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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5 Tips to Help You Thrive Despite Ulcerative Colitis

Are you barely keeping your head above water with IBD? Shawntel shares her top tips to help you live your life to the fullest with your condition.

By Shawntel Bethea

10 Tips for Managing Crohn’s-Related Arthritis

Is your Crohn's giving you creaky joints? These exercise and lifestyle tips can help you manage arthritis pain.

By Lilly Stairs

10 Challenges Facing Men With Crohn’s

Crohn’s can affect anyone, regardless of sex, but learning about common challenges you may face as a man with the disease can help you cope.

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.

How to Set Boundaries When You Have Ulcerative Colitis

“Living with UC means we need to be willing to do whatever it takes to put our health first, and in most cases, that means creating a healthy set of boundaries.“

By Jackie Zimmerman

How to Survive Colonoscopy Prep Day in 10 Steps

Let’s face it: Preparing to have a colonoscopy is no fun. But these tips can make it a little more bearable.

By Mandy Morgan

10 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Terms to Know

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe a group of conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Here are the main terms you should know.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Ulcerative Colitis and Anxiety: How to Manage It

Living with IBD can lead to a life full of anxiety. Here are some tips for how to handle it, especially when you're worried about flares.

By Erica Sanderson

When Food Attacks: How I Roll With the Gut Punches of Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC, Mandy’s learned the importance of laughing and learning from the low points. Here, she shares the story of a vacation gone awry due to her symptoms.

By Mandy Morgan

10 Things to Ask Your Doctor About IBD

If you have IBD, either recently diagnosed or a veteran of the disease, you will have questions for your doctor.

By Sara Suchy

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.