The Processed Food-Crohn’s Disease Link


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There are many videos and websites out there that state that food has nothing to do with the eventual development of Crohn’s Disease.  They state ,”eating junk food does not just cause your body to produce massive inflammation”.  They are correct in their statement, but they are missing one major part in the chain of events leading toward IBD.   

The part that many do not seem to understand is what this chemical infused food does to your flora balance.  The article above contains some great information on how important it is to maintain a balance of healthy flora with good foods. Honestly, how could a digestive system disease not be affected by food!!!! Has anyone asked their doctor this question? Please do this on your next visit and let me know.  I never got the chance to ask because I found the daily juicing habit! 🙂

Most people do not take a probiotic, eat foods that help to grow beneficial bacteria or even care what they put in their bodies until they have a problem.  This is what happened to me at age 31.  I did absolutely nothing to keep my flora balance in check and I was one of the unlucky ones who developed Crohn’s over time.  It could have been developing for years.  I drank soda, ate dairy, wheat and tons of carbs.  I ate candy and many foods with a lot of sugar.  It was not until I hit a brick wall with Crohn’s that I started to understand what had happened to me over time.  I fear for those who don’t do anything at all to keep their flora in check.

Once your flora is greatly off balance it is very difficult to get it back on track.  Your immune system tries hard to kill the overgrowth, but works way too hard and creates inflammation.  You can try a probiotic, but it just gets consumed by the overgrowth.  The doctors give you antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.  The antibiotics kill everything in your system and you feel a little better until your last dose.  The overgrowth returns and is sometimes more severe.

In summation, I fully believe that Crohn’s stems from our food today.  I think it is the #1 cause!! America wins the search race every single day for hits on this website.  I believe that if a country has the highest numbers for searching, they are in the most need for help.  Japan, China and India I rarely see you on this blog!  They have no need to search for this information.  

How to create a balanced flora to reverse the Crohn’s cycle:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/10/18/bacteria-gut.aspx

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7 thoughts on “The Processed Food-Crohn’s Disease Link

  1. We are what we eat! Although it’s not so true re China, they’re just not educated about food and disease…I just blogged about it with some interesting stats about crohns too! Would love to hear your thoughts:www.healthyglobetrotting.com

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