This is a follow up to yesterday’s post “See, hear and Speak No Evil….”. It is a story of a friend of mine and his battle with Crohns Disease. I also discuss the similarities in treatment and in poor medical advice for both Diabetes and Crohns from the medical establishment.
In summary, his doctor told him that “diet has no affect on the disease” as a result, my friend has spent the majority of his adult life on heavy drugs that affect him physically and mentally. Since learning of my success with self-treating my Type 2 Diabetes, he began his own experiment with a low carb primal meal plan and has been drug free for MONTHS!!! All due to The Primal Blueprint
If you have not experienced improved health from following a low carb primal meal plan then … you may find all that I am telling you a little hard to believe. AND you may find it difficult to believe that a doctor would be so ignorant regarding proper treatment for this disease…. especially since the doctor’s ignorance has caused my friend to take harmful drugs for many many years. So I wanted to provide a little more background.
First and FOREMOST … I am not talking about just “low carb”. Low carb is good but to achieve all the benefits of a low inflammatory meal plan… you need to go Low Carb Primal
Here are direct quotes from the National Institute of Health, click here for the link to the page.
Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. Rectal bleeding, weight loss, arthritis, skin problems, and fever may also occur.
IF Crohns is an inflammatory ailment… would NOT a low-inflammatory meal plan be best? … Second, as you can see from the symptoms, Crohns is a very serious and debilitating disease.
What is the treatment for Crohn’s disease?
Treatment may include drugs, nutrition supplements, surgery, or a combination of these options. The goals of treatment are to control inflammation, correct nutritional deficiencies, and relieve symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. At this time, treatment can help control the disease by lowering the number of times a person experiences a recurrence, but there is no cure. Treatment for Crohn’s disease depends on the location and severity of disease, complications, and the person’s response to previous medical treatments when treated for recurring symptoms.
Treatment …. may include drugs, supplements or surgery…. is that NOT SAD!!!
“We”, those that suffer from Chronic diseases, see this all too often. Doctors think drugs and surgery FIRST!! ….
My friend has been in “remission” for 6 months…. yet the National Institute of Health… has never heard of this? Buried near the bottom of the page is this…
Can diet control Crohn’s disease?
… No special diet has been proven effective for preventing or treating Crohn’s disease, but it is very important that people who have Crohn’s disease follow a nutritious diet and avoid any foods that seem to worsen symptoms. There are no consistent dietary rules to follow that will improve a person’s symptoms.
This is “the SAME OLD SONG and DANCE”… this is so similar to the logic as it relates to Type 2 Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association Diet. The ADA acts as if they do not know what causes diabetes, that may be true for Type 1 Diabetes, but not type 2 diabetes.
ALL those with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (and Diabetes) should try a low carb primal meal plan !!! There is a consistent voice…. there are consistent rules.
EAT AS YOU WERE DESIGNED TO EAT!
Is it a coincidence that the best diet for Crohns sufferers is ALSO the best diet for type 2 diabetes? (It is the best diet for all diabetics and ALL people.)
The more things change…the more they stay the same… sadly.