3 mindfulness tips to keep your gut calm during the holiday season

The end of the year brings festive cheer — but also a hustle and bustle that can raise stress levels, and GI symptoms. Between family gatherings, celebrations, vacations, school breaks and more, you can practice mindfulness-based skills and other tools to activate your body’s “rest and digest” state. Even just finding a few minutes a

Navigate holiday eating with confidence

The holidays are a time when many of us catch up with family and friends — often over drinks or a festive meal. It can feel hard to navigate the holiday table if you’re living with a GI condition, but a little advance planning can help you enjoy your gatherings and avoid digestive discomfort. Here

5 digestive health myths, busted

From fad diets to old wives’ tales and everything in between, it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to digestive health. Here, our experts bust 5 common myths to set the record straight. 1. If you don’t have a bowel movement every day, something is wrong While there
Patient in virtual visit with healthcare provider; combatting digestive health stigma

4 signs it’s time to see a GI provider

We all get an upset stomach, heartburn, or other digestive problems every once in a while. But if your symptoms aren’t going, are getting worse, or are impacting your quality of life – you don’t have to suffer any longer. Here are 4 additional signs it may be time to see a GI provider. 1.

5 tips for having conversations about your digestive condition

Telling your loved ones about your GI condition doesn't have to be hard. Here are 5 tips to help the conversation go smoothly.
Crohn's flare tips for symptom relief

Sleep and IBS: What’s the connection?

Poor sleep and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often go hand-in-hand. In fact, people with sleep disturbances are about one and a half times more likely to have some degree of IBS than people without sleep troubles. So what’s the connection between IBS and sleep? While we don’t yet know the exact relationship, we do know

5 tips for traveling with digestive issues

Travel can feel difficult with a chronic GI condition, so we put together five tips to help you manage your symptoms and enjoy your trip. 

Dining out with IBD? 10 tips for a stress-free experience

Dining out with friends when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be challenging, but these 10 tips may help you manage better.

Stress and flares: What you should know

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. However, when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it’s important to consider how stress may impact your condition—and do your best to manage it. “There’s a bidirectional link,” says Megan Riehl, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University

9 stress relief tips

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), stress can feel overwhelming, especially during a flare. Here are 9 tips to keep it in check.

What to eat during an IBD flare

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your diet can play a role in your management plan.

3 strategies to control stress

Trying to apply strategies to control stress in real life is definitely not as easy as it sounds. One IBD patient shares her tips.

7 expert-approved ways to relieve bloating

Bloating can be a common, painful symptom of inflammatory bowel disease. Here are 7 tips to consider to reduce bloating.

10 patient-backed tips for dealing with IBD at work

Dealing with IBD at work can be difficult. These 10 tips may help you feel less anxiety and more confidence on the job.

Depression, anger, and denial: The emotional toll of my diagnosis

This first-hand account of the emotional toll of chronic illness like Crohn's disease shows the journey from depression and anger to coping and acceptance.

5 easy ways to stress less

These five stress management tips from people with inflammatory bowel disease can help you reduce stress with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

New to working out? 6 tips from people with IBD

Working out with IBD can be a challenge. We've collected 6 tips from people with inflammatory bowel disease on maintaining a fitness routine.

Is it anxiety or stress? How to tell the difference

Because stress and anxiety are not the same, dealing with them can require different tactics. Start by knowing how to tell them apart.

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