The IBD Nutrition Starter Kit for RDNs

By Colleen Webb MS, RDN and Ryan Warren MS, RDN

Do you want to become better and more confident at providing nutrition counseling to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Nutrition therapy for IBD is complex. One thing we know for certain is there is no perfect diet for everyone with IBD. However, the success of any dietary approach requires a solid foundation.

With this 50+ page guide, you will find everything you need to teach your IBD patients the fundamentals of healthy eating for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to empower them to use food and nutrition to feel better and improve gut health.

What’s included?

  • Talking points to help you explain the role diet plays in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • How to identify and treat micronutrient deficiencies in IBD.
  • A patient-friendly list of common food triggers.
  • The truth about fiber, including expert advice on how patients with IBD can eat a variety of wholesome high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
  • Four guiding principles to help RDNs provide optimal nutrition care to IBD patients.
  • Thoughtful answers to six FAQs from IBD patients.
  • An overview of popular IBD diets.
  • Seven comprehensive patient-friendly food lists with low-roughage recommendations
  • A 5-day sample meal plan for patients with active and inactive disease.
  • Delicious, easy-to-make, IBD-friendly recipes to help your patients enjoy and tolerate a variety of wholesome foods.
  • An RDN approved list of favorite food brands and products.
  • And more!

The RDN’s Ultimate Guide to Managing Constipation in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

By Colleen Webb, MS, RDN and Ryan Warren, MS, RDN

Did you know that nearly half of all patients with ulcerative colitis will experience constipation? And they will need your help!

Addressing constipation in patients with active UC presents its own challenges because rarely can patients tolerate high-fiber diets.

With this 21-page guide, you will become an expert in helping your patients with ulcerative colitis manage this complicated symptom.

What’s included? 

  • An introduction to those with ulcerative colitis most likely to report feelings of constipation and what symptoms should you be on the lookout for.
  • Insight into the RDN’s role in helping patients with active and inactive ulcerative colitis overcome constipation.
  • Two beautiful and user-friendly lists of IBD-friendly fruits and vegetables that you can share with your patients.
  • A hydration cheat sheet made specifically for people with ulcerative colitis
  • Diet alone doesn’t always fix the constipation! So you’ll get access to 5 lifestyle modifications to review with your patients.
  • Four delicious constipation-fighting recipes to help fight constipation in patients with ulcerative colitis.
  • A customizable and handy goal sheet to fill out with your patient. You can add your own website and info!
  • Real-life case studies with examples of how RDNs helped their patients with ulcerative colitis improve their constipation when no one else could!
  • Answers to frequently asked questions from patients with ulcerative colitis and constipation.

The RDN’s Ultimate Guide to Mediterranean-Style Eating for Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

By Colleen Webb, MS, RDN and Ryan Warren, MS, RDN

The anti-inflammatory effects of a high-fiber Mediterranean-style diet can benefit patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, plant-based diets like the Mediterranean diet present unique challenges for patients with active Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis because rarely can patients tolerate fibrous foods. With this guide, you’ll become an expert at customizing Mediterranean-style diets that your patients tolerate and enjoy.

What’s included?

  • An overview of the Mediterranean diet, describing basic principles and fundamental do’s and don’ts
  • Insight into the research-based benefits and inherent challenges of the Mediterranean-style diet for IBD
  • Guidance for RDNs on how to create Mediterranean-style diets for IBD patients
  • 8 comprehensive patient-friendly food lists with low-roughage recommendations that you can share with your patients
  • A clear list of foods to limit and avoid
  • 8 delicious, easy-to-make IBD-friendly Mediterranean-style recipes to help your patients feel better and empowered in the kitchen
  • A handy list of favorite food and supplement products for IBD patients – RDN-approved!
  • A real-life case study with an example of how RDNs have helped their patients with IBD use a Mediterranean-style diet to improve symptoms and overall quality of life
  • Thoughtful answers to frequently asked questions of patients with IBD who are adopting a Mediterranean-style diet

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