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Malnutrition

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Because IBD can often prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed in the body, malnutrition is a serious problem in many sufferers.  In addition, people with IBD tend to burn fat calories at a higher rate than the general population and most patients are underweight.  Some experts recommend that people with IBD, especially children, consume about 150% of the daily recommended amount of protein today to make up for the deficit.

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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 do…

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Sheila E. Crowe, MD, Health Pro, posted Enzyme Treatment for Celiac Disease… Food is fundamental to human life. Beyond fuel for our bodies, it is a…

09/17/14

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted More News on Vitamin D We have talked before about the role of vitamin D in the nutritional status of those with IBD. …

08/27/10

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Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide, commented on Seasons and Vitamin D3 col,   You're absolutely right. Research is showing that proper levels of Vit. D3 can help…

01/29/10

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Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide, answered How can I gain weight dealing with my… Hi Renee,   This can be a hard question to give a definitive answer…

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