food IS medicine – new evidence that diet alone can reverse Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Food IS medicine. And as Ayurveda tells us, diet is the foundation of health.

In the first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital have used diet alone to successfully bring active Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis into clinical remission.

“For decades or longer, medicine has said diet doesn’t matter, that it doesn’t impact disease,” said Suskind. “Now we know that diet does have an impact, a strong impact. It works, and now there’s evidence.”

To date, there have only been a few case reports where a whole food diet, like SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), has been used as a potential treatment for IBD. This study is the first to show, not just anecdotally, that the diet is safe and effective.

“Each person’s disease is unique, just as each person is unique,” said Suskind. “SCD is another tool in our tool belt to help treat these patients. It may not be the best treatment option for everyone, but it is an effective treatment for those who wish to try a dietary therapy.”

No side effects, healthy body, and healthy digestive tract?  That’s a play out of the Ayurvedic playbook.  Way to go Dr. Suskind!

Ayurveda explains that the three pillars of health are food, sleep, and healthy use of the senses and sexuality.  Every Ayurvedic intake session includes a comprehensive review of the client’s diet for constitutional and seasonal appropriateness and its effects on the digestive system. Often simple changes to your diet can make all the difference in the world: in terms of daytime energy, effect on sleep, bodily strength, and mental concentration.

Read all about Dr. Suskind’s novel “new” (ancient) approach to healing the digestive tract here.

food is medicine and diet is the Ayurvedic foundation of digestive health


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