The Cause Of Crohn's, IBS And Most Colitis

By Jeff Rense

June, 16, 2007

One of the most crucial missions of is to stop the beef and dairy poisoning - and deaths - of untold millions of Americans. The massive consumption of these 'products' leads inevitably to the countless numbers of health breakdowns and diseases...everything from cancer to heart disease to Crohn's, IBS and colitis...which are ravaging what's left of this faltering society.

MAP (mycobacterium paratubercolosis) in beef and all dairy products is the primary cause of MOST Crohn's, IBS and colitis.  MAP is projected to infect about a third of US dairy and beef herds.  

"I am absolutely certain that some strains of MAP can be pathogenic for humans and can cause Crohn's disease in susceptible people. Since MAP is known to be a primary specific cause of chronic inflammation of the intestine in many different species, including primates, it would be remarkable if it did not cause disease in humans."  -John Hermon-Taylor, Professor, St. George's Medical School, London, England and a leading world expert on Crohn's Disease.  

And now read this...  

"Since Crohn's disease was first recognised in the early part of the twentieth century, it has been theorised that the disease is caused by a bacterial infection, with the principal suspect being mycobacteria, and more specifically in recent times, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Recently, research is making advances in understanding this organism, and is indicating more and more that at least some cases of Crohn's disease, if not all, are caused by paratuberculosis infection. Most importantly, the majority of Crohn's patients treated with antibiotic treatment which has activity against Mycobacterium paratuberculosis go into clinical remission.  

This is important information for sufferers of Crohn's disease, because Mycobacterium paratuberculosis is endemic in foods derived from cattle in most areas of the western world. Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes a chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cattle, and many other species, which is similar to Crohn's disease. In some countries, the percentage of cattle herds infected with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis is extemely high. In the United States, 40% of large dairy herds are infected with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis is present in the milk, faeces and meat of infected cattle. There is a large body of evidence which indicates that Mycobacterium paratuberculosis is not killed by the standard food processing techniques that we rely on to protect us from disease-causing bacteria, such as pasteurization and cooking. Mycobacterium paratuberculosis may also be present in water supplies in areas where the faeces of infected cattle wash into the water supply, and standard water treatment methods do not kill it.  

Up to now, the beef and dairy industries have preferred to defer action on removing Mycobacterium paratuberculosis from herds of food animals until it is proven that Mycobacterium paratuberculosis causes disease in humans. That proof has now arrived. In February 1998, a paper was published in the British Medical Journal which documented the first proven case of M. paratuberculosis causing disease in a human being. The patient, a seven year old boy, developed a M. paratuberculosis infection in the lymph nodes of his neck. This was followed, after a five year incubation period, by an intestinal disease that was indistinguishable from Crohn's disease. See Mycobacterium paratuberculosis Cervical Lymphadenitis followed five years later by terminal ileitis similar to Crohn's Disease for more details."  


So, you see, the answer to Crohn's, in most cases, is proven and profoundly obvious. M. Paratuberculosis is a killer and it is found in beef flesh and dairy products. And the world needs to know.  STOP eating MEAT and STOP eating DAIRY.  

By the way...Mad Cow Disease - does the USDA care? Forget about it.  

The USDA would only check about 23,000 out of 32 MILLION cattle slaughtered and eaten every year for mad cow disease...because they KNOW it is common in US cattle. It is so common, the USDA announced about a year ago that it is REDUCING the number of cattle tested yearly by NINETY PERCENT to something like 2,300. Reducing the number of cattle tested to a fly-speck in number tells the story, loud and clear.  

And then there are the two US slaughterhouses which each built on-premesis labs so they could test EACH cow processed for mad cow disease. It's the LAW in Japan, by the way.In both cases, the USDA essentially said, "Try it and you're out of business" and blocked them from testing their cattle.  

In fact, the Bush administration is now fighting to PREVENT the testing for mad cow disease in the U.S. Don't believe it? Read on...  

Americans are being protect the beef and dairy industries.  

Crohn's, IBS and colitis is caused by MAP in beef flesh and in dairy products.  End of story.  


Alan Cantwell, MD 

Hi Jeff - 

Congrats on your paper.......there have been reports of mycobacterial infection as a cause of Crohn's disease for decades. []  

One wonders why it takes so many years for "medical science" to prove or disprove this research. I suspect "ignorance is bliss" in science as it certainly is much more lucrative to treat a disease in which little is known about the cause -- in comparison of the cost savings when the cause is known!! 

(There are 129 citations relating to "M. paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease on the PubMed website -- dating back to the 1980s.)  

I strongly suspect the ultimate "proof" of mycobacteria in this disease and other closely related gastrointestinal diseases is being delayed because the implication of infected meat and dairy is "politically incorrect." The same situation holds for the finding of acid-fast mycobacteria in cancer, etc.  

I find it amazing that so-called "conspiracy websites", such as, seem to contain more important "science" than is found in most medical journals nowadays.  

Keep on educating your readers to important research that needs to be exposed to the public.



PS: Below is just one example of the validity of up-to-date research connecting bacteria to Crohn's.  

1: Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Apr 20;:1-12 [Epub ahead of print]?Links  

Epidemiological evidence for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis as a cause of Crohn's disease.  

Uzoigwe JC, Khaitsa ML, Gibbs PS.

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA.  

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis is the causative agent of Johne's disease, a chronic enteritis in ruminants including cattle, sheep, goats, and farmed deer. Recently, this bacterium has received an increasingly wide interest because of a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence which suggests that human infection with this microorganism may be causing some, and possibly all, cases of Crohn's disease. Recent studies have shown that a high percentage of people with Crohn's disease are infected with M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis; whether the association of this bacterium and Crohn's disease is causal or coincidental is not known. Crohn's disease is a gastrointestinal disease in humans with similar histopathological findings to those observed in the paucibacillary form of Johne's disease in cattle. The search for risk factors in Crohn's disease has been frustrating. However, epidemiologists have gathered enough information that points to an association between M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease. This paper reviews epidemiological models of disease causation, the major philosophical doctrines about causation, the established epidemiological criteria for causation, and the currently known epidemiological evidence of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis as a possible cause of Crohn's disease.  

PMID: 17445316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]  

Alan Cantwell M.D.



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