A probiotic strain of the E.coli bacteria could help treat Crohn’s disease. Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand publish their results in the April 2011 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental
Lab tests on cells showed that F. prausnitzii has anti-inflammatory effects, though it didn’t kill bad bacteria. Researchers went one step further, using F. prausnitzii to treat colitis in mice. Those mice lost less weight and had less inflammation than other mice with colitis that didn’t get F. prausnitzii treatment. Read more here:
Another study, concluding much the same gives one main point that is truly one of the keys to controlling Crohn’s Disease. That is researches admit there is a decrease in the abundance and biodiversity of intestinal bacteria within the dominant phylum Firmicutes has been observed repeatedly in Crohn disease (CD) patients.
And scientists noticed that patients whose Crohn’s disease recurred within six months of Crohn’s disease surgery tended to be low on F. prausnitzii, compared to other patients.
If this is the case, then why are Doctors so against starting Crohn’s Disease patients on some form of probiotic?
Folks, this is no longer woo-woo stuff! It is no longer a hipie-tambourine world! Let’s face it, we need good gut bacteria to ward off pathogenic bugs and to keep our immune systems healthy.
There is over whelming evidence of commensal gut bacteria in inflammatory Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal disorders
Probiotic use can help in the symptoms of
- Irritable bowel
- Lactose intolerance
- Intestinal hyperpermeability
When purchasing a probiotic you really need to wrk with a qualified health care practioner. There are several different strains that can help in gut dysbiosis and reinoculation. You will need a professional high grade supplement.
If this is something you would like to explore further please contact Karen by email or
phone 623 252.HEAL (4325)