Youth Group

“IBD is a modern epidemic. The best estimates of incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in US at the turn of the century in 1900 was about 1 in 10:000 individuals. Today it’s one in 250” – Dr. David Brady ND, DC 


One Great Gut was founded to teach all how to Thrive with IBD Crohn’s Colitis. Thrive Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually.
There are currently 10M* living with IBD Crohn’s Colitis worldwide. The United States is “winning” with 3M diagnosed, as of 2016.*
70,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly annually in the United States along with 80,000 children living with IBD, being diagnosed with more aggressive cases at younger ages than ever before.
Per the Swedish Karolinska Institutet study* children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life

“25% Increase In Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the last 15 years” – Dr. Michael Ash, BSc DO ND F.DipION

Most people with IBD are diagnosed after age 15. IBD can be diagnosed at a younger age, although it is rare in children younger than eight years of age. Previous studies estimate that approximately 5% of all IBD cases in the US are of pediatric age (<20 years).17 Extrapolating from this data to current IBD trends, there may be as many as 80,000 children in the US with IBD. In children, Crohn’s disease occurs twice as frequently as ulcerative colitis. Slightly more boys than girls develop IBD (especially Crohn’s disease) in childhood.18 When IBD is diagnosed in childhood it may be more extensive and follow a more severe course than when it is diagnosed in adulthood.19 Some children with IBD experience delayed puberty and some fail to grow at a normal rate (growth failure).20 In approximately one third of children with Crohn’s disease and one-tenth of children with ulcerative colitis, their final adult height is less than expected because of their IBD.

Studies debate the extent of the connection between Crohn’s disease and celiac disease, but all conclude that it’s more common in those with celiac disease than in the general population.*
“Once a child receives a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, they have a 40% increased risk of committing suicide compared to a non-celiac child” – Dr. Tom O’Bryan

We believe the rising rates of IBD are unacceptable
We believe that no child, parent or adult should have to suffer from IBD, ever.
We believe that the current resources and treatment methods are lacking, hence the unacceptable rising rates
We believe that Conventional medicine has been great,  until now.
Consider that 20 years of clinical and cost outcomes from Integrative Medicine have demonstrated the following results:
* 60% Decrease in hospital admissions
* 59% Reduction in hospital days
* 62% Savings in Outpatient surgeries and procedures
* 85% Reduction in Pharmaceutical costs

We believe the Lifestyle and Diet should be given more priority. This alone has allowed our founder Joel Sprechman(Full Story) Thrive through 2,200 hours in the hospital and as of 2020 never having needed surgery despite living with Ulcerative Colitis since 2001 and Crohn’s since 2018
We believe that there can be a world without any digestive ailments.
We believe that the solution will be driven by the initiatives of One Great Gut and our loyal partners.

We would like to create events for our Youth, children, teenagers and young adults.  If this interests you, please reach out and help us create a future radically different from the current predicted one. Let’s create a future we can be proud of. We believe that Education, Fun and appropriate Humor will transform our youth and create a future satisfying and fulfilling for all. If you are interested in helping us improve the quality of life of children, please donate or send us a direct message. 

* 10M per the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA)
* 3M in 2016 per the CDC
* Science Daily:
* Celiac Disease Foundation:
*Patient-centered integrative medicine Independent Practice Association (IPA) per Advanced Medicine Integration Group, L.P. (AMI)