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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Genetic?

If you’re trying to understand more about how or why you developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you might be wondering if ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease is genetic. Here is helpful insight to better understand your condition.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD Constipation: Symptoms and Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s

While IBD constipation is not the most reported symptom of Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, constipation can be something you experience. This article provides an overview of constipation; how to know if you’re experiencing it, and what to do about it.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Is Ulcerative Colitis a Disability?

If you or someone you know is living with ulcerative colitis, you know the challenges of certain daily activities. A common question we get is, is ulcerative colitis a disability? This blog will help you better understand the answer to this question, with helpful tips to help you thrive.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s Disease & Dietary Fiber: Fiber Intake Recommendations

Are you wondering whether you should be eating a high or low fiber diet? Crohn’s disease dietary fiber recommendations can be especially complicated to understand. Depending on if you are experiencing a flare or any strictures, Crohn’s disease fiber intake can vary. This article will break down what you need to know about fiber and Crohn’s disease.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Crohn’s and Colitis Hair Loss: Causes and Ways to Prevent It 

If you’re dealing with Crohn’s disease hair loss, you’ve come to the right place. While some hair loss is normal for everyone, this article will explain a bit more about possible Crohn’s disease hair loss, Ulcerative Colitis hair loss and what you can do about it.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Is Oatmeal Good for Constipation?

Are you wondering if oatmeal is okay for you to eat? Some people with IBD experience constipation as a common symptom. If this is you and you’re wondering if oatmeal is good for constipation, this article will help you understand more about how oatmeal might support your IBD journey.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Does Coffee Cause Inflammation?

Navigating the world of gut health as someone with IBD can be like searching for the right key in a large set of unknown doors. As an IBD-specialized dietitian and the partner of a husband with Crohn’s disease, I’ve walked alongside many clients and lived the daily realities of managing this condition. Coffee, a beloved beverage worldwide, often comes up in our discussions. Does it exacerbate inflammation, or can it fit into an IBD-friendly diet?

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

7-Day Meal Plan for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

This 7-day meal plan for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis will help guide you through your dietary needs. You’ll have piece of mid knowing these foods have anti-inflammatory properties and are easier to digest.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Intermittent Fasting and Ulcerative Colitis: Does it Help?

Here are the key things to know about intermittent fasting and ulcerative colitis, including the significant differences between the different types of IF and whether or not they actually help with UC flares.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Lectin Foods: What Are They & Should You Avoid Them With IBD?

Many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may wonder what lectins in food are, which foods are sources of lectins, and if they should be avoided with IBD. Here are the key things to know.

Food Survival Guide During an IBD Flare

Learn 9 key food tips from IBD dietitian Danielle Gaffen to help get you through a flare and reduce symptoms.

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