ibd symptoms

Melatonin for GERD: How This Natural Supplement May Help Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects 14% to 20% of adults in the United States.[1]  The most common first-line treatment for this very prevalent disorder is drug treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs can cause some serious side effects, including increased risk for pneumonia, osteoporosis, heart attack, and … Read More

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 … Read More

4 Natural Options for Crohn’s Treatment

Crohn’s disease, along with ulcerative colitis, is referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, causing symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, and more. As of yet, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but if you have Crohn’s, don’t give … Read More

7 Tips for Finding the Right IBD Diet

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and intestinal bleeding. Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) fall under this category, and these conditions can greatly decrease quality of life. Up to 68% of people with CD report that their … Read More

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