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Talk to a Crohn’s Dietitian

If you live with Crohn’s disease, then you would know that there is no one specific diet that you could follow to manage symptoms like pain, inflammation, diarrhoea, or constipation.

Your diet would probably have already changed a million times.

If you are new to Crohn’s disease, it is daunting, and eating and drinking can feel like a very scary thing to do. The common issue with Crohn’s and diet is that most often when you try different foods or dietary patterns, for example, a high-fibre diet, you could wind up feeling worse than you did before you followed that diet. Does this mean that the high-fibre diet is not suitable for you? Well, not quite. What about the Mediterranean-style diet? Is there a difference between the two and how do you know which ones to follow or better yet, you may have tried both diets and still not have any improvements. No matter which pattern you try, the diet is just not working !!

Here’s some food for thought: Your car breaks down. You could spend hours Googling how to fix it, but if you have roadside assistance, you can get prompt help without delving into the complexities of your car’s mechanics.

Now, apply this to your nutrition journey. Consulting with a dietitian is akin to seeking professional assistance rather than relying on advice from friends or generic online information. Your friends have different experiences, and what worked for them may not be suitable for you. Spending time, money, and energy on a dietary pattern that doesn’t align with your needs are counterproductive.

Figuring out the right diet for each stage of your Crohn’s disease is undoubtedly challenging and time-consuming. Starting this journey sooner rather than later is crucial for better management. Don’t struggle on your own—professional help offers a tailored approach to your specific needs, steering you in the right direction without wasting time on temporary fixes.


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