Colitis is inflammation of the colon. In severe cases the colon can become ulcerated. Symptoms include the passage of offensive watery stools with mucus and pus, abdominal pain or tenderness, and intermittent or irregular fever.
Colitis is invariably caused by hidden food allergies or sensitivities. The colons of some people are so sensitive that they react to certain common foods as if they were poisons. The aggravating foods differ from one person to the next but may include such things as wheat, milk products, oranges and citrus fruit, caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, colas), and/or the nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, paprika, cayenne, chilli, tobacco). Tracking down and eliminating the offending foods relieves this condition. Total relief will not come, however, until every molecule of the culprit(s) is/are eliminated from the diet. A little bit of a poison is still a poison.
Also see the chapters, “One’s Food is Another’s Poison” and “It Begins with Digestion” in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS (available at Amazon.com)