Can I prevent Inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, celiac disease?

Recently, one of my children was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and a nephew with psoriasis. We are Chinese.
30 years ago, I was taught in medical school that inflammatory bowel diseases and psoriasis mostly affected caucasians; and these autoimmune disorders were mostly caused by genetics.  There are evidences to suggest that environmental factors plays an important role as well!
Could it be chemicals in our food?
So what am I to do?
My new relationship with food.

Rising prevalence of IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease) in Asia.
IBD: China: 3.08 times 1980 to 1990
UC (ulcerative colitis) in Hong Kong increased by 6 times over the 2 decades.
Japan since has National IBD registry. It is shown that the incidence of IBD rises tenfold.

Prevalence. Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S. According to current studies, as many as 7.5 million Americans—approximately 2.2 percent of the population--have psoriasis.

Rising prevalence of psoriasis in China:

The researchers in the following article found that
“Rheumatic, endocrinological, gastrointestinal and neurological autoimmune diseases revealed the following annual % increases per year: 7.1, 6.3, 6.2, and 3.7, respectively. In all of these, differences between old vs new frequencies were highly significant (p < 0.0001). Comparing various autoimmune diseases, celiac disease increased the most and the highest increase in incidence”
They then concluded that “a stronger influence of environmental factors as opposed to genetic factors on autoimmune disease development.”

My new relationship with food.

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