A study conducted at the Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre recently shed some light on what can only be described as an unusual treatment for Crohn’s Disease – fiber from plantains. For the countless people who have it, between 400,000 and 600,000 people in North America alone, this is optimistic news.
It had been previously determined that people inflicted with Crohn’s disease typically carry with them a high number of “sticky” type of E. coli. This increased presence of E. coli is coupled with a weakened ability to fight and flush our bacteria congregating in and infecting the gastrointestinal tract. E. coli is able to invade the walls of the gut because of special “M. cells” that exist in the gastrointestinal tract and act as an intermediary for the lymphatic system. E. Coli attacks these M. cells, causing the gut of someone with Crohn’s Disease to swell, an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience.