Diet and Nutrition

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Deficiencies with IBD

What deficiencies are common with IBD?  When you have a digestive disorder, your gut does not function as it should; which means it has trouble absorbing all the necessary nutrients from the food you take in. For many people with IBD; they can become, overtime, deficient in particular vitamins and minerals. Most commonly are: Vitamin A: Also known as Retinol;…

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Dietitian – An ‘Update’?

“Its a fine line, and I sit on either side of the fence, every day. I agreed to try it on a trial basis for the rest of July but again, I’m hesitant.”

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Elemental Diary – My “Week” on Liquids ONLY

“Talk about stressful. I’m already anxious about doing this whole six weeks without any food, this isn’t helping.”

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Elemental, my dear Louise

I had put off contacting my IBD nurse for weeks and weeks. Things were steadily going down hill, pretty much since the beginning of May. I started to feel unwell soon after my last Infliximab infusion but put it down to the stress of finding a new job and being unhappy at being at home all the live long week.…

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This month, after writing this post about my diet, I’ve been giving up caffeine and fizzy drinks. I was going well until we got a new coffee machine at work. Far too much temptation. However, I was almost 2/3 of the way through my month; I thought I’d try it out and see what happened. Oh, yeah, not good. If…

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Dietary Changes

The New Year has meant a lot of changes for me. It means I’ve come out of my first full year as a crohnie. And the year ahead means lots of hopefully good changes for me and my health. Last month I had my colonoscopy for my up coming Humira review. Despite everything came out clear and clean, the poylps…

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Eating

I am in a period of good health with my Crohn’s. But I still get lots of comments about my eating. The most common one is “How can you eat so much food when you have a disease?” I used to be flabbergasted by the audacity of people to comment on my life, my eating habits. Who exactly are you…

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