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:
- MICROBIOME DIET MECHANISMS PREVENT OR MANAGE DISEASE (FOCUS: SCD & IBD)
- FOOD MANAGING IBD & AUTISM: THE STUDIES
- DR. ROB KNIGHT UPDATES: IBD MICROBIOME SKEW & SAN DIEGO MOVE
- IBD CROHN’S: SCD INCREASED MICROBIOME DIVERSITY BUT LOW RESIDUAL DIET REDUCED DIVERSITY
- IBD CAM [LDN, PROBIOTICS, SCD…] & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE BENEFITS GUT HEALTH
- NICE, SCD INCREASED F. PRAUSNITZII… HUGH?!?
- PRESERVE & RESTORE LOSS OF MICROBIOME DIVERSITY IS AGGRESSIVE PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
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:
- Popular IBD Diet Associated With Increased Microbial Diversity, January 2014. An alternative link, where you can directly read the article is: Rush University Study Shows SCD Diet Encourages Greater Microbiome Biodiversity (self.Paleo).
- IBD RUSH DDW2012abstract_page1:
- IBD RUSH DDW2012 abstract_page2
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,