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Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

How to Prepare for IBD Surgery

Surgery is something I know a thing or two about. During my sickness with ulcerative colitis, I had a total of six surgeries, which meant six pre-op appointments, six hospital stays, and six recoveries. I know there are many people in the... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke

In a study conducted last year, researchers noted that the risk of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) flare was higher during heat waves than during normal times of the year (1).  While it isn't clear exactly why this is the case,... Read moreChevron

posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide

Nutrition Consultant / Natural Foods Chef / Dx: Colitis

Tips for Eating the Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

As the name suggests, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, means there is inflammation in the body, particularly the colon and/or digestive tract. And while there are plenty of medications that IBDers can take to suppress the inflammation we may also be able to help reduce inflammation in our body via the choices we make about the foods we eat.
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Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Four Relationship Essentials for People with IBD

I would like to think that I know everything there is to know about being in a relationship while living with IBD. I was in a relationship when I was diagnosed, through my surgeries, and well into my recovery. I spent five-and-a-half years with this person, and while I would love to say he was a glowing example of a supportive partner, I would... Read moreChevron

posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|
Erica Sanderson

Erica Sanderson, Editor

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

Understanding Celiac Disease: Doctor Q&A

Celiac disease has garnered a lot of attention in recent years.  Celiac is when the body has an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Going gluten-free is the latest diet trend; however, it’s actually the medical treatment for celiac patients.


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posted 06/26/2014, comments (0)|

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