Sounds like a spammer to me too. Maybe they try to get you to google GFCF ( Use a search engine DRDR says) and their web page is one of the first that comes up. Its obvious that they deal with many people with gut problems with this comment "What I have found to be most effective for all intestinal disorders, every one of them - crohn's, UC, celiac even - is going GFCF" Hence, more probability of being a spammer?
LOL, you guys r very funny. I am def not a spammer
but only had a few mins to make a quick post to mumbles only cause I felt mumbles was so genuine and sincerely looking for advice. Now I suppose you can copy and paste any portion of my post to a search engine in order to see that my words aren't posted anywhere else at other websites if that satisfies the curiosity. I simply came on to see if I can get any info from ppl taking Pentasa or Entocort when I saw that mumbles was contemplating diets and felt I came across it for a reason but that's my own gut feeling.
My case study has been in my own home with my two sons. One started the GFCF diet in July 2000 and is vibrant, muscular, strong and has daily healthy formed BMs without ANY MEDS AT ALL while my other son who was almost 5 yrs older wanted to choose his own foods and I let him choose although I taught him what foods should be limited (like processed foods, refined sugars) or avoided (like many sodas or candy bars). My older son did NOT follow a GFCF diet but ate like most kids, for example a gatorade with hot pockets or a pizza slice at the school cafeteria was typical. He started having daily abdominal pain at age 14 and dx w/crohn's at 15, had a bad flare-up (weighed 109 lbs @ 5'9") almost completely blocked stricture area in the transverse colon w/inflammation from there through the ileum into the small intestine. He had the solumedrol IV w/antibiotics and has maintenance meds at home. After going through all that and the pain of fistulas and abscesses, he was finally eager to improve his diet and lifestyle.
In working with the autism community, we've seen over the last ten yrs many ppl w/autism who have leaky gut or severe constipation - some form of intestinal problems is par for the course. But we've seen the GFCF diet change them dramamtically and even improve their cognitive abilities. Having studied health for 28 yrs, this isn't surprising when you understand the gut-brain connection and the blood-brain barrier. It will not bother me at all if you do not take my words as gospel, you can research yourself if interested. That's what I do.
As for the idea of a GFCF diet being extreme, I only hear that from ppl who don't understand it. Of course this isn't the only 1 way to go about solving your intestinal disease or maintaining your remission. Refined white sugar doesn't have gluten or casein in it for example but we know to limit or avoid that in our diets and we all know (or should by now) that it's the leading cause of inflammation. And now with the increasing dx of celiac, many stores are carrying gluten-free cereals, breads, pastas, cake/cookie/brownie mixes, pancake mixes, etc. When I started my younger son on the GFCF diet, I was making his breads, cookies and snacks myself with many other grains and flours - potato flour, tapioca, rice flours, quinoa, and I used to even buy my own xantham gum! But now it's not that much work and there's many dozens of healthy grains to eat which do not include gluten, that's why I was saying thank goodness we only need to worry about 4 grains - wheat, rye, oats, barley - that makes it easier. But you have to do your homework too. For example, soy sauce is made with wheat and also whey is in many healthy protein rich drinks but whey comes from milk protein so these are things you learn in order to be more successful in your quest for health. It's a very small easy thing to try for those people who want to be off meds and want to recover and I know that it's not for everyone so if not for you then don't try. I am only posting for those interested in helping with their own recovery.
My son who is GFCF goes with us to all the restaurants and he doesn't starve at all, even to McD's or Wendys - he can eat their fries, baked potato, burger patties or salads. Sodas of course are GFCF so allowable but he doesn't drink them. I don't know many ppl w/int diseases who can drink sodas though. At any restaurant, he can get a chicken or fish dinner, even steak if he wants w/ rice or potatoes plus any side veggies. Only thing I sometimes have to check is if the items have butter or milk already. He loves to snack on things like apples with p'nut butter or walnuts, cashews, carrots, tostitos, grapes - all regular store bought foods.
I am not selling anything but offering some basic info I know. Yes, I have favorite brands and types of nutritional supplements but I will not name brands because i do not want to be labeled a spammer or have my sincere advice misunderstood. I hope this helps answer more questions from my previous post.
All the best....