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Living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t easy. The flare-ups, fatigue, and social stigma can all add up to make people with Crohn’s disease feel isolated or alone.

Top Crohn’s Accounts to Follow on Twitter

Living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t easy. The flare-ups, fatigue, and social stigma can all add up to make people with Crohn’s disease feel isolated or alone.

With its variety of shapes and colors, your poop is a window into your health. While it may not be something people think about often, it is certainly noticeable if there are changes in the color or shape of your stool. Is it concerning if black or misshapen, or even dangerous if it is green, red, or some other unexpected color?

What Does the Color of Your Poop Tell You?

With its variety of shapes and colors, your poop is a window into your health. While it may not be something people think about often, it is certainly noticeable if there are changes in the color or shape of your stool. Is it concerning if black or misshapen, or even dangerous if it is green, red, or some other unexpected color?

Try sipping some of these traditional recipes to ease the inflammation that comes with ulcerative colitis.

5 Gut-Soothing Teas for People With Ulcerative Colitis

Try sipping some of these traditional recipes to ease the inflammation that comes with ulcerative colitis.

Not all symptoms of Crohn’s disease involve the gastrointestinal tract. Here are some other signs that may signal a flare-up.

Unexpected Signs That Your Crohn’s Is Getting Worse

Not all symptoms of Crohn’s disease involve the gastrointestinal tract. Here are some other signs that may signal a flare-up.

Your Crohn’s nutrition plan should be highly individualized, but these easy-to-digest foods may be a good place to start.

10 Gut-Soothing Foods for People With Crohn’s Disease

Your Crohn’s nutrition plan should be highly individualized, but these easy-to-digest foods may be a good place to start.

If you have Crohn’s disease, digesting nuts and seeds can set off a series of painful and debilitating symptoms. Nut and seed butters offer an easy solution.

6 Nut Butter Recipes for People With Crohn’s

If you have Crohn’s disease, digesting nuts and seeds can set off a series of painful and debilitating symptoms. Nut and seed butters offer an easy solution.

A good night’s sleep can help ward off a UC flare. Here’s how to get the shut-eye you need. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 7 Hours Of Sleep, Ways To Sleep, National Sleep Foundation, Sleep Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Sleep Problems, Abdominal Pain, Crohns
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6 Ways to Sleep Better if You Have Ulcerative Colitis

A good night’s sleep can help ward off a UC flare. Here’s how to get the shut-eye you need.

Sticking to a Crohn’s-healthy eating routine is tricky when you’re on the go. “I’m always looking for snacks that you can take with you,” says Julie Cepo, RD, coauthor of the Mount Sinai Hospital Crohn’s and Colitis Diet Guide and a member of Interprofessional Allied Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Nutrition Drinks, Nutrition Bars, Meal Replacement Drinks, Mount Sinai, Filling Snacks, Travel Snacks, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Peanut Butter Cookies
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10 Tasty Snacks for People Living With Crohn’s

Sticking to a Crohn’s-healthy eating routine is tricky when you’re on the go. “I’m always looking for snacks that you can take with you,” says Julie Cepo, RD, coauthor of the Mount Sinai Hospital Crohn’s and Colitis Diet Guide and a member of Interprofessional Allied Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

VR-based mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and pain in IBD patients, potentially helping them manage flares and tackle anxiety. Meditation For Anxiety, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety Help, Abdominal Pain, Stanford University, Crohns, Reduce Stress

Can Virtual Reality Help Reduce Abdominal Pain in IBD Patients?

VR-based mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and pain in IBD patients, potentially helping them manage flares and tackle anxiety.

One woman living with Crohn’s shares thoughtful Valentine’s gift ideas for the IBD warrior in your life. Ibd Symptoms, Crohn's Disease, Small Study, Crohns, Florida Travel, What You Can Do, Valentine Gifts, Gift Ideas, Thoughts

7 IBD-Inspired Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

One woman living with Crohn’s shares thoughtful Valentine’s gift ideas for the IBD warrior in your life.

One woman shares her best tips for coping with the symptoms — physical and emotional — of a flare. 5 Minute Meditation, Guided Meditation, My Emotions, Feelings, Psychological Symptoms, Crohn's Disease, Focus On Me, Trying To Sleep, Crohns
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12 Ways to Ride Out a Crohn’s Flare

One woman shares her best tips for coping with the symptoms — physical and emotional — of a flare.

While there is no one-size-fits-all diet for people with Crohn’s disease, being aware of common food triggers and carefully managing what you eat and drink may help you better control your symptoms. Crohn's Disease, Disease Symptoms, Healthy Sugar, Healthy Fats, Fatty Fish, Abdominal Pain, Fiber Foods, Crohns, Lower Cholesterol

8 Foods to Cut Back On or Cut Out to Help You Manage Crohn’s Disease

While there is no one-size-fits-all diet for people with Crohn’s disease, being aware of common food triggers and carefully managing what you eat and drink may help you better control your symptoms.

Follow these tips to reduce flares while enjoying the foods you love. Ulcerative Colitis Diet, Crohns, Food Swap, A Food, Sources Of Soluble Fiber, Pear Sauce, Crohn's Disease, Canned Peaches, Soy Products
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Food Swaps for a Healthy Ulcerative Colitis Diet

Follow these tips to reduce flares while enjoying the foods you love.

For years, researchers have suspected that the typical Western diet plays a leading role in the high rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) observed in industrialized countries around the world. Low Fiber Diet, Fiber Rich Foods, Ibd Symptoms, Gastroenterology, Gut Microbiome, Western Diet, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
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The Gut-Wrenching Truth About Sugar

For years, researchers have suspected that the typical Western diet plays a leading role in the high rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) observed in industrialized countries around the world.

Meal delivery kits are all the rage. But when you have UC, finding one that works for you can be a challenge. Here are some good options. Best Food Delivery Service, Best Meal Delivery, Yogurt Marinated Chicken, Sources Of Soluble Fiber, Hello Fresh Recipes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Food Journal
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Best Food Delivery Services for People With Ulcerative Colitis

Meal delivery kits are all the rage. But when you have UC, finding one that works for you can be a challenge. Here are some good options.

It can be scary to learn that you have any kind of chronic disease. But if you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s, know this: With the right treatment and medication, you can expect to live a long, full life. Massachusetts General Hospital, Crohn's Disease, Bone Loss, Crohns, Pharmacology, Ibs, How To Relieve Stress, Scary
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Will Crohn’s Disease Shorten My Life Span?

It can be scary to learn that you have any kind of chronic disease. But if you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s, know this: With the right treatment and medication, you can expect to live a long, full life.