I checked out his Web site. He makes alot of blanket statements and promises, but from what I could see he never goes into details about
how he treats UC or any of the other maladies he claims he can "fix." There is truth to what he says about
broad spectrum antibiotics being part of the problem (in that they kill both good and bad gut flora), but other than that, he doesn't elaborate on any other causative factors or methods of treatment. There's also truth to his statements about
allopathic medicine not offering a "cure" that gets at the cause of the illness but rather seeking only to control or suppress symptoms. However, the tone of his site and the unprofessional copywriting and design make me skeptical.
Anyone who's read my posts knows I'm a big proponent of alternative treatment options. It's my opinion that they can be combined to manage UC, bringing symptoms under control, bringing the body back into a state of balance and health and are essential to achieving long-term remission. But these methods require patience, education, determination and lifestyle changes many are unwilling to make. Once a state of health is achieved (doctors call it "remission"), you have to stick with it. Folks come on here asking "Will I ever be normal again?" If "normal" means self-medicating, taking antibiotics at the drop of a hat, sitting on the couch eating greasy junk food, going out with friends to binge drink, then the answer's probably no. But can you become healthier and in better shape than you were before you got sick? I believe you can. Would I call it a "cure?" Probably not, because when people say cure, they mean they want a miraculous quick fix that will allow them to return to an unhealthy lifestyle. It doesn't work that way.
If you live in the northeast and are interested in seeing a well-known and respected alternative doctor for treatment of UC, I'd recommend Dr. Ronald Hoffman. His site offers plenty of information and details about
how he tests and treats inflammatory bowel disease. In his FAQ section, someone asks if they should come see him when they're not willing to make any real changes. He tells them honestly if they can't follow the treatment protocols and dietary recommendations, they're going to be wasting their time. Contrast that honest response with Dr. Snow's claims to cure everything under the sun. Which sounds more believable?http://www.drhoffman.com/
Click on The Center>Health conditions and concerns> and scroll down to IBD for several articles detailing his treatment of UC.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.