Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that can be incredibly painful, may turn into complete remission, at least according to the results of a recent case study on a vegetable diet. The case study involved a late 20s man suffering from Crohn's disease before switching to a non-processed vegetable diet. Thereafter, the disease went into remission and healing.
The findings were recently published in the journal Nutrients in which researchers explain that more than a year of intravenous treatment was unable to remorse the condition of this man. However, positive changes occurred when the unnamed patient switched to a herbal diet over a period of 40 days of religious observation.
During this time, the patient's symptoms, including severe abdominal pain and fatigue, completely disappeared. As a result of this change, the patient chose to maintain the plant-based diet, which is described in the study as completely free of animal products and processed foods.
The diet included legumes (beans, lentils, peas, etc.), fruits, vegetables and whole grains. According to researchers, Crohn's disease has been in full remission during this time, and tests have shown that the mucosa is completely healed. The unnamed man was unable to stop taking his medication and did not relapse during the diet.
The exact reasons for a plant-based remission are still unclear, but researchers point out that higher fiber intake ̵