Calprotectin is a stronger predictive marker of relapse in ulcerative colitis than in Crohn’s disease

It is strange that two of strongest markers to predict relapse are tests most GI docs have probably never heard of.  Altered GI permeability (“leaky gut”) as evidenced by a lactulose/mannitol challenge is another strong predictor of relapse.

The nice thing is that these markers can be easily checked and modified with natural approaches such as omega-3 fatty acids, non-processed diets and probiotic supplementation.

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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.