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Snack ideas for Crohn’s disease

Posted: November 14 2019

During remission When symptoms are in remission, it is important to eat a nutrient-rich diet, which should include: Fiber: However, high fiber diets are not good for some people with Crohn’s. Protein: Stick with sources of lean protein, such as fish, eggs, nuts, and tofu. Calcium: Choose lactose free products, if dairy is a trigger, […]

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“They told me candies, milkshakes, and pizza were all fine”

Posted: November 14 2019

Scott Lippman was on a vacation with his wife in Central America in 2013 when he suddenly got sick. “We were nervous about it, so we cut the trip short,” says Lippman. Back home in New York, though, he wasn’t getting better. In fact, little by little, he was getting worse. “I was losing weight. […]

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Common mistakes that can make ulcerative colitis worse

Posted: October 22 2019

When you experience an ulcerative colitis flare, it’s easy to assign blame, be it on last night’s spicy dinner or on that extra-large coffee. In actuality, flares are unpredictable — there are no proven triggers or foolproof ways to prevent them. The most important thing to do if you have ulcerative colitis? “Take your medications as prescribed […]

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Healthiest gut bacteria with plant-based or Mediterranean diet

Posted: October 21 2019

The study included four different groups of people: the population at large; people suffering from the chronic intestinal inflammatory disorder called Crohn’s disease; people with another similar gut disorder called ulcerative colitis; and people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This helped them describe the individual’s microbial pattern. This was then correlated with the results of […]

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A Small Taste of the Low FODMAP Diet

Posted: October 8 2019

About the author: Anne-Marie Stelluti is a registered dietitian in Vancouver and business owner of Modern Gut Health. She is a member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and has completed FODMAP training with Monash University in 2019.   What would you say most motivates you as a dietitian?    Helping others in a meaningful […]

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FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: October 3 2019

In a paper published today in Gastroenterology a team of researchers carried out a trial of a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) in patients with IBD, experiencing persistent gut symptoms despite gut inflammation being under control. They found that a four-week low FODMAP diet improved certain gut symptoms such as swelling of […]

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Cooking Food Alters the Microbiome

Posted: October 1 2019

Scientists at UC San Francisco and Harvard University have shown for the first time that cooking food fundamentally alters the microbiomes of both mice and humans, a finding with implications both for optimizing our microbial health and for understanding how cooking may have altered the evolution of our microbiomes during human prehistory. In recent years, scientists […]

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Research

Guts to shape up in childhood

Healthy diet and lifestyle lay the foundation for good gut ‘microbiota’ in early childhood according to research published by The University of Queensland.

UQ Child Health Research Centre Adjunct Research Fellow and dietitian Dr Misa Matsuyama said her findings showed the importance of early life nutrition on gut microbiota in children aged 1-2 years. “The gut microbiota develops most rapidly in early life and diet is one of the most important factors directly influencing the make-up of these gut communities,” […]

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Does a low FODMAP diet really work?

Posted: September 24 2019

Wanting a balanced perspective whether a FODMAP diet lives up to its claim of relieving IBS symptoms in the majority?  Consumer group, Choice recently spoke to our team to uncover some home-truths about this novel diet therapy, and made a few important points: 1) A FODMAP diet wont ‘cure’ IBS. Instead, the diet simply alleviates symptoms […]

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Diet-induced remission of Crohn’s disease associated with altered microbial community structure

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania looked at the association of diet, gut microbiome and IBD.

Background The microbiome has been implicated in the initiation and persistence of inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the fact that diet is one of the most potent modulators of microbiome composition and function and that dietary intervention is the first-line therapy for treating pediatric Crohn’s disease, the relationships between diet-induced remission, enteropathy, and microbiome are poorly […]

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