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Facts About Vitamin D
Vitamin D, calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is found in food, but also can be made in your body after exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Bulking Up Fiber's Healthful Reputation
With more and more research showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other serious ailments, roughage has started to get some respect.

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in IBD
There are several factors which contribute to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including medications, symptoms, and dietary considerations.

Folate Deficiency in People With IBD
Folate (folic acid) deficiency is common in people who have IBD.

Calcium Deficiency in People With IBD
Calcium, a mineral found in many foods, is important for bone creation. But people who have IBD, especially children, may have a calcium deficiency. Read on to learn more about calcium deficiency and IBD.

Iron Deficiency and IBD
An iron deficiency is a common problem for people with IBD. Learn what you can do about a lack of iron.

Vitamin K and IBD
We receive Vitamin K through eating green, leafy vegetables: foods that many people with IBD avoid.

Vitamin A and IBD
Vitamin A, or beta-carotene, is a vitamin that is found in many foods and is important for vision and bone creation, but people who have IBD, especially children, may have a vitamin A deficiency.

IBD and Zinc Deficiency
It is not common to have a zinc deficiency, but it does occur, and people with IBD are at risk.

Vitamin D and IBD
Sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin," vitamin D can be gotten from food, but is largely made by the skin when it is exposed to sun. Learn about how people with IBD can be lacking in this important vitamin, and what to do about it.

Can breastfeeding an infant help protect him from developing inflammatory...
When you become a parent, you may start wondering if there are ways to prevent your kids from developing IBD. Can breastfeeding prevent IBD?

Is There A Special Diet For IBD?
When first diagnosed, many people wonder if there is a special diet for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There's no hard and fast rule when it comes to diet -- everyone is different.

Nutrition And Eating At College
Eating in the dorm cafe can be a roll of the dice when you have IBD.

Recipes That Go Easy on Your IBD
Eating right when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be very tricky. Here you can find over 40 IBD friendly recipes to make mealtime easier.

Clear Liquid, Full Liquid, Lactose Free, and Lower Fiber Diets
For people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diet is a major concern. At some point in treatment, most patients get sent home from the doctors office or hospital with a special diet.

Medical Diets and IBD
A medical diet might be used after surgery or during a flare-up. Find out what is allowed on the more common medical diets.

Effects of Drinking Alcohol on IBD
Does drinking beer, wine, or cocktails affect your IBD? Learn more about how adult beverages interact with your guts.

IBD And Loss of Appetite
Diet and nutrition when you have IBD is a real challenge -- especially when you don't feel like eating. Learn some tips on how you can manage despite a lack of appetite.

Eating Smaller Meals
Find out how you can avoid bloating and eat better when you don't feel like eating.

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is necessary for several body functions, and if you don't have enough, you could experience fatigue.

The Full Liquid Diet
Find out what foods are allowed on a full liquid diet, which may be used as a transition between a liquid diet and a regular diet.

Restricted Fiber Diet
A low-fiber diet might be needed from time to time, but it's not meant to be a long-term diet. Find out what's allowed on a restricted fiber diet.

Magic Restroom Cafe - Los Angeles Restaurant
How would you like to eat your noodles from a toilet-shaped serving plate? You can do just that at this Los Angeles eatery.

How To Keep a Food Diary
Keeping a food diary can go a long way towards determining your trigger foods.

Is Caffeine Bad For Your IBD?
How does caffeine affect your IBD and the rest of your body?

Gaining Weight When You Have IBD
Gaining a little weight might be desirable for some with IBD. How can it be done in the most healthful way?

Does Junk Food Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
Is there any evidence to support the idea that a diet of junk food could cause a person to develop IBD?

Following Your IBD Diet In Difficult Situations
Diet is a tricky subject made even more so when trying to attend social events. What tricks can you use to keep to your diet?

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