Message Number: YG6232 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-09 11:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Suzanna wrote:

> There are a couple of points I'd like to mention. First, from my
> experience, Dr. Burgess's protocol works.

Ditto here. I've been hesitant to chime in because the diagnosis on
my kid presumptive because I've not had a biopsy.

One of my kids would have been dead now if it weren't for following
this protocol. She has been on .1 cc Imuran daily (with no side
effects) and eats Hills z/d diet. The significant change occured when
we started her on this pre-digested food (food reduced to the amino
acid level which the body does not recognize as a specific type of
protein). She has since gained her original weight - and her
health. Since she is 7+ years old (and also has insulinoma and a
lifelong Grade II-III heart murmur), it's good to see her back to the
way she was over 2 years ago.

> Third, I guess I don't understand the controversy of IBD...
> We also don't
> know the cause of cancer (generally), does that make the diagnosis
> any less valid?

I'm certainly not a vet and I didn't understand most of what Dr.
Williams said in post 6119. I would love to have the time to sit
down with a medical dictionary and translate that post into my level
of English. But I agree with Suzanna here. I guess I think of IBD
like bronchitis. My understanding is that bronchitis is an
inflamation of the bronchial tubes. That's pretty non-specific. Yet
it is accepted as a diagnosis and is treated as such.

Dr. Williams said in post 6119:
>"There is a tendency for many pathologists to
>overdiagnose in order to be able to give a definitive diagnosis to a
>client who is searching in earnest for one."

Dr. Burgess wrote his article in collaboration with Dr. Steve Garner,
a *highly* respected pathologist at Northwest ZooPath that Dr.
Williams recommended a while back. Dr. Garner has also said that he
has seen very, very few cases of helicobacter.