I will be glad to, however I guess I am afraid some on this board will think I am crazy. I am not. I took my son to see a nutritionist who had a son that had been diagnosed with Crohn's years ago. He made it his mission to learn all about IBD. He sent my son's hair sample to Arizona for mineral testing and the results came back with sodium and potassium inversion. It also states weak adrenal gland activity, causing him to retain excessive amounts of heavy metals. Some other levels were not normal (four low electrolytes), and my son began a protocol of vitamin suppements. Now he also switched GI's after all of this testing who took him off of Asacol because it was no longer working, and switched him to a 40 mg. of Pred. and 50 mg of 6mp . So, the obvious question is....is it the 6mp and Pred. or the supplements? Honestly, I do not know. All I know is that my son appears to be 100% normal. He has tapered to 10 mg of Pred. with no problem (knock wood), and eats whatever he wants with no problem. He is energetic and happy. Seems to be in complete remission. We will do another hair analysis in 2 months. I guess that will tell more as far as changes due to the supplements. There will be some of you that think this is BS, and I don't blame you. I also do not want to give any of you dear people false hope. There was a post on here a long time ago about mythyelators (sp) and that is what got me thinking in the nutritionist/holistic direction. Like I said before, I am not selling anything or trying to give false hope.
Son diagnosed 10, 2006 at age 15
6MP (just started 50 mg per day)