Organizations

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). A wealth of information and support, from scientific research to diet advice to local chapters. Highly recommended…and the only website recommended by my doctors.

Autoimmune Disease

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). According to the website, “AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. Approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases…The need to bring a national focus to autoimmunity as the common factor in all autoimmune diseases is vital in order to bring a collaborative effort to research, funding, early detection, and eventually, prevention and cure for all autoimmune diseases.” The website provides information on diseases and on advocacy, and opportunities for community building, awareness-raising and fundraising.

Healing IBD Holistically

Breaking the Vicious Cycle website. Information about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, one of several diets useful for treating UC. This is not the diet I am currently on, but it did help my symptoms.