SUMMARY: In August, 2015, RUSH University published their study of 50 IBD Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) remission patients: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case Series. This is the largest report on a series of patients with IBD following the SCD to date and describes their clinical characteristics. 50 patients in remission eating SCD case series are reported which comprise: 36 subjects had Crohn’s Disease, 9 subjects had Ulcerative Colitis, and 5 subjects had in-determinant IBD.
SUMMARY: This post is a followup to the post, IBD CROHN’S: SCD INCREASED MICROBIOME DIVERSITY BUT LOW RESIDUAL DIET REDUCED DIVERSITY. It discusses the significance of the finding that SCD increased F. prausnitzii within the microbiome for Crohn’s patients eating SCD. I’d suspect however, that similar results occur even for non-Crohn’s SCD consumers,which would be a good thing. For details of the microbiome changes due to SCD, such as the microbial diversity increased to include 134 bacteria belonging to 32 different classes (Figure 8), the bacterial families over represented in the increase in SCD included over 20 species of the non-pathogenic clostridia family… read the post IBD CROHN’S: SCD INCREASED MICROBIOME DIVERSITY BUT LOW RESIDUAL DIET REDUCED DIVERSITY.
SUMMARY: IBD CAM “Probiotics, Special Diets [SCD], and Complementary Therapies: We Know Patients Want Them, So What Do We Tell Them?“ was presented at the Dec. 2014 Advances in IBD conference, by Dr. Sandra Kim, MD, who noted, “SO CERTAINLY THERE IS SOME PROMISE IN AT LEAST THINKING ABOUT THIS.” Now that’s a first!!! At least one conventional doctor is encouraging her peers to seriously educate themselves about IBD CAM, LDN, probiotics, SCD… and Integrative Medicine and to ask their patients if they are interested in them, using them and if so, what do they use, and to actively seek funding for further study of them! And… Dr. Kim has disclosure of conflicting interests — Speaker: Nestle Nutrition, Abbott Laboratories and Consultant: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals!
SUMMARY: Anytime food choices turns around chronic disease with studies that prove such, that should be an eye opener! Implementing principles of such diets should be considered for anyone wanting to prevent or manage chronic disease. This post presents studies for Food Managing IBD & AUTISM, where dietary protocols achieved remission and management (with reduction, if not elimination of medication) for autoimmune IBD , or positively altered the course of autism.
HOW? Diet can optimize (or modulate) the gut microbiome which is the source of 80 – 85 percent of our immunity:
The “1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism,” July 2014: “the microbiome refers to the constellation of enteric bacteria that create an organ system that makes up 80% of our immune system...“
Summary: Watch the short video to learn why most of your immunity resides in your gut. Then read about predictive autoimmunity in preventative medicine; the role of gut permeability, and disease, as well as how autoimmunity may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, and the role of antibodies in unexplained miscarriages. The pearl is have a healthy gut which is your first-line immune defense. To that end, learn what the microbiome diet mechanisms are that prevent or manage disease with a focus on SCD and IBD.
SUMMARY: Your gut microbiome allows you to live your life with health, wellness, and vitality, or illness and disease. Without a doubt, the MICROBIOME RULES; WHAT IS MICROBIOME?
If you haven’t already done so, you should read the post, “Diet and other things Determines Our Microbiome” to be certain you are up to date not only with what this dynamic virtual organ is, but also are cognizant of the many factors that affect the microbiome.
We can modulate this microbiome; the science is exploding daily with research that is unveiling the vast impact the gut microbiome has on all of our inner workings.
FOOD ALTERS THE MICROBIOME, with a focus here on celiac and autism, although the insight applies to all autoimmunes and chronic disease.
The post “Food Managing Autism and IBD: The Studies,” details the studies (and includes current ongoing clinical trials) showing dietary intervention (that heals the gut) can result in IBD remission or management of autism. Such occurs through optimization of the microbiome since the food we feed the microbiome, determines the gut’s community of microbiota, whose role is to affect immunity, health, wellness, and vitality. Thus, anyone looking to improve health needs to look first at optimizing the gut microbiome.