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Living With

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.

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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.

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Nutrition

The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

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

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Lifestyle

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.

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Lifestyle

5 GERD-Friendly Summer Recipes

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

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Nutrition

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.

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Nutrition

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.

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Nutrition

Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?

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Living With

Finding Emotional Health With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can create a range of emotions that are a necessary and important part of our survival.

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Fitness

10 Tips to Help Kickstart Fitness With Crohn's

Struggling to get motivated? Here’s how to get moving when you’re living with Crohn's.