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Crohn's and Colitis

Get the Benefits of Turmeric with this Delicious Turmeric Latte Recipe

Jul 13 2017 - 12:43pm
turmeric benefits latte recipe

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.

Benefits of Turmeric

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

Jul 6 2017 - 10:58am
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

Jul 5 2017 - 5:31pm
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.

What the science says about PPIs and risk of early death

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

Mar 30 2017 - 7:13pm
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS Streptococcus Natural cure

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.

How to cure IBS naturally is a burning question asked by many who suffer from the condition.

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

Mar 22 2017 - 5:54pm
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.

The study, published in the journal Lancet, is the result of research from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation that sought to understand more about pediatric patients diagnosed with Crohn's

Vitamin D may be more important than known for ulcerative colitis

Feb 20 2017 - 7:20pm
Low vitamin D linked to colitis relapse

A new study suggests vitamin D may be more important than known for preventing ulcerative colitis flare-ups.

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation of the large intestine that can frequently relapse after being under control for a period of time.

Researchers uncover new focus for IBS treatment

Jan 31 2017 - 2:21pm
IBS cause uncovered

Research may have uncovered the cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that causes suffering to those affected from gas, bloating and intermittent constipation and diarrhea. The finding could mean new treatments that target bacteria in the gut.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn. investigators published findings in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Hemp based chewing gum for IBS being tested: 5 things to know

Jan 25 2017 - 12:56pm
IBS cannabinoid chewing gum being tested

AXIM® Biotechnologies has begun Phase 2 clinical trials to find out if a hemp based chewing gum could help those suffering from IBS. Here are 5 things to know about the potential new treatment, should the trial be successful.

The development of the chewing gum, called CanChew is based on delivering cannabinoids that are a group of active substances found in marijuana.

How mesalamine works to treat ulcerative colitis newly discovered

Jan 25 2017 - 9:16am
Mesalamine and ulcerative colitis: How the medication works uncovered by researchers

Mesalmine is commonly prescribed for treating ulcerative colitis, but until now researchers were unsure how the medication worked to treat the inflammatory bowel disease.

The prescription has been used for approximately 70 years and for some is a mainstay treatment for the disease. What has been known is that mesalamine quells inflammation in the colon.

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

Dec 6 2016 - 1:35pm
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.

Over 1.4 million Americans suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) today. The two main types of IBD are Crohn’s & Colitis.

Lingering food poisoning bacteria linked to cause of Crohn's disease

Oct 12 2016 - 12:47pm
Food poisoning bacteria linked to Crohn's disease

New research suggests the cause of Crohn's disease could be gut bacteria that lingers after a bout of food poisoning has occurred.

The finding could have implications for helping to predict who is at risk for Crohn's disease later in life, according to McMaster University researchers.

First study shows creeping fat plays a role in IBD

Aug 5 2015 - 10:44pm
First study links intra abdominal fat to ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

New research highlights a potential role of intra abdominal fat in the development and progression of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This is the first time fat that wraps around the intestines has been linked to ulcerative colitis.

Creeping fat cells found in the abdominal cavity were studied in the lab and shown to promote inflammation associated with IBD.

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

Apr 13 2015 - 7:33pm
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.

In one study fecal transplant that uses feces from a healthy donor resulted in remission of Crohn's disease in seven out of nine children treated.

Common food ingredient linked to Crohn's, colitis

Mar 6 2015 - 10:34am
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.

Researchers studied the effect of polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulsose in mice to find the emulsifiers promote inflammation.

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

Feb 21 2015 - 12:23pm
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.

For their study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,.the researchers used zebrafish that are transparent as embryos to visualize changes in the gut that occur in respon

Global initiative underway to find cause of Crohn's disease

Jan 22 2015 - 6:29am
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.

The hope is that understanding how Crohn's disease develops will lead to better treatments. Crohn's disease has doubled in young people in Scotland every decade for the past 40-years.

