We are always looking to figure out why we have this disease. Where did it come from and what caused it? It is not new news that Crohn’s has increased greatly in the last 10-20 years. The article above seems to place the blame on overuse of antibiotics as children and junk food/processed food. Both of these impact the balance of good and bad bacteria.
It also mentions environmental factors and genetics. I do believe that genetics plays a big roll here, but to have such a sharp increase over the last 10 years sort of cancels out the genetic factor for most people. We turn to look at the food and drug use with that fact in mind.
If our bacteria balance is truly a major factor in the increase of Crohn’s, how do we completely overturn it and keep it that way??
If anyone knows the answer to this question, please chime in and help us out?? So far I have been able to do this to some extent with juicing, antibiotic foods like garlic and oregano and fermented foods.
I think good vs bad bacteria is a very good option for treatment considering the success with high potency probiotics (VSL#3). This is a treatment, but it does not permanently fix the imbalance.
There almost needs to be a sequence where you cleanse out everything like a colonoscopy. Next, kill all bacteria with natural methods and then add in large amounts of good bacteria. After this is done eat food that will keep the bacteria in check and that should induce full remission.
I am still looking for a perfect way to do this, but so far there is no way to keep the balance of bacteria in check forever. It seems like just taking a probiotic is just not enough.
Here is what I would like to try: I would do a full colonoscopy prep to cleanse everything out. Next, take flagyl for 2 weeks to a month to kill everything. Next VSL#3 and juicing daily to repopulate. I think that would be a good option, but it’s getting the doctor to prescribe the drug and the cost of the VSL#3 that stops me.
Also, I get myself in trouble to doing things not suggested by my doc ,but sometimes it pays off.