Alternative Therapies

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Alternative therapies
Are probiotics effective for ulcerative colitis

Are Probiotics Effective For Ulcerative Colitis?

The collection of communities of bacteria and other microorganisms living in the gut (the micro-biome, or microbiota) plays important roles in huma...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Cannabis for crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis

Cannabis for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Many people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis have expressed interest in trying medical marijuana to manage their symptoms. Others have si...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Fecal transplant and inflammatory bowel disease

Fecal Transplant and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

In the past few years, interest in a potential new therapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) infections and inflammatory bowel disease (IB...

Dr. Brian Bressler

9 reasons to join a clinical trial

9 Reasons to Join a Clinical Trial

“There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around clinical trials that need to be addressed before the field of IBD can move forward,” points out...

3 common misconceptions of clinical trials

3 Common Misconceptions of Clinical Trials

For many, the idea of participating in a clinical trial sounds intimidating, risky, or downright inconvenient. However, especially for people with ...

Biologics vs biosimilars everything you need to know

Biologics vs. Biosimilars: Everything you Need to Know

If you’re taking a treatment for IBD, you’ve likely come across the term “biologics” or “biologic agent”. Biologic therapies, sometimes called mono...

5 things you should know about humira

5 Things you Should Know About Humira

Made by AbbVie of North Chicago, Humira is the brand name for adalimumab, a drug that hit the market in 2002 for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Now...

Cannabis effects on crohn s disease what you need to know

Cannabis Effects on Crohn’s Disease-- What You Need to Know

Cannabis sativa and marijuana derivatives called cannabinoids are gaining attention as a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease like Cr...

Ibd biologic medications how to optimize your dose

IBD Biologic Medications: How to Optimize your Dose

Since 1997 when biologic therapies were first used as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment, there has been a steep learning curve in how t...

Etrolizumab the latest ulcerative colitis medication

Etrolizumab: The Latest Ulcerative Colitis Medication

This promising new IBD medications is showing promise in clinical trials. Anti-TNF agents have been the dominant IBD therapy for nearly two decade...