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Foods to eat for a healthy prostate.
Prevention

What Can I Eat to Reduce an Enlarged Prostate?

Find out whether what you’re eating is helping or harming your prostate health.

Woman preparing a salad.
Nutrition

10 Nutrition Tips for an Ulcerative Colitis-Friendly Diet

Will this ingredient cause a UC flare-up? Does this meal contain enough nutrients? Eating with UC can feel like tip-toeing through a minefield, but we’ve got the dos and don’ts to help guide you.

Nutrients line and nutrients bag feeding for patient.
Treatment

What Is Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for Crohn’s Disease?

Have you ever used exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) for Crohn's? If not, you might want to read how this oral formula can give your gut time to rest.

Gluten-free shopper selecting food at a grocery store.
Living With

Avoid Weight Gain On a Gluten-Free Diet

If you live with celiac disease, or simply eat gluten-free, and you're worried about weight gain, avoid extra pounds by following these tips.

Woman drinking from a glass of water.
Nutrition

6 Tips for Staying Hydrated With IBD

For many living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, staying hydrated can be hard. Here are tips for avoiding dehydration in the hot summer months.

Whole wheat waffles with blueberries.
Nutrition

Why Breakfast is Important for People With Acid Reflux

Eating breakfast is key for those dealing with acid reflux. So, if you are one of the many "breakfast skippers," keep reading. Because making this small change can significantly impact your acid reflux — and overall health.

Woman shopping for bananas.

Low-Acid Fruits for Acid Reflux

A diagnosis of acid reflux no longer means saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits. These super foods are an important part of a healthy diet. Fruits are usually low in fat and rich in the sort of fiber that can protect against acid reflux.

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.