The underlying cause of inflammatory bowel diseases is not well understood, which can be confusing and frustrating to patients and clients with the diagnosis. However, there is emerging scientific research that may explain the progression of IBD as well as offer implications for treatment and day-to-day maintenance of symptoms.
The Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet, with or without a partial liquid nutritional formula, was effective for induction and maintenance of remission in adults with mild-to-moderate Crohn’s disease and might lead to endoscopic remission.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are two distinct gastrointestinal disorders, though the differences between the two can be confusing for many people. Although some of the symptoms may be similar, these two health conditions are VERY different.
A new research study published in the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis concluded that the UC Exclusion Diet alone appeared to achieve higher clinical remission and mucosal healing than fecal transplantation, suggesting diet may have an under-appreciated role in the treatment of UC.
Right now, one of the most helpful tools we have is a symptom food journal. But what if there was more? What if we had the tools, based on science, to know what foods would agree with your gut and which foods would trigger symptoms for your particular gut and condition?
My husband with Crohn’s disease is really lactose intolerant. Interestingly, the incidence of lactose intolerance is no greater in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in the general population. However, during a flare, excessive intake of lactose may contribute
Iron-deficiency anemia is unfortunately common for people with IBD to experience. My husband with Crohn’s disease has struggled with very low iron levels in the past (his Hemoglobin levels were at 7 at one point!). Ever wonder why iron