According to these researchers, Dr Len McEwen, who introduced EPD to this country, demonstrated that using them even without a exclusion diet worked better than placebo in patients suffering from IBD. (Bear in mind that WDDTY is concerned about the lack of data of the long term effects of EPD.)
Besides food allergy treatment, IBD has been proven to respond well to hypnosis, psychotherapy and biofeedback (see our Alternatives column, WDDTY vol 4 no 9).
There are also many good reports of herbal success. Several herbalists say their patients are cured or controlled with formulas containing liquorice, slippery elm and golden seal root, all herbs long demonstrated to have healing and anti inflammatory properties.