Talk with an Information Specialist

While our educational resources contain almost everything you might need to know about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, there are some things that you’ll want to talk with a Crohn’s and colitis information specialist about.

Whether you’re looking for a specific resource, referrals to other organizations, or answers to questions you can’t find anywhere else, you can speak with helpful specialists at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Irwin M. and Suzanne R. Rosenthal IBD Resource Center (IBD Help Center), Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST:

Welcome to the IBD Help Center Education Corner!!!

The role of environmental triggers in the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are still not fully understood. One environmental trigger of interest to the IBD community is diet. Research continues to explore the efficacy of several different diets for IBD patients and a recent study published in our IBD Journal focused on the autoimmune protocol diet. Study participants showed improvement in symptoms and inflammation although larger, randomized trials are needed to validate these results. To learn more about IBD and diet and access the article "Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease" please contact the IBD Help Center at and specify the article.