from my experience with crohn's and from all the stuff i've read, i truly have to agree with this article. however, changes in diet (and lifestyle) cannot change or reverse all the harm you've done to your body over many years of poor food choices. a lot can change for the better and over varying amount of time depending on the degree of damage done and how active the disease is when dietary changes are implemented, but in some cases you cannot reverse things back to how they were before you got sick cos they are just too far gone. by making healthy dietary changes i believe that most people can reduce the number of meds they take and the amount of pills they take of those meds, and in some cases get off meds completely. of course diet is not a panacea, but i do truly believe it plays a vitally important role in managing any disease and overall health and wellbeing. the healing powers of the body are amazing if it is fed correctly.
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07