it is not clear why the milk is beneficial.

So off you go to the local stables and ask the them to fill a bucket for you. It beats asking for a barrowful of dung!

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