3 Reasons to Get a Second Opinion about Crohn's and Colitis Treatments

1. One in ten Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD) patients are under the age of 18.

IBD and other disorders such as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are growing among children. Dealing with these diseases immediately can change your child's life.

2. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has entirely “ruled out” diet as a contributing factor

Instead, the CCFA recommends drugs such as corticosteroids like prednisone, aminosalicylates, immunomodulators, antibiotics, and surgery. These medications have many side effects ranging from diarrhea to seizures. Surgery is invasive and dangerous.

3. The CCFA claims there is no known cure for Crohn's and Colitis

The CCFA is a business, funded by pharmaceutical corporate sponsors. There is a lot of money to be made in research, development and sales of medication and surgery techniques.

Another Way to Heal

There is hope. If you or a loved one suffers from Crohn's or Colitis, a simple food allergy test can quickly and easily determine what allergens may be triggers. Once the offending foods are removed the digestive tract will begin to heal. Let's change the conversation when it comes to our health. 

Pill Poison: Crohn's and Colitis Drugs

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and their pharmaceutical sponsors are not interested in curing their patients. A cured patient is one who will no longer purchase medicine. The CCFA says that though there is no cure, “a number of different medications have proven effective in helping to control the disease.” Instead of addressing the cause directly, the CCFA and their pharmaceutical sponsors prefer ineffectual band-aid remedies that only minimally manage the pain and discomfort. In addition, many of the medications promoted by the CCFA are extremely harmful and can lead to the development of secondary health conditions.

2 Common Crohn's and Colitis Drugs and Side Effects:


Symptom treated: Inflammation

Drug: Sulfasalazine

Common side effects:

-        headache

-        loss of appetite

-        mild stomach upset or pain

-        nausea

-        vomiting.

Rare side effects include:

-        rash

-        facial swelling

-        bloody diarrhea

-        fever, chills

-        hearing loss

-        mental or mood changes

-        seizures


Symptom treated: For treating open and draining fistulas

Drug: Infliximab- first medication approved by the FDA specifically for treatment of Crohn's disease

Common Side Effects:

-        Back pain

-        headache

-        mild to strong stomach pain

-        runny or stuffy nose

-        exhaustion

Rare Side Effects:

-        severe allergic reaction

-        bloody, black, or tarry stools

-        chest pain

-        dizziness, fainting

-        fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat

-        nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

-        red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin

-        seizures

-        migraines

-        sudden, unexplained weight gain or loss

-        suicidal thoughts or attempts


For Quick, Easy and Safe Results there is one way:

Symptom treated: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Drug: None. Diet change, with possible supplements to heal digestive tract.

Common Side Effects: Eradication of the disease. 

Asthma, Food Allergies and Children: What Every Parent Must Know

• The number of asthma-related deaths in developed nations is increasing at alarming rates.

• There is mounting evidence that implicates food allergies as a leading cause of asthma.

What should parents do? Educate themselves and find out the truth. Most doctors do not test for food allergies. Parents of asthma sufferers must be proactive and find appropriate care.

As we mentioned in last month's blogs, there are 3 basic treatment choices:

  1. Remove the cause
  2. Treat the symptoms
  3. Alter the host to be more tolerant of the cause

Unfortunately, despite advances in pharmaceutical therapy, asthma sufferers still have a high mortality rate. If your child suffers from asthma, don't wait. Removing a single food from your child's diet could alleviate all symptoms and save your child's life.