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  • Camp Go Beyond  provides a relaxing and fun week to children ages 7-17 with IBD. Camp is held in Livermore, CA. Camp Go Beyond formerly called Camp Gut Busters was started in 2001 by Dr. Mel Heyman, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy at UCSF Medical School in San Francisco. Our mission is to provide a fun and free camp experience for children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, also known as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

  • Camp Oasis is "A Fun Place for Learning, Playing, and Healing" which is presented by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This is a co-ed residential camp program suppoered by outstanding medical staff and is located throughout the United States, Californis, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennyslyvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. To learn more>>>

  • Fusion Academy Learning Center provides tutoring, classes for credit, and enrichment programs. Fusion Academy offer students the opportunity to learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style—all in a one-to-one setting.

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"The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates, requiring minimal digestive processes, are well absorbed and leave virtually none to be used for furthering microbial overgrowth in the intestine. As the microbial population decreases due to lack of food, its harmful byproducts also decrease, freeing the intestinal surface of injurious substances. No longer needing protection, the mucus-producing cells stop producing excessive mucus, and carbohydrate digestion is improved. Malabsorption is replaced by absorption" -- Elaine Gottschalk

Quick Links for more information>
>No More Crohn's For Me by Erin: Specific Carbohydrate Diet Recipes

>Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschalk

>FOD MAP Diet: Article by Geraldine Conlon RD, CDE, Hope For Crohn's SAB
Therapies that maintain remission for Crohn's patients are essential. In order to help find a cure, several tools are utilized to form objectives for research.

Quick Links to help advance research>
​>ClinicalTrials.gov is maintained by the National LIbrary of Medicine (NLM) which provides "patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies..."

>UCB Global's:"ambition is to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases. We focus on neurology and immunology disorder."

​>Center Watch.com provides clinical trial information for both clinical research professional and patients, It also provides the latest information on drugs and medical therapies. 

>CIRM:California Institute For Regenerative Medi:California Institute For Regenerative Medicine California's stem cell agency closely monitors progress in stem cell research and targets funding in areas most likely to lead to new therapies.

>The Klein Lab-UCSF Medical Center:The lab focuses on two main areas. The first is to understand how adult stem cells develop and how they contribute to organ renewal. The maintenance, repair and growth of many adult organs, such as the bone marrow, skin, brain, and gastrointestinal tract, depend on tissue-specific populations of stem cells.

>Second Gnome-Brings microbiome science to the discovery and development of therapeutic drugs    

>Microbiome Research-Next Frontier in Disease Research
​What Is Crohn’s?
Currently affecting an estimated 780,000 people in the United States, Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory illness of the digestive tract which can also affect the liver, eyes, joints and skin. Growth failure and malnutrition is an important complication in children with CD. About a 1/4 of newly diagnosed CD patients are children and young adults under 18 years old. We don’t know what causes Crohn’s and continued research is needed to better understand the disease
An “invisible disease”, most people with CD look like everyone else yet they may be suffering with severe abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, or required to take a handfuls of daily medications to keep the disease in remission. Increasing awareness of CD can help relieve the emotional hardship of managing a lifelong disease.

Is there a Cure?
No. There are many medications which can reduce the inflammation, decrease symptoms, and improve one’s quality of life. The type of medications, dosages, and combinations are unique to the individual. A number of CD patients may also undergo surgery such as an intestinal resection, but it does not guarantee against relapsing disease. There are many new medications on the horizon, but help is needed to continue the important research.

Adequate nutrition and a well balanced diet is an important facet to intestinal health and overall wellbeing. Currently, there is no specific  “Crohn’s diet” known to treat the inflammation. There are certain foods that are more difficult to digest and may contribute to stomach discomfort. Medications and Intestinal inflammation may affect vitamin and mineral absorption. One’s health care provider can help guide the appropriate replacements.

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There are several medications & supplements available to help relieve the sypmtoms of Crohn's disease. There is no cure for Crohn's. These medications & supplements aid in helping patients get into remission. 

 1) Anti-inflammation medications
 2) Cortisone or steroids
 3) Immune system suppressors
 4) Biological therapies
 5) Antibiotics
 6) Anti-diarrheal medications and fluid replacements

 1) Iron
  2) Calcium
  3) Vitamin D

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​We decided to form a group where Crohn's patients and their family, friends, and supporters can come together to share, learn, and socialize. We want you to know you are not alone. We invite Crohn's patients and their family and friends to login and talk and share/learn and tell their stories. 
This platform is supported by Tapatalk. It is confidential and only registered members can join. It is family-friendly.
Surgery is needed when symptoms do not respond to medical therapies or correct complications such as intestinal blockage, perforation, bleeding, abscess, or intestinal failure.

 1) Proctocolectomy: Remove the recton, part of colon, or entire conlon
 2) Ileostomy: Ostomy pouch is attached to the stoma and worn outside the body to collect stool
 3) Intestinal resection surgery: Diseased section is removed
 4) Intestinal rehabilitation & transplant

Quick Links for more information>
>Stanford Intestinal Rehabilitation & Transplant Program
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