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NIghtshade vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.
Nutrition

The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

Tom Brady says to “hold the nightshades,” but should you?

Man with acid reflux.

Tricks to Prevent Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when the muscle connecting the esophagus to the stomach doesn't close properly, causing food and acid to back up, triggering symptoms. Here are some tips for avoiding acid reflux from happening in the first place.

Woman with stomach pain while having lunch out with friends.
Managing Flares

How to Eat a Healthy Diet With IBD

If you live with inflammatory bowel disease, overhauling your diet can be exhausting. Here's where to start for better IBD health.

Decorating gingerbread men cookies with icing.
Holiday Cooking & Recipes

Bake Up a Gluten-Free Holiday

Gluten-free does not mean: No baked goods. It just means using the right substitutions, brands, and products. Here are a ton of gluten-free recipes, including insider tips on ready-made baked goods!

Manning the grill at a family BBQ.
Lifestyle

How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

Acid reflux doesn’t have to get in the way of summer fun. Follow these tips at your next barbecue to plan ahead and eat smart.

Smiling group of friends at a summer barbeque with food on the picnic table.
Lifestyle

5 GERD-Friendly Summer Recipes

These tasty recipes, from appetizer to dessert, will make your mouth water — without that reflux burn.

Doctor discussing good nutrition, healthy eating plan with woman.
Nutrition

10 Crohn's Diets: How (And If) They Work

Plant-based? Gluten-free? Keto? While no single diet has been successfully proven to control Crohn’s, here’s what we do know about how popular diets may affect your health.

Friends at restaurant.
Nutrition

3 Tips for Dining Out With Crohn’s Disease

Eating at restaurants with Crohn's doesn't have to be a nightmare. Follow these tips to stop IBD from getting in the way of a good time.

Tofu and peas.
Symptoms

Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

Bowls of pumpkin soup.
Nutrition

Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?