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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Pineapples May Be Good for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pineapple is native to warm climates and contains an enzyme known as bromelain. Pineapple and its extracts have been used clinically as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of arthritis, soft tissue injuries, colon inflammation, chronic pain and asthma (Tochi et al., 2008).


Bromelain has also shown protective... Read moreChevron

posted 04/27/2015, comments (0)|
Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide

Nutrition Consultant / Natural Foods Chef / Dx: Colitis

These Surprising Factors Can Affect IBD

If you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Colitis or Crohn’s - then you probably know that inflammation in the colon is a hallmark sign or symptom of these diseases. You may also know that stress is being shown in studies to cause inflammation in the body.


According to a study published by Carnegie Mellon... Read moreChevron

posted 04/17/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Constipation as a Symptom of IBD

Constipation refers to the passage of less than three stools per week, often associated with abdominal bloating, pain, hard stool, and straining. In patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD), constipation is rare, and patients more commonly experience significant diarrhea.... Read moreChevron

posted 03/30/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Pediatric IBD: 10 Tips To Getting A Quick Diagnosis

Recent research done in Germany and reported in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International found that pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients wait an average of four to six months for an accurate diagnosis of their condition.  While this may... Read moreChevron

posted 03/28/2015, comments (0)|

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