Category Archives: Gut Health

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 […]

The Best Probiotic Strains

What is a Probiotic? If you’ve done any online research on probiotics you’ve probably seen a whole lot of conflicting information from claims that probiotics will cure something to suggestions that probiotics are essentially useless. Like with most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle and when you really get to know more about […]