Dr Briggs said...
Then I assume that he has you fully cured and off all meds.
I have no symptoms of UC or any digestive disease. I just finished a long course of diflucan and I take herbs, probiotics and supplements, a combination of which I will take for the rest of my life. I take no rx medications despite varying IBD dxes and a fibromyalgia DX, they wanted to talk about
MS last. My thyroid is also completely normal now after running first hyper then hypo thyroid.
I have no limits in my diet other then I avoid sugar. I do participate in birthday parties tho ;) Pretty much all of my health issues are gone, even the unremitting fatigue and all over joint pain. I still have some insomnia we are working on. That is it. I walk 3-7 miles a week, hike, skii, SUP...I am very greatful to this doc, yes.
Excellent! I'm pretty much the same as you now - no health issues at all, not on any UC meds. I had a checkup 2 weeks ago, perfectly healthy.
Dr Briggs said...
1. I have neither the time nor desire to get into arguments about this.
2. I advise people to not listen to me OR you - instead read the articles I reference in my paper, and read anything you reference, and make up their own minds. People should not blindly do something because somebody tells them - read the research, and educate themselves.
3. I did not write a protocol aimed at treating Lyme disease. I summarized the research done on IBD, and made a protocol based off of that research for treating IBD. If people have other conditions, it is their responsibility to learn about them.
1. Works for me, because its a ridiculous argument.
Yes, it is a ridiculous argument. There are dozens of studies showing L-glutamine supplementation to be helpful in treating IBD. Not at levels below 1 gram. Yes, there are various conditions for which L-glutamine supplementation would not be a good idea. Again, my intent was not to make a protocol that everyone should follow to the letter, regardless of their individual conditions. I also advise using colostrum - but obviously if a person has a milk allergy, that would not be a good idea. Similarly, if a person reacts badly to glutamine - don't take it!
Whether you want to accept it or not, the reality is that for the overwhelming majority of people, 10-15 grams of glutamine per day is NOT a riduclous level during the healing stage, and plenty of research supports this. The average American diet probably includes on the order of 30 grams per day of glutamine, since it is by far the most abundant amino acid in most protein sources. Since excess hydrogen sulfide production is a hallmark of UC, I advise reducing overall protein intake to limit sulfur intake during the initial stage - but we need glutamine. So, a good compromise is supplementing with glutamine to facilitate healing.
[quote]3. Im not talking about
lyme. IBD is a mirage, so tell me.. Dr, what is your condition?
As I say in the paper, I was diagnosed with UC. It's not a "mirage". It's a condition due to a hyperactive immune response to a leaky gut.