Pediatric Crohn's Disease
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. It can be characterized by pain, discomfort upon eating, swollen and hardness or tenderness in the abdomen, chronic diarrhea with sometimes blood or fever. In children, it can delay certain growth markers like height, puberty, and may cause malnutrition; due to lack of absorption from food. Shonali believes that the disease itself is a result of poor food habits; and the abuse of certain foods over an accumulated period of time.
Her approach is to first put you through a regimen of absorption; since most people in this condition have stopped absorbing nutrients from their food. Post which she starts building you up first by cleansing the gut, using foods and then by strengthening the gut introducing foods that will start the gut repair process. She balances the use of fiber from foods in such a way that it does not trigger the condition.