Torbay Medical Research Fund has awarded Dr Alan Desmond to undertake a study in Treating Crohn’s Disease with a Whole-Food Dietary Intervention.
“Crohn’s disease is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a lifelong condition that causes segments of the bowel to become inflamed and damaged. People affected by Crohn’s disease have a lot of digestive problems and often require strong medications and surgery. For decades, people affected by Crohn’s disease have been asking their specialists whther they should avoid or include particular types of foods help to manage their symptoms and to help heal their bowel. It has only been in the last ten years that medical studies have given us answers. This study will take particpants with active Crohn’s disease and guide them through a scientifically designed dietary programme with the goal of improving their disease and symptoms. Working together, a Consultant Gastroenterologist, a Specialist Dietiican and a highly qualified Chef will guide each particpant through a nutritionally complete 6-week eating plan whilst carefully monitoring their progress.”
The plan will focus on tasty and healthy meals which are prepared with minimum fuss.
The project started June 2018 and is due to complete December 2018.