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Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

Avoiding these foods are key to enjoying a balanced diet with UC.

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Living With

10 UC Patients Share Uplifting Advice

When you’re in the midst of a flare or stuck in a rut with your ulcerative colitis, it can be hard to think positive. But these UC vets are here to let you know that it does get better.

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Sad? Stressed? How to Deal with the Emotional Toll of UC

10 stay-strong strategies for coping with the (often overlooked) emotional toll of having ulcerative colitis.

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Supplements

Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis: What Should You Take?

Ulcerative colitis can affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, but is popping multiple pills really necessary? Here’s how to find out.

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Treatment

The Basics of Biologics: Ulcerative Colitis Edition

Considering a biologic for UC? Here's what you need to know before you start.

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Lifestyle

Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

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Nutrition

What to Eat to Beat Ulcerative Colitis

Research suggests the removal of certain foods from your daily diet and the the addition of beneficial ones, can play a big role in helping combat UC symptoms.

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Treatment

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Biologic for Crohn’s?

Biologics can be hugely helpful, but the first one you start might not always be The One. Here’s how to know when it’s time to switch.

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Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: 'Is This Normal?'

When you have ulcerative colitis, you’re bound to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. But how do you know when something is severe enough to go to the doctor or even the ER?

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Treatment

On a Biologic for Crohn’s? These Tips Can Make Your Treatments Easier

Medical pros and two Crohn’s patients share their go-to advice for getting through those infusion and self-injections days.

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Living With

10 Surprising Facts About Ulcerative Colitis

When it comes to UC, there’s plenty of uncertainty. But, the facts remain—here is some surprising info you should know about the condition.

Meet the Experts

Mandy Patterson
Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert living with ulcerative colitis. She’s a full-time technical writer and writing instructor and serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts.

Brian Greenberg
Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.