Natural protein could help spare IBD patients from surgery

Jan 19 2015 - 9:05pm
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.

IBD can often lead to repeated surgeries. Quelling inflammation in the colon is a goal of treatment.

New Crohn's disease damage index tool could help minimize complications

Jan 12 2015 - 1:31pm
New index developed by international team to measure Crohn's disease damage

Crohn's disease affects everyone differently. Sometimes the damage causes by the form of inflammatory bowel disease is difficult to measure, making it difficult to minimize complications. A new scoring index has now been created by researchers that measures the total damage to the intestines caused by Crohn's disease.

The scoring tool, known as the Lémann Index, was developed by the International Program to Develop New Indexes in Crohn’s Disease (IPNIC) group and is the first tool to take into account the extent

Friendly yeast gobbling bacteria could help treat Crohn's disease

Jan 10 2015 - 10:22am
Yeast gobbling bacteria could help Crohn's disease

Researchers from the UK and American recently discovered how a yeast gobbling bacteria could help treat Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases. For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific immune boosting bacteria that is stimulated when we consume bread,beer and other fermented or yeast containing foods rich in carbohydrate.

The researchers discovered how Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron that is a dominant human gut bacteria could contribute to nourishing the cells in the intestine to provide a protective effect against Cr

Obesity clearly linked to Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

Nov 10 2014 - 12:46pm
Obesity the newest factor to add to list of risk factors for Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

New research suggests obesity could be a major contributor to Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are the result of the the immune system attacking the body. The result of the investigation shows obesity could also prolong the effects of autoimmune diseases that also appear to be triggered by additional environmental factors.

What the researchers from Tel Aviv University found is that obesity creates a "pro-inflammatory" environment that can trigger Crohn's disease, MS and other autoimmune diseases in addition to hamper

Sleep and ulcerative colitis have something in common

Nov 5 2014 - 9:27pm
Too much, too little sleep linked to ulcerative colitis

A recent investigation from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests sleep duration may be an important factor when it comes to both preventing and managing ulcerative colitis that affects one million people worldwide.

Results of a new investigation suggests sleeping too little might increase a person's risk of developing UC in addition to causing flare-up.

CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn's, colitis patients

Oct 26 2014 - 10:46am
CCFA and celebrity cook Sunny Anderson partner to help IBD patients

The CCFA and Janssen Biotech have partnered with celebrity cook and ulcerative colitis patient Sunny Anderson, along with IBD nutrition expert, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg to help patients manage UC and Crohn's disease.

The Get Your Full Course website comes on the heels of a recent review of interne

Celgene drug a first of it's kind for Crohn's disease that could replace infusions

Oct 25 2014 - 1:49pm
A new way to treat Crohn's disease with oral medication in the pipeline

A new drug is in the pipeline for Crohn's disease treatment that is expected to move to a third clinical trial in the near future. The drug, known as GED-0301 or Mongersen is an antisense medication taken orally that has been well tolerated and induced remission in sixty-five percent of Crohn's disease patients studied. The medication could replace injections for treating IBD.

The drug manufacturer Celgene (CELG) has released results of an experimental Crohn's disease drug, GED-0301 that could eliminate the need for injections currently used for IBD treatment,

Bone marrow transplant a potential cure for Crohn's disease

Oct 22 2014 - 5:16am
Crohn's disease

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research investigators are currently enrolling patients in a clinical trial that could potentially lead to a cure for moderate to severe Crohn's disease that has failed other therapies including surgery. The treatment wipes out the patient's immune system and then builds a new one to quell inflammation in the intestines.

So far, the results look promising and researchers say it might be possible to "cure" Crohn's disease.

How bone marrow transplant could help Crohn's disease

Crohn's and colitis diet information on the internet could mislead

Oct 14 2014 - 1:41pm
Researchers explore conflicting diet information on the internet for IBD

Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.

The conclusion of the investigation is that there is a dire need for studies about how specific foods might impact gut bacteria to influence the course of IBD,Some diets are restrictive, conflictin