Is the Jury Still Out?: Reaching a Verdict about Food Allergies Contribution to Digestive Disorders

Many health care professionals say that food plays no role in digestive diseases:
• The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation states that: 
“Crohn's and Colitis are painful and chronic digestive diseases for which there currently is no cure...Although some people do have allergic reactions to certain foods, neither Crohn's disease nor ulcerative colitis are related to food allergies.” 
• The University of Michigan Health System says: 
“Nothing you ate caused your disease, nor will diet cure your disease.” 
However, not all agree with this perspective:
• This article published in PubMed by The University of Auckland concedes that
“Diet is known to play a major role in the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease.”
There are over 1400 published scientific studies directly linking food allergies to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. It is time to seriously address what many doctors and scientists agree is one of the greatest contributors to our discomfort – the food we eat. Let's transform the conversation when it comes to your health.
Useful Reference Articles in PubMed: 
Triggs CM, Munday K, Hu R, Fraser AG, Gearry RB, Barclay ML, Furguson LR (August 7, 2010), Does evidence exist to include dietary therapy in the treatment of Crohn's disease? Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20144628.
Brown AC, Roy M (April 2010), Does evidence exist to include dietary therapy in the treatment of Crohn's disease? Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20350266.