has anyone achieved symptomatic remission yet using this protocol? I know it's only been a few months that this has been talked about here, but Van said it worked for him in a month.
I have maintained remission most of the time for the past 14 years by watching my diet and taking supplements that have worked for me. I am not familiar with Dr. Pravda's protocol but I see that I am already taking many of the supplements he recommends.
Here is a partial list of studies published in NIH's PubMed showing how some non-pharmaceutical supplements show efficacy against IBD. So it wouldn't surprise me at all if there exists a natural, alternative protocol that might achieve symptomatic remission.
"In ulcerative colitis, aloe vera gel, triticum aestivum, andrographis paniculata extract and topical Xilei-san were superior to placebo in inducing remission or clinical response, and curcumin
was superior to placebo in maintaining remission; boswellia serrata
gum resin and plantago ovata seeds were as effective as mesalazine,
In Crohn's disease, mastic gum, Artemisia absinthium, and Tripterygium wilfordii were superior to placebo in inducing remission and preventing clinical postoperative recurrence, respectively. Herbal therapies exert their therapeutic benefit by different mechanisms including immune regulation, antioxidant activity, inhibition of leukotriene B4 and nuclear factor-kappa B, and antiplatelet activity.
Large, double-blind clinical studies assessing the most commonly used natural substances should urgently be conducted."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1312317CONCLUSIONS: Four months of diet supplementation with fish oil in patients with inflammatory bowel disease resulted in reductions in rectal dialysate leukotriene B4 levels, improvements in histologic findings, and weight gain
"Conclusions: Addition of curcumin
to mesalamine therapy was superior to the combination of placebo and mesalamine in inducing clinical and endoscopic remission in patients with mild-to-moderate active UC, producing no apparent adverse effects."
"Zinc carnosine, a health food supplement that stabilises small bowel integrity and stimulates gut repair processes."
“In a first-of-its-kind-study led by Suskind, published today in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
, diet alone was shown to bring pediatric patients with active Crohn’s and UC into clinical remission.”
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