Crohn's disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine often caused by an auto-immune reaction.It can affect one or several areas of the digestive tract (most commonly the colon, a section of the small intestine and/or the anus). It progresses in spurts, alternating with remission phases (i.e. the disappearance of clinical symptoms of the disease).
Unfortunately, the factors triggering these immune system reactions have not been investigated. A growing number of studies show a link between Crohn's disease and food intolerances, high sugar consumption, chronic yeast infection (dysbiosis) and reduced reparative capabilities of the intestinal membranes.
Avoid wheat, dairy products, simple sugars, citrus fruits and fruit juices. Also avoid any by-products of these foods. You may need to avoid fibers for a period of time. In that case, opt for vegetable juices and steamed or lightly cooked vegetables. You may also need to avoid all fruits and natural sugars (e.g. molasses, honey and maple syrup). Avoid processed foods and junk food.
- DC 22
- DC 35
- DC 16
- DC 26
- DC 43
- It is important to determine whether food intolerances play a role (see our article on Food Allergies).
- In the case of dysbiosis (e.g. candida or parasites), take DC 34 and/or A.G.E..