Crohn's Disease

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Crohn's Disease: It's Not All About the Bathroom

Lilly shares the story of her complicated diagnosis and why it’s important to understand this IBD has many symptoms beyond the bathroom stall.

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Crohn's: How Different Diets May Affect Your Health

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

Going to a restaurant for a meal with family and friends? Don’t let IBD get in the way of a good time.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

3 IBD Advocates Share Their Advice

Want to use your experience with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis to help others? These veteran patient advocates have the tips you need to get started.

By Mandy Morgan

Crohn's: 9 Tips for Moving to a New City

Making a big move to a new place? Here's how you can make the transition as smooth as possible when you have IBD.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

IBD vs. IBS: What's the Difference?

While they may be only one letter apart, IBD and IBS are separate conditions. Learn the similarities and differences here.

By Mandy Morgan

Low FODMAP Diet to Treat Digestive Health Issues

The low FODMAP diet can help to prevent bloating, cramping, diarrhea, flatulence, and other symptoms that are common for people who suffer from IBS, Crohn's disease, UC, or celiac disease. These are the foods to stock up on, and the ones to avoid.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

IBD: 3 Women Share Stories About Applying for Disability

HealthCentral spoke with three women who successfully applied for Social Security insurance benefits about their experiences and advice for others.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Apply for Disability When You Have IBD

If you can't work because of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, applying for Social Security disability benefits could help improve your life. Here are the steps you need to take.

By Mandy Morgan

Motherhood with Crohn's Disease

Chapter 1 Chronic Motherhood Raising a family is hard, but raising one when you have a chronic health condition can create even more challenges. Aside from love, time and energy play a huge part in caring for and teaching your children as they grow. ...

By Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Why Living With Crohn's Is a Team Sport

Why go it alone when you have a supportive network to help? Read Brian’s story about learning the value of accepting help from others.

By Brian Greenberg

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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.