Crohn's Disease

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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.

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Video: What Foods Should You Avoid With Crohn's?

It’s easy to understand why high-fat, greasy foods, such as pizza, aren’t a good idea for people with Crohn’s disease. But so are many other foods that may not be so obvious. Learn more in this video.

By Erica Sanderson

Eliminating Restaurant Worry with IBD

Enjoy a night out with less anxiety about what’s on the menu.

By Brian Greenberg

Tips For Keeping Your Crohn's Nutrition Goals

Are you still sticking with your New Year’s nutrition resolutions? Here’s how to stick with them, or get back on track.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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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.

Health News

'Good' Gut Bacteria May Protect Against Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Nottingham and King’s College London, both in the United Kingdom, have discovered a link between “good” bacteria in the digestive tract – the gut microbiome – and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...

Meet Kathleen Baker: Olympic Swimmer and Crohn's Patient

Despite having been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 13, Kathleen Baker broke records at a young age and pushed to make it to the Olympics.