$2.5 million study of diet to treat CD

Well I’ll be damned.

For the first time ever, dietary intervention will be the focus of a major national research study of patients with Crohn’s disease. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today that it was awarded $2.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of the specific carbohydrate diet and Mediterranean-style diet to induce remission in patients with Crohn’s disease.

It will compare the effectiveness of the SCD and a Mediterranean style diet.

Seriously, I never thought I’d see something like this.

Here’s your link.

5 Responses to “$2.5 million study of diet to treat CD”

  1. 1 Tali March 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Paul, there are more good news on the SCD front.
    I must start by thanking you. your blog was tremendously helpful when we first started SCD for our young son after his Crohn’s diagnosis. That was almost 7 years ago. The diet worked well and we eventually were invited to present it to the GI team at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our presentation ignited the interest of Dr. David Suskind, and he came to our house with his team multiple times to learn more about SCD. This started a chain of events that placed Seattle children’s at the forefront of SCD research. Here is more information about this journey http://gutharmony.net/index.php/2015/06/01/our-scd-story-a-timeline/#more-462

    I am happy to share that the upcoming nutrition symposium at Seattle Children’s, on April 9th, will focus on using SCD as a therapeutic diet for IBD. About 60 medical professionals from around the country registered to attend. Here is the agenda: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/cme/calendar/

    • 2 Paul Stocker April 8, 2016 at 10:39 am


      You are welcome. I’m delighted to know that I helped your son.

      Your story with SCH and Dr. Suskind is nearly mythical to me. I’ve heard of positive SCD experiences with medical establishment, but the progress you, SCH and Suskind have made with the SCD is nearly unbelievable. You are a luminary Tali. The IBD children fortunate enough to live in your area owe you a debt of gratitude. I too am grateful for what you are doing there and hope that it continues to snowball. You are doing a hero’s work.


  2. 3 Florence Smartt April 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I am very much looking forward to better treatment for Crohn’s of which I have suffered with for 16 yrs. with one surgery to remove part of the colon.

  3. 4 zivshek November 13, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Hey Paul, I’ve reading your posts, and really anxious to know how are you lately, since you stopped posting since 2017. The link to the news is dead, but I managed to find another link, I wonder what progress it has made. I sincerely hope I may get a reply. Hope you are doing well.

    • 5 Paul Stocker May 20, 2023 at 9:42 am


      I’m okay thanks. I could be better, I could be worse. The disease has continued to progress, albeit slowly. I am in clinical remission, but not endoscopic or histological remission. My GI wants me on drugs, but I don’t think they are worth it for me.
      Sorry for the really late reply.


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