Latest by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty Putting Yourself First

Did you know self care is one of the best ways you can keep depression, inflammation, resentment, and other psoriatic disease complications at bay?

UC and Your Family: How to Set Boundaries

Family: You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em. While your family can be your main support system when you have a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis, sometimes they can harm your wellness efforts. Here's how to deal.

10 Tips to Manage the Winter Blues

We know that winter can impact psoriasis. Beyond psoriasis symptoms, we can also have a feeling of sadness is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

How to Successfully Lose Weight With COPD

Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.

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.

The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

Tom Brady says to “hold the nightshades,” but should you?

How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

Acid reflux doesn’t have to get in the way of summer fun. Follow these tips at your next barbecue to plan ahead and eat smart.

5 GERD-Friendly Summer Recipes

These tasty recipes, from appetizer to dessert, will make your mouth water — without that reflux burn.

10 Crohn's Diets: How (And If) They Work

Plant-based? Gluten-free? Keto? While no single diet has been successfully proven to control Crohn’s, here’s what we do know about how popular diets may affect your health.

3 Tips for Dining Out With Crohn’s Disease

Eating at restaurants with Crohn's doesn't have to be a nightmare. Follow these tips to stop IBD from getting in the way of a good time.