Colleen D. Webb, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

United States

Clinical nutritionist for people w/ digestive issues. Specializing in Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis. Founder of Wellness By Food, an online nutrition resource for people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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What If I Have Both IBS and IBD? - FODMAP Everyday

One of the happiest days in the life of someone with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should be when they get the good news that their disease is in remission. But, this isn't how it plays out for everyone. Lots of folks continue to experience intestinal symptoms despite their inactive disease.

Tips for Everyday Challenges of Crohn's

Crohn's disease can be unpredictable. But you can still thrive while you handle your condition. The key is to take charge of the details. That'll really help you deal with flares and symptoms that are out of your control. Because Crohn's involves your digestive system, the foods you choose can have a big impact on your well-being.

8 Easy Tips to Avoid a Grumpy Gut While Traveling

Travel can be stressful for your mind and body. But following these simple tips can help you keep your gut happy and healthy while you're on the go. An upset stomach or digestive issues that require spending extra time in the bathroom are surefire ways to bring a fun trip to a screeching halt.
2 Types of Fats to Enjoy if You Have Crohn's Disease, and 2 to Avoid

Eating well when you have Crohn's means not only taking in enough calories, but also getting them from the right food sources. Healthy fats, for example, should make up 20 to 30 percent of your daily calories, according to Everyday Health nutritionist Kelly Kennedy, RD.

8 Morning Habits That Can Prevent IBS

When you begin a new day, you want to feel healthy and energized so that you can accomplish everything on your to-do list. You might swear by a morning cup of coffee to get you going, or insist on drinking lemon water to shake the sleep out of your...

What How Often You Poop Per Day Can Tell You About Your Health

Talking about poop can be gross at times, but it is a perfectly normal bodily function (I mean, there's even a book called "Everybody Poops") and it can tell you a whole lot about your health. Seriously - your bowel movements are one of the easiest...
5 Seasonings That Will Spice Up Your IBD Diet

With inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), making dietary changes are often recommended as part of your treatment plan. If you have either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, then you're probably used to watching what you eat, especially during a flare-up. Spicy or fried foods might please your taste buds, but they can cause an excruciating gut reaction.
Can a Paleo Diet Treat Ulcerative Colitis?

When Shawn Mynar experienced a severe UC (ulcerative colitis) flare in 2013, her doctor told her she would be on medication for the rest of her life - and that diet had nothing to do with her disease or treating it. "That awful conversation turned into the moment that changed my life," she writes on her website.
Will Doctors Start Prescribing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for People With IBD?

Diets come and go, but the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), which originated almost 100 years ago, remains very popular among many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although it's challenging to follow - SCD restricts most carbs - people with IBD say it can alleviate symptoms and even bring about remission.

Lack of Healthy Food Contributing to Diet-Related Deaths

Having a healthy diet can lead to a longer life. But it's not just about avoiding certain types of foods. It's about eating enough of the right kinds as well. A study published in recently reported that bad diets now kill more people in the world than smoking.