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Great recipes for mitigating IBS and IBD

Can IBS and IBD be treated through diet and lifestyle choices? Answers to these vexing challenges will be on the menu at the 2019 James W. Freston Conference — Food at the Intersection of Gut Health and Disease, Aug. 9-10, 2019, in Chicago. 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have different health implications and entail different approaches for patient care. Clinicians are often challenged in determining which malady is affecting a patient because symptoms can be the same for both. Freston will host two sessions that analyze the ingredients of how nutrition impacts each. 

Kate Scarlata, a dietitian and author, will moderate a session on IBS reviewing functional foods, dietary supplements, evidenced-based therapies, and educational tools for clinicians. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, will moderate a session examining which foods have inflammatory effects on IBD and which diets may have mitigating effects. 

Save $100 if you register by July 31. Also, take advantage of discounted hotel pricing by July 19.


Additional 2019 Freston sessions will examine:

    • How nutrient-gene interactions may alter gastrointestinal conditions.
    • How to recognize and differentiate food-induced GI disorders.
    • Manage nutritional challenges for patients with surgically altered digestive tracts.
    • Diagnostic and management approaches for treating Celiac and other wheat-related disorders. 
    • Implementing nutrition management therapies.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK122788-01 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).


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