Thats interesting I never thought about chewing gum affecting my crohn's disease before. I have swallowed a bit, it seems like one small piece of gum shouldn't hurt. You really eat just rice and chicken? Does the mint really affect the crohns? I haven't ever really tried to narrow down what I can and can't eat, I am not good with the self control even if it means I will feel better, mostly I stay away from fried foods and have dairy in moderation, any way good luck with the chewing gum.