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

Fiber & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fiber & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fiber: Influential prebiotic for gut health We’ve heard countless stories from our clients about how their doctors tell them diet doesn’t make a difference for their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But with recent scientific advances in our understanding of both IBD...

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Gluten & IBD

Gluten & IBD

Gluten in our food is a topic that has grown in popularity for both individuals with IBD and the general population. We are living in the age of gluten-free products. Are these always better for IBDers? Considering many gluten-free products are still processed foods...

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Structure defines Function in IBD

Structure defines Function in IBD

This Tuesday morning I’ve had the delight of musing about our incredible gut and how this organ exemplifies the old adage in biology that "structure defines function". Our bodies are full of other examples of this: our opposable thumbs allow us to grasp items large...

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Racism and Health

Racism and Health

Every day I wake up and I think about human health, and how the systems we have in place fail to prevent, treat, and protect us from the chronic health conditions that are the leading causes of death in the US. Specifically, our...

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Meet Our Science Advisors

Meet Our Science Advisors

I have felt extremely grateful that IBDCoach has been growing at record pace these past few months and our community is blossoming and thriving! Every day I watch our clients new and old make tremendous progress – these are folks who step into the ring and face their...

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Find Your IBD Pattern

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

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

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

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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There Is No “One” IBD Diet

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 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

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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