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Crohn’s disease, Cause, Symptoms and Diets

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects approximately 600,000 people in the US.[i],[ii] People who have Crohn’s suffer from a serious inflammation or irritation of their digestive tract which can lead to sores or ulcers forming. Crohn’s can attack anywhere along the entire digestive tract, but most commonly affects the end of the [...]

By |2018-03-19T09:45:58-04:00December 4th, 2013|Crohns Disease, Diet and Digestive Health|8 Comments

Will Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Work for Crohn’s Disease?

Note: If you haven't read it, you may be interested in this comprehensive article on Crohn's Disease and Diet. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves the replacement of the entire population of dysfunctional gut bacteria (gut microbiome) with healthy bacteria from healthy donor stool. The technique has been incredibly successful (90-98%) and safe for treating C [...]

Are Antibiotics Safe for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS ?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is linked to bacteria in our gut The antibiotic rifaximin (brand name Xifaxin) was recently approved by the FDA for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBSd). You many wonder why doctors would recommend an antibiotic for IBS. The idea that antibiotics may be helpful for IBS is based largely on the work of [...]

By |2016-11-10T16:23:56-05:00September 18th, 2012|Diet and Digestive Health, IBS|54 Comments