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How to best support an exercise routine with IBD

Having an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease, has its challenges. Many of the challenges may be more physical, such as bowel may be more physical, such as bowel discomfort and urgency, lack of appetite, and general malaise and fatigue.

Dietary Therapy for IBD

Almost every person diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will ask the question: “What should I eat?”

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Browsing the protein selection

Erin Russell shares her insights into the various sources of dietary protein and emerging trends in plant-based meat alternatives.

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Finding Your Trigger Foods

When you are newly diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis, there is a flood of information about how to control symptoms, what medication could assist, and a million different opinions on food that you should or shouldn’t eat.

What To Do When Stuck In The Bathroom

Those of us living with Crohn’s or colitis are more than familiar with spending too much time in the bathroom. But the upside is we have so much extra time for activities!

IBD And Body Image

fe with IBD can often mean a constantly changing body. From weight change due to medication or flare ups, to surgery scars, to side effects that you never could have anticipated, the way you relate to your body can be intimately tied to your diagnosis.

Fitness With Crohn’s or Colitis

If you are in the middle of a flare-up or hit by a wave of fatigue, exercising might be the last thing you feel like doing.

Support Groups- Do I or Don’t I

From the very time Support Groups were introduced as a means of peer support, the decision facing people whether to the meeting has been the source of many unwanted ‘butterflies’…to go or not to go!

Dealing With Fatigue

It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon and your day has been like any other – working, studying, meeting friends, spending time with your family – when that all-too-familiar wave of exhaustion washes over you.

The Spoon Theory – Explaining IBD

Finding a way to explain a chronic illness to people can be a frustrating process. From the outside, you can look perfectly healthy as you get on with your daily tasks, or be laughing along with everyone else.

Survival Of The Fittest-Goers

Top tips for facing your fears and having a blast at music festivals despite your IBD

How Can I Help

A few ways to make a loved one with IBD feel safe and supported