Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Learn the most important things about an IBD diet, and key things to consider to manage your IBD from an IBD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

World IBD Day & Purple Ribbon Awareness

Every year on May 19th, people from around the world come together to take part in World IBD Day to raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and UC and raise money to support research toward a cure.
Read more about what IBD is, the connection of the purple ribbon, and ways to give back on this special day.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Sugar and IBD: The Not So Sweet Truth

Research suggests that the “Western Diet” has played a role in the increasing incidence of Crohn’s and UC. But what about the Western diet may be to blame? A growing number of research studies suggest simple sugars as leading culprits.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Can Omega-3s Have a Role in IBD Management?

Omega-3s have the ability to reduce and prevent inflammation, which has been correlated with decreasing the risk for and advancement of serious and chronic health conditions. This blog discusses the types of omega-3s, the research findings to date on their relationship to inflammatory bowel diseases, and what the implications are on a practical level.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD and the Gut Microbiome: What We Know So Far

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.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD vs IBS: What’s the Difference?

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.

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