Elizabeth Roberts

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Elizabeth wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Digestive Health.

Latest by Elizabeth Roberts

Surprising Factors That Can Affect IBD

From sunshine to sugar, a lot of unexpected things can have a big impact on your stress levels and IBD. Find out how to control them.

Recommiting to Yoga and Meditation

Recommiting to Yoga and Meditation

This week I graduated for the second time in four years. In addition to the certification I received in 2011 as a Natural Chef, I am now a certified Nutrition Consultant. Getting through my schooling has been an immense amount of hard and rewarding w...

10 Ways to Improve Your Microbiome

10 Ways to Improve Your Microbiome

Your immune system and gut bacteria are directly related. Here’s how you can strengthen both.



If you live with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease then you know how much of an emotional toll this very physical disease can have on your life. While neither of these Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) is caused by stress or our emotions, these i...

Best Foods for Inflammation

A healthy diet filled with these foods can help fight inflammation and IBD flares.

The New IBD-Anti-Inflammatory Diet

For the first time in 20 or more years, there is some new and serious research being done about food and diet for those of us living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). If you are one of my regular readers then you know that I personally eat accor...

4 Steps for Managing IBD

If you have IBD, then you know there is no quick fix, nor is there a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. But, in the nearly 20 years that I’ve been living with IBD, writing about it, and working with other IBDers in my cooking and nutrition career, I’v...

Why a Food Journal Is Important

First, let’s start with what a gastroenterologist is: A GI (as they are referred to) is a physician who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal system which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pa...

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 me...

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 symptom...