Critical Thinking Exercise #1

6752530_sAN EXERCISE IN CRITICAL THINKING #1:

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE TRUE? 
Crohn’s disease prevalence among asthma patients was 27% higher than for the general population, and for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it was 55% higher, according to a study by Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. People with COPD also had a 30% higher rate of ulcerative colitis compared with the general public.

So: 
If you have asthma you have an increased risk of Crohn’s 
If you have COPD you have an increased risk of Crohn’s
If you have COPD you also have an increased risk of Ulcerative Colitis

#1 First we need to understand what symptoms they have – the name given to the the set of symptoms.

What is Asthma and COPD?
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are characterized by a reduced rate of pulmonary airflow resulting from increased inflammation. Asthma is defined as typically fully or nearly fully reversible.  

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Comments

  1. Use antibiotics for ear infections as a last resort. See a chiropractor for pulling on the Eustachian Tube to allow the liquid to drain. Use garlic or tea tree oil to treat the ear infection. In the event nothing else has worked and antibiotics are taken, you need to follow up with probiotics to restore the gut flora that was lost. Fermented foods are also a great way to balance the gut flora and drink bone broth.

  2. Stop inflammation by all natural means possible, after assessing the patient to ascertain the cause of the inflammation, especially in the area from the mouth to the anus(digestive system). Outward symptoms will help with this. Modulate immune response in the patient by enzymatic therapy or consumption of nutrient-dense unoffending food and removal of all allergenic substances that are specific to the patient. Nutritional support is a must, which includes vitamins and minerals and real food, not overly processed food at all if possible. Education of patient about foods that create an environment for healing the gut would be particularly helpful. Reduce or eliminate toxicities and correct deficiencies.!

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