Helpful Apps

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Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can be challenging to manage, from the physical symptoms that impact your daily life, to managing the stress and worries that accompany a chronic disease diagnosis. One way we can support you is by linking to trusted lifestyle (diet, nutrition, and physical activity), mental health, and emotional apps. These apps are designed to help you manage the impact your Crohn's or colitis has on your mental and overall health by using tools and techniques which have been proven through research to improve resiliency, self-empowerment, encourage and support lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, and increase mindfulness. Please review the descriptions below, and then, using the links provided, you can navigate to the app most suited to your personal goals.


The foundation has reviewed and vetted the apps, and we are providing links as we believe these resources can support you in your IBD journey. Within each app, you'll find Foundation resources and relevant links that may be helpful to you. Please note that these apps may have a fee for use. Details about fees and other information can be found within the apps. 


Download the apps here:


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LyfeMD is a virtual solution designed by gastroenterologists and registered dieticians to put the power of diet, nutrition, and lifestyle therapies into the hands of patients. The LyfeMD app includes unique programs to encourage healthy diet and nutrition principles, optimize mood and wellness, and use tracking tools to make life easier. Patients who use this program after 1-month show significant improvements in diet quality, sleep quality, stress, physical activity, and levels of depression and anxiety. Learn more about what LyfeMD option is best for you.
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Trellus Health is a digital health company founded by experts with over 25 years of treating and healing both the physical and emotional impact of IBD. We know that living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can be overwhelming and you are often left to manage your health on your own in between doctor visits. Trellus ensures that you are supported anytime and anywhere with the team, teachings and tools you need to take charge of your health. Our scientifically proven, digitally delivered, programs complement your doctor's treatment plan and are designed to empower you to build resilience, maintain a positive mindset, learn to self-manage with confidence and optimism, and help you navigate the demands of your disease in a way that saves you time and energy so you can focus on the things you care most about. Join the growing Trellus community and start living your life to the fullest

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Google play

We Can't Wait is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's restroom finder app. Finding restrooms when out in public can be stressful, especially for those with IBD who may experience a sudden, urgent need to go. We Can't Wait helps its users find restrooms quickly and easily by displaying nearby restrooms on a map. Users can also search in advance and save restrooms, and filter to find restrooms that have been marked as wheelchair accessible. Download We Can't Wait to easily find over 50,000 restrooms across the United States.


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