Readers continuously ask me where/how they can get tested for mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) infection. This is a bacterial/fungal hybrid that hides inside your cells, so is only detectable if you test for the DNA or RNA of the organism. However, over 90% of Crohn's patients carry MAP when tested in clinical trials. And yes, [...]
2020 Update: I can hardly believe this… but after banging on about the inability to sterilize colonoscopes for the last decade; educating people on the risks and what you can do before and after to minimize the risks, I just found out there is now FINALLY a single-use, disposable, robotic colonoscope available and currently being used in Italy [...]
Wow, I thought I understood the difference between blood types - until I watched this short, sharp video! I've had my blood tested countless times, received blood transfusions, birthed 3 healthy babies - all without fully understanding the basic framework of blood typing: This is how we should learn things in school!
Here's a common scenario for people with active Crohn's or Colitis: "I'm still at the hospital and I have a feeling I'll be here for a while. It's not my appendix. The CAT scan showed that I have an abscess in my small bowel. I'm on a liquid diet and they're giving me a lot [...]
If you have any of the symptoms of IBS or Crohns, colitis and diverticulitis, it's safe to say your gut microbiota is unbalanced and unhealthy. With too many "bad" microorganisms (yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites) and not enough good ones. But sometimes it's useful to know exactly what and how your gut flora is unbalanced and [...]