https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVU6NGr9b_M In this video from March 2012, Dr. James Meschino talks about using diet to help patients with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. He discusses what IBD patients should eat during periods of remission to help heal the digestive tract and avoid future flares. Read our six tips for loving your body if you have inflammatory bowel disease. Meschino says his diet suggestions will help IBD patients to suppress their inflammatory response, heal intestinal cells and reduce irritation and provide optimal nutritional benefits to help build people up after periods of illness. Some of his suggestions include reducing the amount of animal fat you consume, eliminating gluten and refined sugars, and avoiding alcohol. Read more about elimination diets for treating ulcerative colitis. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.