Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Elizabeth Roberts's Posts

Vitamin D & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Winter is just around the corner and that means that spring is four to five months, or more, away. In winter, when the sun shifts and it is farther away from the earth it means fewer UV rays are felt at the surface. Plus, those cooler temperatures mean we are wearing longer sleeved shirts and pants so the chance that we are getting enough, if any,... Read moreChevron

The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are Coming!

If you're like me, then you tend to feel two ways about the holidays: somewhat excited and somewhat in dread.   I see the holidays beginning with Halloween, which I LOVE!!! My husband and I live in a perfect neighborhood for this holiday. Sidewalks everywhere, houses with front porches and friendly inhabitants, and kids, kids, kids. It's a... Read moreChevron

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