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What's an ideal diet for Crohn's disease?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Depends...
Crohn's disease can affect any portion of the 30 feet of gut.
How much of the GI tract is involved, disease activity, and location of flares will determine anticipated food intolerances & absorption/digestion concerns. When quiescent, little diet modification is usually needed. When active, consider supplements of iron, b12; reduce gut stimulants (caffeine): cut back on fiber, fat. Stay hydrated.

In brief: Depends...
Crohn's disease can affect any portion of the 30 feet of gut.
How much of the GI tract is involved, disease activity, and location of flares will determine anticipated food intolerances & absorption/digestion concerns. When quiescent, little diet modification is usually needed. When active, consider supplements of iron, b12; reduce gut stimulants (caffeine): cut back on fiber, fat. Stay hydrated.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine
In brief: It depends
I agree with dr. Cattano's suggestions, and also have learned that each person is unique in terms of what foods are better tolerated than others.
It's important, though, to avoid hard nuts and food like popcorn. These can iirritate as they pass through. Some people are adding turmeric to their diets, since it may have antiinflammatory properties. A few capsules/day or sprinkle on food.

In brief: It depends
I agree with dr. Cattano's suggestions, and also have learned that each person is unique in terms of what foods are better tolerated than others.
It's important, though, to avoid hard nuts and food like popcorn. These can iirritate as they pass through. Some people are adding turmeric to their diets, since it may have antiinflammatory properties. A few capsules/day or sprinkle on food.
Dr. Abby Caplin
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