Help IBD with Lifestyle, Dietary and Supplement Interventions

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2014-05-07 18:18

Although the mechanisms for the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are multifactorial and quite likely highly specific to the individual, there are a number of things that you can begin to incorporate in your day-to-day life right now that will help reduce inflammation in the gut, better manage symptoms, and even strike at the reasons why IBD showed up in the first place.

Dietary Interventions to Help IBD

Eat warm, cooked foods. Do this especially during a flare but continue eating them until you have had several months of stability. Minimize raw foods and cold foods. Fruits can be baked or turned into a compote, salads can be wilted and turned into warm salads, and raw veggies cooked in soups and stews. Warm, cooked foods are easier to digest and easier on the intestine. The fiber in veggies and fruits, when cooked, is easier to break down and assimilate.

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Inflammatory responses can only occur if carrageenan crosses the blood membrane barrier of the small intestine and carrageenan passes through the digestive system intact.

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