The physical symptoms of IBD are difficult enough to deal with without adding the emotional stress and trauma that any chronic illness can bring. Patients who are diagnosed with IBD are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety. Support groups and online communities are available to help patients (especially the newly diagnosed) deal with the emotional impact of their condition.
If you are a regular reader of my Shareposts then you know that I have spent a lot of time figuring out what I can and can't eat to keep my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms at bay. That said, what I can eat and what a nutritionist would tell me is "healthy" for me to eat tend to be on different levels. Yes, I know that the food pyramid tells me to eat…