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WANTED: Crohn's End is a documentary about people with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis who use alternatives when nothing else is working.
WANTED: Crohn's End is a documentary about people with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis who use controversial alternatives when nothing else is working.
WANTED: Crohn's End is a documentary about people with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis who use controversial alternatives when nothing else is working.
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    1. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Scott! I am going to upload a rough cut version of the movie later today. This is the first rough cut that I feel is worthy of having friends and family watch in order to give me feedback. My goal is to collect feedback and polish it for release over the summer of this year. Right now it's at about 2 hours and 5 minutes. Would you be interested in watching and giving me feedback? I truly appreciate how patient you've been!

    2. Scott Alden
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      on

      Any updates?

    3. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Scott, I have about 1 hr 5 minutes of the film in rough cut form. I recently finished roughing out a second on what inflammatory bowel diseases are. I am now in the process of roughing out a section that explains what the Biome Depletion Theory is about.

    4. Scott Alden
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      on

      Ping! Any updates?

    5. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Yes, I would. There's a lot of important developments in the health world that need to be shared in the film. I've been having financial difficulties that required me to look for work. Things are looking better in the last 2 weeks and I might have a much better situation soon, being able to pay bills working part time and using the rest of my time to work on the documentary.

    6. Scott Alden
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Reid, Checking in again...coming up on 3 years now...I would think you'd love to be done with this project?

    7. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      I just sent Scott a private message. Hoping he received the November backer email from me that was sent on Nov 30th.

    8. Scott Alden
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Reid, any updates? I would love for you to finish this project!

    9. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Jennifer,

      Fantastic! I love reading stories like yours and it deepens my conviction that this film needs to be made.

      I sincerely hope you can get back to normal in a few months, but please don't get discouraged if it takes longer.

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      Jennifer Orr on

      THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS -
      I have UC, did steroids but as soon as I came off got sick again - was told I had to go on TCell Suppressors. I said no way and started to look at alternative ways and my acupuncturist said let's look at diet!! My doctor had said time and time again what I ate dd not matter but that made no sense to me.
      I have been on the SCD diet since March and I am healthy again!!! I take no drugs, eat food that is nourishing and good for me - and I am 98% back to normal. I assume in a few more months I will be totally back to normal. AND--I feel great!!!

      It kills me to know all these people are sick and they are told not to look at diet - what a bunch of crap!!! THANK YOU for spreading this really important information!!!
      Jennifer Orr
      Austin Texas

    11. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Gaurav,

      I will handle this by saying in the film that diets can offer a base to start with but they do require experimentation to find which specific foods work best because as you say, everyone is different.

    12. Gaurav Agnihotri on

      Hey great work. I am from India, 21, have IBS-D, doing B.S Mechanical engineering, final yr. I have struggled all my life with IBS, never knew anything like that. I thought my stomach was just upset all the time. I consulted a doctor, who suggested diet and pills. The funniest part of IBS is, its symptoms may vary from people to people for same food. for eg. they say, eat some pulses, i had those pulses (u know vegetables kinda) n my symptoms are back for a day or 2.
      Conclusion is everyone's IBS may take him to some food which causes harm,n which doesnt, there doesnt seem to be generalization in diet. I spoke to many patients of IBS, they hav problem with cheese, i dont hav any problem with cheese. My point is, how will you tackle this person specific dietary issue. and if im not wrong, then the results would be contradictory, since i hav observed the cheese things, i hav noticed many things which cause trouble to others dont cause trouble to me, and things which cause trouble to me, donot cause trouble to others.

    13. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Heather,

      Glad you are interested in donating. Keep an eye out here or at my other site, http://crohnsend.com/ for news on how you can donate. Probably won't announce anything until next month.

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      Heather Smith on

      I am so bummed that I just discovered this project and everything that you are about to provide for those (me included) who have suffered with Crohn's Disease and UC for years and years!! Years of steroids, Remicade, Humira, life in and out of hospitals!! It has brought me to tears and I am so excited for the eyes and ears that will open with your project. Hopefully limiting the suffering and frustration that us as patients, and those family members and friends endure. I wish you the best of luck and if something arises and you open back up the donations, I would love to contribute (BACK)!!

      Thanks Heather
      Colorado

    15. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      @Steve Marcy
      Thanks for the heads up about LDN. I know a little about it, will research it more as the film develops.

    16. Steve Marcy on

      I have a 13 yr old son with crohn's, diagnosed in May, we are all over everything you talk about in your video, however one very promising drug you did not mention is LDN, stands for Low Dose Naltrexone, check it out....

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      Alex Dingle on

      Go Reid!!!!!!! Congratulations & good luck finishing the film!

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      Youssef on

      Amazing, thanks for everyone that donated, I am happy to see this project going through! Can't wait for the final product. Congrats!

    19. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hi Pam,

      Your story is what I hope to hear every time someone is diagnosed. Since you started on this so early, I think you should have great results from here on out. Beautiful!

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      Pam Weaver on

      Just found your site! Hope all goes well with this, and I can't wait to see it when it's done! Just as an FYI: I was just diagnosed a year ago with Crohn's. I said no to the drugs right off the bat, and went with diet and Naturopathic medicine instead. Just had a follow-up colonoscopy today, and it showed NO inflammation! (Last year there was a huge area that was red and cobblestoned in my colon.) There is hope for some of us that we can do this, at least for a time, without drugs!

    21. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      No problem Youssef, thanks for your pledge, every one helps. I'm happy to read diet is working for you. Keep it up!

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      Youssef on

      This is great, couldn't donate much, but really hope this goes through. I live with mild case of crohns and strongly believe in diet. I do not take any meds my doctor keeps insisting I take. Thanks for what your doing!

    23. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      @Scott Orn, absolutely, no problem.

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    25. Reid Bryant Kimball Creator on

      Hey Jeff, sent you an email on 10/25, hope you received it, if not, let me know. Thanks.

    26. Jeff Wyers on

      I am a professional videographer / photographer living in Waco, Texas. I am also a friend of Luke who appeared in your video. I also have a sister with Ulcerative Colitis and a cousin with Crohn's. I can only donate a modest sum to this project, but I would like to offer my services in shooting, editing, ect. to help you further develop this documentary. If you want to see some of my portfolio, please contact me via email ( jeff@jeffwyers.com ) and let me know. I know there are a lot of alternative therapies that must be further explored and most are not getting the coverage / exposure / funding that they deserve. I would love for my sister to not have to rely of Prednisone and Remicade in favor of something that would actually heal her.

      Please let me know if my creative talents could be of use. I offer them as a voluntary service.

      - j