Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract of over five million individuals, poses a significant challenge to both patients and healthcare professionals.
With its intricate layers of complexity and profound impact on lives, understanding the basics of Crohn’s is crucial for its effective prevention and therapy. Dr. Gilles R.G. Monif’s book “The Prevention and Therapy of Crohn’s Disease” provides readers a means to thoroughly educate themselves on this disease so that they can liberate themselves, physically and economically, from its destructive consequences.
Dr. Gilles R.G. Monif’s book “The Prevention and Therapy of Crohn’s Disease” emphasizes newborn feeding decisions as crucial to disease prevention. For the first three to four weeks of life, breastfeeding or using a formula without milk can prevent the future development of Crohn’s disease for the baby.
Plant-based diets are the center pieces of therapy for Crohn’s disease. What triggers the potential for the subsequent development of the disease and what ultimately causes its clinical expression centers around a bovine mycobacterium, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, that can be shredded into milk by infected animals and is not effectively destroyed by pasteurization. Therapy of Crohn’s disease focuses on elimination from diet of foods that have the potential of having been adulterated by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. The importance of early lifestyle choices in reducing Crohn’s disease’s global presence is stressed.
Dr. Monif’s new book explores Crohn’s disease’s origins, dietary treatment, prevention, and its potential for its being permanently cured as well as the reasons behind its global prevalence.
“The Prevention and Therapy of Crohn’s Disease” identifies the therapeutically neglected role played by the anaerobic progression and the gastrointestinal microbiota in creating permanent structural changes in the small bowel observed in Crohn’s disease. Dr. Monif connects the immune-mediated disease, which is Crohn’s disease, with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis to the activation of the anaerobic progression. Doing so, he sheds light on the second pathogenic mechanism that defines Crohn’s disease.
The book introduces readers to Florida University/Infectious Diseases Incorporated alliance that unraveled the perplexing enigmas embedded first in Johne’s disease and subsequently in Crohn’s Disease. Through collaboration, the coalition developed new diagnostic tests and a combination killed/live oral vaccine to prevent the progression of MAP in milk-producing herds.
Dr. Monif’s book dissects what causes Crohn’s disease and casts aside the conventional belief that it is an incurable autoimmune disease. By highlighting the connection between adulteration of food, absence of acquired immunity, and disease, the book opens a portal for potentially understanding the pathogenesis of other diseases labeled as being of autoimmune causation.
The limitations of biologics—which at first seemed to offer hope for treating Crohn’s disease—are explored in depth in Dr. Monif’s book.
The book argues that the labels of infant formula and powdered milk used in newborn feeding need to have a warning about the products having the potential for adulteration by a specific mycobacterium. Dr. Monif argues that new mothers have the right to all the relevant information necessary to make an informed decision about a baby’s nutrition during its period of immunological susceptibility.
The importance of this book for individuals with Crohn’s disease overshadows the all-important fact that this book is the first clearly documented example of how adulterated food can cause disease on a global level, and how, in the case of Crohn’s disease, proper food selection is Medicine.
In conclusion, “The Prevention and Therapy of Crohn’s Disease” by Dr. Gilles R.G. Monif provides a comprehensive guide that empowers readers with the knowledge to navigate through the complexities of Crohn’s disease. From prevention strategies to understanding the disease’s underlying factors, the book paves the way for a holistic approach to prevention and therapy of Crohn’s disease.