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The award will be presented this weekend at the annual Crohn's & Colitis Congress 2019. The Catalyst for IBD Research award is given to outstanding IBD researchers who have displayed courage and visionary leadership in the field of IBD basic, translational, or clinical research. It is granted for significant contributions that are bringing us closer to fulfillment of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation's mission of finding cures for IBD and improving the lives of patients with these diseases.

Dr. Suskind is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital and at the University of Washington. His research is focused on the effects of diet on disease activity and the fecal microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease. He is the founder of Nimbal and also authored a comic book titled ‘Professor Nimbal: Explorations in Crohn’s and Colitis’, a book for kids with IBD to explain IBD in terms which they can understand.

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Parenting is not an easy task under the best of circumstances, and parenting a child with chronic health challenges is especially tough. Can you avoid the pitfalls of helicopter parenting when you raise a child with health challenges? At what point does caring and resourceful parenting become overbearing and counterproductive?

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We are all busy, so we want nourishing food that is yummy and fast, with less kitchen prep and less dishes to wash after the meal. We count on a modern food chain that is supervised by government safety regulations to pamper us with convenient and healthy food options as we rush through our days.

In response to consumer needs and demands, many food companies are introducing new health foods options and reformulating older products to appear more wholesome. But are we really getting healthier food products? Can we know what exactly we are eating by carefully reading the food labels?

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The easiest way to balance your gut microbiome: Play Gutsy

gut-bacteriaGutsy is a fun card game for kids and adults. It helps players learn about the community of microbes that live in our guts, known as the gut microbiome. Gutsy is based on the various ways we interact with those microbes on a daily basis and turns those interactions into a fun and educational game.

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No recommended food lists, no menus, and no presumptuous guidelines. This was not really written as a diet book, but it should be required reading as a baseline for every dieter. If you use a diet to support wellness – you will benefit from this insightful book.

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ By Giulia Enders
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ By Giulia Enders

 

 

 

 

 

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Leave it up to art to liberate us from polite inhibitions and allow us to talk about poop. These days, the microbiome is the hippest word in science. Published research has been documenting how our gut bacteria effects every aspect of our health and well-being.

Now poop is showing up in the art world.

Design Academy Eindhoven presented recently “Eat Shit” at the Salone del Mobile – the first exhibition of the new department Food Non Food, directed by Marije Vogelzang. Eat Shit by D.A.E @ Salone Milan 2015