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Erica Sanderson

Erica Sanderson, Editor

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

How to Manage Crohn's Flares

Crohn’s disease flare-up, or flare, is when the disease activity intensifies, increasing inflammation in the body and worsening symptoms. Crohn’s symptoms vary, but can include bloody bowel movements, severe and frequent diarrhea, mouth sores, joint pain,... Read moreChevron

posted 05/05/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Girls With Guts: A New Kind of IBD Support Group

A picture frame sits on my desk and in it are the faces of my best friends. From left to right you’ll find: Liz Jordan, Alicia Aliello, myself (Jackie Zimmerman), and Casey Greenwood—4 of the 5 board members for Girls With Guts. Girls With Guts is a small... Read moreChevron

posted 04/30/2014, comments (0)|
Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide

Nutrition Consultant / Natural Foods Chef / Dx: Colitis

The New IBD-Anti-Inflammatory Diet

For the first time in 20 or more years, there is some new and serious research being done about food and diet for those of us living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). If you are one of my regular readers then you know that I personally eat according to the Read moreChevron

posted 04/26/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Food as Medicine: Eat Organic

In the past couple of months we have discussed several dietary changes that may help you to reduce your overall inflammation.  In addition to these changes, it is a good idea to eat organically as much as possible.  This will... Read moreChevron

posted 04/25/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

What is a Gallbladder Diet?

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped pouch that sits just under the liver.  It's main function is to store the bile made by the liver.  The gallbladder then releases bile into the intestines as needed to digests fats.  The more fat in the meal, the more the gallbladder works.

Most "gallbladder diets" aim to reduce the... Read moreChevron

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