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12-14-2017, 05:44 PM   #1
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How to Help People With Crohnís and Colitis

If your friends or family members struggle with one of these inflammatory bowel diseases, you donít want to make the holidays even harder. Here are some things you can do to help.

Offer alternatives at gatherings. Stock non-alcoholic beer or sparkling fruit juice as an alternative to alcoholic beverages. Make sure there are healthy food choices low in fat and fiber. It helps individuals to eat smaller, more frequent meals, so if you have a guest in your home help who suffers from these conditions you can find options.

If you notice them skipping meals, donít push. They know whatís best for their bodies and may be choosing not to eat so they donít suffer the painful consequences. If theyíre tired, encourage them to rest so theyíre refreshed for the next round of festivities.

Another way to help people with Crohnís and colitis make it through the holidays, and everyday, is to provide healthy vending machine choices in your office, apartment building and any other space appropriate for vending machines. Most vending machines are full of high fat food that isnít good for anyone, especially someone suffering from Crohnís or Colitis.

Reference: Naturals2Go and eMaxHealth

Last edited by Lisa; 12-15-2017 at 09:16 AM. Reason: removed links to commercial site.
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