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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

The Latest

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Real Advice for Parenting Through UC

Having ulcerative colitis while caring for kids may sound just about impossible. Here’s how these parents make it work.

By Jeanine Barone
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Is It IBS or Something Else?

Your gut could be telling you a lot. Read on to learn how to decipher its clues.

By Sarah Ellis
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The Possible Genetic Clue to Your Crohn’s Disease

Learn how the interplay between a mutated NOD2 gene and unchecked gut bacteria may be the cause of your IBD.

By Lara DeSanto
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Thinking About Surgery for Crohn's Disease?

Doctors and patients explain why this treatment for Crohn's can be life-changing and what to expect each step of the way.

By Sarah Ellis
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Treatment

10 Top Questions About UC and Biologics

Starting a biologic for ulcerative colitis is a big decision, but it’s one that could bring lasting relief. Here’s what you need to know.

By Erin L. Boyle
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When Crohn’s Sparks Depression, Too

Nearly half of people with Crohn’s disease battle mental illness. The good news? It's never too late to get the help you need.

By Stephanie Stephens
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UC and Gut Bacteria: Could Missing Microbes Hold the Key?

New research suggests the cause—and possibly cure—for ulcerative colitis can be found in your gut microbiome.

By Jeanine Barone
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9 Ways to Lower Stress When You Have Ulcerative Colitis

Breathe in, breathe out. Minimizing your flares starts with reducing the anxieties of everyday life.

By Sarah Ellis
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You've Given UC Your Best. Is It Time for Surgery?

Few people with ulcerative colitis jump right to surgery. But sometimes, when all else fails, it can give you your life back.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Meet the Researchers Who Are Working to Change the Future of UC

There is a lot of exciting science happening right now, all with the goal of bringing new and ever more effective treatments to people with ulcerative colitis. We chatted with some of the top docs in the field to bring you the latest.

By Lara DeSanto

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.