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Recipes, meal plans, and solutions to manage your gut issues.


At Wellness by Food, we recognize that food has a tremendous impact on the body’s ability to heal.

The husband and wife duo are passionate about sharing tasty and nutritious recipes to help alleviate the dietary restrictions associated with IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). We want to help you make managing these dietary restrictions as enjoyable as possible, while providing recipes that anyone can enjoy. And course, have some fun along the way 😉

She is a culinary nutritionist and a he manages and optimizes his life via food and lifestyle to live his best life with IBD. With our nutrition advice + culinary skill + personal experience, we can help make nutrition a driving factor in your healing process!

We are excited to share our personal struggles, successes, and recipes with you as we work together to create a healthier and happier life. Join us on this journey as we explore all the tasty and healthy options available!

Eating with IBD can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in the right place.

  • What is safe to eat with IBD?
  • What IBD trigger foods should I avoid?
  • Does food impact my inflammation?
  • How can I change my diet to feel well and reduce IBD symptoms?
  • How can I find the time to eat well?

What To Expect

Recipes, meal plans and solutions to manage your gut issues.

Our Philosophy on Food

Learn how food affects your body

There is value in simplicity and consistency

Fewer variables are better

Cooked food is better than raw

Limit sugar and avoid articifical sweateners

Plan for cheat meals

Stay hydrated with water

Practice portion control

Variety can be achieved with creativity and minimal input

Cooking is encouraged

Our Experts

Bertina Lee, Culinary Nutritionist

Bertina is a certified culinary nutritionist who believes that everyone can improve their health starting in their kitchens. Whether newly diagnosed with IBD or struggling with ongoing digestive issues, she can teach you the fundamentals of how to use real and delicious foods to heal.

Scott Lippman, diagnosed w/ IBD

Scott comes from the patient side as someone who was diagnosed with IBD and learned how to use nutrition and lifestyle as his primary tools for healing.  With adjustments to what he eats and how he lives his life, he now manages his IBD without medication.

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Disclaimer: This website is for informational purposes only and is in no way intended as medical counseling or medical advice. Results may vary.

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