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A Cure for Crohn's Disease?

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2008 03:47 pm
A little to late for many people, one in particular A2Ker near and dear to my heart. But, researchers have found that sufferers of Crohn's are lacking a beneficial form of bacteria normally found in the intestine. The bacteria secrete an anti-inflammatory chemical which calms the organ.

Unfortunately, Crohn's seems to be a complex disease with many contributors. Hopefully further research will soon provide effective treatment of the disease.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7679347.stm
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2008 03:50 pm
@littlek,
I love the BBC's associated links! Space food (processed and easy to digest) may also help treat Crohn's.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7657400.stm
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:30 pm
@littlek,
Thanks for posting this (and tagging it nicely -- or thanks to whomever did tag -- so I could find it back). My young cousin has Crohn's and it's been causing her all sorts of problems... remembered this and just sent to her.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 03:31 pm
@sozobe,
I've saved the link too..
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:46 pm
been thinking about miss noddy a lot of late, and wish so much that I could share with her how much better I have been doing.

I would like to revive this thread, and keep it afloat somewhat for her, and anyone else who is fighting with Crohn's.

diet, diet, diet...
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 05:43 am
Mr. P. has been diagnosed with either Crohn's Disease, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He has been using Align, (which you can get over the counter,) for a few months.

http://www.aligngi.com/

He claims that he sees an appreciable positive difference.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 11:06 pm
this may be premature, but...

I seem to be suffering from Celiac disease in addition to the joys of crohns. my digestion had become much more difficult this winter, and nothing I was doing seemed to help.

I'm not sure which came first, chicken or egg, crohns or celiac disease, but I have cut all wheat from my diet, in addition to all the crohns no-nos, and in 2 days I can notice a marked difference in how I feel, and how much less difficult eating has become. and no death headaches.

If this continues, who knows what might be possible by springtime...
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 11:18 pm
@Rockhead,
One of my fishing buddies has Crohns and he has taken on a controlled diet that doesnt include fish anymore. Hes doing really well and hasnt been a no show for our early morning fish trips.
Like diabetes, they are discovering that the disease can be reversed with initial meds , diet and lifestyle
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 11:20 pm
@farmerman,
fish is a new one to me.

I eat as much of it as I can afford.

beef is the big no for me.

why fish, do you know?

(I'm on the Kansas no health care for you plan)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2011 12:36 am
@littlek,
Wow!!!! Wonder if it might help those with inflammatory bowel disease?
JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2011 02:17 pm
@dlowan,
Keep in mind that Align says about itself that it is for healthy people who have an occasional bout of trouble. Chrone's Disease is not an occasional bout; it's chronic and serious.
My problem is ulcerative colitis which is also serious but well controlled (i.e., no symptoms at all and no dietary restrictions) with Apriso (a form of mesalamine).
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