Help research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diet continue to expand and evolve.

Medicine evolves through research. For years healthcare has ignored diet in inflammatory bowel disease. An often quoted statement was 'there is just no evidence' that diet impacts disease. Although this statement was technically correct; it was naive. There was no evidence because medicine had not done the research. In our journey to find the true impact of diet in inflammatory bowel disease, we have faced many challenges including skepticism from our peers and lack of funding resources. It was and is, the IBD philanthropists who continue to support us in our mission of fully understanding diets effect on health and disease.

Help support our research! Contact Ingrid Chapman, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Foundation at or (206)-987-4935.
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NIMBAL Therapy: Using Diet to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Written by David L. Suskind, MD

Dr. Suskind wrote NIMBAL after years of treating patients with nutritional therapy. Dr. Suskind realized that although patients with IBD were being successful treated at Seattle Children's Hospital with dietary therapy, many more lived outside of Washington State who wanted to trial dietary therapy but did not have the guidance. By writing this book and continuing his research, Dr. Suskind's aim is to help advance medicine by showing the power of diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.



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You can make a difference! Your help makes our research and clinical programs including this website possible. Our goal is to research and assist individuals and families with dietary therapy in inflammatory bowel disease. You can help make this possible. Donate today!


Comic book

Professor Nimbal: Exploration in Crohn's and Colitis

Professor Nimbal with Avi and Addy explore the whys, whats and hows of Crohn's and Colotis. Follow their adventure of learning by traveling with them into the depths of the intestines in the People Operated Omniverse Projectile, P.O.O.P. for short. Be there as they see how the immune system and fecal microbiome interact to cause the inflammation found in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This NiMBAL comic helps to inform patients in an entertaining, interactive and inviting way. Free Dowload or able to purchase for hardcopy.