Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

Patient Expert

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

Latest Articles by Elizabeth Roberts

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IBD and Your Gut: New Research About Colonics and Probiotics

New Study: There was a new study published in the May 29, 2008 issue of Nature, a science and medicine journal, which may point researchers and pharmaceutical companies in a new direction of how to treat IBD. Researchers from the California Institute ...

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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
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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
Digestive Health

10 Ways to Improve Your Microbiome

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

IBD & PTSD
Digestive Health

IBD & PTSD

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...

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Best Foods for Inflammation

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

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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...

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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...