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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.

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Why You Should Try an Elimination Diet for UC

An elimination diet can help you determine if you have sensitivity to certain types of food, worsening your ulcerative colitis (UC) symptoms. This will let you to indulge in those foods with no issue without the guilt and suspicion you may now be feeling.

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Autumn

Are Pumpkin Seeds Healthy?

Before you start chowing down on pumpkin seeds this season, learn all about the pros — and cons — of adding them to your diet.

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Fitness

10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

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Nutrition

10 Best Foods for Sciatica and Back Pain

Since back pain can be caused by inflammation, and certain foods help reduce inflammation, it makes sense to eat these foods that won’t stab you in the back.

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Risk Factors

Ulcerative Colitis and Smoking: 10 Things You Need to Know

While some research shows that smoking has a positive effect on UC, the story is not that straightforward. Here’s what you need to know about the risks.

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Myths

9 Things People with Psoriatic Arthritis Wish Others Knew

If you could have your friends and loved ones understand one aspect of psoriatic arthritis, what would it be? Start with this great list that sheds misconceptions about the condition.