Ruokavaliolla on mahdollista parantaa Crohnin tauti. Miksi ****** lääkärit sitten sanovat, että ruokavaliolla ei ole vaikutusta!!!
No arvatkaapa? Ei tule rahaa ruokavaliotutkimuksiin, koska eihän ruokavaliomuutoksilla lääkefirmat rahaa tee.
Sitävastoin potilaille syötetään kortisonia, solusalpaajia ja ties mitä myrkkyjä. Solunsalpaajathan aiheuttavat itsessään syöpää. Kortisonin jatkuva käyttö voi aiheuttaa sen, että elimistö lopettaa oman tuotantonsa. Muitakin haittavaikutuksia on valtavasti. On käsittämätöntä, että hoidossa käytetään antibiootteja. Millähän ihmeen mekanismilla ne muka auttavat tässä sairaudessa?
Tästä kaikesta oli juttua dailymailissa. Lainasin koko tekstin, koska asia on tärkeä. Lihavoin joitakin mielestäni oleellisia kohtia. Tähän ja muihinkin suolistosairauksiin sairastuu Suomessa todella paljon ihmisiä. Ratkaisuna käytetään jopa suolen leikkaamista!
When John Maffioli first fell ill at 19, he put it down to the excesses of his life as a university student. But after six months of acute stomach cramps he had lost almost two stone and was suffering extreme fatigue.
He was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, where the body's immune system attacks the digestive tract, causing damage and inflammation.
And he feared the debilitating gut condition would mean a lifetime of medication and even surgery, with an increased risk of cancer.
Remarkably, eight years after his diagnosis, John, who is one of 60,000 Crohn's sufferers in the UK, is free of symptoms - yet has never had a single drug treatment.
He has run the New York Marathon, regularly plays club rugby, and achieved this medical breakthrough thanks to a simple diet.
John, a 28-year-old accountant, is one of about 1,000 patients who have taken part in a continuing medical trial at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
Problems had started during his first year studying geography at Nottingham. 'I was experiencing terrible stomach cramps, not unlike food poisoning, and on a bad day going to the toilet up to ten times.
'When I started university I was 12st,' he says. 'But by my second year I weighed around 10st, and looked pretty skinny at 5ft 8in. I was pale, tired all the time and had dark circles under my eyes.'
John was diagnosed with Crohn's disease after a colonoscopy and blood tests. The illness most commonly begins between the ages of 15 and 25.
Periods of remission do occur but flare-ups produce stomach cramps, nausea and severe digestive problems.
The first line of defence for most adult sufferers is usually powerful antibiotics to battle infection, drugs which reduce inflammation, and immune-suppressant medication.
These are drugs which carry a host of side effects such as weight gain, mood disorders, serious infections and an increased risk of cancer of the lymph glands.
But at Addenbrooke's Hospital, gastroenterologist Professor John Hunter and his team identify foods that act as a 'trigger' for symptoms, eliminate them from a patient's diet and 'switch off' the disease.
Now 90 per cent of his patients are symptom-free and 56 per cent can resume a normal diet after five years.
During the first phase of treatment, patients consume only specially formulated drinks.
'They contain all the nutrients a patient needs, already broken down into their most simple constituent elements so the body does not have to do any work digesting them,' explains Professor Hunter.
'By taking the gut out of action, we effectively switch off the disease. After two to three weeks, 90 per cent of patients find their symptoms have disappeared.'
John had to drink eight cartons a day for two weeks.
'After a week I started to feel normal again,' he says. ' People noticed I had colour in my face and I felt well enough to go to the gym.'
Patients are given a list of 'stable' low fibre, low fat foods that don't trigger symptoms. 'We know certain foods are easy to digest and don't aggravate the disease,' Professor Hunter says.
'They can eat lean meat and poultry, and lean fish like tuna. Carrots, potatoes and cucumber are fine but fibrous vegetables like cabbage and celery are not.
'Cheese and yogurts are not allowed because of the high fat content. Gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye, is particularly hard to digest, so bread and pasta are excluded. Caffeine, citrus fruits and, oddly, onions are also forbidden.
He adds: 'After two weeks we introduce other foods, one by one, for four days each, to find out exactly which ones are safe to eat.' John found that alcohol, chocolate, crisps and peas triggered his symptoms. Wheat caused problems but rye and barley did not.
'The whole process took two months and by the end I had a list of everything I have to avoid,' says John. 'I've stuck to it and I've been symptom-free for the past seven years.'
Professor Hunter first revealed his findings 20 years ago, and has been published in highly respected medical publications such as The Lancet and the British Medical Journal. However, his methods remain somewhat 'fringe'.
One consultant gastroenterologist at a major London teaching hospital, who wished to remain anonymous, explains: 'Exclusion diets are not easy for the patient or supervising doctors; it's much easier to just hand out a pill.
'And before small scale studies such as this can be widely adopted they must undergo rigorous large-scale clinical trials, which is an expensive process. Most are funded by drug firms which ultimately profit from the development of a new medication.
'But there is no profit to be made from explaining how to control diet, so trials receive no funding and no one ever hears about the treatment, even if it is more effective.'
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which approves all treatments offered by NHS doctors, has produced detailed guidelines for the use of various drug treatments for Crohn's disease.
There are, however, no comparable guidelines for dietary approaches.
A NICE spokesman said: 'The Department of Health is responsible for referring topics to NICE. They have not asked us to look at this.'
And the DH claimed it was 'the responsibility of local NHS to commission services for Crohn's disease.'
In the meantime, thousands of patients are left in the dark about the success of dietary management for Crohn's.
Professor Hunter admits it's not any 'easy option' - 25 per cent of his patients 'drop out', finding the lifestyle changes too much to commit to.
Yet John Maffioli believes that every Crohn's patient should try dietary methods before resorting to drug treatment.
'It's rigid and I'd be lying if I said it hasn't got me down occasionally,' says John, who lives in Old Welwyn, Hertfordshire, with his wife Laura, 29, also an accountant.
'When the rugby team are sinking pints after a match I have to stick to Diet Coke. There have been sacrifices, but they are worth it.'