I also tried all of the so-called "cure diets" like the Maker's Diet and Breaking the Vicious Circle (basically, I became a vegetarian who ate no wheat, carbs, or sugar), but the Crohn's did not go into remission. It was really hard to follow, too. Surgery was the closest thing to a cure for me. Eating is one of the basic pleasures in life, and I'm glad I can enjoy that again.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.