Tag: inflammatory bowel disease

Ulcerative Colitis: Foods to Avoid During Flare-Ups

Ulcerative Colitis: Foods to Avoid During Flare-Ups

People with the digestive disease ulcerative colitis (UC) have learned the hard way that eating certain foods can make symptoms worse.

“What you eat directly affects gut inflammation, your immune system, and your gut bacteria,” says Colleen Webb, RDN, a dietitian at Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Remedies for constipation vary, but most of us would rather resolve it without the use of medications.
Constipation, usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, may be

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

What Is Ulcerative Colitis? And What Is Crohn’s Disease?

What Is Ulcerative Colitis? And What Is Crohn’s Disease?

What is ulcerative colitis? Simply put, it’s a condition that causes inflammation and ulcers in the inside lining of the large intestine (rectum and colon). It affects just the top layer of the intestinal lining (called the mucosa).
Crohn’s disease also causes inflammation, usually in the small intestine, but it can

Conquer Constipation Without Drugs

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Usually defined as having less than three bowel movements in a week, constipation may be linked to diet and hydration issues, or to an underlying medical condition.
“For most people, eating a

Gastroesophageal Reflux: How to Avoid Heartburn

Gastroesophageal Reflux: How to Avoid Heartburn

It’s easy to reach for antacids or prescription medications when the fiery pain of heartburn strikes. But you may find more relief by changing your diet and lifestyle instead. Heartburn is just one symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition that is often related to the foods you eat

Newsbriefs: Diverticulitis; IBD; Insomnia and Heart Disease

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Researchers studied 46,000 male health professionals to determine if high intake of red meat is associated with increased risk for diverticulitis. The 26-year study found that the men in the highest quintile of red meat intake (13.5 servings a week) had an almost 60 percent increased risk for diverticulitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treating Arthritis of the Spine

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treating Arthritis of the Spine

Back pain is a common complaint. Most often the cause is something like a pulled muscle or overstretched ligament, and it is short-lived. Deterioration of cartilage and disks in the spine can also lead to back problems. For a smaller number of people with back pain, the cause is ankylosing

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have antioxidant,

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