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!!!

Diet and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a topic that many in the IBD community are interested in. Currently, there is not one particular diet recommended for all IBD patients and dietary interventions are tailored to each patient to ease symptoms. Researchers continue to explore the connection between IBD and diet and the Foundation’s DINE-CD study will focus on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and Mediterranean diet for Crohn’s disease. Diet may be an environmental trigger, which along with genetics, the gut-microbiome, and an improper response by the body’s immune system, contributes to the development of IBD. The article “Dietary Interventions to Modulate the Gut Microbiome-How Far Away Are We From Precision Medicine” from our IBD Journal discusses diet as a tool to alter the gut microbiome with the goal of preventing or helping to manage IBD. To request a copy of this article, please e-mail the IBD Help Center at with the article title in the subject line.