What to do during symptoms of IBD/IBS

Foods/Beverages to TRY 

  • Bananas, apple sauce, canned varieties of fruit 
  •  White bread, crackers made with white flour, plain cereals  
  • White rice, refined pastas 
  • Potatoes without the skin  
  • Cheese (if you’re not lactose intolerant) 
  • Smooth peanut butter 
  • Bland soft foods
  • Cooked vegetables  
  • Broth
  • Broiled or steamed fish (e.g.,herring, salmon, halibut, flounder, swordfish or pollack) 
  • Canola and olive oils 
  • Low-sugar sports drinks and Crystal Light® diluted with water 

Food/Beverages to AVOI 

  • Fresh fruit(unless blended or juiced)  
  • Prunes, raisins or dried fruit  
  • Uncooked vegetables and raw foods  
  • High-fiber foods (such as fiber-rich breads, cereals, nuts and leafy greens)  
  • High-sugar foods 
  • Skins, seeds, popcorn  
  • High-fat foods  
  • Spicy foods
  • Beans
  • Some dairy products 
  • Largefood portions  
  • Caffeine in coffee, tea and other beverages 
  • Ice-cold liquids (even water) 

Jennifer Heipel has approximately 12 years of experience working as a hepatology nurse/clinical research coordinator for several gastroenterologists, hepatologists, infectious diseases and addiction specialists. She is trained in the treatment of Hepatitis B and C therapies as well as general hepatology and pre/post liver transplant follow up. Jennifer serves as Charlton Health’s full time Hepatology Nurse and manages the Hepatology Program. She has worked and continues to work with Dr. Puglia at McMaster University and other area Gastroenterologists to develop a comprehensive, in-house Hepatology program and Hepatitis C program here at Charlton Health.

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