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Conquering Crohn's: Managing inflammation with diet


Conquering Crohn's: Managing inflammation with diet
FOX43.com

YORK, Pa. -- Fueling your body can be difficult when your body is fighting itself. It's a lesson people living with Crohn's Disease know all too well. The best they can do is to try to control damaging inflammation. Hundreds of thousands of people living with irritable bowel disorders, or IBDs, battle painful symptoms over the course of their lives, and most of those symptoms tie back to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.Registered dietitian Lauren Musser with PinnacleHealth Memorial Hospital says there is no specific anti inflammatory diet; however, she says there are diet changes that can be made to help manage inflammation and avoid painful flares.Foods that are high in fat, or high in fiber, like seeds, nuts, and beans, as well as gaseous vegetables, like kale or broccoli, can trigger a flare.

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