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    BCG vaccine to treat autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, Crohn's, etc

    Saw the other week information on the BCG vaccine used against TB, and how it is in clinical trials to see if it can cure many of type 1 diabetes. (The idea has worked in mice studies) Some write they believe Dr. Denise Faustman has found a cure for type 1 diabetes using the vaccine. When...
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    My journey to getting well

    I was thinking of starting a new thread in the success section on the sight. Yesterday with the note that I can sit with comfort, it occurred to me at the very least I now have a safe successful travel diet. That is huge. I say that, and joke to myself that I haven't traveled on this diet...
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    Gut check: Seres Therapeutics shares plunge after microbiome drug fails in trial

    Made stock market news. Disappointing to see. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/29/gut-check-seres-therapeutics-shares-plunge-after-microbiome-drug-fails-in-trial.html excerpt:
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    Mark Zuckerberg wants to help eradicate every disease by the end of this century

    No mention in the article on researching into IBDs, but hopefully some creative, helpful efforts will be made in finding cause(s) and cures for IBD conditions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/04/27/mark-zuckerberg-wants-to-help-eradicate-every-disease-by-the-end/
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    Probiotic Study August 2013

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    Hackers Target Toilets

    As if we didn't have enough bathroom troubles as is! Was surprised to read that there are toilets with a massage feature. "Hackers Target Toilets" http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/08/05/smart-toilet-security-flaw/?intcmp=features
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    Modern Toilet – Taipei, Taiwan

    Modern Toilet – Taipei, Taiwan I don't think I'd want to eat at this toilet themed Taiwan restaurant. I've already spent enough time in my life on a porcelain throne. Have to admit though, creative, and there have been times where I've thought about eating meals in the bathroom. Figure...
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    IQ and Iodine in WWII

    Not IBD related, or a definitive study, but thought this interesting about the possible roll iodine fortification has played in improving IQ in America over the last 80 plus years. With many people now limiting or even eliminating salt consumption, and lately reports of iodine deficiency...
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    Interview of Diane Sanfilippo, All Things Digestion (Gut Health 101)

    Saw that Jimmy Moore conducted an interview of Diane Sanfilippo the other day concerning the paleo diet and gut health. Thought to share. "ATLCX (Episode 38): Diane Sanfilippo | All Things Digestion (Gut Health 101)"...
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    Red Pill: Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy fined $500,000,000

    Thought to post this article about some of the questionable activities that have gone on at the drug maker Ranbaxy. They manufacture several pharmaceuticals, in particular Pantoprazole used to treat GERD. "Red Pill: Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy fined $500,000,000"...
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    Protect Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft

    Thought this could be informative and helpful - with our medical records to be online, saw that Gerri Willis is running a series this week on ways to keep ones medical identity safe. "Protect Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft" snippet from her article: Read more...
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    How I successfully treated my microscopic colitis

    Wasn't sure how to title this thread. I'm not completely well. It remains a work in progress. At this point though I'm considerably healthier due to dietary changes made, along with supplements taken. I'm well to the gut around 75% of the time I'd estimate. With that thought this a good...
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    Who Has the Guts for Gluten?

    Thought this an interesting article about the potential roll probiotics/ healthy gut flora can possibly play in preventing autoimmune diseases, along with mention on inflammation. "Who Has the Guts for Gluten?"...
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    Resistant starch may aid in IBD and cancer resistance: Study

    Don't know if this has been posted before, but thought to share in case it has not. "Resistant starch may aid in IBD and cancer resistance: Study" http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Resistant-starch-may-aid-in-IBD-and-cancer-resistance-Study
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    Are Smartphones the New Doctors?

    The article isn't directly on IBD, but about our changing health care world. It is amazing how the internet and new technology is changing our medical system. I wonder if there are apps for IBD? "Are Smartphones the New Doctors?"...
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    American Gut Project: What's in Your Gut?

    Thought this study project looked interesting and possibly helpful. Thought to post in case some were willing to participate. "American Gut Project: What's in Your Gut?" http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/b/2013/01/26/american-gut-project-whats-in-your-gut.htm snippet from Laura Dolson's article:
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    Pork/Beef/Lamb, the lone star tick and Microscopic colitis?

    I'm always playing with my diet, testing out different ideas to see if something helps with my microscopic colitis. The first success I had happened years ago when I began eating a paleo diet. From that diet I found considerable relief. It wasn't a cure but my symptoms became significantly...
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    Pearl Jam guitarist shares his personal struggle with Crohn’s disease

    Pearl Jam guitarist shares his personal struggle with Crohn’s disease Thought this a neat story of how Mike McCready of Pearl Jam has lived, dealt with and in many ways overcome Crohn's diseases for over 20 years. Wanted to share. "Pearl Jam guitarist shares his personal struggle with...
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    Dr. Joe Brassco's gastroenterologist's sight

    I haven't had a chance to look the sight over much, but ran across the mention of it, and thought to share. Possibly there will be some new helpful ideas learn from there for IBD sufferers to try. "Dr. Brasco’s Gut Check And Upcoming Interviews"...
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    Why I take vitamin K2

    The other day I wrote some information on the sight about a little known supplement called vitamin K2. That post caught David's eye, who then suggested that I write more on what I know of K2. I thought that a good idea. K2 is an interesting nutrient that should be of help to others. It...