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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

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.

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

Young With Crohn's: A Teen and His Mom Share Their Story

Fourteen-year-old Connor is living with Crohn’s; from his and his mom’s perspective, here’s what it’s like to be diagnosed with a chronic illness at a young age.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley