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    Cooking With the IBD-AID

    As we begin to prepare for Thanksgiving, either by going to the stores or ordering groceries for delivery, we have you covered for IBD-AID recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family

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    Nutritional Yeast – Nourishing or No-Go?

    Nutritional yeast is the same type of yeast that’s used to bake bread and brew beer. While they are technically made from the same species, they are very different products.

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    What its All About

    I am so grateful to all who email me, phone me, and give feedback on our diet and their lives. I get very attached sometimes and become a small part of patient lives. Food is such a connection for us.

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    Balance, New Foods, Plant-based IBD-AID, Processing, and The Hidden Dangers of GRAS

    BALANCE is key: this means not narrowing the diet so much that you don’t get the variety necessary to achieve the diversity of a beneficial microbiome, and also narrowing the diet can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Make sure you are not stuck in a rut, doing the same thing day in and day out.

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    Using Black Pepper to Enhance the Anti-Inflammatory effects of Turmeric

    Turmeric’s various medicinal benefits are highly associated with its active ingredient, curcumin which is widely known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

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    Fermented Foods for Gut Health

    Fermented foods are a great source of probiotics because they contain live bacteria. This is especially good for individuals who suffer from IBD or who are following the IBD-AID diet.

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    The Connection Between the Brain and the Gut

    There are many different channels through which the stability of our microbiomes can be affected, and the gut-brain axis is one such channel. Simply put, the gut-brain axis refers to the relationship between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract – or gut – and the brain.

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    A Word (or Two) About Emulsifiers

    Emulsifiers are food additives added to allow different components of the final product to come together harmoniously.

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    The IBD-AID Diet: Dairy and Milk Alternatives

    There are several dairy milk alternatives on the market today. These plant-based milks are enriched and fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

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    The Correlation between Pregnancy and the Gut

    Infants who are exposed to an unhealthy mother’s diet during pregnancy and have poor childhood nutrition are faced with lean defective intestinal microbiota. This leads to a dysregulation of genes involved in lipid and glucose metabolism.

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