What I have seen:
- A steady stream of studies linking gut flora and/or probiotics to immune system. Here’s one from the American Physiological Society and another from the Garvan Institute.
What I have not seen:
- Studies that disprove a connection between gut flora and immune system.
- Studies that show that the SCD is harmful.
I don’t know if my perceptions are a result of paying close attention to this area for the past five years, but I’m optimistic that the western medical establishment will one day tell it’s IBD patients that there are ways to improve the quality of their lives other than drugs alone.