i spoke with my GI last week and he mentioned a new study indicating that IBD might stem from the "hygene theory" which he basically explained that our immune systems are not working as hard as they used to back in the day due to things being so hygenic these days.
he said imagine our immune systems are like a big elite military with nothing to do.
when one tiny little thing is out of place (bacteria in our colon) then the whole military (immune system) is sent in to take care of the minor little problem.
like a big over reaction and causes more problems than the original little 'incident'
i thought that was pretty interesting.
ive also heard that the whole 'antibacterial' trend is a major cause of children developing allergies and asthma and other health problems.
we need a little dirt in our childhood diets to keep ourselves strong against these things.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day