Habs, agreed "debunking" is not correct. Thanks for the report.
Supplements: I want to make sure I understand...are you saying the docs took vitamin D issues lightly and that it was BECAUSE they see so much vitamin D deficiency...and that they DON'T recommend vitamin D supplements?
Stem Cell: It is my understanding some of the placebo patients lied about how they were doing. The jury is still out on this one, and this topic was discussed elsewhere in HW thread that did a pretty good job of providing explicit details and links to info about the experiment design flaw.
Fecal transplant: isn't this for UC, not Crohn's?
Supplements vs food sources: it's true that food is the best source for many nutrients, partly because scientists have not identified all nutrients in foods. So you might think that instead of eating an orange you can just take vitamin C, but , according to the following link, an orange has much more than just vitamin C. It has "over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have antinflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot inhibiting properties, as well as strong antioxidant effects."
However, supplements will always play a role. Your average menstruating female is not likely to be able to replenish enough of the iron she loses unless she eats a lot of liver. And those of us in Northern climes could run around naked all day in the winter (if we didn't freeze to death) and still not get enough vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is not only suspected in inflammatory diseases and cancer, but also is directly correlated with overactive parathyroid glands, calcium leached from your bones (to keep the level in your blood high enough), and failure to absorb calcium.