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  1. 7vNH

    Group B2 E. coli strains

    If I'm reading this right, the B2 strains of E. coli make up about 1/3 of the E. coli typically resident in the human gut. This group produces colibactin which can induce unwanted chromosomal instability. In trying various probiotics, it does not seem to make sense to skip over Nissle 1917...
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    Timing of food consumption and food allergy testing

    After searching the internet a bit, I didn't find anything that talked about the timing of eating food in relation to getting the blood drawn for the food allergy test. I know not everyone believes that testing for an immune response to delayed food reactions caused by antibodies IgG, IgA, IgM...
  3. 7vNH

    Should We All Be Gluten Free? Undiagnosed Immune Response

    I was struck by a study of the mortality of people diagnosed with celiac disease that also had UC/CD. 68-fold increase compared to non-celiacs! The bottom line is that immune system disfunction is hazardous to your life! We already knew that, but perhaps what we didn't know is how many...
  4. 7vNH

    Radio Report: Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

    Here is a link to an radio report (22:50) that talks a bit about gut bacteria and the role the microbiome plays in health. It goes beyond the title (...send messages to the brain) and covers other disease states, including Crohn's. Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?
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    23andme IBD Study

    If you're not already a 23andme customer, you can get a free analysis of your genome (normally $99). You need to qualify: https://www.23andme.com/ibd/
  6. 7vNH

    LDN for use in UC (vs CD)

    I've been reading some LDN threads lately. It seems that most if not all the discussions and studies have focused on crohns disease, and not so much ulcerative colitis. In my case, I have looked around the forum and internet for LDN friendly practitioners to no avail, but I found this Ian...
  7. 7vNH

    Does anyone worry about picking up a pathogen from the scope?

    The way they run people through these colonoscopy procedures, dozens and dozens, one right after the other, I wondered how good their cleaning procedures are. I mean, if they got slack, it would seem that some healthy person that was getting their first scope at age 50 (to rule out pre-canerous...
  8. 7vNH

    Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for use in UC (vs CD)

    I've been reading some LDN threads today. It seems that most if not all the discussions and studies have focused on crohns disease, and not so much ulcerative colitis. In my case, I have looked around the forum and internet for LDN friendly practitioners to no avail, but I found this Ian...
  9. 7vNH

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    That quote was not supposed to bring in any ideas about breast milk or junk food. The idea is that the child's early microbiome was artificially altered by antibiotics and that was undeniably related to IBD later in this large population. Not saying anything about causation, only correlation...
  10. 7vNH

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    This post has a quote about how a child's early exposure to antibiotics is strongly correlated to IBD: http://www.crohnsforum.com/showpost.php?p=792948&postcount=435 For kids currently affected, that's not going to help, except that maybe FMT might become a more logical way to proceed.
  11. 7vNH

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    This paper Effect of a Probiotic Preparation (VSL#3) on Induction and Maintenance of remission in Children With Ulcerative Colitis shows that probiotics can be much better than placebo. My thought, though, is that it would be very expensive. That study that indicated that VSL#3 was effective...
  12. 7vNH

    Magnesium peroxide (magnesium dioxide) for cleanse?

    I was reading about the preparation protocol used by the Taymount Clinic before they do FMT and they use a magnesium peroxide based cleanse product called OxyKlenz. I wondered if anyone had experience with it. My quick initial research seemed to indicate that this active ingredient was not...
  13. 7vNH

    Sticky Paediatric IBD - Articles and Research

    This article/radio report Malnutrition and the Microbiome talks about a child's gut microbiome, and how that can lead to malnutrition. Although they do not talk about "IBD", per se, it seems to me there might be a common solution: to provide the "right" microbiome through introduction of a...
  14. 7vNH

    Sticky Stem Cells for Crohn's Disease and other IBD

    Yeah, that post I made a while back that referenced cellmedicine.com. It sounds like if you have the money, you can go down to Panama and have the treatment.
  15. 7vNH

    Sticky Stem Cells for Crohn's Disease and other IBD

    Both this, and the HUCT treatment I mention above, both use MSC. The cells are derived from different sources, but are supposed to home-in on inflamation. One may conclude that the positive results from the formal study might transfer to the HUCT treatment you can buy today. I bet it's really...
  16. 7vNH

    Buzz Marketing

    As you can see from the column to the left of this text, I'm pretty new here. So I had a thought. A question, really. How many pharmacy marketing people have logon ID's on this board? I thought that zero would the wrong number. My thinking goes like this... * Marketing budgets for big...
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    Sticky Stem Cells for Crohn's Disease and other IBD

    I was reading a book called "Abundance: Why the Future is Better Than You Think" and came across just a sentence or two about a process for using stem cells for immune diseases. After googling the doctor's name I ended up at cellmedicine.com, where they describe using "allogeneic mesenchymal...
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