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As an inflammatory bowel disease specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur uses her “Back to Wellness Program” to provide effective solutions for patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease encompasses a wide number of gastrointestinal complaints. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both autoimmune conditions that are classified as inflammatory bowel diseases. They are the most common bowel conditions we treat at Angel Longevity Medical Center.

What causes IBD?

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are autoimmune diseases. In both cases, the body mistakes healthy tissue in the intestinal tract for foreign tissue and attacks the lining, causing chronic inflammation.

As with most autoimmune disorders, the underlying cause of IBD is linked to certain triggers that enable a scenario in which the body begins to attack itself. These triggers can include:

  • Food allergies
  • High sugar diet
  • Low fiber intake
  • Parasites
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Stress
  • Overuse of antibiotics
  • Anti-depressants
  • Prescription medications

Ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn’s disease: What’s the difference?

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease share many symptoms, including:

  • Lower right side abdominal pain and tenderness in Crohn’s disease
  • Lower left side abdominal pain and tenderness in ulcerative colitis
  • Bloody stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Mucus in stools
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Colon disfigurement
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Rectal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Failure to thrive in children

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Although ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are both forms of IBD, involve inflammation of the digestive tract, and share many symptoms, there are some key differences. The main distinction between the two is the location of the disease and the nature of the inflammation. Here is a closer look at the two conditions:

Ulcerative colitis

In ulcerative colitis, only the large intestine and rectum are affected, and the ulcers usually appear on the surface of the intestinal tract. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can vary, and they may share some of the same symptoms as Crohn’s disease.

Some of the primary signs include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Periodic diarrhea
  • Loose stool
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anemia
  • Nausea
  • Loss of bodily fluids

There are four main types of ulcerative colitis, depending on where the inflammation is located:

Ulcerative proctitis

This form of UC is only located in in the rectum. The condition is characterized by rectal pain, bleeding, and a sense of urgency before passing stool.


Proctosigmoiditis involves passing bloody stool, a constant urge to defecate, and pain in the lower left side of the abdomen.

Left-sided colitis

When the inflammation primarily attacks the left side of the intestine, people usually experience weight loss, pain on the left side of the abdomen, loss of appetite, and bloody diarrhea.

Pan-ulcerative colitis

Pan-ulcerative colitis affects the entire large intestine. With this condition, people usually experience bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is different from ulcerative colitis in that it can manifest anywhere – from the mouth to the colon. With that said, it is most common in the small intestine and the colon.

The condition can develop quite suddenly, and it can affect any part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease can impact many layers of the intestines and isn’t confined to the surface of the intestinal lining, as in ulcerative colitis.

Some people with Crohn’s disease can go into remission for short periods of time without experiencing any flare-ups. However, most people experience persistent fatigue, fever, and diarrhea during their flare-ups.

Most commonly, the inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease occurs in the ileum and the first part of the colon, which leads to primary symptoms that include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain

When the inflammation is in the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, symptoms may include nausea, weight loss, and a poor appetite. Complications can include the formation of scar tissue and intestinal obstruction.

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Our holistic treatment approach

The bottom line with IBD and autoimmune diseases that affect the bowels is to get to the root cause of the inflammation and resolve it. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s expert, Dr. Anju Mathur is a integrative medicine specialist.

Her holistic approach is designed to get to the root of a health problem and set forth a treatment protocol that will lead to successfully improving her patient’s wellbeing. Dr. Mathur provides extensive testing that analyzes the functioning of multiple different bodily systems that include the gastrointestinal, immune, and hormonal systems.

As a part of the “Back to Wellness Program,” Dr. Mathur also performs a full analysis on a patient’s dietary, stress, work, and lifestyle habits in an attempt to determine the root causes of bowel inflammation. She can also help to identify allergens, toxins, and specific foods that are aggravating existing bowel conditions. Her individualized healing programs can be customized to suit individual needs, which can allow patients to regain healthy digestive functions and reduce bowel inflammation.

