Dr. Peter Higgins
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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This study is evaluating how effective two diets are the for treatment of Crohn's disease: the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and a Mediterranean style diet (MSD). Both diets have been demonstrated to have numerous other health benefits. The two diets will be compared in terms of their ability to resolve both the symptoms and inflammation in the bowel.
This study is evaluating the treatment of ulcerative colitis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Recent small studies have shown hyperbaric oxygen can treat ulcerative colitis however researchers don't understand how it does it. This study will look at markers in the body to determine how hyperbaric oxygen treats ulcerative colitis.