Day 5 of IBD Awareness Week: IBS vs IBD

ibs vs ibd

Happy day 5 of IBD Awareness week! Here is a quick post about the differences between IBS and IBD. IBS vs IBD? What’s the difference?  IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome, and IBD stands for inflammatory bowel disease.  Both conditions produce similar symptoms and can be debilitating, but there are major differences between the two.  […]

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Day 4 of IBD Awareness Week: AIP and IBD

AIP and IBD

Happy day 4 of IBD Awareness week! In case you missed it, last year, a group of researchers at Scripps University in San Diego studied the impact of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet on Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients with a small clinical trial.  By week 6, 73% of the patients (11/15) achieved clinical remission, and they […]

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Day 3 of IBD Awareness Week: Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is prevalent in IBD patients worldwide.  Several studies have shown that nearly half of IBD patients use some type of complementary or alternative medication to help manage their disease.  CAM users are more likely to be younger, female patients who still reported symptoms despite conventional treatment.  Many of these […]

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Day 2 of IBD Awareness Week: Emotional Side of IBD

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Happy day 2 of IBD Awareness Week! The physical symptoms of Crohn’s and colitis can be debilitating, but many patients are more affected by the emotional aspects of chronic disease.  These emotional effects are not limited to IBD, but also to any chronic physical or mental illness. The Emotional Side of IBD Social Life Fatigue is […]

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Day 1 of IBD Awareness Week

ibd awareness week

Today is day 1 of IBD Awareness Week! IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which includes both Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  The symptoms of Crohn’s and colitis are very similar, and include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), nausea, weight loss, abdominal pain, fever, and many extra-intestinal manifestations.  Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal […]

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Paleo Oven Roasted Potatoes with Onions & Peppers

paleo oven roasted potatoes

Roasted potatoes are such a classic, and these paleo oven roasted potatoes with onions and peppers are a healthier, just as delicious version of your childhood favorite dish.  Roasted potatoes and home fries remind me of weekend brunches with the family, buffets at my childhood favorite restaurant, and comfort food in general. The real way […]

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AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash

AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall means squash season! My personal favorite is butternut squash soup, but it’s great to switch it up with other squashes.  This AIP stuffed acorn squash recipe is quick, nutrient-dense, and great for meal prepping. The Recipe First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the squash in half, and scoop out the seeds. […]

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