Sep 12, 2023
Diet does matter in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Not only
in how it affects the digestive system, but also in overall health.
Adults with IBD have greater incidences of heart disease, lung
disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, liver
disease, and ulcers than do people without IBD.
For those reasons and more: thinking about diet and how it
affects all these other body systems, as well as the IBD, is
To discuss how diet relates to IBD, Amber talks to Clemmie
Oliver, IBD Specialist Registered Associate Nutritionist and
Nutritional Therapist (MSc, ANutr, Dip ION, mBANT,
CNHC). Clemmie shares her personal journey of living with
ulcerative colitis from the age of 9, undergoing surgery, and
ultimately receiving a j-pouch.
She covers the impact of her condition on her family,
particularly her parents and siblings. Clemmie also emphasizes
the importance of nutrition in maintaining health and how dietary
choices can influence j-pouch function. She provides practical
advice for navigating social situations, such as parties and work
dinners, where dietary restrictions may apply. She encourages
open communication with healthcare professionals and offers
thoughts on adapting food textures to better suit those with stomas
or internal pouches.
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