Increased nutrient loss, nutritional deficiencies and weight loss are common in people with IBD. It is important to pay attention to some key nutrients.
Ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. bloating, cramping and diarrhoea) are not pleasant and can be worsened by food intolerances. Unfortunately, identifying dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms is not simple. We explain the reasons why trying to work out your triggers can lead to confusion and over-restriction of your diet.
Dairy has been blamed for a multitude of problems, particularly those affecting the gut (IBS symptoms), nose (rhinitis) and skin (eczema). Many people have restricted dairy from their diet, some with significant relief. Understanding why you feel better is just as important to ensure you are managing your diet properly.