Dear Friends

Crohn’s Disease is thought to result from a complex interactions between environmental factors, the gut microbes, the genetic background of the patient, and their immune system. It is an autoimmune condition where the patient’s immune system attacks their own intestines.  It was a condition virtually unheard of a century ago (Martzaris, 2014).

Therapeutic Foods protocol for Crohns:

  • LactORN – 1 level tsp twice a week.
  • Supernatant Synbiotic – 1 capsule daily.
  • Phyto Power– 2 capsules daily.

When you take the LactORN let the powder dissolve in your mouth, that way you get the full effect of its immune modulating oligoribonucleotides (ORNs) from its L. casei.

Food Science:

The interaction of commensal bacteria with the intestinal immune system is an essential factor in the development of inflammatory bowel disease.
Liopis et al., (2009) investigaged the immune responses to signals from the E. coli and the probiotic L. casei in Crohn’s disease mucosa.  E. coli significantly upregulated expression of a multitude of inflammatory cytokines (TNF-a, IFN-y, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8 and CXCL 1); while the L. casei downregulated these.
What’s very exciting is that when the two bacteria were combined in an experiment the L. casei prevented and counteracted the proinflammatory effects of E. coli.Both the LactORN and the Supernatant Synbiotic supply L. casei.  We are calling these two products the next generation probiotics.  Click on their links to find out why.
Pan et al., (2010) reviewed the current knowledge and underlying mechanisms on anti-inflammatory activities of flavonoids; and our Phyto Power contains an exceptionally powerful array of such phytonutrients from wild-crafted blueberries, rosehips, and dandelions from Alaska.  Their multitude of flavonoids additionally offer indirect protection by activating endogenous defense systems and by modulating cellular signaling processes such as reducing NF-kB, enhancing glutathione biosynthesis, Nrf2 and much more.
Bibliography:
  • Liopis et al. (2009). Lactobacillus casei downregulates commensals’ inflammatory signals in Crohn’s disease mucosa. Inflamm Bowel Dis; 15(2):275-83.
  • Mantzaris GJ. (2014). When can we cure Crohn’s? Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol; 28(3): 519-29.
  • Pan et al. (2010). Anti-inflammatory activity of natural dietary flavonoids. Food Funct; 1: 15-31.
Yours,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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Michael Gregor in his video, Preventing Crohn’s Disease with Diet, sites a fascinating study from Japan where the researchers took a group of Crohn patients in remission, dividing them into two groups, telling one to eat no animal meat and letting the other eat in their normal way. They followed them for 2 years. After two year 92% of those following the vegetarian diet had no relapse where only 20% of the other group remained symptom free.