IBD-AID Patient Resources

Diet-Specific Informational Sources

Websites, Support Groups, and Books dedicated to Nutritional Therapy

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Websites

UMass Medical School Center for Applied Nutrition: IBD-AID

The official website for the IBD-AID diet

UMass Medical School Center for Applied Nutrition: IBD-AID Highlights:
IBD-AID Phases: Guidance for determining what phase you are currently in.
IBD-AID Allowable Foods List, By Phase: Downloadable/Printable PDF with the allowed foods for each phase
IBD-AID: Sample Daily Menus for Each Phase: Sample menus complete with recipes in downloadable/printable PDF form
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet (IBD-AID) Recipes: Complete online list of IBD-AID recipes.
IBD-AID: Happy Holiday Menu For All!: Holiday menu with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

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Support Groups

Internet support groups are meant to provide support for lifestyle changes involved with adopting a therapeutic diet. They are not intended for medical advice. Never alter your medical management plan without discussing with your medical team.

IBD-AID Diet Support

Excerpt from Product Marketing: This is a group for IBD patients, or their caregivers, who are following the IBD-AID diet for Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's. It's a place to share recipes, ask questions, and get support. Please note: we are not medical professionals!

Recipes Galore!

Find recipes that are compliant with many therapeutic diets. Note that while some sources focus on specific diets, because of similarities among therapeutic diets, often such recipes can be used for multiple diets. Some sources provide generally healthy diets ideal for those with dietary restrictions but are not guaranteed to be compatible with any specific diet. Be sure to understand the rules of your diet and double check all recipes for compliance.

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Cookbooks

Some cookbooks target specific therapeutic diets and others are more general, focusing on recipes that often work for those with dietary restrictions. Because of the similarities between diets, cookbooks targeting one diet often contain recipes that work for others. We recommend visiting your local library if possible before purchase. We do not participate in any affiliate programs and do not benefit financially from any purchases.

Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple
Danielle Walker

Excerpt from Product Marketing: With recipes that make cooking for the grain-free family both easy and enjoyable, Meals Made Simple answers the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” Danielle Walker takes the guesswork out of meal planning with eight weeks’ worth of dinner ideas, complete with full shopping lists and recipes for using up leftovers. Whether we’re moms, students, or business owners, at the end of the day we all want fresh, home-cooked meals that are easy to prepare. And we want lots of variety.

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Recipes on the Web

Some sites and blogs target specific therapeutic diets and others are more general, focusing on recipes that often work for those with dietary restrictions. Because of the similarities between diets, sites targeting one diet often contain recipes that work for others or that can be easily adapted.

Against All Grain Blog
Danielle Walker

Excerpt from Product Marketing: A self-trained chef, Danielle is the new face of grain-free and gluten-free cooking, tempting foodies of all stripes with her innovative, accessible recipes for delicious, vibrant Paleo food. Paying homage to the dishes she loved from her pre-Paleo life, she has ingeniously recreated all of her favorites without grains, gluten or dairy. Omitting grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar doesn't correlate with omitting taste in these recipes. Easy-to-follow instructions are complemented by mouthwatering photos that seem to burst off the page with flavor. Danielle's recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and exhilarated, rather than deprived.

Comfy Belly Blog
Erica Kerwien

Excerpt from Product Marketing: You’ll find recipes for digestive health and clean eating. My recipes are some combination of grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-fee, sugar-free, and low-sugar and low-carb.

Learn More: Presentations by Experts and Other Resources

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Presentations

Listen to the Experts Share their Wisdom.

Barbara Olendzki, RD: Diet, IBD & the Microbiome
Barbara Olendzki, RD

Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

Soapbox #1054 Barbara Olendzki and Joshua Shi
Barbara Olendzki, RD

Mauro's guests are Barbara Olendzki and  Joshua Shi who are here to tell us about Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Voices of UMass Medical School: Your Diet, Your Gut, Your Health
Barbara Olendzki, RD

Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, studies how diet affects the microbiome and overall health. She explains the science in a new Voices of UMassMed podcast.

Against the Grain: The IBD-AID: Anti-inflammatory Diet for Crohn’s and Colitis
Barbara Olendzki, RD; Samir Kakodkar, MD

Guest: Barbara Olendzki, RD

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Brochures and Downloads

The Melody Trial Brochure
IBD-AID

This brochure can be downloaded and printed for distribution to patients who may be interested in participating in the Melody Trial. Trial description: We are seeking pregnant women to participate in a trial that will evaluate the efficacy of diet intervention during the third trimester of pregnancy. This study's goal is to determine if manipulation of the mother's microbiome, through diet, would benefit their baby. The diet aims to promote a healthier immune system during a critical time of immune system development.