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  2. Apr 2, 2024

Ulcerative Colitis Remission With a Plant-Based Diet

A whole food, plant-based diet successfully led to remission for ulcerative colitis in three individuals in a new case series published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.1 Two people eliminated their need for medication and the third reduced the dose. Returning to a meat-based diet resulted in a recurrence of symptoms. A case study from the Physicians Committee showed that a whole food, plant-based diet was also effective at Crohn’s disease, another form of inflammatory bowel disease.2 


  1. Marselou D, Kassam S. A whole food plant-based approach to ulcerative colitis; a case series. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2024;18(2):189-195. doi:10.1177/15598276231213325

  1. Sandefur K, Kahleova H, Desmond AN, Elfrink E, Barnard ND. Crohn's disease remission with a plant-based diet: a case report. Nutrients. 2019;11(6):1385. doi:10.3390/nu11061385 

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