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Understanding the remission and relapse cycle in Crohn’s disease

Posted: March 17 2020

Remission Remission can mean different things based on the parameters used to describe it. Types of remission include: Clinical remission This is the term your doctor will typically use to describe your remission. It means your symptoms have improved or gone away. Yet you may still have inflammation in your GI tract. Endoscopic remission This […]

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Tired all the time? If your diet is the problem, it’s also the solution

Posted: March 11 2020

Tired all the time, wiped out, exhausted, fatigued… my clients all had different ways of saying it, but the problem was essentially the same. As a nutrition consultant, I encountered the same health issues time and again. Top of that list, by a mile, was low energy, or however you prefer to put it. Most […]

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If you really want to optimize your diet, focus on fibre

Posted: March 5 2020

“IBD is complicated — it’s not driven by any one factor,” Dr. Gilaad Kaplan says. “But where all the research is taking us today is toward the microbiome.” And fiber is integral to a healthy and properly functioning microbiome, he says. Fiber is not a vitamin or a mineral. It’s not an essential nutrient that […]

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All you need to know about sulphur-rich foods

Posted: March 2 2020

What is sulphur? Sulphur, calcium, and phosphorus are the three most abundant minerals in the human body. Sulphur plays an important role in crucial functions in your body, such as making protein, regulating gene expression, building and repairing DNA, and helping your body metabolize food. This element is also essential for making and recycling glutathione — […]

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Guidance issued for food intake in inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: February 26 2020

Arie Levine, M.D., from the Wolfson Medical Center at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and colleagues reviewed the current evidence to provide expert opinion on specific dietary components, food groups, and food additives for control and preventing relapse of IBD. The authors note that for all food groups except pasteurized dairy consumption, consensus was achieved. […]

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Gut reaction: how immunity ramps up against incoming threats

Posted: February 17 2020

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute found, in laboratory models, that eating sets off a hormonal ‘chain reaction’ in the gut. Eating causes a hormone called VIP to kickstart the activity of immune cells in response to potentially incoming pathogens or ‘bad’ bacteria. The researchers also found that immunity increased at anticipated mealtimes […]

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5 major advances in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment

Posted: January 30 2020

Lymphoma not associated with anti-TNF therapy in pediatric IBD patients Anti-tumor necrosis factor (aTNF) drugs are among the most effective medications used to treat pediatric IBD. Despite their effectiveness, concerns regarding an association with lymphoma limit their use in everyday practice. Based on a large, geographically diverse administrative insurance claims database of 9,284 pediatric IBD […]

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To help IBD symptoms, target your microbiome with these foods

Posted: January 28 2020

A recent study on a new diet called the IBD-AID diet has shown that it may help. The diet focuses on correcting gut bacteria balance with probiotic and prebiotic foods. “Diet has a huge impact for IBD,” said Dr. David L. Suskind, a gastroenterologist with Seattle Children’s Hospital. He wasn’t involved in the research, but currently studies how […]

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Diet as therapy for IBD remains hindered by knowledge gaps

Posted: January 16 2020

As patients with Crohn’s disease seek guidance on how to handle their condition, there remains a knowledge gap regarding what, if any, specific dietary recommendations could become a mainstay therapy, according to a presentation at Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2019. “We don’t have enough definitive research to say that one diet is the right answer for […]

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10 Things you need to know about inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: December 17 2019

1. It’s not just about poo When people think about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – the umbrella term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – they tend to only consider the digestive symptoms, which include stomach pain, bleeding when you go to the loo, and diarrhoea. While these can be debilitating, IBD actually goes far beyond this. […]

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