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Study Common Food Additive Causes Crohn’s Disease And Colitis

A new study has revealed that one common additive in many processed foods, including breads, candy, mayonnaise, and ice cream can cause inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The culprit here is the emulsifiers that food manufacturers add to nearly every kind of processed food on the market.

According to HNGN, the function of emulsifiers in foods is to enhance the texture and help preserve shelf life. However, this simple additive could have detrimental effects on gut bacteria, resulting in ailments like Crohn’s disease and colitis.

The report has come out of Georgia State University, and it claims that emulsifiers cause changes within the digestive tract, leading to intestinal inflammation and, eventually, full blown Crohn’s disease. There has been an alarming spike in cases of type-2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis lately, especially in the developed world, and the researchers believe the rise of processed foods are to blame.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful and often debilitating conditions that can keep those diagnosed confined to a bed, a toilet, or even a hospital room. Medication is available to treat Crohn’s disease and colitis, but there are currently no cures.

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CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn's

CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn’s

CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn’s, The CCFA and Janssen Biotech have partnered with celebrity cook and ulcerative colitis patient Sunny Anderson, along with IBD nutrition expert, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg to help patients manage UC and Crohn’s disease.

CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn's
CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn’s

The Get Your Full Course website comes on the heels of a recent review of internet searches showing websites offering dietary information for IBD can often confuse patients with Crohn’s disease and colitis.

Research is lacking about the role of diet for managing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But patients battling the forms of IBD will be the first to tell you that diet does matter.

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What to eat if you have IBS

What to eat if you have IBS

What to eat if you have IBS

Much of how we feel is linked to what we eat. We received this question from viewer:

Dear Dr. Manny,
I was recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. What kinds of foods should I be eating, and what should I avoid?
Thanks,
Michael

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two most common diseases under the “IBS umbrella” are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

What to eat if you have IBS
What to eat if you have IBS

Symptoms of these conditions include:

— Abdominal pain

— Gas

— Bloating

— Diarrhea or constipation

This condition can be debilitating, so it’s important to seek treatment if you start exhibiting symptoms.

Since food is pushed through the intestinal tract more quickly when you have IBS, diet changes can help relieve pain. Foods to avoid include alcohol, chocolate, caffeine and dairy products, as well as gassy foods like beans, cabbage and broccoli.

Conversely, there are certain foods that can help lessen IBS symptoms – notably those high in fiber. These foods include flaxseed, oats, nuts, fruits, yams and whole grain breads.

What to eat if you have IBS