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Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson 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.

Latest by Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

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Diagnosis

10 Questions to Ask Your GI About Ulcerative Colitis

Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.

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Risk Factors

Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Relationships

5 Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone With Crohn's Disease

Want to support your friend or loved one with IBD? Here are some easy dos and don'ts.

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Nutrition

Supplements for Crohn's: What Should You Be Taking?

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.

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Gluten Free

Can Going Gluten-Free Help IBD?

This guide helps take the confusion out of finding the right diet for IBD.