https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQbgZuQXmpI If you struggle with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, then you already know that the foods you eat can make your symptoms better or worse. For IBD maintenance, eating a healthy and balanced diet is crucial. But during those unexpected, occasional flare-ups you may need to restrict certain food groups such as raw vegetables and dairy products. Read about eight signs and symptoms of IBD you should know about here. In this UHSM video from May 2013, senior gastroenterology dietitian Lisa Hardy, from the University Hospital of South Manchester, U.K., provides two different diets for IBD patients. The first is a regular balanced diet for well patients, the second is a plain restricted diet to help you through flares. Read about a specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric IBD here. 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.