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Global spread of autoimmune disease blamed on western diet

Posted: January 10 2022

By Robin McKie  More and more people around the world are suffering because their immune systems can no longer tell the difference between healthy cells and invading micro-organisms. Disease defences that once protected them are instead attacking their tissue and organs. Major international research efforts are being made to fight this trend – including an initiative at […]

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How I cope with eating around the holidays and living with IBD

Posted: December 6 2021

By Rachel Dyckman, RDN As someone with ulcerative colitis, I used to dread holiday gatherings, with their heavy, hard-to-digest meals and abundance of alcoholic beverages. The fact that I couldn’t control what foods were served — coupled with uncertainty about bathroom access and feeling chronically fatigued — sounded like a recipe for disaster. During holiday seasons when […]

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How to best support an exercise routine with IBD

Posted: December 5 2021

By Claudia Cramer There are also other challenges with having IBD which may be more invisible to the outside eye, and that is the mental toll of having a chronic disease. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are more common in people with UC and Crohn’s disease than the normal population. This makes […]

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8 Ways to enjoy holiday parties with IBD

Posted: November 21 2021

By Holly Fowler Whether it’s avoiding trigger foods or dealing with fatigue, having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) makes it tricky enough to navigate social environments, like holiday parties. Add in pandemic-induced social anxiety, and we have a very challenging situation on our hands. Maybe it’s the eternal optimist in me, or the little kid in […]

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Research

Study shows diet has ‘underappreciated role’ in treating ulcerative colitis

Patients with ulcerative colitis following a novel diet achieved higher clinical remission and mucosal healing compared with patients who received a single donor fecal transplantation, with or without diet, according to a study.

By Monica Stonehill “We evaluated whether integration of novel diets for donors and patients in addition to fecal transplantation (FT) could increase FT remission rate in refractory UC,” Chen Sarbagili Shabat, of the pediatric gastroenterology unit at Wolfson Medical Center’s PIBD Research Center in Holon, Israel, and colleagues wrote. “UCED alone appeared to achieve higher clinical remission and mucosal healing than […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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