The IBD treatment experience What to expect

In Dr. Mathur’s comprehensive healing programs, several therapies can be used to improve IBD. In general, she will recommend IV therapy, phospholipid exchange therapy, chelation therapy and ultraviolet blood irradiation.

  • IV nutrient infusions can improve immune function through allowing the body to receive high amounts of nutrients.
  • Chelation therapy may remove toxic heavy metals to allow the organs to function on a better level.
  • Phospholipid exchange therapy can remove toxins at a cellular level and may improve the symptoms of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
  • Ultraviolet blood irradiation may help to energize the body and boost immune function.

Inflammatory bowel disease physician, Dr. Anju Mathur, has helped countless men and women regain their health through customized “Back to Wellness Programs.” Her integrative approach relieves gastrointestinal inflammation and restores optimal wellness. To learn more about overcoming the symptoms that are associated with IBD, please call Dr. Mathur at (818) 961-2055 for a complimentary phone consultation and to schedule an appointment.

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Covid19 and Your Immune System – A special message from Our Founder, Dr. Anju Mathur

Update March, 22nd:

We remain open to provide crucial services to all our patients and we are welcoming new patients.

Our most important goal is to remain healthy and maintain or build a strong immune system. In an effort to do so, we researched and have found a special test to analyze the overall state of health of your immune system.

A healthy immune system is the only thing that will either keep you from getting Covid19 or if you do contract it, keep the symptoms as mild as possible and the recovery as quick as possible. Because of this, we want to provide the opportunity for you to come in and have the overall health of your immune system tested.

If you are interested in this new blood test to find out what the overall state of your immune system is like, you should contact us right away and make an appointment.

We have negotiated some very special pricing on this test and are including your test and report of findings consultation with Dr. Anju Mathur along with her recommendations to maintain your overall immune health for only $199.

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Our doctor has also prepared a special message for you:

Update March, 16th:

In recent weeks we have all seen the news about the Coronavirus and even worse, we have seen blatantly threatening news reports, and our friends and family scared out of their wits.

I urge you not to panic. If you are not sure what to do, contact us and we will help you.

Coronavirus is real, but for healthy people it is not a death sentence. The mortality rate is only relatively high in immune compromised people or with other medical issues. Per Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, “Viruses are NOT what kill & harm us (trillions of them in & around us) - rather the over-reaction of a weak & dysfunctional immune system caused by “underlying pre-existing conditions””… “CDCgov can bring CoronaVirus to its knees fast & stop deaths of seniors & immunocompromised by AT LEAST EQUAL emphasis- NOW - on specific foods & supplements to STRENGTHEN our Immune Systems.”

The best and right thing to do is to build up your immune system to be more resistant. In addition to high dose vitamin C, major autohemotherapy, and ultraviolet blood irradiation intravenous therapy, we are putting together our anti-viral supplement package for you. Call us for details.

Until then, we recommend you use very good hygiene practices:

  1. Wash your hands for 40 seconds with soap and hot water.
  2. Wear a mask if you are sick, coughing or sneezing, or have mucus. (Change mask every day).
  3. Wipe down your phone and doorknobs.
  4. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
  5. Use chemical-free anti-bacterial sprays and wipes (you can use essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide)

Also, I want to share a wonderful anti-viral tea recipe:

Anti Viral TEA Recipe by Dr Mathur


  1. Fresh Grated Ginger-3 Tablespoons
  2. black whole kernels peppercorns- 20-30 pieces
  3. Cinnamon Stick- 1
  4. Black Cloves- 5-8.

Place all of the above ingredients in 3 cups of water and then boil for 20-30 minutes until the water turns black. Then strain it and drink it with some coconut or Almond milk and palm sugar or stevia.

Remember, these symptoms are treatable. You do not have to freak out. Be smart, keep your immune system healthy.

If you do contract the virus, let us know. Don’t panic, we are here for you.

Find facts instead of hysteria here.

John Hopkins reports 70,000 people have recovered worldwide.


Highest percentage of deaths are from immunocompromised patients and patients over 80 years old.

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