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   Posted 5/10/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought that this might be interesting for people here to read. It basically describes genetic modifications that happened for some prostate cancer patients who did major diet and lifestyle changes. The interesting bit is near the end: Reuters

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   Posted 5/10/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Thanks! One of the most interesting articles I've read in a long time!!! yeah

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   Posted 5/10/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Amazing!! Thanks, Keeper.
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   Posted 5/10/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It's kinda like a little spin-off of the old "you are what you eat" of course diet is just part of the equation to better health, as mentioned in the article regular exercise and lifestyle can make the world of difference to one's overall health. This article is a great reminder of that and it shows that our bodies are very powerful depending on how we treat it.

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   Posted 5/11/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
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.
Crazy Harry

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

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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I don't expect a cure from improved diet and exercise - the autoimmune bit will mess that up. Then too, scarring does not reverse itself and strictures will continue to be dangerous. I do think that a lot of the nasty effects can be reduced and maybe the need for new meds and progression to surgery can be delayed or prevented, if a change of lifestyle is begun early enough. I for one would like to be an unfamiliar face to my GI.
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