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    Gut-Brain Axis: Role of lipids in the regulation of inflammation

    Gut-brain axis: Role of lipids in the regulation of inflammation, pain and CNS diseases. Russo R1, Cristiano C, Avagliano C, De Caro C, La Rana G, Raso GM, Canani RB, Meli R, Calignano A. Author information Abstract The human gut is a composite anaerobic environment with a large, diverse and...
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    The health edge podcast on microbiome

    on the microbiome http://www.thehealthedgepodcast.com/
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    He microbiology of butyrate formation in the human colon. Pryde SE

    Abstract Butyrate arising from microbial fermentation is important for the energy metabolism and normal development of colonic epithelial cells and has a mainly protective role in relation to colonic disease. While certain dietary substrates such as resistant starch appear to be butyrogenic in...
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    Brain-Gut Interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bruno L. Bonaz

    Psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune modulation through the brain-gut axis likely has a key role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brain-gut axis involves interactions among the neural components, including (1) the autonomic nervous system, (2) the central nervous system, (3)...
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    Interesting paper on success of SCD therapy for children with IBD

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    The Link between Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Klebsiella, and Starch Consumption

    The Link between Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Klebsiella, and Starch Consumption https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2013/872632/
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    Interesting paper on success of SCD therapy for children with IBD

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    Microbiota and IBD

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    Nutritional Keys to Intestinal Permeability

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    Great 4 minute video on microbiome and resistant starch

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    Bloating and cramping remedy

    Just had a bad bout of bloating and cramping, probably from eating some seaweed I couldn't handle. It was getting bad enough to begin thinking i might have food poisoning. Anyway i took a combination of Glutenease DPP-IV digestive enzymes, 3 activated charcoal pills, 1 15mg zinc pill and a...
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    Dietary fibre and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    The role of dietary fibre in inflammatory bowel disease Aleksandra Pituch-Zdanowska,corresponding author Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, and Piotr Albrecht Dietary fibre is an especially important component of diet in the context of IBD. A potentially protective effect of a high-fibre diet on...
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    Avoidance of fiber associated with greater risk of flare

    Avoidance of Fiber Is Associated With Greater Risk of Crohn's Disease Flare in a 6-Month Period. Brotherton CS1, Martin CA2, Long MD2, Kappelman MD3, Sandler RS2. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) have been associated with an abnormal...
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    Important research on Crohn's

    Modulation of inflammation by autophagy: Consequences for human disease Romana T. Netea-Maier,a,b Theo S. Plantinga,a Frank L. van de Veerdonk,a,c Johannes W. Smit,a,b and Mihai G. Neteaa,c The impact of autophagy on autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases The first major autoinflammatory...
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    Important Video by Dr. Fasano

    On intestinal permeability among other topics. A must see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wha30RSxE6w
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    Important overview on intestinal permeability

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    Diagnosed 10 years ago, 5 years symptom free

    I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2007 and put on medication. I had three biopsies over the next few years, all confirming the condition. At the time, I went through a period of feeling like giving up. Then a friend suggested i should go through an extreme makeover and got me in touch with a...