Tag: ulcerative colitis

The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense

[Music] our greatest exposure to the environment our body’s greatest interface with the outside world is not through our skin but through the lining of our gut which covers thousands of square feet and in our intestine all that separates us from the outside world is a single layer of cells 50 millionth of a…


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet

“Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet” Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans, an inflammatory bowel disease in which your body attacks your own intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease and current research focuses on just controlling symptoms. There is no definitive medical or surgical therapy….


Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis

“Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis” In the editorial that accompanied the landmark study showing an extract of the spice, turmeric, could be used fight ulcerative colitis, they congratulated the researchers on performing the largest study ever on complementary or alternative medicine approaches to treat inflammatory bowel disease. But that’s not saying much. Two of the…


Growth and Nutrition with IBD

Hey it’s Maddy again! I’m here to tell you a little about nutrition and how it relates to IBD. Part of being a kid is just gaining weight and growing taller. This usually happens at an expected rate and slows down the closer we get to being an adult. However around the time that you…