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Crohn's and Colitis

News and research on Crohn's Disease and Colitis. Latest treatment findings as well as stories about prevention.

The One Natural Treatment For Inflammatory Bowel Disease That Works

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Inflammatory bowel disease treatment tends to be elusive and undefined. This is because IBD symptoms and flare-ups are continually changing, leaving many patients in misery and pain. There is, however, one sure-fire natural inflammatory bowel disease treatment that works to calm symptoms and lessen flare-ups, and it's no further than the nearest supermarket.

Doctors Admit They Don’t Know What Causes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, So Just Go Vegan

Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Virus Vegan

People who suffer with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis symptoms are no closer to knowing what causes the condition despite the fact that research shows the condition is somehow viral. If your doctor isn't sure what causes the disease, it's time to advocate for yourself and go vegan.

3 recipes using vegan foods for Crohn’s disease patients

3 recipes using vegan foods for Crohn’s disease patients

According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, about 1.6 million americans have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and in 2010, there were 187,000 hospitalizations specifically for Crohn’s disease, a type of IBD. Recently, the scientific community is looking more into the role of diet in keeping ‘IBDs’, such as crohn’s disease at bay. So, below are 3 recipes, using vegan foods, that have been shown to have healing outcomes in Crohn’s disease patients.

The Top 3 Vegan Foods That Are Incredibly Healing For Crohn’s Sufferers

IBD and Shingles Virus Crohn's Diet

The inflammation of the intestinal lining that comes with Crohn's flare-ups causes debilitating intestinal swelling, cramping, and diarrhea and affects half a million people in the United States. It is a little known fact that IBD and shingles virus have long been affiliated. If you suffer from Crohn's and shingles virus flare-ups you'll be relieved to know there are healing foods that can bring you some relief.

He Refuses To Go On Meds, Goes Vegan and Says His IBD "Has Pretty Much Completely Subsided"

Vegan Smoothie

Today I was reading a story on a Vegan on a Budget group on Facebook where one man named Timarchy shares his story of making vegan smoothies and claiming his IBD has been "pretty much completely subsided." He also tells how he shops vegan.

Get the Benefits of Turmeric with this Delicious Turmeric Latte Recipe

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You have likely heard the buzz about turmeric. This cousin of ginger, common in Indian cooking may be the most effective nutritional supplement you can add to your diet. Keep reading for my recipe for a delicious turmeric latte that you will want to drink every day.

This One Plant-based Fat Calms Crohn’s Disease Flare-ups According To Research

Crohn's Disease Coconuts Plant-based

Score another point for plants! While a high fat diet isn’t a good diet for anyone for any length of time, adding coconut to the diet has proven to be an immensely helpful Crohn's disease treatment based on new research.

Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death

PPIs linked to early death

Heartburn—also known as acid reflux—is a very common complaint, usually considered to be relatively minor. If you are like most people, you have probably experienced this uncomfortable condition at one time during your life. Heartburn is the result of stomach acid seeping up into the esophagus, and can be triggered by a number of different things, including consumption of certain foods, obesity, pregnancy, or lying down immediately after eating.

6 Foods That Can Cure IBS Naturally and The Real Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that plagues and puzzles many people who are unknowingly feeding the disease with improper diet. The cause of IBS has eluded sufferers until recently. Here's how to cure IBS naturally with 6 healing foods.

Research paves the way for better treatment for children with Crohn's disease

Genes can predict children at risk for surgery related to Crohn's disease

Children diagnosed with Crohn's disease could face fewer complications that requires surgery, thanks to new research. It is now possible to predict children who are at risk for developing complications of the bowel disease, which in turns means more personalized Crohn's disease treatment.

Healthy Diet Recommendations for Crohn's and Colitis from Food Matters

Food for Chron's Disease and Colitis

During this week’s Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, Tricia Williams, executive chef and founder of Food Matters NYC is sharing how diet can play a key role in treating these Crohn's Disease and Colitis, including food recommendations to help combat the symptoms, as well as foods to avoid to prevent aggravating the condition.

Researchers test fecal transplant, stem cells for treating Crohn's disease

FMT studied in children for Crohn's disease treatment

Fecal transplant may be an option for Crohn's disease treatment according to preliminary research conducted among children. A second study recently found stem cells can help repair fistulas that are an all too common complication of Crohn's disease.

Common food ingredient linked to Crohn's, colitis

Food emulsifiers that are widely used linked to colitis, Crohn's disease.

New research suggests emulsifiers that are in the bread you eat every day and in a wide variety of other foods may be contributing to chronic inflammation of the gut that leads to Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and more.

Zebrafish provide insights into how Crohn's disease and colitis develop

Duke University researchers uncover epigenetic changes that lead to IBD, thanks to zebrafish

Researchers know that people with inflammatory bowel disease have higher levels of tumor necrosis factor or TNF that is an inflammatory cytokine. Therapy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is geared toward inhibiting the pro-inflammatory protein to control symptoms. New information from Duke researchers gives insights into epigenetic changes that cause up-regulation of TNF and inflammation associated with the bowel disorders, thanks to zebrafish.

Global initiative underway to find cause of Crohn's disease

Researchers turn to families to find cause of Crohn's disease

International researchers are teaming up to explore what factors lead to Crohn's disease. Many questions remain about the autoimmune disorder that is difficult to manage and incurable. Scientists from Canada and Scotland are coordinating efforts to uncover why Crohn's disease is on the rise. The scientists are looking at families for help understanding IBD.

Natural protein could help spare IBD patients from surgery

Natural protein studied for helping reduce fibrosis from IBD

Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease often develop scarring that leads to narrowing or stricture of the colon. Researchers recently studied a natural protein that might be developed to help limit the amount of intestinal scarring from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, helping spare patients from the need for surgery.