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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

The Latest

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Why You Should Ask for a Treat-to-Target Approach for Your UC

This relatively new, proactive treatment option for ulcerative colitis may lead to the lasting relief you want.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Should You Take an Antidepressant for Crohn’s?

Chronic conditions aren’t just physical ailments—discover what to do when Crohn’s creeps into your mind.

By Megan McMorris
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10 Reasons to Join a Crohn’s Support Group Now

Living with Crohn’s can be a tough experience—not to mention lonely. Connecting with others going through the same experience could be the extra support you need.

By Lara DeSanto
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Crohn's Got You Feeling Low? Here's How to Clear Your Mind

It’s easy to feel trapped in the chronic disease feedback loop. Here’s how to make a fresh start.

By Megan McMorris
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5 Things You Need to Know About GI Psychologists

Thinking of seeing a GI psychologist, but fuzzy on what they do? We break it all down here.

By Jenn Sinrich
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8 Must-Meet TikTokkers Who Post on Crohn’s Disease

These young people—including a dancing doctor!—have fun and crush stigmas as they educate others on life with an IBD.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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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
Thanksgiving

Your Fall Food and Drink Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

By planning ahead with a little know-how, you can enjoy an autumn feast that won’t trigger your UC symptoms.

By Claire Gillespie
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10 Tips on Handling Life's Uncertainties With UC

Perhaps the biggest challenge with ulcerative colitis is the unknown. Here’s how to navigate those curve balls like a champ.

By Megan McMorris
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I Think I Have IBD—Now What?

Figuring out if you have inflammatory bowel disease is the first step—what to do comes next. Relax, we've got your game plan!

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.