Free Webinar\t FREE WebinarAn Evidence-Based 2nd Opinion on IBDFree Webinar \tCan changes to diet and lifestyle have an impact on IBD? In this webinar, we are going to show you what scientific research has to say about the link between diet and IBD. We speak to people on a daily basis who tell us that their gastroenterologist or doctor told them that diet has nothing to with gut disease or that fibre is bad for the bowel or that they have to be on medications for the rest of their life. Is this true? What does the evidence say? We can't wait to share this information with you, so please click here to join us for this FREE webinar on (26\/09\/2021) \tWhat is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? There are an estimated 6.8 (in 2017) million people worldwide currently suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn\u2019s disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and pouchitis (1). These conditions are considered autoimmune in nature, whereby the body attacks normal healthy tissue, in these cases, the bowel, causing ulceration, pain, malabsorption, bloody diarrhoea, and damage to the intestines including perforations, strictures and obstructions, as well as an increased risk of bowel cancer. They are divided by the area they affect, with Crohn\u2019s leading to destruction anywhere from mouth to anus, through the entire thickness of the intestinal wall, and ulcerative colitis being more localised to the colon, and surface layers only. Some people have a combined form known as \u2018indeterminate colitis\u2019, and others have disease manifestations outside of the bowel, such as arthritis, eye inflammation, skin problems and liver disorders. Regardless of the definition, the cause and treatment is largely the same and will be discussed in further detail during the webinar. They are all generally considered \u2018incurable\u2019 by modern medicine, and follow a pathway of strong drugs to induce remission, repeated drug therapy and experimentation when the patient relapses, and surgeries when these fail, many of which offering little more than temporary symptom control. As most cases are diagnosed before the age of thirty, this condition has a huge impact on one\u2019s quality of life. Considering some of the newer drug therapies cost over $40,000 per year, and are associated with increased risk of other diseases (2), with no guarantee of remission, let alone cure, and high rates of relapse, perhaps it\u2019s time to look if there are alternatives, or at least adjuvant treatments? Want to know more? Join our FREE webinar on (26\/09\/2021) \tStandard Medical Care Currently Before we start, let us preface by saying we are NOT anti-drug therapies. However, what we do wish was more prevalent is true informed consent, with ALL possible options on the table. There is no denying that many drug and surgical treatments have helped many patients suffering with IBD, and we still recommend them at least temporarily in many cases, however, they only control the disease by suppressing the immune system to decrease the inflammation caused by the disease, or removing the affected area of bowel in the hope that no other area becomes affected, as opposed to addressing and removing the root cause of the disease. This is largely because the cause is considered \u2018unknown\u2019; This review highlights statistics of medical and surgical management. Review article: remission rates achievable by current therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. (2011) (Peyrin-Biroulet L1, L\u00e9mann M) (3) They found that at best, 20-55% of those on medications (ASA or steroids) went into remission. This leaves 45-80% still with active disease, which usually means stronger drugs are tried. Of these, drugs such as azathioprine induced remission maintained for one year for only about 60%. Approximately 30-60% failed to achieve remission on methotrexate over a forty week period, with remission rates under 35% or less for infliximab, adalimumab or certolizumab. Those that cannot achieve and maintain remission under pharmaceutical therapy are often then referred to surgery. This review found that approximately one-fifth of CD and UC patients treated with biologics require intestinal resection after 2-5 years.The authors concluded that in the era of biologics (new drug type), the proportion of patients with inflammatory bowel disease not entering remission remains high. The risks of steroids, especially long term, is considered unsafe (4) due to severe side-effects,such as gastric ulcers, Cushing\u2019s habitus (central obesity, moon face, red cheeks, wasted limbs), hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, muscle weakness, fragile skin, purple striae (stretch marks), flaring up of latent infections, delayed wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis, glaucoma, and hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression (hormonal issues), with an increased risk of opportunistic infections and development of lymphomas (blood cancers). There is evidence (5) to suggest that long-term use of steroid-sparing new drugs (biologics), especially infliximab, adalimumab, and certolizumab, may increase the risk of infections and malignancies, especially non-Hodgkin\u2019s lymphoma.Combining these drug types with classical immunosuppressive drugs (such as steroids) is often contraindicated due to major adverse effects, including infection, malignancies and diverse immune reactions. Want to know more? Join our FREE webinar on (26\/09\/2021) \tSummary The current \u2018best-practice\u2019 medical care is the use of steroids, or steroid-sparing biological drug therapies to suppress the immune system to reduce the inflammation caused by the body attacking its own healthy tissue in the gut. When this doesn\u2019t work, or ceases to work, portions of the bowel and\/or anus are operated on or removed, often multiple times. The cause remains \u2018unknown\u2019, cures \u2018are not possible\u2019, and the treatment changes as new drug companies prove slightly (or seemingly prove) better results or less side-effects. See how this information has been life-changing for many of our clients! \t \t\t\t \tIs There Evidence For Dietary Intervention For Prevention, Treatment Or Even Cure? Despite the overwhelming amount of literature expressing improvement, remission or even cure of IBD with dietary changes, many patients are still unfortunately told things such as- \u2018Food has nothing to do with your disease\u2019 \u2018You\u2019ll be on these drugs for the rest of your life\u2019 \u2018Because the drugs are no longer working, you will need surgery to remove part of your bowel, and you will have to live with a bag through your abdomen collecting your excrement\u2019. Is there another option? Find out with us during our FREE webinar on (26\/09\/2021) The webinar will cover evidence-based information, including: Current practice for IBD treatment Evidence for prevention Evidence for treatment Why plant-foods help Studies What is the role of inflammation? \tReferences https:\/\/www.thelancet.com\/journals\/langas\/article\/PIIS2468-1253(19)30333-4\/fulltext https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pubmed\/25083238 https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pubmed\/21323689 http:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S2225411016302346 http:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/science\/article\/pii\/S2225411016302346#bb0065 \tTo join the FREE webinar \tPlease fill below form name*email* High Carb Health aims to provide people realistic advice on how to get healthy and reverse illness via a scientifically proven nutrition based approach to healing the body. Our goal is to provide long lasting solutions. 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