The Seignalet Diet PLUS  (pronounce it "Saynyalay")


Dr. Jean Seignalet

Dr. Jean Seignalet, (photo taken at the beginning of his diet trials)

Here are Dr. Seignalet's "disease tables" showing the success rate for each of 91 diseases

Table 1. Autoimmune diseases (35)

Table 2. "Clogging diseases" (29)
....Osteoarthritis, Diabetes 2, Migraines, Overweight, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Depression..........etc.etc.etc.

Table 3. "Elimination diseases" (24)
.............Colitis, Crohn's, Psoriasis, Hay Fever, Mouth Ulcers, Asthma, Eczema, Acne.....etc. etc. etc.

Table 4. "Complex diseases" (2)
SAPHO syndrome, Behçet's

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Ulcerative colitis

Number of Ulcerative colitis patients treated with the Seignalet diet over a period of 20 years : 8

100% remissions: 0     80/90% improvements: 0

50% improvements: 3     Failures: 5    

Dr. Jean Seignalet (Pronounce it “Shon Saynyalay”) was a French professor of medicine who devised and trialled a “hypotoxic” diet with 2,565 patients with 115 different, so called “incurable” diseases over a period of twenty years. 91 of the diseases responded to treatment with the diet and there were 1,631 complete remissions. 2,300 patients improved. The diet was not originally intended to be for weight loss but this was found to be one of the many beneficial side-effects, including increased mental alertness and poise, lowering of cholesterol and many other good things including avoidance of heart attack and stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's!

Newly diagnosed?

Are you newly diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis? (Writes Chris Parkinson, translator and agent for the Seignalet family). Are you dreading a lifetime of taking powerful and potentially dangerous drugs to control it? What if the drugs don't work? Or don't work very well? Have you googled the side effects of the drug your doctor is prescribing? (If not you should do so). Do you want to avoid those side effects ?

Or had Ulcerative colitis for some time?

Or have you had Ulcerative colitis for some time and are now looking for a natural therapy or diet to help reduce your dependence on powerful and potentially dangerous drugs and their nasty side effects or come off them altogether? Or have you tried all the drugs available and none can control your own Ulcerative colitis?

Is there a natural way to reverse Ulcerative colitis?

"..What if there was a diet which could actually reverse Ulcerative colitis? It would surely be too good to be true wouldn't it? Surely only a powerful drug can stop that dreadful pain or other distressing symptoms? What if the only side effects of the diet were clear skin, abundant energy, a svelte figure, perfect mental poise and equilibrium, prevention of cancer, Alzheimer's, high cholesterol and heart disease in later life, increased longevity free from disease, and a host of other health benefits? This must be snake oil surely? But what if it was clinically trialled by a French professor of medicine with two and a half thousand volunteer patients over 20 years, during which the above benefits were demonstrated and meticulously recorded?..."

Is your diagnosis accurate?

The above paragraph is my standard preamble for most of the diseases Dr. Seignalet treated because with most of them he had great success and many patients had complete remissions. Sadly, in the case of Ulcerative Colities, out of the 8 patients, only 3 had 50% improvements. 5 had no improvement. However, are you sure that you have an accurate diagnois because for Crohns, microscopic colitis and just plain colitis, Dr. Seignalet had great success and most of these hundreds of patients had full remissions. Click on the link below and find the results for these diseases in the alphabetised list. Also this is not the official Seignalet website, this is Seignalet plus and Chris Parkinson, the author of this site recommends that you consider Elaine Gotschall's "Specific Carbohdrate Diet" which she used to cure her infant daughter's UC.

Hype, wrong information, misinformation and reality

All of us are constantly bombarded with hype about the latest “fad diet” or this and that magic supplement and in the US, where drug companies are allowed to advertise, the ads promoting a drug for Ulcerative colitis will tell you to avoid “fad diets”. They would say that though wouldn't they? Even if they knew that there was a diet which worked. You may also have read somewhere or been told by your doctor or the charity for Ulcerative colitis (even on other pages on the google results page for your search) that there is no known cure for Ulcerative colitis and no diet which has been proved to work for Ulcerative colitis and you may even have been told to avoid being taken for a ride by “snake oil pedlars” or “medical magical mystery men”.

