Digestive issues are running rampant and the modern diet is to blame. Crohn’s disease is one of the most debilitating of these conditions. Of the 1.4 million Americans dealing with IBD today, about 700,000 are suffering from Crohn’s. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when an abnormal immune system response leads to chronic inflammation anywhere in the GI or digestive tract — from the mouth to the anus.
A recent study in Science Daily offers a glimmer of hope to Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis sufferers. Researchers from Seattle Children’s Hospital successfully treated children who suffer from these conditions with dietary changes alone.
The dietary changes mandated by this study all fall in the category of common sense. No sugar except for honey, no pasteurized dairy products, no processed foods and no grains. Instead, the children in the study were allowed to consume only nutritional and nourishing whole foods.
That this approach was successful should come as no surprise. The sugar-laden modern diet is to blame for the myriad health problems that plague the western world. Life expectancy is plunging in the US and obesity is on the rise. Poor nutritional choices play an outsized role in these negative health trends.
It can be daunting to navigate the vast amount of dietary information and misinformation that is available online. It is for this reason that I created a convenient and informative nutrition plan. The first step to a healthier diet is to jettison all processed foods from your diet. The convenience and perceived value they provide is entirely illusory. Instead, consume exclusively nourishing whole foods and plenty of healthy fats. Taking control of your health is a transformational journey that starts with a healthy diet.