Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Research on Immune System and Crohn's

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you might have figured out by now that I whole-heartedly believe that the rapid increase of autoimmune disease among Americans is caused by environmental factors. I feel that it starts with a genetic pre-disposition but the trigger is the environment. The biggest factor being our diet. Processed foods with little to no nutritional value, scientifically altered food, lots of stuff that our bodies are not designed to recognize and therefore reject. Did you know that wheat is now scientifically altered to be 90% more glutenous than it was just 40 years ago? It's no wonder Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are rampant. Most doctors have not come around to this mode of thinking yet, but every now and then I come across new research, like this article, that shine a little light on this theory. It gets me so excited to read articles like this!!

1 comment:

stipeygirl75 said...

I agree that we are genetically disposed and then the environmental factors trigger the illnesses. I found out when I cut out all processed foods I felt 90% better. I still have issues but nowhere near what I did when I was eating junk! This is a great article :) I will share with my friends and family.