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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Intestinal Microorganisms in CD & UC

Elaine writes:
With knowledge that generalizations are oversimplification, I will try and give you my gut reaction after digesting the input over 45 years - and if that sentence doesn't describe my one tract mind, nothing does. Yes, generally speaking, classical Crohn's, because it responds so miraculously to SCD, seems to be caused by more than normal numbers of
intestinal bacteria and yeast (microorganisms). The Malthusian population theory comes to mind: more food, more organisms. This is caused, in my opinion, by the dietary overload of starch which has created an overload on digestive enzymes so much of the starch just goes down to the fermentation tank and causes it swell in size and contents of
microorganisms (yeast and bacteria riding piggy back on each other). With SCD, we cut back on their food and the Malthusian Population Theory works. Less bacteria, less fermentation, less byproducts of fermentation, etc. = QUANTITATIVE, generally speaking. This may occur in ulcerative colitis when pathological microorganisms emerge. Antibiotics can do this; change in pH in the colon can do this; the withdrawal of nicotine can do this, as nicotine appears to have an antibiotic effect on colonic bacteria, etc and as a result a pathological type of bacteria takes over (example would beharmless aerobic E. coli changing to pathological anaerobic E. coli which produce deleterious toxins) = QUALITATIVE.

Originally from the Long Island listserve.

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Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
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- Jo
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