C-sections and Gluten

IS C-SECTION TO BLAME FOR INCREASED RATES OF COMMON INTESTINAL DISEASE? The incidence of celiac disease (allergy to the gluten component of grains like wheat and oats) continues to increase, and we now see “gluten free” in stores and on restaurant menus everywhere.  This can be a serious problem, leading to a higher overall mortality […]

Bacterium Linked to Crohn’s Disease to Be Removed From Milk in UK – (11-02-00)

Bacterium Linked to Crohn’s Disease to Be Removed From Milk in UK My gosh…how much more evidence do we need???? Cow’s milk is NOT good for us. Loaded with hormones and antibiotics, a very common allergen, may actually contribute to fractures instead of protect, linked to Type I diabetes in children, and now this? When […]

Cannabidiol is anti-arthritic in murine collagen-induced arthritis – (09-18-00)

Cannabidiol is anti-arthritic in murine collagen-induced arthritis This article talks about the non-psychoactive component of cannibas being used orally as a treatment for arthritis. It was shown to lower TNF levels…the same messenger that the new expensive drugs for Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis lower. PNAS — Abstracts: Malfait et al. 97 (17): 9561 Read […]

Butyrate inhibits inflammation: implications for Crohn’s disease – (09-14-00)

Butyrate inhibits inflammation: implications for Crohn’s disease More and more articles are being published support the role of butyrate in reducing severity and/or flare ups of gastrointestinal disorders. Remember that butyrate is produced when GOOD bacteria digest the fiber that we consume. Gut — Abstracts: Segain et al. 47 (3): 397 Read entire article here

Fatty acids reduce movement of protein across intestinal epithelium – (08-10-00)

Fatty acids reduce movement of protein across intestinal epithelium It is common knowledge that fish oil can help with Crohn’s disease. This article suggests a mechanism for this benefit. Certain good fats can stabilize the gastrointestinal tract’s ability to keep bad stuff out of the body. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 15 (6), 626-631 Both […]