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‘Carbohydrate Monotony’ Diet May Ease IBD

Posted: February 14 2019

Less-developed countries that are adopting a Western-type lifestyle are showing an increase in IBD cases, albeit with a lower incidence. This illustrates the importance of understanding the environmental factors behind IBD. Researchers believe IBD is influenced by genetics, defective immunological responses of the host, problems in the gut’s natural barrier and in its microbiome (the […]

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Diet and Clear-Mindedness Affects Psychosocial Needs in IBD Patients

Posted: February 14 2019

Among 10 different psychosocial needs, diet and a lack of clear-mindedness were the ones most patients with inflammatory bowel disease felt were affected by their disease, a study reports. The study, “An Exploratory Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Psychosocial Factors Affecting Health-Related Quality of Life,” was published in Medical Sciences. Although previous studies have shown that […]

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Soul Food: The Ayurvedic Diet and How It Helped Me Manage IBD

Posted: January 31 2019

When I was 16, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and was prescribed medication to treat it. Even with medication, I dealt with flares that caused severe bleeding, debilitating pain, nausea, vomiting, and muscle cramps, among other symptoms. For three years my mother and I visited one specialist after another on the East Coast searching for answers. When a doctor […]

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Could pomegranate treat IBD?

Posted: January 31 2019

Pomegranate could fight the agonising symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists believe. The researchers, at the University of Louisville in Kentucky said their discovery highlights the importance of gut health to protect from IBD. The researchers discovered a metabolite called urolithin A (UroA) is produced as a result of polyphenols in fruits and gut […]

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A Nutritionist’s View on Managing IBD through Lifestyle and Diet

Posted: January 21 2019

In the article published in Frontiers in Immunology in 2015, its authors conclude: “The evidence that genetic factors contribute in small part to disease pathogenesis confirms the important role of microbial and environmental factors. Epigenetic factors can mediate interactions between environment and genome. Epigenetic mechanisms could affect development and progression of IBD. Epigenomics is an emerging field, and future […]

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Research

New study: Low carbohydrate diets could impact mortality

New study: Low carb diets could impact mortality

Low carbohydrate diets, which restrict carbohydrate in favour of increased protein or fat intake, or both, are a popular weight-loss strategy. However, the long-term effect of carbohydrate restriction on mortality is controversial and could depend on whether dietary carbohydrate is replaced by plant-based or animal-based fat and protein. We aimed to investigate the association between […]

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IBD-friendly recipe for winter: Warming Pumpkin Soup

Posted: June 6 2018

The insoluble fibre of vegetables like pumpkin and sweet potato is generally easier to digest than soluble fibre, and each of the spices used boasts its own nutritional benefits. Turmeric carries powerful anti-inflammatory properties and cinnamon helps stabilise blood sugar levels, whilst nutmeg is known to detoxify the kidney and liver. Ingredients: (Serves 5) 1 […]

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The common symptoms that might be Crohn’s disease

Posted: May 17 2018

Known for wreaking havoc on the digestive system, Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition that’s more common than you may think. In fact, many Americans walk around with it — and they don’t even know it. Many signs of Crohn’s disease are common with other ailments, which makes it difficult to diagnose. We suggest making an appointment with your […]

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Role of diet in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

By Nirooshun Rajendran and Devinder Kumar

While the connection between a patient’s diet and the causes of the condition known as IBD are readily apparent to medical practitioners specialising in the field, researchers have consistently found it difficult to prove in a qualitative or quantitative manner. It is conjectured that enteral feeding and polymeric diets are equally effective at bringing about […]

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Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center

By Chinonyelum Obih M.D, Ghassan Wahbeh M.D Dale Lee M.D

While dietary concerns have been identified as being linked to the pathogenesis of IBD, common clinical treatment has not broughts diet adjustments to the forefront. This being said the Seattle Children’s Hospital has lead the charge in developing an integrated program focused on dietary concerns. This program incorporates the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) into their […]

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