Tag Archives: Ulcerative Colitis

The Ultimate IBD Holiday Gift Guide

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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.  […]

Similarities and Differences Between IBS and IBD

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IBS vs IBD: Their Similarities and Differences Explained Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are both extremely painful gastrointestinal disorders. They are often confused with one another due to the similarities in their names and the fact that they share some common symptoms. However, these two conditions are vastly different in many […]

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 […]

Living a Quality Life With IBD

Happy family at home supporting family members suffering from IBD by managing their food and dietary intake.

Living with IBD might be daunting, but if your symptoms are effectively controlled many people are able to get back to the things they loved doing before their diagnosis. Many people require a specialized diet to help regulate symptoms well. Modifying diet and nutrition can be very helpful to ward off frequent discomforts. What is […]