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Cooking Up a Healthy Diet with IBD in Los Angeles

Posted: May 02 in Blog by
Cooking Up a Healthy Diet with IBD in Los Angeles

If you have Crohn’s disease, you know the dietary difficulties that come with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Los Angeles is known for its high quality restaurants and superb nutritional choices, but when you struggle with something like Crohn’s disease much of what is considered healthy for others remains problematic for you. Dining out with Crohn’s disease is tough to do, but many find that they even have trouble when trying to prepare foods at home. [Read more]

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Going Herbal for your Gut

Posted: Mar 17 in Blog by
Going Herbal for your Gut

Even those who don’t struggle with dietary problems often turn to herbs and vitamins to supplement their regular diet. This habit is often essential for those who struggle with Crohn’s, as IBD can interfere with your body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. Using supplements can help you meet optimal nutritional levels to reduce the severity of the condition as well as your risk for nutritional deficiencies. [Read more]

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Eating Out with IBD

Posted: Mar 09 in Blog by
Eating Out with Crohn’s Disease in Beverly Hills

For Beverly Hills residents with Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, every day can be a challenge. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can rob you of simple pleasures like enjoying your favorite restaurant. If you’re afraid of sparking your symptoms, you may be understandably wary of heading to a restaurant, but eating out is something we all do. Whether for a friend’s birthday party or a lunchtime business meeting, you’ll likely find yourself behind a menu sometime soon. [Read more]

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Stress and IBD

Posted: Mar 05 in Blog by
Stress and IBD in Beverly Hills

If you’ve ever had “butterflies in your stomach,” you know how inextricably linked your mind is to your digestive system. Unfortunately, this link can have uncomfortable consequences for those who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Los Angeles. When stress piles up from dealing with your condition or the other responsibilities of your daily life, the impact it has on your mind can also impact your gut, making the symptoms of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease much worse. [Read more]

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Depression, Anxiety and IBD

Posted: Jan 11 in Blog by
Depression, Anxiety and IBD in Beverly Hills

Dealing with a chronic condition like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Beverly Hills can affect your mind just as it does your body. When IBD symptoms cause constant discomfort, or when another bad flare-up occurs when we believe ourselves to be getting better, it can take a dramatic toll on our mood and behavior. [Read more]

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Antibiotic Use Linked with IBD

Posted: Dec 12 in Blog by
Antibiotic Use Linked with IBD in Beverly Hills

Many parents have long been wary about the use of certain medications and their children’s health. Antibiotics have the healing potential to destroy harmful bacteria in the body. However, they often destroy healthy bacteria in the process. While there may be a relationship between antibiotic use and IBD, the use of antibiotics as directed by a physician should not be feared, as an uncontrolled infection may have more severe and immediate consequences. [Read more]

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Good Support Systems Make a Big Difference in IBD Treatment

Posted: Dec 05 in Blog by
Good support systems make a big difference when treating IBD in Beverly Hills

It is important to remember that you are not alone. In fact, there are plenty of support groups available for people who are getting treatment for IBD in Beverly Hills. One of these support systems is the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, who have offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. [Read more]

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Stay Social for Crohn’s Disease

Posted: Nov 07 in Blog by
Stay Social for Crohn’s Disease in Los Angeles, Culver City and Beverly Hills

Because Crohn’s disease is a chronic ailment, many sufferers deal with symptoms for long periods of time without remission, and this can make life feel frustrating and lonely. Even with supportive friends and family, the lack of others who truly understand your predicament can make it feel like you’re all alone. [Read more]

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For IBD, Balance your Omega Fats

Posted: Aug 29 in Blog by
Balance your omega fats for inflammatory bowel disease in Beverly Hills or Culver City

Nutritionists refer to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as “essential” fats because the body cannot produce them. The human body needs such omega fats to build healthy cells and maintain proper brain and nerve function. The only way the body can obtain these essential fats is from proper food sources. It’s widely known that consuming an adequate ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids is essential to overall health, especially for Los Angeles residents suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). [Read more]

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Coming to Grips with Crohn’s Disease

Posted: Aug 08 in Blog by
Coping with the emotions of inflammatory bowel disease in Beverly Hills and Culver City

Between the unpredictable flare-ups, missed activities and changes in body image, Crohn’s often leads to a wide range of emotions. Though navigating such emotions while managing your disease may seem draining at times, learning to identify and accept them will help you develop strategies for overcoming future emotional hurdles. Once you’ve established a solid set of strategies you can enhance your mood and learn to live beyond the boundaries of your disease. [Read more]

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