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We want to help you make the best decisions for your health, so we developed educational resources for a variety of digestive conditions, treatment options and nutrition plans.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, recurring disease of the large bowel. The large bowel (colon) is the 5 to 6 foot segment of intestine that begins in the right-lower abdomen, extends upward and then across to the left side, and downward to the rectum. It dehydrates the liquid stool that enters it and stores the […]

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Ostomy, Colostomy, Ileostomy

These three words and the images they convey produce dread in many people who may know very little about them. An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening on the abdominal wall for waste products to move out of the body. It is performed when a medical condition is so severe that an ostomy […]

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Crohn’s Disease Diet

Please refer to the essay on Crohn’s Disease for more detailed information on this disorder. Dietary treatment for Crohn’s Disease must start with a solid partnership with your physician. This information will supplement your knowledge of dietary factors that may beneficially influence your disease.  It is for the Crohn’s patient who is reasonably stable.  For […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Understanding IBD. What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a category of gastrointestinal illnesses that encompasses two conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are illnesses that cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Abdominal pain and diarrhea (often containing blood) are common symptoms […]

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