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Inflammatory Bowel Disease relief

In lay terms, the following research discusses the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet on relieving the symptoms and damage related to bowel inflammation.

In particular, the G.E.M.M. protocol, available only through specially trained and accredited practitioners, has proven highly successful in relieving and regulating digestive imbalances.

While there are many products available that fall into the categories of pre-biotics and pro-biotics, practitioner-only quality products have been designed to meet your individual needs and lead to long term resolution of gut inflammation.

Contact True Medicine on 07 – 5530 1863 to arrange a consultation.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of immuno-inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with two major types of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) and some atypical forms like collagenous colitis and intractable colitis [1]. As a disorder of the GI tract, inflammatory condition in IBD could be definitely alleviated by nutritional factors. Polyphenols are the secondary plant metabolites exclusively present in vegetables and fruits and are known to be beneficial due to their wide range of biological effects including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immuno-modulatory [2].

Literature evidences show that dietary polyphenols can modulate inflammatory response and improve gut microbiota [3,4]. The metabolic activity of gut microbiota increases the generation of bioactive compounds from dietary polyphenols and these metabolites mutually improve the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiota.

The article by Farzaei et al., (2015) [2] suggests that more in vitro, pharmaceutical and preclinical investigations are necessary to understand the metabolism, absorption, efficacy, and cellular mechanisms of dietary polyphenola and in combination with pre- & probiotics.



  1. Induction of clinical response and remission of inflammatory bowel disease by use of herbal medicines: A meta-analysis. World J. Gastroenterol., 2013, 19(34), 5738-5749.
  2. The Role of Dietary Polyphenols in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2015, 16, 196-210
  3. Anti-inflammatory properties of a pomegranate extract and its metabolite urolithin-A in a colitis rat model and the effect of colon inflammation on phenolic metabolism. J. Nutr. Biochem., 2010, 21(8), 717-725.
  4. Probiotics as modulators of the gut flora. Br. J. Nutr., 2002, 88, S39-S49.