Welcome to Nutrition in Immune Balance or NIMBAL for short. Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date and accurate nutrition guidance for children and adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease as well as for their healthcare practitioners.
We know nutrition is the foundation of good health. Despite the fact that nutrition is central to good health and a healthy body, medicine has too often overlooked the importance of diet and oftentimes, completely ignored it. This website is a testament that nutrition and diet will no longer be ignored in IBD. In fact, diet needs to be brought front and center not only in IBD but in all aspects of medicine. This is not only because diet related illnesses are the number one cause of death in the United States, amazingly racking up more deaths than smoking and it is not because billions upon billions of dollars are spent on medical interventions with sometimes negligible benefit. It is because diet works!
The goal of this website is to help people and healthcare providers who want to use dietary therapy in the management of IBD. Hippocrates said ‘Let food be thy medicine.’ In that vein, NIMBAL, this website, can be used as a guide for people with IBD and healthcare providers to explore the topic of nutritional therapy in IBD as well as understand the different ways to integrate this therapy.
Explore the website! NIMBAL is not only a place to learn about dietary therapy, but is catalyst for further research in nutrition and IBD. With a dedicated section on the Research, this site will encourage others to take up the cause. We are strongly committed to building community and as such, I ask you to become involved. We learn from each other so please feel free to contact me with ideas about blogs, a favorite recipe you want to share, your experience or anything you think this community might benefit from. With time and effort, we will change how medicine views nutrition: Nutrition is essential in immune balance!