I’ve recently learned about a new, experimental Crohn’s treatment I want to tell you about.
It involves stimulating the innate immune system to wake up, and clean up ALL pathogens in the body (kill all the bad bugs). The mechanism used to achieve this is by injecting components of dead E. coli bacteria into the skin (dendritic cells). The preliminary trial showed a promising remission rate, so they have moved into a full clinical trial.
Dr. Gunn is looking for 24 more trial participants to test this treatment, and all travel and accommodation costs (from anywhere worldwide) will be paid for – maybe that’s you?
I’ve done a teleseminar with the doctor in Vancouver (Dr. Hal Gunn) who’s holding this clinical trial and I have asked him every question I could think of. So if you’re at all intrigued, download or listen to this 17-minute interview where I ask Dr. Gunn to explain the pros and cons for us:
Here are some of the questions I ask in this interview:
- Tell us the story of how you ‘discovered’ this new, experimental treatment for Crohn’s?
- This clinical trial involves injecting components of dead bacteria into your skin – how is this different from a vaccine, which used to be a dead or weakened virus, although I read they’re now also using synthetic antigens?
- Please tell us about the initial trial you ran with only 10 patients?
- Is this treatment similar to the pig worm treatment; where people swallow Helminth worms?
- Are you hoping for this treatment (if it proves reliable and successful) to be used, like a drug, as a stand-alone treatment? Or are you thinking of it being one piece of a more holistic approach?
- Can you tell us more about the innate immune system vs. adaptive immune response?
I asked Dr. Gunn 2 more questions after the call – here they are, along with his responses:
JINI: What is the longest time you have tracked anyone who has used this treatment?
DR. HAL GU