This post is part of the IBD Index. I plan to flesh out the topic of nutrition for IBD (arguably the only topic I’m technically qualified to speak on, on the basis of formal education) in far greater detail as soon as I’m able, but for now, this page will serve as a placeholder and a gentle reminder that ensuring adequate nutrition is of the utmost importance when dealing with chronic illness.
This isn’t “diets for IBD.” IBD diets are, more often than not, more about what you don’t eat than what you do. This page is about nutrition: making sure your body has all the nutrients – both macro and micro – that it needs in order to function, grow, and repair. This is, after all, the entire reason we eat food to begin with, but that fact is often forgotten amidst frantic attempts to quell symptoms by eliminating foods.[Read more…] about Nutrition for IBD