Crohn's Disease

Food intolerance is the main cause of Crohn's Disease, which fasting seems to stop.

Cause of Crohn's Disease

Food intolerance is the main cause of Crohn's disease. A proof of this is that its symptoms resolve when a person fasts. These days fasting is unnecessary because there are several ways to identify reactive foods, although not all are accurate.

Lady with crohn's disease

Treatment for Crohn's Disease

We recommend tests to identify food reactivities.   We help you to modify your diet and reduce the risk of abdominal surgery.  If once having identified the foods which cause symptoms avoidance is too difficult, or means an unbalanced diet, then we treat patients with desensitisation, Neutralisation, which helps improve tolerance.

Please see the Food Intolerance page.


Clinical Trials re: Crohn’s Disease
The following is a sample of papers to give a flavour of some of the evidence to support the view that allergy, environmental medicine and nutritional medicine has a major role to play in the modern medical practice.

Crohn’s Disease: Maintenance of Remission by Diet.  Hunter et al. Lancet: 1985: 2; pp177-80
51 out of 77 patients remained well on an exclusion diet, for over four years. Link to article

Treatment of Active Crohn's Disease by Exclusion Diet: East Anglian Multicentre Controlled Trial.  Lancet 1993:342; pp1131-4 
Positive results, as above. Link to article


Specialist tips and notes

Undiagnosed food intolerance tends to persist inspite of bowel surgery; unaffected parts of the bowel can be affected at a later stage.  One NHS hospital in the UK has the expertise to treat Crohn's disease proactively with fasting and minimise the need for colectomy or bowel resection.

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