Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Ulcerative Colitis • Crohn's Disease • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A Pain in the Gut

Does Diet Matter?

Most gastroenterologists will tell you that what you eat does not matter with bowel disease. This is intuitively ridiculous. Your digestive track isn't working properly and what you eat doesn't matter??

Diet does matter with IBS and IBD, in several ways:

  • Nutrition and supplements
  • Food sensitivity and intolerance
  • Irritants to the colon

In most discussions of diet and bowel disease, these three issues are confused and not of them are addressed. I'll take each in turn and tell you what I've learned through extensive reading and experimenting with my own body.


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Last updated 11 Apr 09