Crohn’s disease (CD) is a form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The etiology of CD is thought to be multi-factorial; genetic factors, dietary and environmental exposures, immune events, and dysfunction of the gut microbiome are all though to play a role. The prevalence of CD is increasing globally and is higher in countries with a Westernized diet and lifestyle. Several human trials have demonstrated that plant-based dietary therapies may have utility in both the treatment of acute CD flares and the maintenance of remission. This case study describes a young adult male with newly diagnosed CD who failed to enter clinical remission despite standard medical therapy. After switching to a diet based exclusively on grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits, he entered clinical remission without need for medication and showed no signs of CD on follow-up colonoscopy….
It’s a shame some people’s genetics just can’t handle a normal diet of hamburgers and antibiotics. Unfortunately increasing awareness of the pathological state of western “food science” is an epidemic mental illness against which psych drugs and television are increasingly ineffective. Perhaps routine pediatric electroshock immunization is in order? I’m sure there’s no shortage of heroic doctors who recognize the need to protect us from factual information.