Eat your veggies…if you don’t want to get sick

Maybe your mother was right –you should eat your vegetables!   For a long time, it has been known that dietary changes can be used to treat Crohn’s disease.  The specifics about what type of diet and the reasons for how diet … Continue reading

The Rise of Eosinophilic GI Diseases –Not Likely Connected to Helicobacter Pylori

A recent prospective case-control study (J Molina-Infante et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2018; 113: 972-9 -thanks to Ben Gold for this reference) examined the potential connection between Helicobacter pylori and eosinophilic GI diseases.  They examined 808 individuals (404 cases of … Continue reading

Disappointing Results from Small Study of Specific Carbohydrate Diet

A recent retrospective study (GT Wahbeh et al. JPGN 2017; 65: 289-92) examined seven patients who were receiving a modified specific carbohydrate diet (SCD).  While this is a small stud,y there are several lessons in this report and the thoughtful editorial … Continue reading

Nutrition in Immune Balance -New Website for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. David Suskind and colleagues have developed a website which provides a great deal of information regarding nutritional therapy, particularly the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), and inflammatory bowel disease.  The website also facilitates contributions to Seattle Children’s Hospital and buying … Continue reading