First Alan's about page:

I’m just a dad of a kid with Crohn’s who spends way too much time researching safe and effective strategies that can help people suffering from autoimmune diseases get their lives back.

My goal with this blog is to provide a framework and references so that anyone can make sense out of what is going on with autoimmune disease and have an intellegent conversation with their doctor.

The first post – The Core Strategy  and the Getting Started Links - are a good place to get started.  The Core Strategy provides a summary of how I approach things and some guidelines on what to do…with lots of links.

Please do let me know if there is anything I can do to make it easier to understand these strategies!


Then, this news:

Hello All-

This is Alan’s daughter, Laura- the one with Crohn’s and his inspiration for everything he did here and in all the communities in which he helped so many people. I am typing through the tears to tell you that my father- the reason I am alive, the reason I am healthy, and the most important man in my life- passed away suddenly Sunday morning July 8th, 2012.

My dad was out on a bike ride with his two best friends, Harvey and Jeff, and apparently had a massive heart attack that killed him instantly.