This is in two parts. What I think this is saying that IBD people might be reacting to MAP antigens
dead bacteria or DNA.
More on this.
Basically might mean, no dairy, nothing with any dairy it in such as milk solids who knows if the
DNA survives,no red meat unless you are sure the cow has never been exposed to MAP,but how can you be sure. You might also want to only drink and cook with distilled water,if antigens are possibly in the water supply.
It gets worse,I live two blocks from a working dairy farm, the antigen might be in the air,dust containing dried dung. Also any veggies that might be fertilized with manure migh have it at least on the surface,not sure how much manure is used today in farming.
We could also have a problem with some molecule in our body that mimics
the antigen,or something else in the environment that mimics it.
A medical approach might be to somehow desensitize the body so the MAP antigen does not cause a reaction,something like allergy shots.
This is interesting.
Runoff and other routes.
If the first papers are correct,we might be screwed if MAP is really a
cause. Aerosol route. But then again IBD clusters in cities,but I only live two blocks from a dairy farm.
Post Edited (Old Mike) : 8/3/2012 12:17:39 PM (GMT-6)