The findings keep piling up

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.

Will it be in my lifetime? What’s your bet good reader?
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4 Responses to “The findings keep piling up”


  1. 1 carl November 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Check out the Paleo Diet for autoimmunity, I’ve got UC and it certainly works for me, its in many ways similar to SCD

  2. 3 Tracee November 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Hmmmm….”Will it be in my lifetime?” is the question. If we leave it up to the mainstream medical community then no. They have too much pressure from commercial sources (just my opinion). If more and more of us follow the medical research ourselves and post on it like you just did then there’s hope. If those of us who were helped by these very healthy diets speak up, then there’s hope. I would have never found this out for my son, and then for myself it wasn’t for all of the folks like you that that speak up about this stuff.


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