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Charles Darwin had Crohn's Disease!!

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Research & News Apr 1. 0 Replies

This is the coolest thing I've heard in a long time. Researchers did a gene analysis on some of his beard hairs and found a bunch of markers of Crohn's. He suffered from some mystery illness his entire life and even passed it to some of his kids --…Continue

Tags: genetics, DNA, Crohn's, Darwin, Charles

Sniffing out IBD: Ewwwwww ...

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Research & News Mar 29. 0 Replies

Here's a new one! Seems researchers in the UK have designed a machine that can "sniff out" IBD -- and even distinguish between the two. They've had a 75% success rate with their new method, which could mean less colonoscopies! In a nutshell, it's…Continue

Tags: test, diagnosis, smell, IBD

Dental Problems Plague Crohn’s Patients

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Research & News Mar 27. 0 Replies

I've heard about this a lot lately, and my doctor has brought it up to me, too. I have heard of a few people having big issues with their teeth and gums, so I'm really careful about my teeth and take extra good care of them. I did just have an…Continue

Tags: bacteria, cavities, teeth, health, Dental

HUGE research finding regarding bacteria!

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Research & News Mar 13. 0 Replies

Not a lot of time to comment on this but this is a HUGE development in IBD research! In a nutshell, they found that the microbiome in IBD patients has tons more "bad bacteria" than healthy people. Lots of implications from this study, not the least…Continue

Tags: antibiotics, screening, microbiome, research, bacteria

Mucous could help to heal IBD

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Research & News Feb 13. 0 Replies

Here's a pretty interesting article about how researchers are studying the healing powers of mucous. Yes, mucous. It seems that mucous has great antiinflammatory properties, and people with IBD end up with less mucous output than healthy people --…Continue

Tags: system, mucous, immune, bacteria, study

Two New Clinical Trials!

Started by MJ Nehasil in IBD Clinical Trials Feb 10. 0 Replies

One of our community members, RaLea, passed these two clinical trial opportunities along to me. A lot of you have been interested in participating in new studies and such. Take a look at these and see if they interest you! And, if you find out…Continue

Tags: pregnancy, Mycobacterium, medications, trial, clinical

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My T-score numbers imporved - product Osteo-K

Posted by O'Connor, Chris on March 8, 2013 at 9:00am 1 Comment

I am not one to share much personal information but, I think this is worth sharing with this community.  I had a Dexa Scan this week and my numbers actually got better since the last scan.  My last scan was in January 2011 and my Femoral T-score…

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The Spoon Theory -- A Must Read!

Posted by MJ Nehasil on March 4, 2013 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Anybody out there ever heard of the Spoon Theory? It was written by a woman with Lupus a few years back. It is, bar none, the best description of living with an chronic illness I've ever heard! In a nutshell, as a person living with a chronic… Continue
 
 
 

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