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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is an autoimmune disease. And Crohn’s Disease is not an autoimmune disease. Both UC and Crohn’s are IBD.

Autoimmune Disease: IBD medical condition has nothing to do with the foods you ate or did not eat. The foods will only affect the IBD symptoms that will go worse or better. Basically all foods will possibly cause some kind of symptoms, patient will take the foods depending on their tolerance to the individual food item. Since the patient must take some form of foods to supply necessary nutrients and energy to the body. Four known safe foods: white bread, cooked white rice, apple sauce, banana. Patients who are unable to tolerate the four known safe foods can go on a boost and ensure diet. Try to introduce one food item at a time for challenge-and-see-if-tolerated.

Some inflammatory bowel diseases are not autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s, CMV Colitis that is caused by Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and C.diff Colitis that is caused by Clostridium difficile (aka C. difficile) bacteria. People with IBD from bacteria or Crohn’s may consider probiotics or fecal transplants to influence the gut floral to make them under balanced control. However, any probiotic or fecal transplant or herbal foods will not help those with the autoimmune IBD Ulcerative Colitis.

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