Epidemiology and natural history of Crohn’s disease
This is a numbers study that shows how poorly this disease is managed currently. 57% of patients will require resection (removal of a portion of small intestine). With all the knowledge out there about functional bowel disorders, it is frankly just short of shocking that management is not better. We have the tools, why not use them? In my experience, many of the Crohn’s patients I’ve seen have overgrowth of yeast. Control the sugars in the diet, load them up with probiotics and a diet that promotes growth of healthy flora will put most Crohn’s cases into remission.