She also gave me a CDSA stool test to take at home. I was on the fence about it b/c insurance doesn't cover it and it was about $200 out of pocket, but I am so glad that I took it!!! My acu was able to determine that I literally had NO GROWTH of lactobacillus beneficial bacteria in my gut. She gave me this test b/c she had a UC patient who tested with the same deficiency. She then gave another Crohn's patient the same test and he was also deficient in lactobacillus. I find it incredibly interesting that two of her Crohn's patients and one of her UC patients all lacked the exact same bacteria. Why doesn't traditional medicine look into this????
Hi Jhicks...so glad you are doing well!!!
I just want to say that it seems we often hear what you said above (that I highlighted) from folks who go to an alternative doc. I've been reading this forum for close to three years now and I'm quite certain I've read this 5,6, maybe 7 times from different people who have gone to an alternative doc! IT IS VERY INTERESTING! Their stories sound JUST like yours! It certainly makes a STRONG case for taking probiotics and eating a high-quality yogurt and other fermented foods!!! Also for limiting the junk in our diet which feed the BAD bacteria that competes with the good in our intestines.
I won't try to answer your question, "Why doesn't traditional medicine look into this????" My answer would fall under the rule "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"
Thank you for sharing your story!!! It's always sooooo good to hear a success story!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.
Threads discussing diet:http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312