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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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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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I’m a nutritionist with IBD. These are my 5 favorite foods for gut health

Posted: February 18 2021

By Alexa Federico While there’s not a singular list of foods that everyone with IBD should toss in their grocery carts (food tolerances vary across the board), there are a handful of foods that stand out as my personal favorites for great gut health. Bone broth Bone broth is a food with ancient origins. It’s made by […]

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Sugar may trigger inflammatory bowel disease by breaking down gut mucus

Posted: January 20 2021

By Madeline Barron When I was seventeen, I discovered that I could make s’mores in the microwave. The recipe was simple: slam a marshmallow on to a graham cracker, heat for 20 seconds, and let it balloon. This occasional summer treat soon became a daily indulgence. My inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosis soon followed.  IBD […]

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Helmsley awards $4.7 million for Crohn’s diet therapy research

Posted: December 1 2020

“Previous studies strongly suggest that dietary interventions may be beneficial in Crohn’s disease, but clear evidence-based recommendations are lacking,” Paul Scholl, program director of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Crohn’s disease program, said in the release. “By directly evaluating the effects of specific dietary regimens in preventing and treating Crohn’s disease, these new studies will provide much needed […]

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The association between inflammatory potential of diet and disease activity

Results from a cross-sectional study in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Abstract Background Diet may play a role in disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We tested whether the inflammatory potential of diet, based on a summation of pro- and anti-inflammatory nutrients, is associated with disease activity in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Methods Participants completed a disease activity questionnaire (short Crohn’s […]

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