One of the more serious chronic food related diseases
is Crohn's disease. We know people with this disease have abnormalities of the immune system. The most common
symptoms of Crohn's disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right quadrant, and diarrhea.
This disease usually begins in young people and tends
to involve the end of the small intestine in inflammatory swelling. However, it can affect any part of the
Crohn's affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families.
About 20 percent of people with this disease have a
blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause
inflammation in the intestines.
The Biomeridian MSA Professional Test is a safe
non-invasive approach to treating Crohn's disease. Using our testing allows us to offer a more comprehensive
analysis of reactions that cause this debilitating illness.
The reactive foods can be identified accurately and quickly through the use of this test.
Removing the offending foods from the diet allows the
body's natural healing process to begin quickly thereby providing lasting relief from the devastating effects
of Crohn's disease.
Normally, the initial treatment for most people with
Crohn's disease is through the use of drugs that control inflammation. Drugs that suppress the immune system
are also routinely prescribed. However, these drugs can cause serious side effects, including greater
susceptibility to infection, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea and headache.
Additionally, these drugs only provide temporary
relief from the effects of Crohn's by treating the symptoms instead of the underlying cause of the
More importantly, use of these drugs does not necessarily prevent the need for surgery, which, while surgery can
help Crohn's disease, it cannot cure it.
Thus the question remains - what is the most effective
treatment for Crohn's disease? To help answer this, we refer to the Surgeon General's report on nutrition and
health issued in 1987 in which he stated that there is a "convergence of similar dietary recommendations that
apply to prevention of multiple chronic diseases.
Diseases of nutritional deficiencies have declined and
have been replaced by diseases of dietary excesses and imbalances-problems that now rank among the leading
causes of illness and death. It touches the lives of most Americans, and generates substantial health care
Food is the most intimate part of our environment because food is ingested.
When something goes wrong, it makes good biological sense to look at the flow of substances through the mouth for
the source of the problem.
There are two types of adverse reactions to foods - immediate and delayed. Immediate reactions are
easy to self diagnose, but delayed reactions are very difficult to pin down.
Since most autoimmune diseases and chronic conditions, including Crohn's disease, are caused by
delayed autoimmune responses to foods in the digestive track, the Biomeridian MSA Professional testing method
provides the necessary information that actually improves your health by avoiding reactive foods.
Food and the environment are basic determinants of health. Food causes more than half of all
serious and chronic diseases in North America.
If our treatment concept makes sense to you then you should consider having
Dr. Hardy perform this test for you.