IBD and Diet
In my world it has been known for a very long time that your diet can help you recover from pretty much all diseases including inflammatory bowel disease. Sadly, some medical experts tell their clients that diet has nothing to do with this disease. I have no idea how they come to this conclusion but it is what clients are hearing. So they go on eating foods that are problematic to them and just hope that somehow they will be cured by the drugs the doctor prescribes.
If you adjust your nutrition then the drugs they prescribe would more than likely work better anyway. Not looking after your nutrition while doing additional therapies would be like trying to use a bucket to bail water out of a sinking boat. No matter how good a job you do with the bucket, there is still water entering the boat. You have to fix the hole in the boat for a long term solution. You can’t just rely solely on one approach. It is multifaceted and many factors need to be addressed. Nutrition is the foundation.
Some of the foods we suggest removing from the diet are processed foods and sugar, wheat, grains, dairy, and eggs as these foods tend to be a problem for a lot of people. Obviously it is very individual but this seems to be a decent starting point.
You can suppress symptoms but you have to address the underlying cause.
For more information and a review of a study that demonstrated patients with inflammatory bowel disease could reach remission with diet alone, please see the link below: