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November 15, 2016 |  written by IVX Health

How to Have an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner can be nothing short of a disaster if you suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or related conditions like Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.  But it doesn't have to be.  Use these strategies to help plan for and enjoy the holiday with your friends and family -- and not in the bathroom. Step 1 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Know Your Triggers Part of having a successful Thanksgiving is to know what foods trigger your symptoms.  Consult your data, and plan to stick to the foods you know your body can handle and avoid the ones that have proven problematic. Step 2 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Make Your Own If you're eating Thanksgiving at someone else's home, ensure your success AND help out the host by offering to bring a dish of your own.  Playing host yourself? Then you've got a lot of control of the menu, which is great!  When people are offering to bring a dish, don't be afraid to take them up on it.  Offer suggestions or recipes that you know you and your family can eat. Step 3 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Make It About Family and Friends Instead of Food It's easy to get caught up in the competitive sport of eating on Thanksgiving, but the real meaning of the holiday is family, friends, and counting your blessings.  Spend the day focused on togetherness with these ideas: Play games together, indoors or outside. Engage in thankfulness activities. Watch a movie or cheer on your favorite sports teams together. Volunteer together as a family. We're Thankful for YOU at IVX Health We wouldn't be able to do what we do without our patients, so THANK YOU from all of us at IVX Health.  We're grateful you've chosen us for your IV infusions, and we hope to continue to serve you. If you haven't experienced an infusion with us, we hope you'll give us a try!  At IVX Health, you can enjoy both the warmth of a spa and the comforts of home at any of our offices.  You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.

Thanksgiving Dinner can be nothing short of a disaster if you suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or related conditions like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Use these strategies to help plan for and enjoy the holiday with your friends and family — and not in the bathroom.

Step 1 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Know Your Triggers

Part of having a successful Thanksgiving is to know what foods trigger your symptoms.  Consult your data, and plan to stick to the foods you know your body can handle and avoid the ones that have proven problematic.

Step 2 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Make Your Own

If you’re eating Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, ensure your success AND help out the host by offering to bring a dish of your own.  Playing host yourself? Then you’ve got a lot of control of the menu, which is great!  When people are offering to bring a dish, don’t be afraid to take them up on it.  Offer suggestions or recipes that you know you and your family can eat.

Step 3 for an IBD-Friendly Thanksgiving: Make It About Family and Friends Instead of Food

It’s easy to get caught up in the competitive sport of eating on Thanksgiving, but the real meaning of the holiday is family, friends, and counting your blessings.  Spend the day focused on togetherness with these ideas:

  • Play games together, indoors or outside.
  • Engage in thankfulness activities.
  • Watch a movie or cheer on your favorite sports teams together.
  • Volunteer together as a family.

We’re Thankful for YOU at IVX Health

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our patients, so THANK YOU from all of us at IVX Health.  We’re grateful you’ve chosen us for your IV infusions, and we hope to continue to serve you.

If you haven’t experienced an infusion with us, we hope you’ll give us a try!  At IVX Health, you can enjoy both the warmth of a spa and the comforts of home at any of our offices.  You can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date!

We’re invested in helping you live your best life, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at any of our convenient locations.

If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

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