High prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosisIS900 DNA in gut tissues from individuals with Crohn’s disease

While I am not familiar with this specific subspecies, the fact that this mycobacterium (mycobacterium is the type of bug that causes TB) was seen with high prevalence in Crohn’s does not surprise me (not finding it in ulcerative colitis, however, was a little surprising…).  We have long known that the gastrointestinal flora plays a role in the health of the GI tract and that autoimmunity can be induced by a poor bacterial balance.

However, the approach remains the same–methods to lower the number of undesirable bugs and increase the presence and growth of probiotic flora.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.