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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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.  […]

Disordered Eating & IBD: How are They Related & How Can We Help?

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For those with IBD, food can be one of life’s greatest stressors, and often people with IBD are at risk to develop a sort of food PTSD. What can happen is that they start to avoid certain foods for the fear of painful flare-ups and sometimes start to take it too far. While there is […]

The Link Between Low Vitamin D and IBD

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of diseases that includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. IBD is a relapsing-remitting immune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Because IBD is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease, nutrient deficiencies are common.  Common deficiencies in IBD include:  Iron Calcium Vitamin D B vitamins like B12  Antioxidants like vitamin C, E, […]