1. charlie

    The treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with enteric-coated peppermint oil: a case report

    Abstract Recent investigations have shown that bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is associated with a number of functional somatic disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of controlled studies have shown that...
  2. Twohandsondeck

    A gut repair equation - Amino acids > polyphenols > fiber

    Credit to Joel Greene. His brief Q&A on the Ben Greenfield podcast found here: Crohn's Disease & Carnivore, Raw Beans, Lectin Myths, & More. The basic explanation I gathered was: Protein (namely glutamine and glycine) and niacin are responsible for repairing the upper/small intestine. This...
  3. haidut

    Restoring Glucose Metabolism May Treat Crohn's Disease (CD)

    As my readers know, the role of metabolism in the initiation and progression of cancer is enjoying renewed interest, after more than a century of neglect and deliberate suppression. One of the promising drugs that target metabolic pathways is dichloroacetate (DCA). The main mechanism of action...
  4. haidut

    Diet (PUFA) Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Rates of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis (UC) have been steadily increasing and predominantly so in the youngest cohorts studied. The official cause of UC is of course "unknown" even though the public health authorities do admit that an environmental agent is most...
  5. haidut

    Vitamin D - The New Antibiotic Against Skin And Gut Infections

    A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is...
  6. haidut

    Endotoxin (and Baby Formula) May Be The Cause Of IBD And Brain Damage

    It is a well-publicized fact that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis (UC) struggle with severe cognitive and mood issues. They are also at a much greater risk of developing dementia than the general population, and at a much younger age too...
  7. haidut

    Endotoxin (from Low-grade Infection) As A Cause Of Crohn's, UC, And Other IBD

    Not sure how many people on the forum know that Crohn's disease, which is a type of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has recently been reclassified in some countries as infectious of origin and not as an autoimmune disease. The causative pathogen of Crohn's is thought to be a type of...
  8. haidut

    Fungi / Bacteria, Not Autoimmunity, Cause IBD (Chron's, UC) And IBS

    I posted a study recently that chronic alcohol consumption increases Candida overgrowth in the gut while simultaneously decreasing the number of benign bacteria. Candida Overgrowth Is A Major Factor In (alcoholic) Liver Damage / Cirrhosis Actually, the term "benign bacteria" is wrong as there...
  9. haidut

    C. Difficile Gut Infection Or Even IBD May Be Due To Low Vitamin D Or PPI Drugs

    As the study says, the direct cause is high intestinal levels of calcium but as the study also says these are usually due to poor calcium absorption. And unless a person has IBD (which is rare) the low vitamin D status or PPI drug (GERD) use stand out as the most likely causes, even more so...
  10. haidut

    Serotonin Antagonists As Treatment For IBD (Chron's UC, Etc)

    It is not common knowledge in research (but not clinical) circles that serotonin is the major cause of the so-called "irritable bowel syndrome" (IBS). As such, there are several large clinical trials using TPH inhibitors to lower serotonin synthesis and thus cure the condition. It is also known...
  11. P

    The Role Of Dietary Creatine

    The role of dietary creatine. - PubMed - NCBI The daily requirement of a 70-kg male for creatine is about 2 g; up to half of this may be obtained from a typical omnivorous diet, with the remainder being synthesized in the body Creatine is a carninutrient, which means that it is only available...
  12. Koveras

    Ulcerative Colitis May Be Treatable With Vinegar

    Another point for the raw carrot salad with vinegar Ulcerative colitis may be treatable with vinegar http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05415
  13. Mr Rossi

    Thiamine And Fatigue In Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Thiamine and fatigue in inflammatory bowel diseases: an open-label pilot study. - PubMed - NCBI whole study: An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie
  14. P

    LX-1031, A Tryptophan 5-hydroxylase Inhibitor That Reduces 5-HT Levels For The Potential Treatment O

    it is an under development drug but sounds interesting and i think it is not available on the market yet .it reduces serotonin formation in digestive system and it doesnt cross blood–brain barrier. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21154152 LX-1031, being developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals...
  15. haidut

    Low-sugar substitutes linked to the epidemic of IBD / IBS

    The studies cited in this post match well with the "recent" news that dietary emulsifiers may be behind the dramatic increase of bowel diseases in the last 15 years. These studies not add things like maltodextrin and other low-sugar sweeteners to the mix of stuff to avoid. I think maltodextrin...
  16. haidut

    Clonidine May Be A Viable Therapy For IBD / IBS, And UC

    Irritable bowel syndrome / disease and ulcerative colitis have been known to be affected / triggered predominantly by stress, mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. As such, it appears logical that a drug like clonidine would be helpful and indeed the studies below claim that clonidne may...
  17. haidut

    Vitamin B6 May Help Conditions Such As IBS / IBD And Chron's

    Unlike other posts I made recently, the study used the common/inactive form of B6 (the Hcl salt) and the human equivalent dosage was 25mg-30mg for human. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199223/
  18. haidut

    Caffeine can be used to manage IBS / IBD and Chron's

    I know people with IBS who swear by their morning coffee and cigarette. I am not encouraging smoking of course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23925589 "...Development of acute colitis is reduced upon caffeine treatment. The mechanism involves the down-regulation of CHI3L1 expression and...
  19. haidut

    High-dose Thiamine May Treat Fatigue From Chron's And IBD

    Ray said it in one of his interviews that if Chron's and Irritable Bowel Disease / Syndrome (IBD / IBS) are not caused by a pathogen similar to the one implicated in ulcer, then it's most likely a symptom of hypothyroidism, specifically due to issues with carbohydrate metabolism. And if that...