Do Probiotics Help with IBD?

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If I had to pick one topic that is both the most polarizing and misunderstood in IBD nutrition- it’s probiotics. And specifically probiotics for IBD. In fact, I was surprised to learn that in 2020 the American Gastroenterology Associates (AGA) recommended against the use of probiotics in Crohn’s and only suggested the use of probiotics […]

Can IBD be Reversed?

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Can IBD be reversed? This is a question we are asked every day here at Crohn’s & Colitis Dietitians.  IBD patients are understandably desperate to know whether their IBD can be cured and if they can enjoy life without debilitating symptoms. The truth is that reversing IBD is a complicated topic, and it’s not as […]

Why Does IBD Cause Joint Pain?

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IBD doesn’t only cause gut issues. Both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis can cause a range of extraintestinal manifestations, from skin issues to joint pain. We’re going to focus on the latter in this blog. Approximately 40 – 50% of people with IBD experience pain in their joints at some point in their lives – it’s […]

What Are the Signs of Ulcerative Colitis Remission?

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Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the large intestines. Inflammation starts in the rectum and slowly spreads to the colon. If you have UC, the affected areas become inflamed with ulcers (small sores) that produce pus. The amount and location of inflammation will determine the severity of […]

Can IBD Cause Skin Problems?

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Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mainly affects the digestive system, people with IBD are often frustrated to find that symptoms can affect the whole body. For example, IBD often causes aches and fatigue, and it can lead to more specific problems with the mouth, skin, eyes, and internal organs. These kinds of symptoms are called […]

Four Myths About IBD

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Four myths about IBD It can be tricky to see through common myths and find the right advice when diagnosed with IBD, and this is something our team knows first-hand. Our Registered Dietitians specialize in providing nutritional support and guidance to those living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn’s and Colitis.  Not only are we a […]

What Results Can I Expect While Working with the Crohn’s and Colitis Dietitians?

One of the most common topics that comes up with new and prospective clients is around what changes they can expect when modifying their diet & nutrition. It makes sense- people want to know what they are getting into beforehand.  More importantly, people want to know if it will be worth the time, money and […]