Nutrition

Dietary Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What role do dairy and yeast exclusion diets play in fighting and reversing an autoimmune inflammatory disease?

A groundbreaking study recommended This exposure to dietary yeasts like baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, and nutritional yeast can worsen the progression of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the bowel. The reason the researchers even thought about doing the study was because Crohn’s patients tended to have elevated levels of antibodies to yeast, but Crohn’s isn’t the only autoimmune disease with elevated yeast antibodies. It was the same found in lupus patients, found in the rheumatoid arthritis, found if you have another joint disease called Ankylosing spondylitis, found in the Autoimmune liver illness, and also found in the Autoimmune thyroid illness. Could Avoiding Yeast Help These Conditions As Well? They were not put to the test, but hidradenitis suppurativa Has. What’s this? I discuss this in my video Dietary Cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Hidradenitis suppurativa can Be a cruel disease. It starts with just pimples, typically along parts of the body where there are wrinkles, such as armpits, groin, buttocks, and under the chest. Then painful nodules form, which turn into abscesses and drain a thick, foul-smelling pus. And then? It gets worse and forms active pus tunnels in your body.

And it is not so rare. It has an estimated prevalence of around 1 to 4 percent, which equates to 1 in 50. Clothing usually covers it to keep it hidden, but you can often smell the pus oozing out of people. There are all sorts of surgical options and chemotherapy, but why do researchers even have them think Diet To Try For The Condition? I mean, since Crohn’s disease is an inflammation of the bowel, you can see how a food you react to can make things worse, but why an inflammation of the armpit? Because there seems may be a link between hidradenitis suppurativa and Crohn’s disease. To have One can make you five times more likely to have the other Be an “immunopathogenic link” between the two – they may have similar abnormal immune responses. Given that, if it helps them cut yeast out of the diets of Crohn’s patients, then maybe To cut it from the diet of people with hidradenitis suppurativa could help them. A dozen patients with hidradenitis suppurativa were on a diet that eliminated foods with yeast such as bread and beer, and all got better, 12 out of 12. There was “immediate stabilization of their clinical symptoms and regression of skin lesions.” That is, vice versa, and went away on the diet within a year. Okay, but how do we know it was the yeast? When you cut out a food like pizza, you can cut out a lot of milk, and that too appears help. In fact, a dairy-free diet improved around five out of six patients.

You see, these pus tunnels are caused by breaking open the same type of sebum glands that can cause acne on a regular basis. In hidradenitis suppurativa, however, they explode and[d]Airy products contain 3 components that power the process that blocks the channel [clogging your pores] and contributes to its leakage, rupture, and ultimate explosion. “First, there is casein, which increases IGF-1. (I have about one Dozen of videos on IGF-1.) Second, the whey and lactose, and third, the hormones in the milk itself – six hormones that are produced by the cow, its placenta, and the mammary glands and that enter the milk. So why not try cutting out dairy products to see if the situation improves?

There are quite a few nasty medications you can use to try to fight back the inflammation, but once you stop taking the disease, the disease can roar back. Even after extensive operations, the disease is comes 25 to 50 percent of the time, we are desperate to explore new treatment options. But patients are not waiting. They come together in online communities and share their trials and errors on social media. People have reported success in cutting out dairy products and refined carbohydrates like white flour and sugar. A New Hampshire dermatologist decided to try dairy-free, and 83 percent of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa erred tries it started to get better. Besides, he didn’t even try to cut sugar and flour out of their diet. Now he wasn’t doing a clinical study or anything. He just thought, why not try dairy-free? It is not easy to conduct randomized, clinical, dietary interventions, but that doesn’t prevent individual patients from trying things. I mean, you can understand why there has to be institutional review boards and the like when you’re trying new, risky drugs and surgery, but if it’s just a matter of trying a switch from cow’s milk to soy milk, why then? have to wait? “When patients are looking for an effective route to clearance [of this horrible disease]You need support and guidance to get the healthiest diet that is free from dairy products and highly processed sugar and flour. Nothing could be more natural. “

But what about the yeast? How do we know it was the yeast? In the study discussed earlier, 8 of the 12 patients had just finished path Maybe that’s why they got so much better. It’s similar when I hear that someone with cancer went through the conventional route of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation before going to a questionable clinic and then attributed their healing to the wheatgrass colonies or whatever else they attributed. How do you know it wasn’t chemotherapy / surgery / radiation that saved you? Now, in this study, why do we suspect it was the yeast? Because not only did every individual patient get better, “all patients showed an immediate recurrence of skin lesions after accidental or voluntary consumption of beer or other foods” such as bread. The elimination of the yeast not only led to a “rapid stabilization” and a “slow but complete regression of the skin lesions within a year”, but in each individual case within 24 to 48 hours after a small brewer consumed yeast or other “yeast-containing foods “, BAM! – the symptoms were back. Because of this, the researchers concluded that “a simple elimination diet might encourage resolution of the skin lesions involved in this disability [perhaps not so] rare disease. “

What was the response in the medical community to this remarkable, landmark study? “Why wasn’t there any mention informed consent and the approval of the ethics committee …? “Letter after letter, the editor of the magazine complained that the researchers had violated the Helsinki Declaration, which is similar to the Nuremberg Code or the Geneva Convention on the Protection from Involuntary Human Experimentation, and asked where the institutional review board’s approval for this yeast exclusion be a study? In response, the researchers simply replied that they had just told them to avoid some foods. You gave them a choice: We can give you medication that can cause side effects, such as: B. Liver problems, or you can try this diet. “The patients preferred the diet.” Let’s not forget, I would add that they have all been healed!

The bottom line is that by avoiding foods like pizza, which contains both dairy and yeast, those affected can prevent the effects of the disease.

This is the fourth and final installment in a video series about the role that baker’s, brewer’s and nutritional yeast can play in certain autoimmune diseases. If you missed any of the others, check out:

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Check out our IGF-1 topic page If you’re unfamiliar with that cancer-causing growth hormone that I bring out in my video Animal protein versus cigarette smoking.

In health,

Michael Greger, MD

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