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From Physiology to Mindset and Diet to Healthcare, Enjoy Our Diverse Collection of Short Posts

Find Your IBD Pattern

Find your pattern of health The scientific literature lists hundreds of interventions that can help with IBD (perhaps even much more). These range from medications to surgery, from specific supplements to nutrition, and from meditation to even something like vagal...

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Why I started IBDCoach

Being diagnosed with IBD Being diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is devastating. I’ve been so sick that some days I could barely get out of bed and went to the bathroom 17X. There is so much misinformation out there and it seems like every physician, health...

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If You Have IBD, then Listen to YOU

Be your own best advocate Listen to You. Listen to your body. Don’t do things because others tell you, do things that you know will help you feel good. You are your own best advocate. No-one knows you as you know yourself. Does drinking bone broth help? Do it.Does...

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The Role of The Mycobiome in IBD

Mycobiome, Fungi, and Our Gut   We hear so much about the microbiome i.e. the bacterial species in our gut. Well, guess what guys? It's fungi too! Although there are fewer species inside of us, they seem to play significant roles in IBD. This an emerging area...

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The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor in IBD

What is anti-TNF and Tumor Necrosis Factor?   Perhaps many of you have heard the term "anti-TNF," in reference to your medication like Remicade or Humira. What the heck is TNF anyway? Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) is a signaling protein in the human body that helps...

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There Is No “One” IBD Diet

The Perfect IBD Diet I get so many questions about the "IBD diet." Plant-based? Carnivore? Paleo? SCD? FODMAPS? It's enough to make anyone's head spin. The answer is this. There is no one diet that works perfectly for everyone. There are patterns though. And certain...

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Biology Basics: The Story of IBD

Biology and IBD  In order to understand Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), you must understand the biology and some of the systems that make up our body and how they relate to the disease.   The First Word In IBD - Inflammatory Inflammation is a defense mechanism...

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Brain Science, Stress and IBD

There is no silver bullet When I was diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease 7 years ago, I wanted a simple and straightforward “cure all” treatment. To my dismay, I learned that relying on one silver bullet drug, would not suffice. Controlling this disease...

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