Crohn’s disease in a woman, Barbara, (not her real name) now symptom free
Barbara was in her 40’s when she came to see me for Crohn’s disease. Another doctor had diagnosed her with “microscopic colitis”, a diagnosis which was later changed to Crohn’s. Various doctors put her on prednisone, later Humira, and none worked for long term relief.. She tried liquid herbs. She had a list of foods to avoid such as dairy, casein, gluten, egg yolk and brewer’s yeast. Supplements were also given. Barbara’s symptoms always returned and she became worse, felt weak, and had no energy.
Barbara came to see me after finding this website (www.nutritioninstitute.com). She took malt and vinegar out of her diet, the first step in the Feast Without Yeast diet. Within two days she was better. Her stool frequency dropped in half almost overnight. I saw her a few days later after she eliminated malt and vinegar. Barbara still had some stomach cramping, but now had almost formed stools twice a day. Overall pain was reduced substantially. Her energy was much better. Before Barbara started the Feast Without Yeast diet, she had to nap and sleep in the day time. I recommended she stop the herbs and I prescribed nystatin oral powder. Nystatin is a non-absorbed medicine which kills the yeast Candida in the intestinal tract. She continued following the Feast Without Yeast diet.
I next saw her two and a half months later. Barbara reported that she felt really good. She continued to improve after stopping the malt and vinegar. The most symptoms she had at that point was a little cramping in the morning. She felt like almost a normal person. Barbara also had cystic acne which went away after starting nystatin and the diet. She continued the Feast Without Yeast diet and nystatin.
I saw Barbara again recently. She reported that she was doing well. On the current treatment of the Feast Without Yeast diet and nystatin oral powder, she has no symptoms at all. She feels like a normal person.
Barbara had suffered for years with Crohn’s and in a few months, the Feast Without Yeast diet and nystatin oral powder relieved all her Crohn’s symptoms and her cystic acne.
How did the Feast Without Yeast diet and nystatin oral powder help Barbara’s Crohn’s disease?
Candida yeast in the intestinal tract (present in greater quantities after antibiotics) can provoke the inflammation of both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Candida resists and suppresses the immune system. Then, the first lines of immune defense against Candida, do not work, leading the immune system to make signals for inflammation. This inflammation can persist and become Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The medical community gives toxic medications to stop the inflammation. However, all that is needed is dietary change (found in our book Feast Without Yeast) and the non-absorbed anti-yeast medicine nystatin. These principles are well illustrated in the above case. A fuller explanation of how Candida causes the inflammation of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and treatment for Candida is given in our book An Extraordinary Power to Heal.