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Top 10 Apps to Help Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC? There’s an app for that. These mobile apps can help you track your symptoms, sleep, food, and more.

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5 Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone With Crohn's Disease

Want to support your friend or loved one with IBD? Here are some easy dos and don'ts.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Common Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis

Your UC could be getting in the way of your ability to get the nutrients you need. Here are some vitamins and minerals to consider.

By Mandy Morgan

Supplements for Crohn's: What Should You Be Taking?

With IBD, you’re more likely to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most helpful supplements you may want to consider.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

9 Crohn's-Friendly Snacks to Add to Your Diet

If you live with Crohn’s disease or other type of inflammatory bowel disease, thy these healthy, Crohn's friendly snack ideas on the go.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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

Can Going Gluten-Free Help IBD?

This guide helps take the confusion out of finding the right diet for IBD.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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

Can This Spice Help Your UC?

New research shows curcumin, a spice in the ginger family, may improve chances of remission in UC patients. Here’s what to know.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Meet the Experts

Mandy Morgan

Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert living with ulcerative colitis. She’s a full-time technical writer and writing instructor and serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts.

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.

Mandy Morgan

Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert living with ulcerative colitis. She’s a full-time technical writer and writing instructor and serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts.