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COVID19 Guidelines for IBD (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)

Here is a summary of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) COVID-19 guidelines issued by organizations such as the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD). AGA Guidelines Patients with IBD but not Infected by the Coronavirus The AGA notes that available data suggests that people with IBD do not have a higher probability of getting SARS-CoV-2 compared to the general populations. It recommends that people with IBD continue on their current regimens to avoid a relapse. The guidelines issued by the AGA also recommends that this group should adopt the recommendations provided to the...

May 29, 2020 0 comments

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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and IBD

According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and recent articles, the diets that can be helpful to manage an inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's Disease, are the carbohydrate exclusion diet, the Mediterranean diet, the low-fiber diet, the low-FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides, and Polyols) diet, and the gluten-free diet. Carbohydrate Exclusion Diet This diet limits or totally excludes carbohydrates like grains, fiber, and sugars. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which is currently being studied by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, eliminates refined and processed foods, soy, lactose, granulated sugar, grains, potatoes, okra, and corn, among other foods. This diet is...

May 27, 2020 0 comments

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New Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Therapies Approved in 2020 for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Here is a  list of new inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapies approved in the US in 2019-2020 & their indications, side effects & contraindications. Avsola (infliximab-axxq) According to the FDA, this is a biosimilar to Remicade (infliximab) and was approved for "a variety of uses including " Crohn’s disease, pediatric Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, pediatric ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis." Indications: A press release from Amgen states that AVSOLA™ (infliximab-axxq) was approved in Dec. 6, 2019 for the following indications related to Crohn's Disease: - Crohn's Disease: 1) "reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining...

May 25, 2020 0 comments

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What to eat for breakfast on the AIP Diet

What to eat for breakfast on the AIP Diet

Breakfast is an important meal that sets healthy patterns for the rest of the day. And if you’re following a specialized diet like the autoimmune protocol (AIP), then it’s especially important to start your day off on a compliant foot to help your gut feel its best from morning to night. Because of the many restrictions on this therapeutic diet, it can be hard to know what to make for breakfast. Therefore, let’s talk a bit about the AIP diet and what you can eat for breakfast on this regimen. What is the AIP diet? The AIP diet is designed...

Feb 20, 2019 0 comments

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What spices are allowed on the AIP diet?

What spices are allowed on the AIP diet?

If you have uncomfortable digestive symptoms and the low FODMAP diet is not doing the trick, then you may require a more restrictive eating regimen. The AIP diet, also known as the autoimmune protocol is an anti-inflammatory eating plan designed for those with serious digestive conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Because this diet avoids so many foods, you may wonder is this diet going to be bland, boring, and hard to stick with? The answer is no. This is because there are some spices that are allowed on this eating plan that make it more flavorful. Let’s learn a...

Feb 19, 2019 0 comments

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