I'm 1/2 Filipino and 1/2 Austrian (got my crohn's from my Austrian side--my Papa and Grandfather both have it--only I didn't know cause my Opa is dead and my Papa just was diagnosed with it recently and I don't really speak with him. I heard about
it from my Onkel who I DO speak with)
Diet. I don't know if diet had anything to do with it. I actually ate pretty well prior to this (fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains etc) which is one of the things my family here in the US razzes me about because I was always the "picky" eater and I'm the one that got sick. Only thing is that I TRULY MISS is eating asian foods: filipino, thai, chinese, some vietnamese and japanese because alot of their dishes is FRIED. =0(
I have heard that it is true that Asians don't really get it as much but I don't know if it is because their diet is different OR if their issues aren't reported like in other countries.
Good luck to you....
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II