Category Archives: Gut Health

IBS Diagnosis: Are we missing something else?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states that roughly 3.1 million (1.3%) adults in the United States have an IBD diagnosis, while up to 15% of patients have an IBS diagnosis according to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). While these two gastrointestinal conditions may present themselves similarly, they are quite different for […]

How Do You Fix an IBD Flare?

how to fix an IBD flare

An Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) flare is a scary spot to be in. We often want to immediately fix an IBD flare with the quickest solutions possible so we can get back to our normal lives. I’m sure you can imagine that that isn’t always doable and our best bet is to help our bodies […]

How to Reduce Symptoms of Microscopic Colitis

how to reduce symptoms of microscopic colitis

We have noticed an uptick in Microscopic Colitis clients lately as well as an increase in questions about the disease. In an effort to help you incorporate strategies to reduce your symptoms with Microscopic Colitis, we want to talk about the condition and identify ways to help!  If you need a refresher on Microscopic Colitis […]

Soy and IBD: A Comprehensive Review

soy and ibd

The common question of, “is soy bad for IBD?” comes up a lot in our practice. We understand that tofu can come with concerns like hormonal imbalances and even how much should be consumed overall.  We wanted to address the most common concerns regarding soy and IBD, while placing emphasis on its health benefits with […]

What to Eat With Colitis

Woman holding a donut and two halves of avocado - showing the best and worst foods to take when you have Ulcerative Colitis.

Inflammatory bowel diseases include two main types of colitis- Ulcerative and Microscopic Colitis. Microscopic colitis can include a sub-type of either lymphocytic or collagenous colitis. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory disorder of the colon or large intestines that results in deterioration of the colon walls, often associated with bleeding. Microscopic colitis is also inflammatory […]

Misconceptions About IBD From The Personal & Professional Perspective

Purple flower and misconceptions about IBD

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Hurst-  a Registered Dietitian who specializes in providing nutritional support and guidance to those living with Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Colitis. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011 and, despite my nutrition background, often felt as lost as many of you may feel right now.  And […]

Difference between IBS and IBD

woman in abdominal pain sitting on a couch with a blanket and glass of water

IBS and IBD: An Easy to Follow Breakdown How can you tell the difference between IBS and IBD? In short, IBS refers to irritation while IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) refers to chronic inflammation of the bowel which can cause widespread effects in the body. However, some people get confused with the terminology and key distinctions […]