Here are some interesting points from the article that I condensed for you:
-three of four offspring in mothers that had measles during pregnancy developed severe Crohn’s later in life.
-recurrent antibiotic-resistant pneumonia preceded the Crohn’s in every case.
-an eight-year-old girl who was treated with antibiotics for recurrent upper respiratory tract infections developed intestinal candidiasis, an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans, in the gut.
-average intake of carbohydrates (including bread, potatoes, and refined sugars) much greater in those who developed IBD than in those who did not
-carbs commonly contaminated with fungal toxins
-When antibiotics are taken for various purposes -the normal, protective bacteria are eliminated, and yeast growth goes unchecked.
-people with Crohn’s often have aflatoxin, a mycotoxin made by Aspergillus molds, in their blood.
-Many people have successfully treated their Celiac disease by not only avoiding grains altogether -- especially corn -- but also including antifungal medications in their treatment regimen.
-Blastomyces dermatitidis, a fungus, can produce “granulomatous” lesions in the intestines.
-Histoplasma produces intestinal disease with symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain
- Most antibiotics are mycotoxins -- fungal derivatives, commonly found in our grain food supply. Mycotoxins can suppress our normal immune function.
- researchers at the Washington University did a study where they offered patients with Crohn’s disease an immune stimulant
- of the initial 15 patients in the study,12 did “significantly” better overall, while eight went into complete remission
- by giving an immune booster, these doctors were able to put 53 percent of the cases into total remission.
-you can boost your immune system much less expensively and without a prescript
ion by taking beta-glucans
-Using probiotics - is also extremely vital in reversing antibiotic damage, since these good bacteria can keep yeast and fungi from re-establishing themselves in the intestines.http://www.wearecrohns.org/do/articles/412
Off of 5-ASA (6 years) and no symptoms since probiotics started.
Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 1.1 trillion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium
Post Edited (crazytrain411) : 12/13/2008 9:33:43 PM (GMT-7)