If you’re suffering from a digestive disease such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, then you likely have a lot of concerns about food.
Here are a few of the questions I hear most often:
I’ve heard that what I eat doesn’t matter, is that true?
No, not true! We don’t know at this time whether or not food causes, prevents or cures digestive diseases, but we do know that what you eat plays an important role in managing your disease. I use food and nutrition to help you feel your best, to help your medications work more effectively, to correct or prevent nutrient deficiencies, and to better control your symptoms.
Is there one diet for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
No, there is not one diet for everyone with IBD, just like there is not one medication for everyone with IBD. I work closely with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan that takes into account your past medical history, food preferences, food triggers, disease activity, etc.
How does my disease activity impact what I can eat?
What you eat during a flare can be very different from what you eat when you’re in remission. For example, many people need to avoid high fiber foods during flares but not when they’re healthy. Part of my job is to educate you on how to modify your diet based on your disease activity while ensuring that you’re eating a healthy diet at every stage.
Eat Well, Feel Well.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I help people figure out what foods make them feel their healthiest, strongest, and most energized so that they can live life to its fullest. I love food and so I focus a lot on what to eat and how to make foods taste good. With the right knowledge and resources, you still can enjoy all that food has to offer. Healthy eating is important, but enjoying food is paramount.