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How to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Like Crohn’s Disease

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  • An estimated 1.6 million Americans struggle with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; 70,000 new cases of IBD are diagnosed in the U.S. each year
  • A number of gut bacteria and fungi have been identified as playing a role in IBD. Gut bacteria also influence your immune responses and play a role in celiac disease, food allergies and food sensitivities
  • IBD is associated with malabsorption and malnutrition, which can result in bone fractures and bone diseases such as osteopenia and osteoporosis. Gut inflammation appears to be an important contributor to bone loss

By Dr. Mercola

The bacteria in your gut play crucial roles in your health, and your diet can significantly alter your gut microbiome. Sugar nourishes health-harming bacteria, yeast and fungi in your gut, which may actually harm you more than its impact on insulin resistance. 


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