Osprey, I only wish I had the background to "wade through the biochemistry and microbiology" of it all. What was I doing during college.....?
Please keep us posted on what you learn about
Klebsiella pneumoniae but don't hurt yourself digesting it!
I have questions about
the genetics of it all. You know, the more I think about
it, if researchers have identified 30 some genes responsible for Crohn's, couldn't there be 312 more UNidentified? By that I guess I'm saying maybe looking for the genetic root is not that critical to figuring Crohn's out. Couldn't it go on and on and possibly not provide any truly helpful answers in the end? I mean, did anyone start looking for a gene that causes stomach ulcers? No, a researcher finally found the culprit--h.pylori. I'm not saying there ISN'T and underlying genetic link here for stomach ulcers...just don't know if understanding that link is critical...
And if there are potentially multiple infectious agents responsible for CD, then wouldn't researchers need to identify genetic susceptibility to each and every invader?
Maybe what I'm trying to say here is wouldn't researchers' time be better spent researching the invaders? Or does this all come down to whether one believes CD to be caused by an infectious agent or not?
I'm not trying to be controversial here, either. These are just questions I have! Anyone else feel this way about
the search for the genetics behind it all? Not sure I explained myself very well...my head is spinning this morning...
... i need my second cup of coffee...
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)