Thursday, February 20, 2014

Anti-inflammatory Diet for IBD

The anti-inflammatory diet (IBD-AID) is a nutritional regimen for inflammatory bowel disease that restricts the intake of certain carbohydrates, includes the ingestion of pre- and probiotics, and modifies dietary fatty acids to demonstrate the potential of an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD.

Patients with IBD were consecutively offered the IBD-AID to help treat their disease, and were retrospectively reviewed. Most patients had either a good or very good response after reaching compliance and followed the diet for 4 or more weeks. After following the IBD-AID, all (100%) patients were able to discontinue at least one of their prior IBD medications, and all patients had symptom reduction including bowel frequency.
The case series in the January issue of Nutrition Journal indicates potential for the IBD-AID as an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD.

Bonnie: Our version of this is called The Pain Relief Diet

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