Why We Went Grain Free
The benefits of a grain-free diet has been proven through the personal experience of hundreds of people worldwide who have experienced significant relief from symptoms of crohn's disease (and many other illnesses of the digestive system) and also for chronic fatigue.
Inevitably, mainstream medicine disputes this as the "so-called evidence" is anecdotal in nature, and cannot be backed up or substantiated by clinical trials or studies. They will tell you that there is no evidence that diet can play such a pivotal role in the treatment of serious diseases like crohn's - they will say that all there is drug-treatment and surgery.
Well, since when is a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company going to spend millions on a clinical study that proves that, for some people, certain foods harm and other foods heal? Where is the profit in that?Since when are the sugar and wheat industries going to fund clinical studies that prove that all carbohydrates are not all the same? What happens to their market share then?
All we have is the personal stories of those who have been prepared to make the changes and experienced the amazing benefits from doing so. To me, having a husband who is both drug and surgery-free despite serious intestinal scarring, who is living a healthy and symptom free life - isn't that proof enough? And I refuse to believe that we are "just lucky" or that his crohn's is "in remission" - because whenever we have drifted away from our healthy eating lifestyle, within a few weeks his symptoms start returning, and when we return to our healthy eating lifestyle, within a few days his symptoms disappear. It has happened so many times over the pastyears that we are convinced of the direct link, and don't need any more painful episodes to prove that it is not just a coincidence.
I am not going to go into detail about the why of grain-free - there are plenty of resources that do that already. Have a look in the Resources section for a list of the books and resources that we found very useful when starting our grain-free journey.