I know for a fact there is a large community of people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that find relief through eating clean. Many people have emailed me just to tell me that. The contacts and stories I receive from people with digestive issues say their doctor not only DID NOT recommend a healthier diet but said it has no link. Doctors say it will not help the condition. Liar, Liar, pants ABLAZE.
This is mind boggling to me.
I speculate (I never use that word…no idea why I just typed it) that it is because of pharmaceutical companies trying to pimp out our health system. Check out a good read about that topic here.
When doctors give information like this it is similar to a patient coming into a dentist’s office with broken teeth because they chew on rocks all day. And the dentist says, “You have weak teeth. It’s not from the rock chewing. You may continue gnawing on concrete because it won’t really matter. You have weak teeth no matter what.”
If my doctor told me I have weak teeth he should probably tell me to stop chewing rocks! Right? Okay, bad analogy. But, seriously. Why are doctor’s okay with telling their patients that eating has nothing to do with a bowel disease?
Luckily, my gastroenterologist is an actual human being with common sense. So, although he stresses the importance of medication (remember: this is a lifelong chronic disease with no cure) he also seems to think diet and other factors can contribute to IBD symptoms. After all, he’s the one who recommended the paleo diet.
What can you do to help?
Spread the word. Next time you have an appointment with your GI doctor tell them about Mangia Paleo. Share the success stories with your friends, family, doctors. In fact, share this exact blog post link. I’d like to see what they think of this entry. 😉
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