A study at Rush University’s department of Gastroenterology to determine if the SCD changes gut flora is in need of volunteers with IBD that are not on the SCD or similar diets.
Check out this article on the SCD Recipe blog. It’s about a couple of new-to-me SCD food resources. From baked goods to entrees it’s great to have more choice.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America has released it’s latest “Challenges in IBD Research” It is from their official journal and is entitled “Update on Progress and Prioritization of the CCFA’s Research Agenda“. Unfortunately, most of the content of this site is behind a paywall, but this particular report is free.
A report from UC Davis Health System links nitrate produced by gut inflammation to E. coli growth, crowding out good bacteria, and contributing to the inflammatory process.
In test-tube and animal studies, the researchers found that potentially harmful bacteria in the intestine called Enterobacteriaceae use nitrate — a byproduct formed during the intestinal inflammation in IBD — to grow and thrive. Enterobacteriaceaestrains include certain E. coli bacteria, which can worsen the intestinal damage of IBD. Eventually, the intestines of those with IBD become overrun by harmful bacteria, and the numbers of normal good bacteria in the gut decrease.
Here’s your link.
New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in the Waisman Center.
Here’s your link.
I haven’t had a chance to try this out yet, but here’s another way to track your IBD:
It’s available in your browser and iDevice.