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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
People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have a folate (folic acid) deficiency. This nutritional deficiency could be because the intestines aren't absorbing enough folate, or because certain IBD drugs may prevent folate from being absorbed.
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
Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting and can be found in many green, leafy vegetables, but people who have IBD may have a vitamin K deficiency.
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
Zinc is an important mineral that is needed for several important body functions. Zinc deficiencies are rare, but they can occur, and people with inflammatory bowel disease 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.
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in IBD
There are several factors which contribute to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The first is that due to inflammation in the small and/or large intestine, some nutrients are not fully absorbed.
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.
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.
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 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.