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Erica Sanderson

Erica Sanderson, Editor

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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Top 10 Gluten-Free Brands Worth a Try

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008. There’s been a lot of trial and error over the past six years to figure out what is edible, what tastes like cardboard, and what is delicious. Fortunately, a wide variety of gluten-free options are... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Food as Medicine: Eat Colorful Produce

Now that we have talked about how to buy the safest produce, it's also important to know how to incorporate it into your diet.  The recommendations for the average American is to consume three to five fruits and vegetables per... Read moreChevron

posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Balancing Life With Ulcerative Colitis and Fatigue

Let's face it... life is exhausting. For many of us in the chronically ill community, just getting out of bed on a daily basis can be tiring. Then (if you're lucky), you add on a family, chores, possibly a hobby, and a full-time job. I got tired just writing that. I do not have a family of my own, and frankly do not understand how people that... Read moreChevron

posted 04/09/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

J-Pouch Surgery: Pros vs. Cons

If you’ve spent any time in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) communities, chances are you’ve heard of a j-pouch. But you might still be wondering: “What exactly is a j-pouch and why does someone have one?” 

 

What is a j-pouch?


A j-pouch is... Read moreChevron

posted 03/26/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Balancing Gut Bacteria Shows Promise for IBD Treatment

In the past, I have often talked about how the body’s good gut bacteria, or microbiome, can play a role in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Now, new research provides more evidence regarding the benefits of healthy gut bacteria and balancing the microbiome.

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, in... Read moreChevron

posted 03/20/2014, comments (0)|

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