In this episode of Free and Inspired Radio, discover two fundamental dietary changes to consider and the first supplement to look into to help with IBD.
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Hong Kong and Macau are among the top three regions in Asia with the highest prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Find out more about Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis and what sets them apart.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are very similar in how they present. However, the location of the symptoms can be one way to set them apart.
Learn more about the initial steps to consider when looking to use diet to help.
For example, did you know malnutrition can present in up to seventy per cent of IBD cases?
For most, even correcting the fundamental nutritional deficiencies can improve some outcomes with IBD.
Fibre can be an essential addition to most diets, but in some cases, it can worsen IBD.
Learn more about which IBD cases seem to worsen with increased fibre intake and how to navigate this.
For example, one study suggests that those looking to increase their fibre intake in IBD should wait until their condition is in remission.
Using medication first before embarking on some dietary changes can be appropriate.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything in the meantime.
For example, in one study examining one thousand people, those with IBD who also had low vitamin D levels had a poorer quality of life and a significant worsening of pain.
Studies like this are a great example of “low-hanging fruit”, and you can discover more in this week’s episode of Free and Inspired Radio!