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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Diet–microbiota interactions in inflammatory bowel disease

Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota plays pivotal roles in the regulation of intestinal homeostasis and IBD pathogenesis.

By Kohei Sugihara and Nobuhiko Kamada  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence of IBD has been increasing worldwide, affecting about 3 million people in the United States and 2.5 million people in Europe. Although the precise etiology […]

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How diet influences gut bacteria and inflammation

Posted: May 4 2021

By Robby Berman According to the authors of the new study, the gut microbiome influences the balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory responses in our digestive system and throughout our immune system. When an imbalance occurs, it might influence a diverse range of inflammatory-mediated conditions, such as: heart disease inflammatory bowel disease systemic lupus erythematosus rheumatoid arthritis Certain bacteria are […]

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What to eat to help reduce colon inflammation

Posted: April 28 2021

Medically reviewed by Sade Meeks, MS, RD — Written by Jenna Fletcher  During a Flare It is advisable for people with IBD to take the following measures with regard to their diet during a flare-up: Eat less fiber A person should choose white breads and rice over whole grain. Foods with less than 2 grams of fiber per serving are most suitable. Vegetables A person […]

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Gluten intake not linked with IBD risk

Dietary gluten intake was not associated with risk for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, according to study results.

By Alex Young Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that patients with inflammatory bowel often report improvements in symptoms after restricting their gluten intake. “This may be due to undiagnosed celiac disease, which constitutes a substantial portion of celiac cases, or an effect of gluten on IBD activity,” they wrote. “Evidence for […]

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How the western diet is wreaking havoc on our guts

Posted: March 11 2021

By Markham Heid. GI researchers say that the rise of IBD and other gut disorders likely stems from a mix of factors. But, to a person, they agree that the much-maligned “Western diet” likely plays a starring role. “As soon as a country is westernized, IBD starts increasing, and I think diet is absolutely contributing […]

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An easy cottage pie recipe for those with Crohn’s disease

Posted: March 9 2021

Comfort food is something we can all turn to if we are feeling like a little pick-me-up. But what if you need to keep track of what you are eating because of an illness or allergies? Just grabbing whatever takes your fancy isn’t something you can necessarily do. We recently featured Debbie Hamilton who lives […]

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