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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Get information about living with IBD, including patient stories, expert information on treatment, lifestyle and nutrition tips, and more.

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Nutrition

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

Avoiding these foods are key to enjoying a balanced diet with UC.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Relationships

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

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
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Nutrition

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

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

Will My Chronic Illness Ruin My Wedding Day?

By Mandy Patterson

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Living With

9 Instagrammers With Crohn's Disease You'll Love

Looking to add some IBD inspo to your Insta feed? Follow this diverse group of Crohnies who are sharing the raw and real sides of living with a chronic illness.

By Mandy Patterson
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Parenting

Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

After your child is diagnosed with IBD, you may feel guilty. But it’s not your fault. Here’s how to support them.

By Mandy Patterson
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Life as a Black Woman With Crohn's

This Crohn’s disease advocate shares her experience with a chronic condition and her fight against racial injustice.

By Sarah Ellis
Travelling in Spain.

Stress-Free Ways to Travel With Crohn's

Before you hit the road or head to the airport, follow these steps to make your trip a success.

By Lara DeSanto
ulcerative colitis

9 Ways to Prepare for an Ulcerative Colitis Flare

You can't always predict when your ulcerative colitis symptoms will come roaring back, but you can be ready when they do.

By Lara DeSanto
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Got UC? What You Should Know About Fecal Transplants

Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about using (yes) poop to treat ulcerative colitis.

By Jeanine Barone
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Risk Factors

A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

By Lara DeSanto
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Self-Care Tips for Crohn’s Disease Flares

Diarrhea and gut pain are common when you have Crohn’s. These strategies will help you fight back when a flare strikes.

By Lara DeSanto
Crohn's

8 Surprising Ways Crohn’s Affects Your Body

You think Crohn's disease is all about your GI tract (and it kind of is). But symptoms can pop up in other unexpected places.

By Marjorie Korn
ulcerative colitis

The Real Deal With UC Supplements

Do they work? Is it all hype? We asked the experts for the bottom line on easing UC symptoms with supplements.

By Megan McMorris

Meet the Experts

Mandy Patterson
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 Advocate

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

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

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