http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/crohns-disease-hospital-admissions-surge-300-because-of-junk-food-and-antibiotics-9548524.html = Crohn’s increasing 300% over the past 10+ years!
The article above is a bit scary to know how sharply Crohn’s has increased in a short period of time. Sure detection methods have gotten better and you can blame it all on genetics you want, but to increase by 300%!! To increase that much there has to be much more to it than just genetics and better technology.
As I read about the MAP vaccine and many other articles, I believe Crohn’s is caused by a bacterial infection. I believe that our air, drinking water, GMO processed food, Milk and wheat are responsible for causing this bacteria imbalance. All of these things have changed over the last 10 years and are highly processed. The chemicals used to keep these foods fresher longer must have a horrible effect on the gut flora balance.
So far, when testing Crohn’s patients for MAP over 93% test positive for the infection! Those that receive the triple antibiotic therapy to kill MAP go into remission rather quickly and that points to infection not heredity.
I remember taking Cipro for a month way back and I remember that my symptoms for Crohn’s greatly reduced. At the same time though the Cipro was killing off the good bacteria as well.
Everything seems to point to a bacteria imbalance and I don’t think the immune system causes this. I think the flora imbalance causes the immune system to begin the aggressive attack on everything.
It makes sense that strong probiotic therapies work. Fecal transplants have worked as it changes the gut flora dramatically. Juicing works because many ingredients are antibacterial and anti-fungal. The garlic and oregano work because both have anti-MAP properities.
So there are two schools of thought here I guess:
1. Heredity/Genetics cause your immune system to go on the attack that creates a bacteria imbalance and food/environment has nothing to do with it. 300% increase of Crohn’s this way??
2. Our food becoming void of nutrients, GMO/Pesticides go into the body and start to slowly change the good vs bad bacteria balance. The MAP bacteria begin to grow out of control and your immune system starts to go on the attack. The immune system needs to kick it up a notch and starts to attack everything even healthy tissue. Crohn’s begins and so does the endless cycle.
Immunomodulators: Suppress the immune system so it does not attack healthy tissue, but the bacteria is still there.
Anti-inflammatories: The immune system stays the same and creates inflammation. The drugs soothe the inflammation, but the bacteria is still there!
Anti- MAP: The triple antibiotic therapy seeks out to kill the bacteria first. The immune system calms down and does not need to fight so hard. Inflammation stops due to the immune system calming down.
My Natural Approach: By taking the Oregano oil(antibiotic) and juicing daily, I was killing off this bacteria that was driving the immune system. The juicing was also healing and nourishing.
It is hard to say what school of thought to go with. I think it seems pretty obvious that for most people it is not heredity because there are just way too many cases popping up in developed nations when compared to those that are not industrialized. They do not have the processed everything that we have:)