Jennifer Rackley is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.
Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.
While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.
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.
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.
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.
Want to support your friend or loved one with IBD? Here are some easy dos and don'ts.
With IBD, you’re more likely to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most helpful supplements you may want to consider.