5 Tips for a Healthier Gut Microbiome with IBD

Creating a stronger, healthier gut microbiome can go a long way toward reducing symptoms and preventing flares.Share on PinterestWith conditions such as and , can sometimes seem to come out of nowhere, no matter what you’ve been eating. Not only can that be frustrating and limit your activities, but it can...

What Tests Are Used to Diagnose IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.The two types of are:Ulcerative colitis (UC): affects the large intestine and rectumCrohn’s disease: can affect any part of the GI tractThe symptoms of IBD are also signs of other common conditions. This...

How the Stress of Living in a Racist World Is Harming Black People with IBD

Our issues range from trigger foods to trigger news, and there’s no prescription or steroid to alleviate the pain that often follows.Share on PinterestDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve found it especially hard to find the positive in dark situations. However, I have found a love for hiking and have a pretty awesome group of...

What Is J-Pouch Surgery?

and are two types of that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While Crohn’s disease impacts any portion of your GI tract, UC tends to affect both the colon (large intestine) and rectum only.Medications and lifestyle changes are necessary to help reduce inflammation from IBD that can lead to GI tract damage....

To Help IBD Symptoms, Target Your Microbiome with These Foods

Share on PinterestA recent study on a new diet called the diet has shown that it may be helpful for people with IBD.The diet focuses on correcting gut bacteria balance with probiotic and prebiotic foods. According to the study, 61.3 percent of people on the diet for at least 8 weeks reported a...


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