I am passionate about helping others feel better through nutrition. For this reason, I’ve created some free resources to help you begin your path to eating well.

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Hidden Sources of Sugar

If you’re looking to make more informed choices about the added sugars in your eating pattern, here are the names of some of the most common aliases sugar goes by on food labels.

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Food Sources of Omega-3s

The body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, thus you must get them through the foods you eat. This resource explains what omega-3 fatty acids are, how much is recommended, good sources of omega-3s, and tips to incorporate this anti-inflammatory nutrient into your eating pattern.

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Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Foods List

Fiber is found only in plant foods. Both soluble and insoluble fiber can be used as a food source for good bacteria in your large intestine. In your journey to introduce foods that contain fiber, it may be helpful to start with foods higher in soluble fiber, as they may be tolerated better than foods with insoluble fiber.

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Protein-Packed Foods

Protein has many important roles in the body, and needs may be higher in people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Learn how much protein is in common foods.

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8 Holiday Food Tips for IBD Warriors

The holiday season can be a stressful time for people with inflammatory bowel disease. If you’ve been feeling stressed, anxious, afraid, or frustrated around what to do, please find some general suggestions that may be helpful to get you through a family gathering or party!

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Tips for Boosting Iron Absorption

Have you struggled to keep your iron levels up? Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies that I see in my professional practice! My husband with Crohn’s has struggled with iron deficiency in the past, so I recall that he felt really tired, got out of breath easily, and felt cold a lot.

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Plant-Based High-Calcium Foods

If we don’t have enough calcium in our blood serum, then our body takes more calcium from the reserves in our bones, which leads to osteopenia and osteoporosis. Additionally, if on corticosteroids, people with IBD may be more at risk for bone loss.

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Oral Rehydration Solutions

Have you been having a LOT of diarrhea related to your Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? Has that much diarrhea led to severe dehydration? If so, your body may benefit from an Oral Rehydration Solution.

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Hidden Sources of Gluten

Have you found that living a gluten-free life seems a lot more complicated than the recommendation to avoid wheat, rye, and barley? Click here to access many potentially hidden sources of gluten.

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Food Journal

Click here to access a downloadable symptom food journal. Use this tool to chart patterns of how you feel after eating.

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Want more resources tailored to your health condition? Work with me – I can provide you with resources to meet your nutritional needs, manage your symptoms, and feel better!

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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