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Eating with Crohn’s & UC

Anyone with IBD knows how much having the disease sucks. It limits what you can do, where you can go (in proximity to a bathroom), and what you can eat. While you can’t control when you are going to flare or need the bathroom, you can control your diet and try to suit it to help you feel as well as you can.

Whether or not you are on a special diet, it’s always important to keep track of any foods that may trigger you. For some people, that’s spicy foods, for others dairy. Each person is different so please don’t take what I write as an end-all be-all for IBD diets. Do what works best for you. So without further ado, here are some of the more common diets and food restrictions for Crohnies.


October 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Genetically Modified Food & IBD

Today’s blog post comes from a topic my coworker mentioned to me- genetically modified organisms in food. We were out for pizza last week and he approached me asking if I had read anything about the relationship between GMOs and IBD and I hadn’t. He said that there have been recent studies/papers showing that GMOs are linked to causing IBD In fact, it hadn’t even crossed my mind. So I did a Google search and found this out:

Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. Common genetically modified foods include soybean, corn, canola, rice, and cotton seed oil.


September 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Routine Eating

When you live with someone with Crohn’s, there are things far and few between that are more important than having a routine. I’m not talking about a full daily routine for when you wake up, go to the bathroom, etc. but instead a routine schedule of when you eat.

I personally don’t need to eat at a specific time or specific number of times a day (yes I do know that isn’t the healthiest if I am not eating three times a day but I’m not the one with a stomach disease :-)). However, Dan needs to stay with a strict routine, especially during the school year. When he is working, he can’t eat after 6:30 p.m. because it might make him have to leave his class unattended the next morning to use the bathroom. He also can’t eat in the morning for fear of having the same thing happen.


June 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

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