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Digestive Disorders

Crohn's Disease as Food Allergy

Crohn's is associated with European and North American diets and is on the increase. As third world countries adopt our food choices, they report an increasing incidence of Crohn's disease in young people. Crohn's disease can be explained as a complicated food allergy process. Patients with this disease usually have many other symptoms which suggest that diagnosis. Once the small intestine is inflamed, it becomes increasingly permeable. This "leaky" GIT produces all the downstream effects of food allergy. Among these whole-body effects are various muscle aching and arthritic patterns, brain disturbances and psoriasis.

Malabsorption is characteristic of inflammatory gastrointestinal disease and requires adequate nutrient supplementation and careful monitoring of the diet. Seriously ill patients often require prolonged treatment with an elemental nutrient formula and a carefully selected, safe-food list, usually limited to Alpha Nutrition Phase 1 and 2 foods for months to years.

Diet Revision in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Braegger and MacDonald reviewed the immune mechanisms in inflammatory bowel disease. They stated that "All these observations suggest that Crohn's disease may be caused by hyper-reaction of the local cellular immune system to numerous microbial and nutritional (food) antigens, normally present in the intestine." Although "bowel rest" with TPN or elemental formulas are recognized forms of treatment, few physicians are willing to explore the idea that food antigen exclusion may be a key factor in controlling the disease.

Diet Revision Therapy rigorously implemented and closely monitored, is essential in inflammatory bowel diseases and has, in our experience, produced clinical remission in responsive patients.

Looking for a Solution? The Alpha Nutrition Program

You have to assume that your body is damaged and must heal. Often a food holiday on Alpha ENF is the best way to begin recovery and the Alpha Nutrition program is an ideal way to design a safer, healthier long-term diet.

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  • This website features topics from the book, Digestive Disorders by Stephen Gislason MD The book discusses food-related digestive tracts diseases. The book discusses common disorders such as food allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, foodborne infection and motility disorders. Nutritional concerns with digestive disease are discussed and case histories illustrate problems and their solution. The solution is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Elemental nutrient formulas are recommended for serious digestive disease.
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  • Digestive Disorders RescueHelp in understanding and managing the most common digestive tract disorders: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Functional Dyspepsia, GERD, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The starter pack includes one 500 gram jar of Alpha ENF, the Alpha Nutrition Program, and the book Food & Digestive Disorders.

  • Three steps to solving a digestive problem
  • 1 You stop ingesting the problem foods and beverages.
  • 2 You eat safe foods and pure nutrients until you clear symptoms.
  • 3 Reintroduce more of the best, nourishing, low-risk foods
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