Diet can reverse Ulcerative colitis

there are some caveats. Here they are:

  1. 1. Depending on how you eat at the moment you may have to make big changes in the way you eat, particularly if you are eating the “SAD” diet. (Standard American Diet). For both Seignalet and SCD to work properly they have to be strictly adhered to, 100%. If you are currently following any of these diets: Paleo, Weston-Price, raw food, food combining, gluten free, dairy free, the transition to the Seignalet diet will be fairly easy. 

  2. 2. There will be a period of disintoxication as your body heals itself. This may result in some unpleasant effects like headaches, nausea or a loose bowel. These “detox” effects are only temporary however, and are actually welcome signs that your body is healing itself. To keep these symptoms to a minimum, the different elements of the diet can be introduced one by one, in stages, and if the detox effects become uncomfortable, the transition to the diet can be slowed down or even halted for a while until they pass before resuming at a sensible pace. 

  3. 3. If you are on medication, you must not suddenly stop taking it. Once the diet(s) start(s) to work however you may want to gently taper off the drugs with the consent of your physician.

This new book by Dr. Seignalet's daughters, one of whom is a doctor, is called: “How to prevent and reverse 100 diseases the new French way with Dr. Seignalet's diet miracle.”

Its a short guide to Dr. Seignalet's 700 pageScientific and Medical textbook called “Nutrition, the third medicine” (L'Alimentation ou la troisieme medecine), currently in course of translation. Don't be fooled by the modest title by the way, Seignalet proved that nutrition is the first medicine.

If you are now ready to buy the book, don't let me hold you back, click on these links or on the book images in the side panel. If you are not yet quite ready, carry on reading.

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For smartphone users, here are Dr. Seignalet's results tables for the 91 diseases he treated successfully with the diet (for desktop/laptop user, see links in the right hand side panel:

Tables show the rate of success for each disease with 100% remissions, 80/90% improvements 50% improvements, failures and percentage success rate (50% improvements are counted as successes). Each table shows all the diseases in Dr. Seignalet's 4 types of disease classification, "Autoimmune, Clogging, Elimination, Complex

Table 1. Autoimmune diseases (35)

Table 2. "Clogging diseases" (29)
....Osteoarthritis, Diabetes 2, Migraines, Overweight, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Depression..........etc.etc.etc.</br>

Table 3. "Elimination diseases" (24)
.............Colitis, Crohn's, Psoriasis, Hay Fever, Mouth Ulcers, Asthma, Eczema, Acne.....etc. etc. etc.</br>

Table 4. "Complex diseases" (2)
SAPHO syndrome, Behçet's</br>

Chris's Blog: did cavepeople eat meat raw?

Home page - how the diet works

The Seignalet diet explained

Chris's blog: some things Seignalet did not mention but which you need to know to be sure of success

Alphabetical list of diseases successfully treated by Dr. Seignalet with his diet


Welcome to this website all about the Seignalet (pronounced “Saynyalay”) diet to reverse and prevent chronic disease. Many of the patients in Dr. Seignalet's diet trials achieved phenomenal success in overcoming a huge range of so called “incurable” diseases and the success and popularity of the diet in France is due to these recovered patients and their doctors who spread the word. Dr. Seignalet wrote a 700 page scientific treatise to explain how and why the diet works. He worked out a complete pathogenesis (cause) for most of the 91 diseases which responded to the diet. This book is in course of translation from the French. In the meantime, a guide to Dr. Seignalet's book has been written by his daughters, one of whom is a doctor (Dr. Seignalet died in 2003). It explains the science in easy to understand terms and gets into the nitty gritty of why it works, again, in layman's language. It also gives you the full low down on how to follow the diet, with recipe and menu suggestions.

You can buy the book either in paperback or in Kindle version on amazon. If you buy the Kindle version and for any reason you are disappointed with the book's contents (we don't think you will be), you can return the book to amazon and get a full refund. The book will give you the tools you need for a recovery, hopefully a full recovery. Up to you to use them. We can't do if for you. You will find recipes and menu suggestions in the book and also in the forum on this site.

Dr. Seignalet's daughters and the French doctors, medical professors and recovered patients in the Jean Seignalet Association wish for one thing above all: for you to get well and to stay well so you can join this ever growing army of people who are free of disease.

You can buy the book called “How to prevent and reverse 100 diseases the new French way with Dr. Seignalet's diet miracle” written by Anne and Dr. Dominique Seignalet on amazon.

Please note: If you do not have a kindle and cannot afford the paperback, you can download a free app from Amazon to read the kindle version on your mac or pc.

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