Crohn's Disease

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My Story: Crohn's Disease

"The only way you can live a good life with an ostomy is accepting that you have one."

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5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

By Jackie Zimmerman

The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

By Lisa Fields

10 Ways to Help Manage IBD Without Drugs

Medication can be super effective in helping treat Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, but sometimes, other therapies can be used alongside drugs to help even more.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

The Insider’s Guide to Using Suppositories

Take it from someone who knows — although it can seem unpleasant, these tips can help you learn how to handle using suppositories for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s.

By Mandy Morgan

Study Aims to Identify Diet to Help Manage Crohn's Disease

There's no specific "Crohn's-friendly diet," but this new study is looking to change that. Here's what you should know.

By Lara DeSanto

10 Smoothies to Reduce Your Crohn's Disease Risk

A review of 19 studies reported a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease in people who ate more fruits and veggies and got more fiber. Here are some tasty smoothie recipes to help you meet your nutrition goals and reduce your Crohn's risk.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Everything You Need to Know About Surgery for Crohn's

Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease eventually do have surgical procedures, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF). Get the facts here.

By Lisa Fields

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

6 Tips for Staying Hydrated With IBD

For many living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, staying hydrated can be hard. Here are tips for avoiding dehydration in the hot summer months.

By Brian Greenberg

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Living With Crohn's Disease

Whether it's dancing, biking, traveling, or hiking: yes, you can do that with Crohn's. Learn which foods will help rather than harm; how to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and how to navigate stigma.

Meet the Experts

Brian Greenberg

Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Lilly Stairs

Patient Expert

Lilly’s reason for being was ignited in 2011 when she was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases. She currently serves as the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Brian Greenberg

Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.