SCD Managing IBD, RUSH Medical Center

SCD managing IBD is nothing new.   RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago is one facility that extensively studies SCD and IBD.

I am now aware of two studies RUSH  intends to publish by the end of 2014. The first is to identify “characteristics common for those for whom SCD works to manage IBD.”  My contact was not allowed to share at this time what the second study’s content will be.

RUSH is not alone however in the study of SCD and IBD; I have written extensively on the science of SCD success here:

Relevant SCD/IBD posts:

The upcoming RUSH publications follow the abstract RUSH first presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting:

“I have observed that a small number of my own IBD patients drastically improved on the SCD and achieved complete long-term mucosal healing, or were able to reduce or discontinue immunosuppressants for several years.”

These anecdotal observations and the findings from the study justify further investigation of the diet’s effect, said Dr. Mutlu, who presented the study at the American College of Gastroenterology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (poster 1619).

Links to the article and abstracts presented in 2013 are:

Exciting times for healing diets and management of chronic disease!

For those wanting more information concerning specifics of SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet,) a great place to begin is at:  “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” Official Website.

As noted on this site:

Result of Rush University SCD study shows the diet leads to better microbial gut diversity!   January 23rd, 2014

The results of a recent Rush University study are now out. The work was conducted by Dr. Ece Mutlu and shows that use of the diet is associated with increased microbial diversity in the gut and improvment in patients on the SCD! The work was presented at the American College of Gastroenterology 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (poster 1619). Dr. Mutlu says: “A longitudinal study following IBD patients before the start of the diet, and during and after the SCD, would have been much harder for us to complete, but I think this should be done going forward and it could help us learn a lot more in the future.” Here is a link to the article on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News.     Link: Result of Rush University SCD study shows the diet leads to better microbial gut diversity.

Best of health,

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