Two amateur cooks explore the world of cooking for a Crohn's and Colitis diet

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Our First Dish – Baked Eggplant Burgers with Tahini Sauce

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a silent disease that does not get a lot of press because of the unpleasant nature of the disease, and what it does to the people that are afflicted with it.  Many people are uncomfortable talking about their disease, while others are entirely open to sharing their story and experiences.  Marnina falls into the latter category.  She was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease (one of the two diseases that falls under IBD) at the age of 15.  Her story will be available to read soon.  In short, Crohn’s Disease sufferers have inflammation in some part of their GI tract, which can cause diarrhea, intestinal discomfort/pain, weight loss and other unpleasant symptoms.  Often, the symptoms can be so severe that patients require hospitalization and surgery.  Some IBD sufferers are tube-fed because their body cannot absorb nutrients from regular food, some follow a restricted diet and others can eat almost anything until their Crohn’s “flares.”  Marnina falls somewhere in the middle. (more…)

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