Category Archives: IBD

The Ultimate IBD Holiday Gift Guide

ultimate IBD holiday gift guide

What do you get someone with Crohn’s or Colitis for the holidays? Wonder no more, we have you covered with the ultimate IBD holiday gift guide! We have curated the best list of IBD friendly products to show your loved ones with Crohn’s and Colitis how much you care.  This list contains some of our […]

Why Do Nutrients Get Low in IBD?

why do nutrients get low in IBD?

In an effort to provide you with high quality information and help you understand your Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) better, we wanted to discuss the why behind nutrient deficiencies. Today we will take a look at why nutrients get low in IBD.  IBD is a chronic illness that affects the digestive tract and presents itself […]

Pediatric IBD? What Every Parent Needs To Know If You Have A Child With IBD

pediatric IBD

Pediatric IBD is scary for any parent to navigate, especially if the parent doesn’t have any prior knowledge or experience with the disease. We have seen these challenges first hand with our clients and want to provide some words of comfort and wisdom.  IBD in pediatric populations is growing worldwide, with about 20-25% of diagnoses […]

Got Iron Deficiency? Everything You Need to Know About Iron 

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Got Iron Deficiency? Everything You Need to Know About Iron  Understanding iron can be confusing at times since there are multiple markers that are looked at to define our iron status. As IBD patients, we know that our condition can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies, including iron deficiency with or without anemia.   There are many […]

How I Became An IBD Dietitian

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How I Became An IBD Dietitian    Today we are introducing our newest dietitian, Danielle! Plus, stay tuned for a juicy Q&A.    Hi everyone! I’m Danielle, a Registered Dietitian with IBD. I’m excited to join this team at the Crohn’s and Colitis Dietitians and tell you how I became an IBD dietitian. ]Let’s dive […]

Nutrients to Consider When Preparing for Pregnancy in IBD

Pregnancy in IBD

Nutrients to Consider When Preparing for Pregnancy in IBD Many of our clients come to us to discuss preparing for pregnancy in IBD, and for good reason! The pre-pregnancy window is a great opportunity to improve nutrient status, especially because early pregnancy is typically met with side effects like nausea and food aversions, making it […]

Top Three Reasons to do Regular Colonoscopies with IBD

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Top Three Reasons to do Regular Colonoscopies with IBD Whether you were recently diagnosed with IBD, have been told about the possibility of having IBD, or are curious about the colonoscopy procedure itself, then keep reading! We provide the top three reasons to do regular colonoscopies with IBD.  First off, what is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopies […]

Nutrition Labs to Ask For If You Have IBD

Nutrition Labs to Ask For If You Have IBD Here at The Crohn’s and Colitis Dietitians we work really hard to empower our clients to advocate for themselves and to stay on top of their healthcare. One way we do this is by consistently asking about nutrition-related labs that could be impacting the disease process.  […]

What are Inflammatory Markers?

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What are Inflammatory Markers? Causes and Possible Solutions Inflammatory markers are blood tests used to check for certain indicators associated with inflammation. These indicators, or biomarkers, result from the body’s natural immune response to injury, infection, or toxicity. Doctors may prescribe a variety of these tests to help them diagnose certain diseases and conditions. For […]

Can IBD affect sexual health?

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Sexual relationships and sexual health form an important part of the lives of many people. Sexual health is multidimensional, encompassing physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual aspects and even for those without a partner, it can be a significant part of their identity and influence their life choices. For those with inflammatory bowel diseases such […]