Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

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

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A Pro-Athlete’s Ostomy Story: From the NFL to the Hill

Rolf Benirschke was the first pro athlete to open up about having an ostomy. Here’s how he’s changed the lives of ulcerative colitis patients.

By Jackie Zimmerman

5 Tips to Get a Fresh Start With Ulcerative Colitis

Do you feel like you’re in a rut when it comes to managing your ulcerative colitis (UC)? Here are some ways to press reset.

By Shawntel Bethea

How to Eat a Healthy Diet with IBD

If you live with inflammatory bowel disease, overhauling your diet can be exhausting. Here's where to start for better IBD health.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Crohn’s Can’t Stop This Zumba Instructor

Despite often severe IBD symptoms, Melody Condon keeps on groovin'. Here’s her story.

By Jackie Zimmerman

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

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.

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.

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.

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.