So much to rant about
in here I barely can contain myself in regards to the misinformation parroted out like a broken recond based on unknown and nonpeer reviewed research.
The very thought that things you injest doesn't effect IBD is so counter intuitive that it is almost heretical. For those that think that things you put in your mouth can't effect you then I suggest
you experiment with deep fried salted and peppered jalepenos and raw eggs for starters. Next let's get a TALL glass of orange juice and some tomato juice and citrus derived vodka shots and some
tequilla with lime chasers lined up to wash the jalepenos down. Don't forget to salt the rim! I'd dip the jalepenos in hot mustard sauce then double dip it in apple cider vinegar just for good measure. MMMm
Hopefully we can find some nice whole milk now to down since our taste buds will be on fire. But don't forget to squirt some chocolate syrup in it. I think a double choclate latte espresso from starbucks would do
nicely in this situation. But don't stop there. A nice juicy steak marinated in every kind of spice you have in the cabinet would be the main course now and make sure it is charcoaled black well done style. I'm sure I can eat a salad with my steak so load up on any randomly chosen salad dressing since it won't matter right? Make the salad chock full of onions and vinegar marinated olives of every kind. Croutons? Pile them on! Then put some more pepper on that salad. What's a salad without alot of salt and more pepper? I just can't eat much steak without my heinz 57 sauce with 57 herbs and spices in it so load me up waiter!! You just can't have steak though without dinner rolls and butter and I'm feeling hungry so make sure and give me the super sized variety. I'm hoping I can save room for desert. What's this? The steak comes with fire roasted bell peppers and corn on the cob? OH YESS!!!!!!! I need 2 ears of corn please! Keep it coming till I say stop! We have no problem with corn niblets right? Good thing I have some mushroom gravey and french fries on the side to keep me going. Oh so delicous. Did you say wine? Oh pour me some of that too. I can find room for wine. I bet that will calm things right down. Is it time for destert already? How about
some fire carmelized cheese cake topped with fresh fruit and more chocolate ice cream please! Feels so good to get that down. Waiter don't forget my after dinner drink to go with my desert. How about
a Grand Marnier if you please. Now just make sure I chomp down on some bubble yum gum on the way home so my breath smells fresh. What a meal. I think I'll eat like this every day. For food has no bearing on how one feels with IBD, right? Now where's my cigar?
The SCD is based on false assumptions and no real peer reviewed science. It's almost like the eat right for your blood type diet science. Her approach mainly deals with bacteria as the cause and and thus makes you cut out all resistant starches that could feed bacteria in the colon. WHAT a CROCK of huey. This extremely narrow view of science forgets about
genetics, viruses, and the fact that they know almost NOTHING about
the bacteria we do have in our colons even today, what feeds them, what they secrete that's so harmful, and all the other unknowns like mucus layers and on and on ad infinit. There must be dozens upon dozens of types of IBD cuased by all kinds of different things, all seperate and distinct from another. Starving bacteria in the colon won't get you over that. I wonder if elaine has ever even seen a colonoscope before?
Want more? OK how about
that previous statement you churned out from elain's book, "This might sound, at the very least, counterintuitive to an informed layperson, who would question the dissociation between what a person eats and the condition of the selfsame alimentary canal through which food passes. The situation is analogous to that of a hydraulic engineer who makes no allowance for pipe corrosion susceptibility based on the acidity or chemical characteristics of the fluid the pipe conducts."
Now at least here she makes sense. However, she fails to know just how much she is ignorant of when it comes to what can cause our gastro intestinal pipe corrosion. Now admittedly I'm no fan of sugar nor of processed foods. So far so good elaine. However where she gets it' wrong is placing too much emphasis on eliminating resistant starches too. Poor elaine must not have known about
butyrate or mucus. Her selective ignorance of other things causes genetics and environmental and placing all the blame on bacteria and yeast is her downfall. For we know much more today than we did way back in the 70's when elaine got her degree. Do you really think in 37 years we haven't learned anything new? We don't know hardly anything about
bacteria now and even less in the 70's. Funny how yeast just goes away on it's own when inflammation stops without resorting to taking specific antifungals. Besides antifungals have been tried for decades for IBD. No cure there. Nystatin has been talked about
forever and still people relapse while on it. Antibiotics have been tried in every flavor known to man. No mass cure there. As we can see by the latest research all kinds of different things are causing IBD symtoms that were never even thought of during elaines time. One only has to read the lates CCFA or the most recent GUT or Gastroenterology medical journal to wake up to the notion of how narrow minded elaines approach is. Sure she has some good points but they are very very few and far between. She just didn't know that she didn't know anything.
Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 11/18/2007 3:36:53 PM (GMT-7)