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Crohn's and Colitis
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.
Researchers are working on new ways to diagnose Crohn's disease that has been challenging, costly and invasive. Oxford University researchers are close to developing a blood test for Crohn's disease. Other researchers have found an accurate way to diagnose the disease non-invasively with the same accuracy as colonoscopy.
Three ways curcumin, the ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric, could be help you feel better if you are diagnosed with Crohn's disease or colitis.
New and better treatments for Crohn's disease could be the result of a new study that has identified specific gut bacteria in people with the form of IBD. Scientists have found high numbers of pathological bacteria present in people diagnosed with the disease and missing beneficial bacteria in a large study.
Researchers say diet is the most important approach for controlling bloating and other symptoms associated with IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Findings presented at the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit in Miami, FL, USA. On March 8-9, 2014 support the notion the nutrition can alter gut bacteria and that eating foods that are part of the FODMAPs diet can help.