Crohn's Disease &
Ulcerative Colitis

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How a Dietitian Can Help with Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Both of these conditions result from inflammation of the digestive tract however affect different parts. Ulcerative Colitis occurs in the large intestine whilst Crohn’s Disease may occur anywhere in the digestive tract.

We Can Help With

  • Understanding the connection between Crohn's disease & Ulcerative Colitis and food

  • Developing a pattern of eating to manage a flare (when the disease is active)

  • Developing a pattern of eating to manage remission (when the disease is not active)

  • Identifying any trigger foods

  • Creating a plan to meet your nutritional needs and correcting nutritional inadequacies

  • Assisting with body composition changes e.g. help with gaining weight

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