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An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report running head: Diet for inflammatory bowel disease

Posted January 16, 2014

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (IBD-AID) is a nutritional regimen for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that restricts the intake of certain carbohydrates, includes the ingestion of pre- and probiotic foods, and modifies dietary fatty acids to demonstrate the potential of an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD.

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Complementary medicine may be a good bet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted December 26, 2013

A chronic inflammatory condition of the bowel is generally painful and frightening. People who suffer from such conditions would like to think it has occurred from food poisoning or an infection and that it will quickly pass away. However, when the condition is not due to these factors concerns set in due to chronic discomfort and pain leading to a great deal of disability.

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Bowel Disorders Treated with Mind –Body Therapy

Posted October 24, 2013

The majority of doctors tend to ignore the holistic approaches when it comes to bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome. However, some of the studies have found that cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may have positive effects on the patients struggling with problems of this kind.

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UF faculty finds some mind-body therapies may reduce effects of functional bowel disorders

Posted October 17, 2013

Although some health care providers may overlook alternative therapies when treating functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, University of Florida faculty members have found evidence that hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit patients suffering from these diseases.

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Treat your IBS naturally with vitamin D: Research

Posted June 19, 2013

A preliminary review of individual reports strongly suggest that high-dose vitamin D may be one of the most effective treatment yet discovered for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS, also known as spastic colon, is a common disease with no known cause or cure. The disease is characterized by alternating periods of remission and flareups. Symptom flareups tend to be dominated either by diarrhea or constipation, but they can include either, as well as abdominal discomfort, pain and bloating. Many patients manage IBS through a combination of pharmaceutical and alternative therapies, but no therapy is consistently effective for all people.

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The Best and Worst Foods for IBS

Posted June 1, 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome affects roughly 15 percent of Americans and is characterized by abnormal bowel movements in conjunction with abdominal pain, discomfort and bloating. Sadly, in addition to the pain and discomfort associated with this syndrome, IBS patients also tend to suffer from nutrient deficiencies, weakened immune systems and compromised bodily functions, due to nutrient malabsorption.

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Low Vitamin D Exacerbates Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted May 22, 2013

The link between vitamin D and inflammatory bowel disease was strengthened by 2 studies reported here at Digestive Disease Week 2013. In a study by American researchers, vitamin D deficiency was associated with increased hospitalization and surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease.

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Emu oil may help in common bowel diseases

Posted April 15, 2013

New research is showing that emu oil has therapeutic potential for the treatment of a variety of common bowel diseases in addition to the intestinal damage caused by cancer chemotherapy. Used by Australian indigenous populations as a skin wound treatment, and anecdotally regarded as useful in reducing bowel inflammation, research at the University of Adelaide has not only supported emu oil’s anti-inflammatory properties, but shown that it can also help to repair damage to the bowel.

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Resistant starch may aid in IBD and cancer resistance: Study

Posted February 25, 2013

A diet packed with resistant starch may help to prevent both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, say researchers.

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Resveratrol Reduces Bowel Tumors

Posted December 10, 2012

Daily supplementation with resveratrol, a compound found in the skins of red grapes, can cut the rate of bowel cancer tumors in half, according to a study presented at the Resveratrol 2012 conference at the University of Leicester.

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