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Nutrition

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

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

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Welcome to the UC Cooking Club!

Food shouldn't have to be a drag when you have ulcerative colitis. We've got flare days and feel-good days covered with easy recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (snacks, too!). Happy eating!

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Living With

8 Ways to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

If you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), sleep probably doesn't come easy. Short of crashing on the bathroom floor, what can you do to help? Try these expert strategies.

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Supplements

Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis: What Should You Take?

Ulcerative colitis can affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, but is popping multiple pills really necessary? Here’s how to find out.

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Living With

Sad? Stressed? How to Deal with the Emotional Toll of UC

10 stay-strong strategies for coping with the (often overlooked) emotional toll of having ulcerative colitis.

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Complications

How to Prevent and Manage Vision Complications of Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease doesn't just affect the digestive tract, it can also hurt your eyes. You should know about these eye conditions that can devlop from IBD.

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The Truth About UC and Smoking

There’s a whole lot of contradicting science on the impact smoking has ulcerative colitis. We dig through it all to get you the answers you need.

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Risk Factors

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease Causes

Maddening but true: Experts can't point to a single cause for this challenging condition. Instead, research suggests a perfect storm of factors come together to wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Here's what we know so far.

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Let's Talk About the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Wondering if your disgruntled gut could be a sign of something more serious? Here's how to tell if it's time to see a doc.

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No-Bake Brownies Bites

If you’re a fan of Nutella, you’ll love the chocolate-hazelnut flavor in these energy bites.

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Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

Dairy-free, healthy fats, and a dessert you can feel awesome about.

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.