This study was interesting. Gioia Persuittethe and an associate of UMASS took 11 patients and put them on what they call "IBD-AID" Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Anti-Inflammatory Diet" (custom to each patient). The study was funded in 2010 by part of the National Institute of Health's budget ($millions are being given to NIT by the US government, US citizens, alone to fund studies like this and others into the most promising non-pharmaceutical research. Around the world I can only imagine how that amount is so much greater so when I see posts that make references such as ...'all that gets studied is pharmaceuticals due to 'for-profit' treatments...", I say they are wrong). I digress
You can listen to an interview (podcast) of Gioia : HERE
The cool thing about
this diet is it improves on SCD (an outdated diet IMO). It's derived from SCD in that it follows the theory (building proper gut flora by starving bad bacteria and feeding good with probiotic and prebiotics) yet improves by adding research which has progressed greatly since the mid 90's SCD was released in mass.
IBD-AID mostly cuts simple sugars and gluten but allows rice and oats (Gioia's says the theory is oats ferment in the intestines thus feeding good bacteria - a prebiotic).
I'm loving this! I didn't respond to SCD and was looking for something else to start from.
This makes more sense to me and I'll tailor it to what I can tolerate. For instance soy is allowed in this which is a drastic difference from SCD which lists soy as a 'inflammatory food'.
So, the 11 patients selected were already shown to have responded to diet wrt their IBD so it still might not help many who haven't linked food at all but I'll at least follow this and see.
I just wanted to bump this up and comment. I see many on are using the Paleo (there are other folks are trying).
Until that study of thousands of patients comes which gives us real data to draw scientific conclusions from we have some progress.
SCD website and their many managers, this and all the other non-traditional website, experts, researchers, etc. still emphasize you should do what your doctor tells you. Use things like this as help but we're still far away from kicking our meds aside and certainly follow your doctor's advice.