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Our Stories

Taking Control of Your Di...

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Joined May 2018

During the winter of 2013, I developed Crohn’s disease, and I was hit with a wave of uncertainty, anxiety, and utt... read more

My special little son

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I just want to share that hopelessness can be transformed into hope. My 27 year old son was diagnosed with Crohn’s... read more

I Got Sick of Keeping My ...

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I'm an independent filmmaker in New York. I recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a short sci-fi film I wrote... read more

Community Forum

Medical Marijuana
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Joined Jun 19, 2018

Does any one here consider using cannabis as an alternative way for crohn's? With medical marijuana becoming available in a growing number of....

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Anybody else tried Benton...
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Joined Jun 21, 2018

   I am interested in your trying that treatment, how much & how often do you use? I just bought some bentonite clay. Thanks- Richard

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Budesonide and Side Effec...
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Joined Jun 21, 2018

Hi folks, Been getting symptoms of Crohns Disease coming back after being in remission for a few years. My doctor recommended budesonide for about ....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn's over a month ago and have drastically adjusted my diet along with the medication. My biggest heartbreak is coffee. Do people find it problematic to drink it (only one cup a day) while in remission without it contributing to a new flare up or is it best to be remove it from my diet forever?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’m wondering what oils my daughter can have. She has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I know olive oil is good but vegetable oil is not. What about cotton seed oil, soy bean oil? Palm oil, sunflower oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of Crohn's ileitis. I was wondering what diet and lifestyle changes I should make to accommodate to my disease?

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