A vegetarian diet to treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic autoimmune disease

Health 2 January, 2018


Published the 02.01.2018 at 13h26


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“Crohn’s disease has pushed my daily life of a teenager carefree “. This sentence opens the book-testimony of Jeanne Deumier, Diagnosed with Crohn’s , published by Flammarion. At 18, she finds that she is affected by the disease.
For two years, she will receive treatments. Up to 2013, where she decided to stop everything. Or rather start all over again. The young woman decides to drastically change its power mode. Today, it is, according to his doctors, in remission total.

Eating fresh, local, and home-made

When the disease has been diagnosed, Jane has followed a treatment with cortisone. Initially, the solution seems miraculous : more fatigue because the treatment is excited, the appetite returned, the symptoms disappear. But after some time his face swells a lot, especially as soon as the doses decrease, everything starts over.
It was then followed by a treatment with an immunosuppressant, it has been poorly supported. As she was offered a course of anti-TNF-alpha, the young woman refuses :” it frightened me, there were a lot of constraints and side effects. “So, she decides to radically change its mode of feeding. A naturopath and an osteopath had recommended to do so, this time she feels ready.

A diet almost vegetarian

Finished the prepared dishes and other sweets, she eats local, seasonal, and homemade.” I am almost vegetarian, I eat eggs once a week, but most of all of dairy products “. At the end of three months, the effects are felt. “I was no longer the same person “, she explains. Her skin condition improved, she had almost no nausea, was less tired.
Today, she said that she was healed. Last February, during his last colioscopie, all his sores were gone. “I changed my mode of life at the right time, I had not undergone surgery for the disease, and I didn’t have a lot of ulcerations creusantes, it was easier to operate,” she says. Now, she wants to share her experience.

Diet and autoimmune diseases

Several studies show that physical activity and dietary changes, allow people to observe changes in the intestinal microbiota, and have a microbiota rich and well-balanced will help to better control the flare-ups of autoimmune disease.
Thus, in multiple sclerosis, a study has shown that people who had the power, the healthiest were also the ones with the least of relapses and physical disability. There is no causality established, but there is a statistical link between the 2.
The definition of a healthy diet was to eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and less sugar from desserts and sugary drinks, less red meat and processed meat.

Jane’s case is a special case. Up to now, the supply is rather an adjunct therapy in autoimmune diseases and the ideal diet is not a plan exclusion.