Friday, April 18, 2014

Elizabeth Roberts's Posts

High Altitude Linked to IBD Flares?

In perusing news and studies on IBD, I came across an interesting one from a group of Swiss researchers at Triemli Hospital in Zurich.   Lead researcher, Stephan Vavicka, MD, chief of the Division of Gastorenterology and Hepatology presented the studies findings during the 2012 Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. The study shows a potential... Read moreChevron

Eating with IBD

Wouldn't it be nice if there were one treatment, one food, or one way of eating that would help put your IBD (Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis) into remission and keep it there? For those of us who have found a path that has lead to remission of symptoms and moving foward with life, we want to shout it from the mountains, recruit all other IBDers to... Read moreChevron

IBD & SCD Update

I have now been eating according to the Specific Carbohydate Diet (SCD) for more than 2 years now and thought it was time to give you all an update on my progress.   When I started the SCD I had been diagnosed with UC 13 years previously and I was "treating" it by taking Asacol daily and Imodium as needed. I was not getting any better or... Read moreChevron

Doctors are People, Too

Here is a link to a letter written by a primary care physician in Georgia: http://more-distractible.org/2010/07/14/a-letter-to-patients-with-chronic-disease/ Being people who live with a chronic disease like IBD we can sometimes forget, or not even realize just how hard it might be for the doctor's who help us care for ourselves.   I was... Read moreChevron

Who Should Be Eating Gluten Free?

Gluten-free products have hit the mainstream in the past year and I personally think there is a lot of confusion over what this means and who should be eating these foods and how much of them should be eaten.   First, we need to know what gluten is. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, spelt, semolina, durum, barley, rye and triticale.... Read moreChevron