Crohn's Disease as Food Allergy
Crohn's is associated with
European and North American diets and is on the increase. As third world
countries adopt our food choices, they report an increasing incidence of Crohn's
disease in young people. Crohn's disease can be explained as a complicated
food allergy process. Patients with this disease usually have many other
symptoms which suggest that diagnosis. Once the small intestine is inflamed, it
becomes increasingly permeable. This "leaky" GIT produces all the
downstream effects of food allergy. Among these whole-body effects are various
muscle aching and arthritic patterns, brain disturbances and psoriasis.
Malabsorption is characteristic of inflammatory gastrointestinal disease
and requires adequate nutrient supplementation and careful monitoring of the
diet. Seriously ill patients often require prolonged treatment with an
elemental nutrient formula and a carefully selected, safe-food list, usually
limited to Alpha Nutrition Phase 1 and 2 foods for months to years.
Diet Revision in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Braegger and MacDonald reviewed the immune mechanisms in inflammatory
bowel disease. They stated that "All these observations suggest that Crohn's
disease may be caused by hyper-reaction of the local cellular immune system
to numerous microbial and nutritional (food) antigens, normally present in
the intestine." Although "bowel rest" with TPN or elemental formulas are
recognized forms of treatment, few physicians are willing to explore the
idea that food antigen exclusion may be a key factor in controlling the
Diet Revision Therapy rigorously implemented and closely
monitored, is essential in inflammatory bowel diseases and has, in our
experience, produced clinical remission in responsive patients.
Looking for a Solution? The Alpha Nutrition Program
You have to assume that your body is damaged and must heal. Often a food
holiday on Alpha ENF is the best way to begin recovery and the Alpha Nutrition
program is an ideal way to design a safer, healthier long-term diet.
Learn more about Nutrition Rescue
- This website features topics from the book, Digestive Disorders by Stephen Gislason MD
Print and eBook versions are available. 178 Pages.
The book discusses food-related digestive tracts diseases and common disorders
such as food allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome,
chronic diarrhea, liver diseases, foodborne infection and motility disorders.
Nutritional concerns with digestive disease are discussed and case histories
illustrate problems and their solution. The solution is found in the Alpha
Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions
that improve with diet revision. Elemental nutrient formulas are recommended for
serious digestive disease.
- The latest edition is available as an eBook for download.
Nutrient Formulas and Printed books are shipped from Alpha Online to all destinations in Canada and USA. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
Disorders Rescue Help in understanding and managing the most common digestive tract
disorders: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Functional Dyspepsia, GERD, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The
starter pack includes one 500 gram jar of
Alpha ENF, the Alpha Nutrition Program, and the book Food & Digestive Disorders.
Three steps to solving a digestive problem
- 1 You stop ingesting the problem foods and beverages.
- 2 You eat safe foods and pure nutrients until you clear symptoms.
- 3 Reintroduce more of the best, nourishing, low-risk foods
Order Digestive Disorders Rescue
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