Skip to main content

Diet

Blog

5 Great nutrition apps that can help you manage IBD

Posted: September 16 2021

By Elizabeth Yun If you’re like many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may have noticed that what you eat can directly influence how you feel. (Ever eaten a bag of trail mix and had stomach cramps the rest of the night?)  Since IBD affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, your diet plays an important role in keeping […]

Read more

Research

Diet patterns linked with gut pro-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory features

Specific foods and nutrients correlated with species known to suggest mucosal protection and anti-inflammatory effects.

By Monica Stonehill Researchers found that specific foods and nutrients correlated with species known to have mucosal protection and anti-inflammatory effects, according to data published in Gut. “We identified dietary patterns that consistently correlate with groups of bacteria with shared functional roles in both health and disease,” Laura A. Bolte, BSc, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, […]

Read more

Blog

How to Find Answers When Mysterious (and Painful) Gut Symptoms Take Over Your Life

Posted: August 19 2021

By Mallory Creveling Kate Kareha keeps a folder in her attic filled with notes, doctor’s appointment summaries, photocopies of books, and flyers about inflammation. She also has a saved email with her medication history, the supplements and herbs she takes, and diet info as well as details about the emotional side of a Crohn’s disease diagnosis; she […]

Read more

Research

People with IBD often have inadequate diets

IBD patients were less likely to have diets that regularly include vegetables, cereals, breads, and diary.

By Kenny Walter It has been long known that diet decisions can increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but new research shows poor diet might also be common among patients diagnosed with the disease. A team, led by Kelly Lambert, School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Illawarra Health and Medical Research […]

Read more

Blog

Tips for eating at restaurants when you live with IBD

Posted: August 3 2021

By Emery Wright If you live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may be able to relate to feeling anxious or frustrated about dining at restaurants. It can feel stressful not knowing how the food was prepared and what ingredients were used. Many people living with IBD prefer to cook meals at home so they can […]

Read more

Blog

How to reduce your baby’s risk of chronic disease by giving their microbiome the best start

Posted: June 29 2021

By  Dr Lisa Stinson During Kristy Wood’s first two pregnancies, she didn’t give much thought to the microbiome of her babies. But her second child’s tricky start to life triggered a shift. “When it came to my third pregnancy, I definitely made choices that were influenced by what I knew about their microbiomes,” says Kristy. […]

Read more

Blog

Getting enough vitamin D?

Posted: June 21 2021

By  Rus Hughes What is Vitamin D Deficiency? ClevelandClinic.org says that the idea of vitamin D deficiency indicates that an individual does not have sufficient vitamin D in their blood. The same source says that “Vitamin D is unique because your skin actually produces it by using sunlight.” Adding, “Fair-skinned individuals and those who are […]

Read more

News

What diet is most likely to help ease Crohn’s disease?

Posted: June 17 2021

By Cara Murez The study evaluated one of the commonly used diets for Crohn’s disease, known as the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), comparing it with the Mediterranean diet, which is sometimes recommended by doctors for its heart health benefits, but not for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s. The scientists found that both diets reduced symptoms […]

Read more

News

What 2,000-year-old poo says about our gut bugs

Posted: May 19 2021

By science reporter Gemma Conroy Many of us spend more time sitting than moving, and we are more likely to reach for a highly processed snack than a stick of celery.  And it turns out our poo has also changed. A new study has found that our gut bugs are vastly different from those that inhabited our hunter-gatherer […]

Read more

Blog

5 Common mistakes that can make ulcerative colitis worse

Posted: May 10 2021

By Meghan Rabbitt When you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), you know that symptoms can return even if you’ve been in remission—and even if you’re doing everything you can to avoid a flare. Yet there are a number of missteps you might not even realize you’re making that can worsen your condition, says Matilda Hagan, M.D., co-director for […]

Read more