IBD Talk 08.20.2011

Maybe this will become a new running thing, maybe not. But I often make comments on Facebook to other people that feature my current thinking on what inflammatory bowel diseases are or how to heal from them. Sometimes I wonder if others will find them useful, so I’ll try to post more of them on this blog. Here’s one I wrote just now.

“Genetics play a part, but not the whole thing. I wish more patients would understand this because once they do… they no longer can look at themselves in the mirror and blame their genes. The rest is our microbiome (which can be destroyed and rebuilt at will), the immune system (which can be upgraded or downgraded at will), environmental triggers (which can be removed or introduced at will) and intestinal permeability (in theory can be opened and closed at will).”

The point I’m trying to make here is that people have immense control over the expression of their genes and whether they have disease or not. But so many blame their genes and live a life of being a victim and suffer needlessly.

IBD Talk are posts featuring the random online writings of director Reid B. Kimball as he talks to others about inflammatory bowel disease and the use of effective, alternative natural treatments for them.