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Posted by Walt Stoll on August 08, 2003 at 06:07:49:

From: "Misty L. Trepke"
To:
Subject: [S-A] [HealingCrow] Bacteria Linked to Bowel Disorder
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003 10:58 AM

The question then becomes.... is it the bacteria that needs
addressing, or instead should we focus on improving the morbid
terain that allows the bacteria to proliferate.... My two cents is
that truly holistic medicine would focus on the person, the terrain,
and not on killing a specific critter... Think of all the critters
out there, but only some of us get sick... Why? The difference is
in the terrain...
Be Well,
Misty L. Trepke
http://www.searching-alternatives.com


Bacteria Linked to Bowel Disorder

Scientists have identified a type of bacteria they believe may cause
Crohn's disease. The bowel disorder affects 100,000 Britons and can
cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from a lack of appetite to
chronic diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Its cause is unknown although
there have been suggested that it can be passed to humans in milk.
This discovery of a type of bacteria in patients with the disease
will raise hopes of better treatments to fight the condition.
Professor John Hermon-Taylor and colleagues at St George's Hospital
Medical School in London carried out tests on a group of patients
with Crohn's disease.

They also carried out tests on another group without the condition.
The discovery that the MAP bug is present in the vast majority of
Crohn's sufferers means it is almost certainly causing the
intestinal inflammation Action Research They found Mycobacterium
avium paratuberculosis (MAP) bacteria in 92% of patients with the
disease. However, they only found the bacteria in 26% of patients
without the condition.

This has led the scientists to suggest that this bacteria may play a
key role in spreading the disease. "The rate of detection of MAP in
individuals with Crohn's disease is highly significant and
implicates this pathogen in disease causation," said Professor
Hermon-Taylor.

"The problems caused by the MAP bug are a public health tragedy," he
said. IBS clue Professor Hermon-Taylor said an unexpected finding of
the research showed that patients suffering from irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS) may also be infected with MAP. IBS is painful and can
cause diarrhoea, or diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

Sufferers often desperately need to go to the toilet with little
warning, which severely limits their lifestyle. No-one knows what
causes IBS, although it is suggested that stress can make it worse.
More women are affected than men.

"In animals, MAP inflames the nerves of the gut," Professor
Hermon-Taylor said. "Recent work from Sweden shows that people with
IBS also have inflamed gut nerves. "There is a real chance that the
MAP bug may be inflaming people's gut nerves and causing IBS."
The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Professor Hermon-Taylor said he has sent a copy of the paper to Sir
Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer for England.

The research was welcomed by the medical charity Action Research.
It said that previous studies have suggested that MAP is found in 2%
of retail pasteurised milk cartons. "The discovery that the MAP bug
is present in the vast majority of Crohn's sufferers means it is
almost certainly causing the intestinal inflammation," it said in a
statement.

"Action Research does not recommend that anyone stops drinking milk.
"However, for those individuals with Crohn's disease or their close
relatives who may feel particularly at risk, it may be sensible to
start drinking UHT milk. "As UHT involves higher pasteurisation
temperatures, it is probable that MAP is destroyed," it said.
The charity called for Crohn's to be made a reportable disease, for
more stringent milk pasteurisation, for tests for MAP in dairy
herds, and procedures for reducing MAP infection on farms.
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/health/3130173.stm

Published: 2003/08/06 17:13:31 GMT

? BBC MMIII





Re: Still got it backwards. Archive in LGS.

Posted by Dahlimama on August 08, 2003 at 10:59:29:

In Reply to: Still got it backwards. Archive in LGS. posted by Walt Stoll on August 08, 2003 at 06:07:49:

Hi Doc,

I am a long time follower. I have read your book and you have answered numerous questions for me regarding my digestion. I must admit that although I truly value your opinion, I still couldn't make sense of not addressing the parasite or infection first.

Last week we were on vaction and there happened to be a lagoon just outside our condo. One morning as my husband and I stood watching the hundreds of turtles that inhabited the murky water, I ask my husband how does this happen? Why do these turtles just know there is a hole full of water here and start living in it? My husband replied because they can.

It was at that momment I understood what you are saying.

An epiphany.

Since then I have become hyper aware of this in other ways. I cut a piece of fruit, no fruit flies in the house. Ten minutes later fruit flies.

Many thanks,

Dahlimama




Re: Still got it backwards. Archive in LGS.

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 09, 2003 at 07:27:43:

In Reply to: Re: Still got it backwards. Archive in LGS. posted by Dahlimama on August 08, 2003 at 10:59:29:

Thanks, Dahlimama.

I needed that!

Walt

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