Category Archives: IBD

Zinc and IBD: What is there to know?

zinc and IBD

Zinc deficiency is common in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for a variety of reasons like malabsorption and inflammation. When it comes to zinc and IBD, what are the important factors you need to know and why should you care? Keep reading to find out more!  What is zinc?     Zinc is a mineral that […]

J-Pouch Surgery: What to Eat & the Nutritional Implications

gut health, j-pouch

Have you wondered what a j-pouch surgery is and what is is used for? Maybe a doctor has mentioned it to you and you have been confused. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the procedure itself as well as nutritional implications! What is a J-pouch? J-pouch is a procedure that is commonly […]

Should You Worry About Anti-Nutrients in Foods?

anti-nutrients in plant foods

Have you been hearing all the buzz about anti-nutrients in plant foods and how harmful they are? Is it true? We know how confusing it is to be bombarded with conflicting information online, so if you are interested in the potential for harm related to anti-nutrients then keep reading! There is ample research regarding the […]

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 […]

SCD for IBD: Everything You Need to Know About The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

specific carbohydrate diet for IBD

It’s finally here! A blog post on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for IBD. We recently covered the Carnivore Diet for IBD as well!  The SCD diet is frequently discussed in medical circles as a form of medical nutrition therapy for Crohn’s. It’s also one that we frequently hear questions about from our clients and […]

Is the Carnivore Diet Good For Ulcerative Colitis?

The Carnivore Diet

With a simple Google search of “is the Carnivore Diet good for Ulcerative Colitis” you will find plenty of anecdotal evidence being used by people like Shawn Baker and other low-carb enthusiasts advocating for the Carnivore Diet for IBD. But, is it true? Shawn Baker, a medical doctor, whose license was revoked in New Mexico […]