Hi all... mastersmom, I just want to add that we spoke with Dr. Chamberlain very shortly after my son's diagnosis. What a wonderful, generous man he is! And what an "above and beyond" thing to do to provide people your daughter could talk to during her treatment! How wonderful!
He spent an hour on the phone with us (we offered to reimburse him for his time, but he declined). After many, many questions, he told us he didn't think my son was severe enough to treat with the anti-MAP therapy at that time. He also wanted to impress upon us this treatment isn't something to enter into lightly--that even antibiotics have their side effects. I appreciated his candor and advice, needless to say, and we decided to adopt the "wait and see" approach based on his recommendation.
During our conversation, Dr. C also gave us hope that my son's condition may improve and basically fade away. He did not give reasons why he felt this way. I can only guess it was based on his experience. He DID however, encourage us to continue to do everything humanly possible to BOOST his immune system--which we were already attempting to do. It's now 3 years later, and my son has been in complete remission since about
the time of that phone call, and takes no meds. I know we are very fortunate... He also followed his diet (explained in my signature) to the "T" for the first 2.5 years, which I feel had a HUGE impact.
And I'm so thankful that this has worked for your daughter! Just wanted to share our experience, too!
Mom to 18 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