So if you look on the comments on Part 2, you will see the author of the book “Beat Crohn’s: Getting to Remission with Enteral Nutrition” respond to my remarks on Crohn’s Colitis (Crohn’s in the large intestine only). I’m really glad she posted, as is gives us some hope! She cites a study done this summer where kids treated with EN (enteral nutrition) and who have Crohn’s Colitis had a very good remission rate. Hooray!
I’m wrapping up EN, for now, in this post. I’m not done researching, but for now I need to let it rest. I learned a ton from Margaret’s book, and I would HIGHLY suggest that if anyone is interested in learning more, to buy her book. You can also find her at www. ibdbook.com .
My conclusion on EN is this: I think it makes sense, and I would love to try it. I’m sure I eventually will, when I find a good formula for a reasonable price. I looked at Ensure (which I belive is one of the cheaper options) at the store today, and I’m just not comfortable with putting some of those ingredients into my system. I know there has got to be a better formula out there, but cost is a problem. For instance, I saw one yesterday called Absorb Plus, which seemed like a really good product. But the expense was close to $60 for one tub, which only had 10 servings in it. Yikes! I can’t imagine who could do that product full-time and not go bankrupt.
So yes, my main drawback right now is cost. I hope to find a cheaper product so I can supplement my SCD eating. If I find something like that, I’ll post again on EN. In the meantime, do some more research for yourself, and see what you find. Post a comment if you find something interesting! Let’s share information so we can all learn and grow.
Signing off for now……