here. Well, my wife and I jumped all in with the vegan diet/nutritarian lifestyle (ok, me a bit more than her, but I'm the one with the issues anyway, right?) and we maintained it for a while. We both lost weight, we felt happier, had more energy, and I started feeling a little better with my Crohn's symptoms. I also remained medication free from approximately November 2012 to May 2013. However, several events occurred that made this lifestyle change a bit challenging to maintain at the time. First, we found out that we were having a baby, so my wife's eating habits changed accordingly. Then, we realized that my health was not quite stable enough when we started this lifestyle change for me to maintain it and actually make sustainable gains. I was a bit too anemic and B12 deprived, and I just couldn't maintain the lifestyle at the time. Then, just before our son was born, the symptoms of my Ankylosing Spondylitis returned and my Crohn's symptoms were flaring more frequently. I knew that I couldn't support my wife through labor and delivery without some medical intervention to stabilize my symptoms. So...with some regret I began treatment with Humira again. Fast forward a bit...it's been a roller coaster of changing meds and symptom changes. I'm currently on Remicade again, but I have not given up on my hope that diet and lifestyle changes can overcome my autoimmune issues. I am going to resume the Nutritarian lifestyle soon, and we have begun using Young Living Essential Oils for Crohn's symptoms and overall wellness. I hope to be able to share this journey with you "real-time" since it will be a new experience for us. In the coming posts, I will also be sharing some videos on how we incorporate these dietary changes and use of essential oils into our daily routines. This is where we are right now. So, let me hear from you. Do you think autoimmune diseases can be cured through diet and lifestyle changes, or am I being a bit too optimistic?