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!
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